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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High Court North-South Interconnector Win

High Court North-South Interconnector Win

Landowners impacted by the proposed North-South electricity interconnector represented by McIvor Farrell solicitors Belfast today won their case for the planning application for the interconnect to be re-determined. The landowners took the case against the Department for Infrastructure and the High Court judge agreed that the decision should not have been made in the absence of a minister . Paul Farrell described the need for a development of such regional significance needed to be signed off by a minister saying that “it is now clear that such an enormous structural undertaking required political oversight, which in this case was completely…
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High Court Ruling in Michael Stone Case

High Court Ruling in Michael Stone Case

Belfast Solicitors McIvor Farrell representing Deborah McGuinness, sister of one of Michael Stone’s victims have been successful in the case to ensure Stone serves the remainder of his sentence. Ms McGuinness had been seeking a judicial review of the DoJ calculation of Stone’s tariff. After 6 years freed on-licence under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement, Stone was convicted of an attack at Stormont and returned to prison. Ms McGuiness’ legal team and Ronan Lavery QC argued that the term on-license should form part of the calculation and today High Court judges agreed that the Department of Justice had…
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