Posts Categorized: News

McKeown Application for leave to Apply for Judicial Review of the Department for Social Development

We have initiated Judicial Review Proceedings against the Department For Social Development in respect of their decision to remove our client’s Widowed Parents Allowance when her partner recently began to reside at her home. In recent times, a decision was made to allow widowed spouses of Royal Ulster Constabulary Officers to retain their Widows Allowance… Read more »

X v Facebook Ireland Ltd.

The facts and circumstances of this case concern our client being identified and specially named on a Facebook page entitled ‘INLA Touts’ and the resulting threats on his life. The Courts have previously demonstrated where there exists a breach of a person’s convention rights, that Facebook can be made the subject of injunctions to prevent… Read more »

Facebook page about alleged Belfast paramilitary informers

A Belfast man has launched High Court proceedings in Belfast over featuring on a Facebook page about alleged paramilitary informers. McIvor Farrell Solicitors are seeking an order in Belfast High Court that Facebook must ensure the profile ‘INLA Touts’ does not reappear. Paul Farrell of McIvor Farrell Solicitors Belfast said: This is an important case… Read more »

Cannabis Seizure Case

McIvor Farrell Solicitors recently concluded a Proceeds of Crime case involving one of the largest seizures of cannabis in Northern Ireland. Following on from the conviction of the offender an application was made by The Prosecution for a Confiscation Order to cover the value of the drugs seized, namely £1.5million against the Defendant, with assets… Read more »

TA flag rioter gets suspended jail term

A promising army career has been left in tatters after a part-time squaddie was handed a 15-month suspended jail term for rioting during a flag protest in east Belfast. Solicitor advocate Paul Farrell said Lynn, who is a part-time Ranger in the 2nd Royal Irish had effectively been ostracised from his family who had themselves… Read more »

McIvor Farrell Negotiation Prize 2013

The McIvor Farrell Negotiation Prize for the most outstanding student at the QUB Institute of Professional Legal Studies for 2013 goes to Kirsty Linkin who shall be presented with her bursary at her Graduation on the 28th June 2013 at Queens University Belfast. The McIvor Farrell Prize was established by McIvor Farrell, Solicitors in 2011…. Read more »

Belfast rioter gets suspended jail term

Solicitor advocate Paul Farrell told the court that the tourism degree student “literally took a wrong turn – a wrong turn on the way home and a wrong turn in his life”. He said that when he came upon the rioting, Baker was “quite literally a moth attracted to a dangerous flame”. The judge told… Read more »

Two men charged over murder of businessman

Mr Farrell put to him that Allen had given a “full account” during 20 interviews when initially arrested in 1996 and again since his arrest last Tuesday. The solicitor also put it to the detective sergeant that the accounts of both witnesses A and B were “replete with mistakes, inconsistencies, vagaries and ultimately confusion” but… Read more »

Prison for woman who hid a stash of heroin in her bra

Judge Loughran said that despite the forceful defence plea of solicitor advocate Paul Farrell, which was deserving of the highest commendation, Hawkins’ offending had passed the threshold of an immediate custodial sentence. Hawkins, whose descent into the drug culture came from an earlier hedonistic lifestyle, had made positive and valiant efforts to turn her life… Read more »

International Client Counselling Competition

Thanks are due to the Law Society, Belfast Solicitors’ Association, Queen’s University and other sponsors for making it possible for the team to attend. Thanks are also due to Steven’s firm – Bogue and McNulty and to Ciaran’s firm – McIvor Farrell for their financial contribution, for allowing the team the time to participate in… Read more »