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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In the United Kingdon, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for eight years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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  1. Commercial property
  2. Leading individuals: Hall of Fame
  3. Leading individuals
  4. Next Generation Partners

Next Generation Partners

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A&L Goodbody stands out for its 'good communication' and 'considered advice'. Areas of strength for the team include institutional investment, high-value commercial property transactions, and major development projects, including office and student accommodation developments. The team is also highly active advising on large-scale projects in the energy sector. Tracey Schofield, who took over as practice head in January 2019, has handled a number of healthcare sector developments.

Practice head(s):Tracey Schofield

Other key lawyers:John Tougher

Testimonials

'The team is completely professional and knowledgeable yet so approachable and commercial.'

'Each individual will talk through any query, providing considered advice which makes for very timely conclusions. Everyone is prepared to give an opinion and a real view on queries as opposed to simply laying out the overall situation generically, which is very refreshing.'

Key Clients

Newriver Retail

Starwood Capital

La Salle Investment Management

Tristan Capital

Belfast Harbour Commissioners

Oakland Group

Translink

McAleer & Rushe

Irish Football Association

Benmore Octopus Healthcare

Work highlights

  • Advising EuroAuctions Group on the acquisition of Fraser Homes.
  • Acting for Oakland (FRO) Limited on the financing of the re-development of Merchant Square.
  • Advising Starwood Capital on the Northern Irish aspects of the purchase of a hotel portfolio from Park Hotels & Resorts, the year's highest-value hotel acquisition in the market.
  • Acting for a Singapore-based real estate owner, developer and manager on the financing for a student accommodation development in York Street, Belfast, by AIB Group (UK) Plc.
  • Acting for M7 Real Estate on the acquisition of an office building on Adelaide Street, Belfast, which was the client's first acquisition in Northern Ireland.

Carson McDowell has 'comprehensive knowledge' and a 'client-friendly approach'. The team advises on local and international investments and major developments in the region, and is noted for its extensive experience in the retail sector, acting for a significant number of retail tenants as well as the landlords of shopping centres and retail parks. Dawson McConkey took over as head of the practice in 2018, following Rosemary Carson's move to a consultancy role; both he and Emma Cooper have particular expertise in the energy sector.

Practice head(s):Dawson McConkey

Other key lawyers:Emma Cooper; Rosemary Carson

Testimonials

'The team has outstanding knowledge of commercial property law.'

'They offer very professional, down-to-earth advice.'

Key Clients

Belfast Harbour Commissioners

Belfast International Airport

McAleer & Rushe Group

Northstone

Bywater Group

Northern Ireland Investment Fund

Royal Mail Group

RES Group

Sports Direct Group

Turkington Group

Work highlights

  • Advised the shareholders of the Lagan Group on the sale of the entire building materials group to Breedon Holdings (Jersey) Limited, a member of Breedon Group Plc.
  • Advising Belfast Harbour Commissioners on the acquisition of the Obel Office Block, one of the landmark buildings in Belfast, which was the year's largest standalone commercial property acquisition in Belfast city centre.
  • Advised Northern Ireland Investment Fund on the financing of the development of one of Belfast's largest city centre office blocks, the client's first loan into Northern Ireland.
  • Advised Valero Logistics UK on a significant multimillion-pound acquisition of a fuel terminal.
  • Acted for the Israeli-based Fattal Hotels Group in its £800m acquisition of a leading chain of hotels across the British Isles for £800m.

Cleaver Fulton Rankin's 'responsive and attentive' team is highly active advising local developers on major residential, commercial, hotel and office developments. In addition, it regularly assists investors with the purchase of property assets and advises on large energy sector projects; other areas of expertise include retail, renewables and telecoms. The team includes the 'well-respected' Kathryn Collie; Joe Marley, who provides 'clear and concise' advice; and Alan McAlister, who specialises in city centre developments.

Practice head(s):Joe Marley; Kathryn Collie; Alan McAlister; Jeanette Donohoe

Testimonials

'Cleaver Fulton Rankin is well resourced to provide comprehensive advice on all aspects of real estate transactions, including planning and environmental. It provides a "one-stop" shop, with strong leadership throughout transactions. Its local knowledge and experience is invaluable.'

