Hearing on Nevin assets adjourned


A legal dispute over the entitlement of convicted murderer Catherine Nevin to assets held jointly with her husband Tom Nevin has been adjourned for four weeks.

The High Court is being asked to rule whether Catherine Nevin is entitled to her share of the joint assets in view of her conviction for Mr Nevin’s murder.

Patrick Nevin and Margaret Lavelle, brother and sister of Mr Nevin, have asked the court to permit a preliminary hearing on the admissibility of evidence from Mrs Nevin’s trial in relation to her claim to a share in the deceased’s estate.

Mrs Nevin (61) claims she is entitled to a half-share of assets jointly owned by her and her husband. Her appeal against conviction was dismissed in 2003, while other challenges, including a move to have her case declared a miscarriage of justice, were also rejected.

Yesterday, Mr Justice Roderick Murphy was told the application for a hearing on whether evidence from Mrs Nevin’s trial is admissible in the case will take one day. The judge adjourned the matter for four weeks.