Posts By: McIvor Farrell

Challenge to Widowed Allowance

A Newry woman has launched a High Court challenge to her Widowed Parent’s Allowance being allegedly stopped because she began living with another man. Marina Lennon’s lawyers claim the benefit she received following the death of her first husband was unlawfully halted – creating a deterrent to forming a new relationship. Her bid to judicially… Read more »

Burrito Bar Robbery Plot

Paul Farrell

John Neale, 51, Gerard Flannigan, 37, and Joseph Tully, 51, appeared at Belfast Magistrates’ Court over an alleged plot to raid a Boojum burrito bar. The three Belfast men have had the charges against them dismissed with the judge ruling there was insufficient evidence to meet the legal test for connecting any of them with… Read more »

Challenge to Decision Not to Charge Police Officers

McIvor Farrell solicitors are challenging a Public Prosecution Service (PPS) offer to have a senior barrister carry out a further evaluation into the 1997 killing of Raymond McCord Jr. The current challenge follows proceedings against the PPS for failing to review the decision not to bring charges against former police officers implicated in the alleged… Read more »

Legal Challenge on Border Poll

Victim’s Campaigner Raymond McCord is mounting legal challenges in Belfast and Dublin on the basis that current criteria for calling a referendum on a ‘border poll’ is vague and UK Secretary of State has “unfettered discretion”. Mr McCord is mounting the challenge on the basis it could lead to political instability. Speaking about the case… Read more »

North-South Interconnector Challenge

McIvor Farrell are representing the group “Safe Electricity A&T (SEAT)” who claim that approval should be not have been given to the 85 miles of overhead cables and pylons of the proposed Noth-South Interconnector. Solicitor Paul Farrell representing SEAT, said: “This is a significant and far-reaching challenge to one of the most extensive planning approvals… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Impact of Stormont Suspension on Brexit

Belfast Solicitor Paul Farrell speaking to Reuters, and widely reported on websites such as the Daily Mail, has described how the suspension of the Stormont Assembly could impact the Brexit negotiations. Solicitor Advocate Paul Farrell explained that  “in the current circumstances, where there is a potential suspension of the institutions, the approval of the devolved… Read more »

Prison Drug Smuggling Case Avoiding Custody

Paul Farrell

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.