We offer a wide range of services to both private and business clients
You can rely on us.
We can also advise you on and assist you with mortgaging or remortgaging your house.
We are well-known as experienced conveyancers who provide a first-class service.
We also deal with lending institutions on behalf of commercial clients in relation to financing purchases and leases of commercial property.
Our knowledge and expertise in this area are one of our main strengths.
These issues often arise when clients think about making a Will or signing an Enduring Power of Attorney so that another family member can look after their property and finances when they are no longer able to do so themselves, usually as a result of an accident or illness.
Family & Children
We can advise on and prepare a separation agreement. We can also assist you in petitioning for divorce and obtaining an order regarding responsibility for and contact with your children.
Our partner, Wendy McIntosh, is one of a number of Northern Ireland solicitors who are qualifed to deal with collaborative divorce, where couples agree to negotiate the terms of their separation and divorce, without recourse to the courts and in an amicable manner usually to protect their children from the trauma of the family breakup.
Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
We specialise in drafting Wills. We also specialise in trusts and estate planning – giving advice to clients who wish to arrange their affairs in order to make their financial future more comfortable and secure, to minimise their inheritence tax liability and maximise what will pass on to their surviving family members.
Our partner, Peter Thompson, is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Corporate & Commercial
We can prepare and negotiate sales, agency, distribution, franchise, leasing and many other commercial agreements including business arrangements overseas in Europe, USA, the Far East and India.
Personal Injury Claims
If you have sustained an injury through someone else’s fault, for example in a road traffic accident or at work, we can assist you to obtain compensation either through settlement or court action if neccessary. If your claim succeeds, you probably won’t have to pay any legal fees.
We are experienced claims lawyers and will do everything to obtain the maximum possible compensation for your injuries.
Probate & Administration of Estates
We provide a comprehensive service right through from investigating the deceased person’s assets and liabilities to obtaining a Grant of Probate (if there was a will) or Letters of Administration (if there was no will) from the Court and distributing the finances to the surviving family and other beneficiaries. This is usually a very difficult time for the family of the deceased who value our sympathetic and expert advice and assistance.
Litigation can be a difficult process, which we do our best to make easy for clients. We listen to what our clients hope to achieve and make every effort to achieve that for them through negotiation and settlement, if at all possible, or through court action where necessary.
Do you have a work related problem? Do you think you have been unfairly dismissed, unfairly selected for redundancy, harassed, bullied, victimised or discriminated against because of your sex, religion, political beliefs, race, disability or age? If so, you may be entitled to compensation.
We can advise you as to your employment rights and represent you in a claim to an Industrial Tribunal or the Fair Employment Tribunal. We will endeavour to maximise the compensation to which you may be entitled and, where appropriate, get you your job back.
We have the Answers to your problems
The legal system in Northern Ireland is generally the same as in England and Wales. It is based on common law and on legislation passed at Westminister over the centuries as well as in Belfast in more recent years. However, there can be significant differences between the law of Northern Ireland and the law of the rest of the UK. Therefore, it is important to seek the advice of a Northern Ireland solicitor, if you intend to carry on business or buy or sell property in Northern Ireland.
If you are based overseas and are thinking of doing any of the following in Northern Ireland, we can help you:
- Incorporating a subsidiary limited company
- Buying or leasing commerical property
- Preparing contracts or employment
- Acquiring an existing business
- Licensing intellectual property rights (IPR)
- Drawing up agency or distribution agreements
- Attempting to recover debts
- Taking or defending court proceedings
- Obtaining any kind of legal advice
We have wide ranging contacts in government departments and agencies, banks and accountancy firms as well as throughout business and industry in Northern Ireland.
We are experienced international lawyers and we welcome foreign clients.