'Kathryn Collie provides consistent leadership and she has an excellent understanding of clients' key concerns and objectives. Her knowledge of the market means her advice is pragmatic and effective. Her good humour and calm manner are welcomed.'

'Kathryn Collie is a very experienced property solicitor with a wide range of knowledge. Kathryn is also more pragmatic and commercial than many other lawyers, and focuses on the most important aspects of potential deals.'

'Cleaver Fulton Rankin is an excellent firm with an impeccable tradition. The team is one of the longest-established dedicated commercial real estate teams in Belfast and the best in Northern Ireland. It boasts a number of exceptional real estate lawyers: their standards are outstanding, they take the time to understand the client's business, and their attention to detail is excellent.'

'Joe Marley has excellent legal knowledge and always acts in the client's best interests He is a very hard worker and always makes himself available. He is a strong negotiator, but respectful of his peers.'

'Alan McAlister has many years experience acting in real estate transactions. He has wide-ranging legal knowledge, both in real estate transactional work and real estate litigation. He is a smart guy and a very easy to deal with.'

'Associate Nemonie Fulton is very organised, with great experience and legal knowledge. She is very thorough, patient and diligent.'

'The team is well resourced and highly skilled in the delivery of legal solutions.'

Key Clients

Dalradian Gold Limited

T J Morris (Home Bargains)

BT plc

Primark

Telefonica UK Limited (O2)

Titanic Quarter

JMW Farms

Aberdeen Asset Management

Catalyst Inc

Vodafone Limited

Chart Forte (Belfast) Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Titanic Quarter in relation to its iconic mixed-use development, which includes retail, residential, office and hotel developments and a visitors centre.
  • Advising Dalradian Gold Limited in relation to a £750m gold-mining project in County Tyrone.
  • Advising Home Bargains in its rapid expansion and roll-out of stores throughout Northern Ireland, including the acquisition of Castlebawn Retail Park, Newtownards, for £8.5m.
  • Acting for a wholly owned subsidiary of JMW Farms Ltd in the sale of two farms in England to Cranswick Country Foods Plc.
  • Advising house builder Latner 10 Developments on the acquisition of development sites through to construction and the sales of individual units.

Pinsent Masons Belfast LLP 'knows the field very well'; the team advises local and international clients on major transactions and developments throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Retail is a key area of expertise, with clients including retailers as well as investors in shopping centres and retail parks. The practice is also active in development finance and advises on projects and transactions in the public and energy sectors. Belfast office head Andrea McIlroy-Rose leads the team, which includes the 'hardworking' and 'responsive' Joanna Robinson.

Practice head(s):Andrea McIlroy-Rose

Other key lawyers:Joanna Robinson

Testimonials

'Pinsent Masons has a very joined-up and well-organised team with a wide depth of knowledge and experience across all areas. They are easy people to work with, who will take the time to work with the clients' teams and will explain complex issues in an easy-to-follow manner. The team builds up good relationships with advisers acting on the other side.'

'Jo Robinson stands out for her level of knowledge and experience, negotiation skills, great relationships with developers and the lawyers on the other side, and deal management.'

'The team is made up of highly knowledgeable and trust advisers on complex business and legal issues.'

Key Clients

Vinci Airports SAS

Starwood

Apex

MedicX

Allstate Insurance

Queen's University Belfast

Commerz Real

Samsung

Work highlights

  • Acting for Vinci Airports in the acquisition of Belfast International Airport, one of the largest transactions of its kind in Northern Ireland during the last year.
  • Advising Apex Housing on its five-year refinancing programme with EIB.
  • Advising MedicX Fund on the development of Kings Hall as healthcare hub.
  • Advising a joint venture comprising two large funds in their proposed first acquisition in Northern Ireland for a student accommodation project in Donegall Street, Belfast.
  • Advising Allstate on the development and completion of its new flagship HQ in Belfast.

Tughans has particular expertise in advising UK and international funds on investment and development schemes, including major student accommodation, hotel, commercial and residential projects. The team also advises on real estate finance and property portfolio management. 'Very proactive' practice head David Jones is noted for his experience in advising clients locally, throughout the UK, and in the Republic of Ireland; the team also includes consultant Phyllis Agnew; the 'capable and competent' James Pringle; Joe Moore, who delivers 'prudent commercial advice concisely'; and retail specialist Rebecca Moffett.

