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, freshness and independence from the original decision maker.

“In the absence of fresh material, it would be very difficult to see why the same senior counsel would give different advices to those already given and relied upon before in this case.”

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