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Ciaran Maguire elected chair of Belfast Solicitors’ Association

Ciaran Maguire and Enda Lavery

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Judicial Review Proceedings Issued

Ciaran O'Hare

Belfast solicitors McIvor Farrell have issued judicial review proceedings against the PSNI, the Coroner’s Service and the Department of Justice on behalf of Raymond McCord into the killing of his son, Raymond McCord Jr, by the UVF in 1997. Solicitor Ciaran O’Hare stated that “Mr McCord is now 65 years old, he has fought for… Read more »

Michael Stone Parole Hearing

Paul Farrell

Infamous loyalist murderer Michael Stone is seeking parole on a life sentence. Belfast Solicitors McIvor Farrell are representing Deborah McGuinness, sister of one of Stone’s victims. Ms McGuinness is 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… Read more »

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 »