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
Marriage beakdown can be very distressing and emotionally exhausting. What will happen with the children? What share of the finances am I entitled to?
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.
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
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.
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.