Practice head(s):David Jones

Other key lawyers:James Pringle; Joe Moore; Phyllis Agnew; Rebecca Moffett

Testimonials

'The practice has real strength and depth in terms of expertise and ability. If you are going to do commercial property business in Northern Ireland, have Tughans on your side.'

'Tughans is a multidisciplinary practice, which allows it to give a broad range of advice on different subjects.'

'Rebecca Moffett has a strong legal background, good attention to detail, takes a commercial approach and is very personable.'

'Tughans offers a very professional service in a very personable manner. The partners draw upon a great depth of experience and are able to offer very sound commercial advice.'

Key Clients

Diageo

Tesco Stores Limited

British Land

Grant Thornton

Apple Inc.

Deloitte

Associated British Foods

London Metric

Randox

Kilmona Investments

Work highlights

  • Acted for developer Urban Pulse Warwick in the acquisition and forward funding of a large student accommodation development project, known as Warwick UniVillage, in Canley, Coventry.
  • Advising Curlew Capital on the disposal of John Bell House as an investment, following the successful forward funding of its development.
  • Advising Mansford Real Estate on the sale of Strabane Retail Park to Lidl NI Gmbh.
  • Advising NGD Holdings on the acquisition of Timber Quay, Derry, and associated car park with the reversion in the neighbouring Atlantic Quay, College View, Clipper Quay and Aparthotel complex incorporating both commercial and residential blocks.
  • Advising Michael Roden and Merion Property Group on the purchase of Down Royal Racecourse.

Arthur Cox Belfast is noted for its 'good commercial approach to legal issues'. The team acts for a range of local and national developers, retail landlords and tenants, and investors and asset managers; its expertise covers large-scale acquisitions and disposals, land development, and funding. The firm has extensive experience in cross-border transactions, with particular strength in the energy and social housing sectors. Practice head Alastair Todd is 'commercial as well as technically strong'; the team also includes Rowan White and was recently joined by two new associates.

Practice head(s):Alastair Todd

Other key lawyers:Rowan White

Key Clients

Simple Power No.1 Limited

Robinson Services

Four Seasons Healthcare Group

Domus UK

Endeavour Investments

Marathon Asset Management

Neptune Group

The Mount Charles Group

Corum XL

Matagorda 2 Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advising Simple Power on the disposal of its portfolio of single-turbine onshore wind assets in Northern Ireland.
  • Advising Robinson Services on the sale of its former headquarters site in Ballymena to one of Northern Ireland’s largest social housing associations.
  • Advising Four Seasons Health Care (FSHC) group on the disposal of a number of trading and redundant premises across Northern Ireland in its property portfolio as well as the Northern Irish aspects of its re-structuring and potential disposal.
  • Providing ongoing advice to Domus UK on real estate opportunities in Northern Ireland, including the land assembly for a proposed large-scale city centre office development in Belfast.
  • Advising Endeavour Investments on a range of investments, including offices, hotels and mixed-use developments in Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.

DWF has been particularly active for retail sector clients, including advising on the acquisitions and sales of shopping centre and retail park schemes. The team has also handled major hotel and healthcare sector developments and acquisitions. The 'totally accurate and pragmatic' Julie Galbraith took over as practice head from the 'exceptional' Mark Tinman in 2018. Kirsty Mairs regularly acts for local developers. John Palmer moved to Shoosmiths LLP, while Alison Reid joined from John McKee Solicitors.

Practice head(s):Julie Galbraith

Other key lawyers:Mark Tinman; Kirsty Mairs; Alison Reid

Testimonials

'The team is proactive, thorough and most importantly looks to provide solutions as opposed to creating problems.'

'Mark Tinman leads the field in Northern Ireland on real estate matters, providing a focus on ensuring transactions proceed to a conclusion with an ability to work alongside his contemporaries in a proactive manner.'

'DWF provides a multi-disciplined international service from a local platform. The ability for clients to draw on the firm's wider expertise from the local office is invaluable.'

'DWF has an outstanding team of professionals in Belfast, with an unparalleled breadth of experience and expertise. However, the standout characteristic is its ability to react quickly and to provide quality advice almost instantaneously when required.'

