DUP Boycott Ruled Unlawful

DUP Boycott Ruled Unlawful

Belfast Solicitor Paul Farrell has been representing Sean Napier in the High Court, in action against DUP ministers who have boycotted the North South Ministerial Council. Paul Farrell Mr Napier brought the case against First Minister Paul Givan, Economy Minister Gordon Lyons, Education Minister Michelle McIlveen, Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots and Junior Minister Gary Middleton. Justice Scoffield ruled the refusal as an unlawful breach of the pledge of office. Speaking after the verdict Paul Farrell described how "the court could not have been clearer with regard to the unlawfulness of the DUP's ongoing refusal to engage with the NSMC." Read…
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Health Service Waiting List Northern Ireland Challenge

Health Service Waiting List Northern Ireland Challenge

McIvor Farrell Solicitors are representing two clients in a case being brought against the Northern Ireland Health Service at the High Court on Thursday. May Kitchen and Eileen Wilson are on waiting lists and are challenging failings by the health service to provide effective medical services in Northern Ireland and to provide people on waiting lists with effective access to treatment outside the region. A hearing to seek leave for a judicial review into the experiences of the two women is scheduled to take place at the High Court on Thursday. McIvor Farrell solicitor Ciaran O'Hare said the case could…
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North-South Interconnector Challenge

North-South Interconnector Challenge

McIvor Farrell solicitor Paul Farrell has been representing campaign group Safe Electricity Armagh and Tyrone (SEAT) in their challenge over the lawfulness of decision to approve the North-South Interconnector. The challenge centres on legislation which enabled the Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon to give the green light to the planning application without taking it to her Executive colleagues. Mr Farrell claimed the new legislation goes against "the principles of cross-community support and coalition government enshrined within the Good Friday Agreement". The case will continue in early 2021. Photo by Fré Sonneveld on Unsplash
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Former Glentoran Physio Settles Claim

Former Glentoran Physio Settles Claim

McIvor Farrell solicitor James Ferrin has been representing Jonathan Cummins at recent employment hearings. Mr Cummins was formerly a physio at Glentoran Football Club and has been taking a case for unfair dismissal against the club following an incident in training. An amicable resolution has been reached to the satisfaction of both parties read more Photo by Emilio Garcia on Unsplash
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Covid 19 Arrangements

Covid 19 Arrangements

Following on from advice we are no longer permitting public access to our offices unless in the most exceptional circumstances and only under the direction of a solicitor that an individual must attend. Our offices will remain open but until the Covid 19 Virus situation becomes clearer we will only conduct consultations via telephone or email. We take our social responsibility very seriously and appreciate your understanding in these difficult times. Please click here to see current arrangements in relation to cases currently before the Courts. If you are in any way concerned about social contact then please advise us…
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Ciaran Maguire elected chair of Belfast Solicitors’ Association

Ciaran Maguire elected chair of Belfast Solicitors’ Association

Ciaran Maguire of McIvor Farrell Solicitors has been elected as chair of the Belfast Solicitors' Association (BSA), succeeding Enda Lavery of MTB. A new committee was elected at the association's AGM in Law Society House yesterday, which also included a presentation from new charity partner Action Cancer. The AGM heard positive reports of the past year, with the BSA in good health and continuing to promote its aims of ensuring the provision of ethical and efficient legal services to the community, to enhance the standing of the Solicitors’ profession in the public view and to conduct charitable work with their…
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Prize for Best Performing Student 2019

Prize for Best Performing Student 2019

Mc Ivor Farrell as part of their ongoing commitment to assisting in the development of the legal profession in Northern Ireland are pleased to announce that the recipient of the McIvor Farrell Prize for the Best Performing Student at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in the Negotiation Category is Lynsey Elliott. Our Student Outreach Director Paul Farrell said “We are pleased to continue our association with the Institute of Professional Legal Studies and to be involved in the Annual Prize giving Ceremony. The McIvor Farrell Negotiation Prize recognises the most outstanding student in the area of complex negotiations and…
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