Posts By: McIvor Farrell

Father and son in court over Belfast shooting

As reported on u.tv: Under cross examination from McKay Snr’s defence solicitor Paul Farrell, the officer accepted that he had been captured on CCTV at another location at the time of the shooting but still maintained that he remains as a suspect. The officer also conceded that Mr Gavin had made similar allegations of threats… Read more »

Sunday Life Defamation

We recently settled a claim for significant value against the Sunday Life Newspaper in relation a Defamation Action taken on behalf of a client wrongfully identified as being involved in a murder. Proceedings were robustly defended but ultimately the matter was settled on favourable terms and a full apology was given to the Plaintiff. In… Read more »

Fraud Attacks

McIvor Farrell Solicitors have been made aware of attacks made on other Solicitor Firms’ IT Systems in order to defraud clients out of money from their bank accounts. We can reassure all clients that our IT Systems are completely up-to-date with Firewalls and Ant-Virus Software and that we have not fallen prey to any attempted… Read more »

Greater Belfast Marketing Campaign

We are very pleased with our targeted marketing campaign in the Greater Belfast area. We have a strong reputation within the community for a wide range of legal services but our current campaign focuses on our strengths in personal injury compensation claims. Describing the campaign Marketing Director Ciaran Maguire said: We are delighted with our… Read more »

Wills and Probate

McIvor Farrell Solicitors Limited are proud to support the latest Campaign from the “Will to Give” Charity. “Will to Give” is a consortium of some of Northern Ireland’s most cherished Charities who have come together to promote charitable gifts in Wills. Member Charities cover a broad range of causes and are off ever size and… Read more »

Regional Criminal Defence Firm of the Year

McIvor Farrell are delighted to have been chosen by International Global Law Experts (GLE) as their Editors choice for the “Regional Criminal Defence Firm” of the year in Northern Ireland. Earlier this month the awards panel convened and the winners were selected. The shortlisted firms were judged on client testimonials, key cases, legal rankings, overall reputation,… Read more »

Lexcel Accrediation for Belfast Solicitors McIvor Farrell

Lexcel Accredited Practice

On 29th April 2015 McIvor Farrell Solicitors Ltd underwent a full reassessment of our LEXCEL accreditation which was first obtained in 2012. The assessment involved an on-site audit by an independent assessor across all aspects of our practice. At the conclusion of the 2 day assessment we were delighted to have succeeded once again in… Read more »

McIvor Farrell Prize for the Best Performing Student

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 Niamh Hargen. Our Student Outreach… Read more »

Challenging Case of Sentencing Principles

McIvor Farrell recently defended an Accused of two Robberies where the Probation Board had assessed him as ‘Dangerous’ prior to sentencing meaning that he was likely to receive an Extended Custodial Sentence. We robustly challenged this assessment and Solicitor Advocate, Paul Farrell, made legal submissions to the Court and obtained expert Forensic Psychology Reports disputing… Read more »

Gambling addict fraudster avoids jail

UTV News coverage of how solicitor advocate Paul Farrell represented the assistant manager of a jewellery shop who swindled more than £20,000 to feed his gambling addiction but walked free from court after receiving a 16 month suspended jail term. Speaking in court Paul Farrell outlined how: Jones, who was filled with genuine remorse and… Read more »