Judicial Review Proceedings Issued

Judicial Review Proceedings Issued

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 justice for over 21 years and his health is in decline. He is doing everything in his powers to advance the inquest into his son's murder." Read More
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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 failure to prevent the murder of Raymond McCord Jr by the UVF. Speaking about the challenge Ciaran O'Hare of McIvor Farrell law firm, said: "We contend that the review that has been offered by the PPS falls manifestly short of the key principles of transparency,…
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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 Ciaran O’Hare and Paul Farrell of McIvor Farrell, insisted certainty was needed on the issue. They were joined at the hearing by Irish Senator Mark Daly. They said: “This is a far reaching and complex case which seeks clarification on the circumstances and conditions deemed…
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Skeleton Argument in relation to our Supreme Court Brexit Challenge

Skeleton Argument in relation to our Supreme Court Brexit Challenge

Application to the Supreme Court by Raymond McCord for Judicial Review: Full Document Here Excerpt: Raymond McCord comes before the Supreme Court by way of a reference on a ‘devolution issue’ made pursuant to paragraph 9 of Schedule 10 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 [Northern Ireland (‘NI’) bundle – N-3] by the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland with the consent of the parties on 18 November 2016. This is the Applicant’s case in support of answering the referred question in the affirmative. Does the triggering of Article 50 Treaty of European Union (‘TEU’) by the exercise of the…
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