Key Clients

Whitbread Group

Lidl

Marks & Spencer plc

Titanic Quarter

TH UK & Ireland Limited T/a Tim Hortons

Herbert Group

Dunelm

Vision Express

Ann Summers

Søstrene Grene

LXi REIT

Poundland

Work highlights

  • Acted for the UK franchisee of Tim Hortons on acquiring a lease of its first Northern Irish store.
  • Acted for Alfred Street Properties on the preparation of new agreements for leases for a number of retailers at the Connswater Retail Park and Shopping Centre.
  • Acted for Titanic Quarter on the negotiation of a development agreement for a new Hilton Hotel in Belfast's prestigious Titanic Quarter.
  • Acted for Søstrene Grene on the acquisition of new retail premises in Bangor, Northern Ireland, the client's third store to open in the region.
  • Acted for Bunsen Burgers on the negotiation of a new lease for its first restaurant in the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast.

Millar McCall Wylie LLP's 'responsive, knowledgeable and commercial' team regularly advises international funds on property acquisition and refinancing, as well as acting for landlords and tenants on lease arrangements, and large local developers and builders in relation to residential developments. 'Very strong leader' Peter McCall advises on the acquisition of investment portfolios; Simon Fleming has particular expertise in the retail sector; and Andrew Kerr acts for a number of renewable energy clients.

Practice head(s):Peter McCall

Other key lawyers:Simon Fleming; Andrew Kerr

Testimonials

'Simon Fleming understands clients' objectives, keeps them closely appraised during the transaction and deals with any issues that arise in a practical and efficient manner.'

'Millar McCall Wylie is full of really good lawyers. Whoever I have dealt with from top to bottom is very impressive and they are extremely responsive.'

'Peter McCall is undoubtedly a leader in the real estate field in Northern Ireland. He has vast experience but is very approachable and solution driven.'

'In particular, Millar McCall Wylie shows a great ability to progress matters quickly and efficiently. The team would be generally regarded as one of the leading property teams in Northern Ireland and I have always been impressed by their expertise and ability to get the work done on time. In my experience , Millar McCall Wylie has always provided an excellent value for money service.'

'Whilst Simon Fleming is a technically excellent lawyer, he is always very commercially minded and can therefore provide an outstanding all-round service.'

'Simon Fleming is a really capable lawyer. His technical skills are first class and he is always a very calm influence in the heat of a transaction.'

Key Clients

Fairfield Real Estate Finance

McAleer & Rushe Group of Companies

MJM Group of Companies

DRC Capital

NFU Mutual

Monsoon Accessorize Ltd

Card Factory

Eurochange

Warren James Jewellers

Edinburgh Woollen Mill/Peacocks Stores Group of Companies

Scottish Power

CBRE Global Investors

Subway

Schuh

Work highlights

  • Acted for Fairfield as mezzanine funder in the refinance of the Merchant Square development in Belfast city centre being undertaken by the Oakland Group of Companies.
  • Acted for Fairfield in the refinance of the Kilmona Group of Companies, which involved the splitting of the large property portfolio across two facilities.
  • Advised Eurocharge on the initial leases for its first two stores in Northern Ireland, which opened in 2018, and then in respect of further store openings as the client continues the rollout of its network.
  • Acted for the client in the sale of the War Memorial Building in Belfast city centre.
  • Acted for NI Screen in relation to the letting of a portion of the refurbished Ormeau Baths serviced office complex.

Property specialist Davidson McDonnell Solicitors' 'very efficient' team shows 'good attention to detail'. The firm has been particularly active advising on student accommodation, residential, hotel and retail developments and acquisitions. Clients include property investors and developers operating throughout Northern Ireland, England and Wales, and the Republic of Ireland. The 'highly regarded' Ross Davidson and David McDonnell lead the team.

Practice head(s):Ross Davidson; David McDonnell

Key Clients

Wirefox

Lacuna Developments

Comer Group

Poundstretcher

BDO

Runwood Homes

Seasalt

Dunluce Capital Management

Don Hotels

Martin Group

Work highlights

  • Representing Comer Group on the acquisition of Bow Street Mall in Lisburn.
  • Advising Wirefox on the sale of Snugborough wind farm in County Cavan.
  • Representing Dunluce on the acquisition of Oakmont Lodge care home and the associated operating business.
  • Representing Lacuna Developments on the sale of a site at Botanic Link Belfast for a purpose-built student accommodation scheme.
  • Acting for Don Holdings on a major hotel development on the north coast of Northern Ireland.

