Former solicitor up for director of public prosecutions

Barra McGrory QC is reported to be interested in post of Director of Public Prosecutions. He ran his own law firm for 22 years. McGrory trained as a solicitor and worked from his qualification in his father’s practice in Belfast city centre. He is the son of the distinguished solicitor Paddy McGrory, who represented the families of those shot dead by undercover soldiers in Gibraltar, including Mairead Farrell.

Barra McGrory had run the law firm in the wake of his father’s death but then switched to the bar and has been practicising in recent years as a QC. Others believed to have put their names in the hat include Greg Berry, David Lavery and Eilis McDermott… The appointment of a DPP is now within the remit of NI’s new Attorney General, John Larkin…

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  • Cynic

    …and has to be through a fair and open application process not a cosy deal in the Bar Library

  • Cynic

    PS has anyone ever seen a Barrister who could actually run any organisation?