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Inaugural Raymond McCord Jnr Forum

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Belfast Solicitors McIvor Farrell were delighted to be involved in the inaugural Raymond McCord Jnr Forum that was convened recently at Queens University Belfast to address the lack of political progress of concern to a cross section of the community affected by the recent conflict in Northern Ireland. McIvor Farrell Solicitors have been appointed to… Read more »

McIvor Farrell Negotiation Prize Winner Announced

As part of our community outreach programme we believe in supporting law students achieve their full potential and to reward their academic endeavours. For the past number of years therefore we have presented a bursary to the Best Performing Student at The Institute of Professional Legal Studies in recognition of their negotiating abilities. We are… Read more »

NI: Police have ‘no policy’ on enforcing civil injunction orders

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is failing to enforce civil injunction orders granted by the Northern Ireland courts, a Belfast-based solicitor has claimed. Solicitor Ciaran O’Hare of McIvor Farrell Solicitors is acting in a judicial review against the PSNI. His client, Paul Baxter, claims police failed to make arrests in respect of reported… Read more »

Prison Drug Smuggling Case Avoiding Custody

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Solicitor Advocate Paul Farrell received high praise from The Crown Court in a recent case involving the smuggling of drugs into prison. He was able to draw on relevant case law and strong mitigation on behalf of the Defendant which led to the Sentencing Judge commenting to the Defendant in passing sentence “Bringing drugs into… Read more »

Supreme Court Brexit Challenge Video

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle ‘Focus on Europe’ video describing the Raymond McCord who lost his son in the Northern Ireland conflict and wants to block the UK’s exit from the EU. He argues Brexit could undermine the Good Friday peace agreement and has taken his case to UK Supreme Court.

High Court Judgement in London on Brexit

We welcome today’s decision in respect of the cases before the Divisional court of England Wales. We are of the view that this is a significant decision, which will no doubt have systemic ramifications. We are currently examining the written judgment and at this stage we believe that it is supportive of our case. Mr… Read more »

High Court Decision on Brexit Case

Mr McCord’s case is that the British Government ceded some of its sovereignty to Northern Ireland through the enactment of the Good Friday Agreement and the Northern Act. Moreover, it is pleaded that the people of Northern Ireland are sovereign in relation to Constitutional change and only through the mandate of the people of Northern… Read more »

Brexit Judgement Due

Mr McCord’s case and that of the cross-party group of politicians are listed for judgment tomorrow at Belfast High court at 10am. This is highly significant as judgment will be handed down in Northern Ireland before London. Therefore, there can be no doubt that the world’s focus will be on Belfast High Court tomorrow morning…. Read more »

Brexit case lawyer encouraged by London proceedings

Ciaran O’Hare of McIvor Farrell Solicitors travelled to London alongside barrister Conan Fegan BL in order to perform a watching brief at the English challenges to the Brexit process. Mr O’Hare explained: “The reason why these cases may proceed to the Supreme Court is that they involve constitutional legal issues of huge importance.” In proceedings in… Read more »