Judicial Review

O’Reilly Stewart defend PAC decision on late Enforcement Notice Appeals.
Mr Justice Treacy ruled in favour of the Planning Appeals Commission at a High Court hearing on 23rd June 2014 in McKevitt v DoE(NI) & PAC, in relation to the Commission’s stance that it was not able to accept late appeals of planning enforcement notices outside of the statutory time limits set out in the Planning legislation.  Although the case continues against the Planning Service, James Turner (acting as a solicitor advocate without instructing Counsel) successfully persuaded the Court that the Commission’s decisions were lawful and compliant with the statutory regime...