Our litigation department is headed by Raymond Hughes and Brendan Blaney, assisted by Máiríosa McGourty and Patrick Morgan, who can advise you on all aspects of civil litigation.
We have a wealth of experience with particular expertise in all areas of personal injury. We are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Support Staff: Fionnuala and Frances (Clarence Street) - Jennifer and Frances (Falls Road)
We can offer you straightforward practical advice and specialise in the following areas:
Road Traffic Accidents
Accidents at Work
Slipping / Tripping Accidents
Criminal Injuries & Criminal Damage
Inquests & Inquiries
Whether you are selling your present home or buying a new home, our dedicated team of Alexandra Wong and Nuala Mallaghan will make this process as easy and stress free as possible for you.
We provide quality service dealing with your transactions as quickly and efficiently as possible and keeping you updated at all stage of your transaction.
We work closely with clients’ estate agents, financial advisers and lending institutions.
Our conveyancing solicitor has particular expertise in purchases and sales of all types of residential transactions to include remortgages, Co-ownership sales and purchases, transfer of equities/gifts, discounted tenant purchases from the NIHE, and private Landlord and Tenant issues.
We can also handle all aspects of commercial sales and purchases, Buy-to-Let investments, letting agreements and business tenancies.
We have experience in acting for both landlords and tenants, and so can enter into lease negotiations and completion for both Landlords and Tenants, advising on the rights and obligations accordingly.
Whatever the transaction we shall ensure that it progresses as smoothly as possible, offering a thorough and professional service, providing excellent value for money, with a friendly and approachable team, who are always ready to assist you.
Support Staff: Tracey (Clarence Street) - Seaneen (Falls Road)
FAMILY AND MATRIMONIAL
Our Family Department is headed by Mrs Anne Caldwell , who has almost 30 years experience in this area of law, assisted by Niall Colton and Máiríosa McGourty.
We pride ourselves in the quality of service delivered to all our Family Law clients. This area of law is dynamic and has developed over the years to meet the changing structure of our society. It is wide ranging and can affect a broad range of people from all age groups and spectrums of society.
For many people their first encounter with the law is as a result of the unfortunate breakdown of a relationship or with the interference of the state in their family life with all the consequential trauma that can create.
Support Staff: Margaret (Clarence Street)
We have extensive expertise in the following areas:
Domestic Violence Issues
Separation and Divorce
Financial agreements pre and post Divorce /Civil Partnership and Cohabitation
Children Order proceedings both private law and public law matters.
Adoption both national and international.
WILLS AND PROBATE
We offer a wide range of services within our Wills & Probate Department, headed by Anne Caldwell and assisted by Nuala Mallaghan and Alexandra Wong, to include Will preparation, Probate, Administration of an Estate or arranging a Power of Attorney, plus more.
Our dedicated team will offer expert advice and guidance in the preparation of your Will giving you peace of mind and reassurance that you have made sensible provisions for your loved ones. Without a Will your Estate will be administered according to the rules of Intestacy, and not according to your intended wish as to the distribution of your Estate.
A Will can also be an effective tax planning tool reducing or avoiding inheritance tax liabilities.
When a close relative or friend passes away, we understand that this can be a very difficult and stressful time. Our team of sensitive Solicitors will take away the burden of dealing with the Estate of your loved one by assisting you in the administering of their affairs.
We will make the application to the Court for the Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration, assist in the smooth managing of the deceased’s creditors/debtors and arrange the distribution to the beneficiaries.
If you wish to make a Will or if you have any query relating to making a Will or Estate Planning then please do not hesitate in contacting us.
Support Staff: Tracey and Margaret (Clarence Street) - Seaneen (Falls Road)
All our Solicitors attending Police Stations have a sound knowledge of Criminal Law and Evidence. Head of department, Brendan Blaney and assistant Patrick Morgan, provide good communication and negotiation skills with both the Police and our clients. Above all, our Solicitors show courage and determination in protecting and advancing your legal rights, however serious or unpopular the alleged crime.
The defence of any case starts in the Police Station. Good advice at this stage significantly affects the outcomes for clients.
We offer quality representation and have experience in dealing with all levels of criminal cases including assaults, public order offences and thefts , serious drug offences ,sexual offences, fraud , corporate offences, environmental criminal offences, manslaughter and murder.
Support Staff: Alison (Clarence Street)
IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM
Our immigration department is headed by Niall Colton and Alexandra Wong who can provide advice on any UK immigration application.
We know that the application process is a complicated and confusing time for many, particularly for Non – UK nationals. We can help you select the most appropriate application for you or your family member and will prepare and complete the application on your behalf.
We can also guide you through each stage of the Asylum process, attend your asylum interview with you and represent you at Court at the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal in necessary.
We have experience in preparing and advising on all types of applications, including Visas, work permits, Citizenship and Asylum applications and can guide you through each step of the process.
Support Staff: Margaret (Clarence Street)
Alexandra Wong is a Notary Public and is available to undertake all forms of certification and execution. The stamping of her own individual seal on your documents ensures their authenticity and acceptance abroad by the Courts, registries and other notaries.
Countries who are not signatories to the Hague Convention may need your documents legalised by the Foreign Office and/or the consulate or embassy of that relevant country. This is called an Apostille. We can arrange to obtain this if required so that there would be no need to travel to London. For more information please visit the Foreign and Commonwealth office website.
If you wish to avail of our notarial services please telephone our office for an appointment, and wherever possible please email to the office your documents prior to the appointment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that as a Notary, legal advice about the validity of documents from any foreign jurisdiction are not given by Alexandra Wong. You must raise any issues with your foreign solicitor, if appropriate.
Support Staff: Tracey (Clarence Street)
Notarial Certificates and/or Apostille Legalisations may be required, amongst other, for the following documents:
Affidavits, Statutory declarations and Oaths
Wills and probate paperwork
Power of Attorney
Witness signatures on documents
Certified Translations and Language Certificates
Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates & Confirmation of Single Status