Managing Partner: Adrienne Brock
Number of partners: 11
Number of assistants: 12
Banking: Kevin McVeigh
Property: Stewart Nash
Private Client: Neil Mulholland
Company Commercial: Kevin McVeigh
Employment: Adrienne Brock
Insolvency: Christopher Duffy/Michael Wilson
Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Christopher Duffy
Pro Bono: Michael Wilson
THE FIRM Elliott Duffy Garrett is a market leader in the provision of corporate and commercial legal services in Northern Ireland. It is a modern and progressive firm that is committed to delivering an efficient first class business service to the highest professional standards. The strong reputation of the firm is founded on many years of service to a large number of Northern Ireland’s major businesses and to national and multinational corporations investing in the Province. The combination of local expertise and external connections and experience is reflected in the substantial and increasing number of instructions received by the firm on large-scale multijurisdictional projects. The firm is a member of TAGLaw, an international alliance of independent law firms.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
Company Commercial: 20%
Property & Private Client: 20%
Litigation & Dispute Resolution: 20%
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Banking & Financial Services: The firm advises local and international banks and finance institutions on secured lending including the drafting of loan and security documents and the sale of loan portfolios. It also advises lenders on their enforcement options.
Corporate & Commercial: The firm has advised on a range of mergers, acquisitions, buy-outs and other corporate transactions in recent years. It also has considerable experience in shareholder agreements, joint ventures and commercial contracts generally.
Property & Planning: The firm has an established and strong reputation in this area acting for Irish and UK based investors, developers, housing associations and national retail outlets. It has extensive experience in the full range of property services including commercial property development; investment acquisitions and disposals; landlord and tenant; planning and environmental law.
Employment: The firm provides specialist advice on all aspects of employment and anti-discrimination law and human resources issues to the public sector, public and private companies and other commercial enterprises.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution: The firm covers the full range of commercial litigation; arbitration and mediation work including debt recovery and insolvency; product liability; construction; procurement; professional negligence; defamation; divorce and insurance. It also has considerable experience in judicial review.
Insolvency: The firm provides specialist insolvency advice to banks, companies and individuals. One of the firm’s lawyers is a licensed insolvency practitioner who advises administrators, liquidators and receivers.
Private Client: The firm is recognised for providing high quality, specialist advice on wills, estate planning, trusts, administration of estates and matters involving the Office of Care and Protection. The firm also advises on contentious matters in this area.
Matrimonial: The firm has developed a strong reputation in the areas of divorce and matrimonial settlements.