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 convicted of an attack at Stormont and returned to prison.
Ms McGuiness’ legal team and Ronan Lavery QC argued that that the term on-license should form part of the calculation.
Speaking about the case solicitor Paul Farrell stated that the case could have “far reaching ramifications for life sentence prisoners” in Northern Ireland.