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Two men charged over murder of businessman

Mr Farrell put to him that Allen had given a “full account” during 20 interviews when initially arrested in 1996 and again since his arrest last Tuesday. The solicitor also put it to the detective sergeant that the accounts of both witnesses A and B were “replete with mistakes, inconsistencies, vagaries and ultimately confusion” but the officer refuted the suggestion. Mr Farrell further suggested to the officer that with all the media attention and pressure associated with the case, the police were “embellishing the case ... and are trying to get the evidence to fit the theory”, but again the…
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Prison for woman who hid a stash of heroin in her bra

Judge Loughran said that despite the forceful defence plea of solicitor advocate Paul Farrell, which was deserving of the highest commendation, Hawkins' offending had passed the threshold of an immediate custodial sentence. Hawkins, whose descent into the drug culture came from an earlier hedonistic lifestyle, had made positive and valiant efforts to turn her life around and was genuinely remorseful, the court heard. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/prison-for-woman-who-hid-a-stash-of-heroin-in-her-bra-28701472.html
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Claims Advice Service

Motorists in Northern Ireland can benefit from a new scheme launched this week by the Law Society of Northern Ireland. The ‘Claims Advice Service’ has been launched in partnership with some of Northern Ireland’s leading insurance companies and will offer motorists a comprehensive service if they have been involved in a road traffic accident. McIvor Farrell Solicitors are proud to offer motorists this service which will arrange for the repair and replacement of your damaged vehicle. You can also have the reassurance that the cost of car hire and repair of their vehicle will not be met by you. The…
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International Client Counselling Competition

Thanks are due to the Law Society, Belfast Solicitors' Association, Queen's University and other sponsors for making it possible for the team to attend. Thanks are also due to Steven's firm - Bogue and McNulty and to Ciaran's firm - McIvor Farrell for their financial contribution, for allowing the team the time to participate in the competition, and for their general support and encouragement. I can assure all of these generous sponsors that they have good cause to be proud of the team and their excellent performance. It was a real triumph to get into the final against such stiff…
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