Elliott Duffy Garrett is praised for its 'strength in depth'; the team specialises in advising landlord and tenant clients, and has extensive experience in the social housing sector. The firm also acts for institutional investors on the sale and acquisition of property assets, and for developers, particularly on residential developments. Stewart Nash leads the team; Pierre Boitel-Gill acts for a number of major retailers; and Leo Brown has expertise in handling distressed property transactions.

Practice head(s):Stewart Nash

Other key lawyers:Pierre Boitel-Gill; Leo Brown

Testimonials

'Pierre Boitel-Gill has excellent attention to detail and knowledge of the Northern Irish commercial property market.'

'Elliott Duffy Garrett has a combination of knowledgeable property lawyers who work well together but who also have strong individual traits. They show an understanding of the sensitivities and sub-regional characteristics within Northern Ireland.'

'Leo Brown shows all-round competence mixed with common sense and an understanding of client needs.'

'Pierre Boitel-Gill demonstrates a mastery of lease details; like his colleagues, he is quick to respond to client needs.'

Stewart Nash and Leo Brown efficiently and proactively progress difficult property sales.

Key Clients

Redevco (formerly C&A)

John H Lunn Limited

Work highlights

  • Acting for Redevco in the sale of a retail investment property in central Belfast to Corum Asset Management.
  • Acting for John H Lunn on ongoing lease matters concerning the Queen’s Arcade in Belfast city centre.

Eversheds Sutherland counts a number of global companies with large Northern Irish property portfolios among its clients. The team also specialises in acting for landlords and tenants, advising on commercial, industrial, retail and office leases. Other areas of strength include advising on acquisitions and disposals of property and property development and financing, particularly in the renewable energy, logistics and retail sectors. Gareth Planck leads the team.

Practice head(s):Gareth Planck

Testimonials

'Eversheds Sutherland has efficient service, a mix of specialisms, and a local and national presence.'

'The team understands the clients' requirements quickly and highlights the relevant points, taking the time to walk through them.'

Key Clients

Perwyn Private Equity

Allied Irish Bank plc

DFS Trading

McDonald’s

Collins Aerospace

Bestseller – Vila and SOFORA

Wolseley UK

Smiths Metals UK

Work highlights

  • Advised Perwyn on the real estate aspects of its £60m investment into Lowe Refrigeration.
  • Advising AIB on the property elements pertaining to a multimillion-pound term loan agreement with Antrim Wind Energy to fund Brookfield’s acquisition of ten newly constructed wind turbines in County Antrim.
  • Advising DFS on the acquisition and development of a new distribution and logistics centre in Mallusk, County Antrim.
  • Advising McDonald’s on the acquisition of new leasehold premises in Foyleside Shopping Centre, Londonderry.
  • Advising the major US corporation on the acquisition by way of lease of a new logistics centre in Kilkeel, County Down.

Mills Selig has been highly active advising on sales, acquisitions and leasing, particularly in the retail and hotel sectors. The team also advises local developers, housing associations and government bodies on major residential and hotel developments and regeneration schemes. The 'excellent' Anne Skeggs leads the team, which also includes energy specialist Anna-Marie McAlinden.

Practice head(s):Anne Skeggs

Other key lawyers:Anna-Marie McAlinden

Key Clients

Herbert Group/Kirk Bryson Limited

Murdock Property Group/Lotus Group

Ducales Capital

Galliard Homes Limited

Marcol Group Limited

IMC Cinema Group

ITV Group plc

Clanmil Housing Association

Total Produce Limited

Quinn Industrial Holdings

Waterways Ireland

A P Wireless Ireland Investments Limited

Quicklet Properties Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for First Derivatives on the development agreement and lease for premises at a new development located in Belfast city centre.
  • Represented ITV on the sale of the iconic Havelock House studios on Ormeau Road.
  • Acted for TST Logistics on the development agreement and lease for an industrial development on the former Michelin site.
  • Acted for Jain (Europe) Limited on the property aspects of its acquisition of the entire share capital of NI Plastics Limited.
  • Acting for SM Devine Homes Limited on all site acquisitions throughout Northern Ireland.

TLT stands out for its 'attention to detail and personal touch' and 'partner involvement'. The team acts for major local developers on site acquisitions for commercial and particularly residential developments; other areas of expertise include the retail, clean energy and public sectors. Practice head Judith Allen is noted for her expertise in property finance, while Kevin Murphy specialises in energy sector transactions.

Practice head(s):Judith Allen

Other key lawyers:Kevin Murphy; Patrick O'Hanlon

Testimonials

'The team combines attention to detail with the personal touch.'

'Partner-level staff deal with our transactions, which gives comfort when dealing with complex issues.'

Key Clients

Andras House Group

Braidwater

Norlin Hotels

McGinnis Group

Moorefield Hospitality Limited

TUI Travel

Subway

Brookfield Renewable Ireland Limited

Deramore Developments Limited

Vaughan Homes

Work highlights

  • Advised Eastonville Traders on the disposal of three commercial development sites situated throughout Northern Ireland.
  • Acted for Deramore (Belfast) on the acquisition of two residential development sites in Belfast.
  • Advised Moorefield Hospitality Limited on the sale of its development at Belfast International Airport for the development of a Premier Inn to Turkington Holdings Limited.
  • Advised Andras House Group on the acquisition and subsequent letting of commercial premises in Belfast city centre.
  • Advised Braidwater on the acquisition of a mixed-used development site in West Belfast and the simultaneous sub-sale of two large portions to separate purchasers.

Worthingtons' 'extremely client-focused' team is known for its landlord and tenant specialism; the firm has particular strength in acting for retail tenants, with major local and national names among its clients. The team is also increasingly active advising on investment acquisitions, and advising clients in the telecoms and charity sectors in particular on the management of their property portfolios. Graham Pierce leads the team following the departure of David Wilson for Johnsons Solicitors.

Practice head(s):Graham Pierce

Testimonials

'Solicitor Michael Duffy is superbly professional, thorough and very approachable and generous with his time.'

'The team is focused on the client and getting the best job done.'

'The team is committed to sorting issues out in a timely manner and take it as personally as if they were working for the client in house. Graham Pierce leads his team in this manner by example.'

'Worthingtons acts swiftly, professionally and completely to the clients' satisfaction.'

'Graham Pierce goes above and beyond to ensure every angle is covered in a detailed and professional way. He acts with speed and corresponds with clarity on all matters so that clients are fully informed throughout the process on progress and tight timescales are achieved.'

Key Clients

Golf Holdings Group

Dixons Carphone plc (including Currys PC World)

Telefonica (O2)

The Works Stores

Quiz plc

Vodafone

Premiere People (part of Cordant Group plc)

Hotel Chocolat

Lush

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Boux Avenue (Ryman Group)

Extern Ireland

Work highlights

  • Acting for Dixons Carphone plc in relation to the management of its Northern Ireland estate, consisting of shops and retail warehouses.
  • Acting for Golf Holdings group of companies across all its Northern Ireland portfolio of off-licences, convenience stores, pubs and clubs.
  • Representing Extra Care in its £2.34m acquisition of an investment property.
  • Acting for Quiz plc in relation to its Northern Ireland retail estate portfolio.
  • Acting for Extern Ireland in the purchase and funding of a portfolio of properties for conversion to secure accommodation.

John McKee Solicitors specialises in acting for local authorities, and is active in the public, transport, retail and energy sectors, advising on property acquisition and development and commercial leasing. Gerard Small and Donald Thompson jointly lead the practice; Small, who stands out for his 'personable approach', advises a range of local developers and financial institutions, while the 'first-class' Thompson, who joined from DWF in January 2019, has extensive experience in the care home and retail sectors.

Practice head(s):Gerard Small; Donald Thompson

Testimonials

'The team provides excellent service delivery and commercial, pragmatic advice.'

'The team provides an excellent client-focused service, whilst getting the job done in an efficient and knowledgeable manner.'

'Donald Thompson provides simplified analysis of complex issues. He is the person you want on your side in a commercial negotiation.'

'Donald Thompson and managing partner Chris Ross are well known throughout the commercial property industry and provide good, well-reasoned, no-nonsense advice.'

'The team at John McKee Solicitors has an extremely professional approach to all matters conveyancing, offering a fantastic advice and support service.  They have a good team of professionals that offer a reliable and accurate service.'

'The team balances commercial interests, pragmatism and attention to detail to give a very balanced and excellent service.'

'Gerard Small always makes himself available and proves committed and highly effective.'

Key Clients

DHL Group

Nationwide Building Society

Arris Global Ltd

Lakeland Dairies

UK Mail Limited

Nicholls' (Fuel Oils) Limited

Disability Sport NI Ltd

Moore Construction (NI) Limited

Restrana (Belfast) Limited (Five Guys’ Franchisee)

Ulster Garden Villages Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company (Translink) on the acquisition of a site for new offices and engineering facilities in connection with the Belfast Rapid Transit project and the related disposal of three existing sites.
  • Advising Translink on the acquisition of a former Victorian railway station, vesting of lands and other voluntary land acquisitions to assemble the site for the proposed new North-West Multimodal Transport Hub.
  • Acting for UK Mail on the acquisition of a warehouse as its new Northern Ireland parcel-handling facility.
  • Advising Parr Group on the pre-let of a proposed retail development in Ballymoney to Home Bargains, the sale of the landlord company after the completion of construction, and the grant of new lease.

The 'very capable' team at Keystone Law is noted for its advice to developers on major local leisure, residential and student accommodation projects. The office sector is also an area of strength, with the team regularly acting for landlords and tenants on leasing arrangements. The 'excellent' Danny McKay leads the team. Jim Houston, whose areas of expertise include advising national and international funds on the acquisition of Northern Irish property portfolios, is also a key contact.

Practice head(s):Danny McKay

Other key lawyers:Jim Houston

Testimonials

'Danny McKay and solicitor Jonny Mullan always seem to be ahead of the curve, flagging well in advance what the issues are and possible solutions. They always seem to have matters in hand with their commercial and pragmatic approach.'

'Keystone Law is excellent, head and shoulders above competitors.'

Key Clients

Hatch Brothers Limited

Giant’s Park Belfast Limited

Causeway Asset Management

Allen & Overy LLP

Johncorp (No3) Limited

Straben Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Hatch Brothers on the property aspects of its acquisition of the business and assets of Genesis Crafty Bakery.
  • Acted for Giants Park Belfast Limited on its successful bid to develop the new £93m visitor and leisure attraction at Giants Park Belfast.
  • Acted for Causeway Asset Management on the lease of office space at Nine Lanyon Place, Belfast, in one of the region's largest ever office lease transactions.
  • Acted for Allen & Overy in the re-gear of the leases under which it occupies the landmark Obel Building at Donegall Quay in the centre of Belfast.
  • Advised on the completion of the full letting of Westwood Retail Park in Belfast.


Construction

Index of tables

  1. Construction
  2. Leading individuals: Hall of Fame
  3. Leading individuals
  4. Next Generation Partners
  5. Rising stars

Leading individuals: Hall of Fame

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Next Generation Partners

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Rising stars

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A&L Goodbody acts for funders, employers and contractors in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious construction matters, with a specialism in the energy and social housing sectors. The team regularly advises on major local developments, including student accommodation, retail, office and residential projects. Practice head Brendan Fox has a strong reputation for construction litigation and arbitration; Micaela Diver advises on procurement matters; and associate John Dugdale acts on non-contentious matters.

Practice head(s):Brendan Fox

Other key lawyers:Micaela Diver; John Dugdale

Testimonials

'The combination of expertise and experience together with the level of responsiveness makes the firm invaluable in the resolution of construction-related disputes.'

'Brendan Fox is always available, provides considered advice and experience, and has commercial as well as technical knowledge and experience.'

'The construction department is results and outcome driven with satisfaction for the client being the number one priority. The client is spoken to in plain, non-legalistic language as far as possible and the merits and risks associated with the case are clearly and concisely explained.'

'Brendan Fox impresses with the ease with which he grasps the issues in a dispute. He has supreme people-handling skills and he can talk knowledgeably and with respect to anyone involved in the dispute. When Brendan says he is going to do something for you he does exactly that and it is clear that he also has a very able team of solicitors to ensure that a quality and timely professional service is delivered.'

Key Clients

Viridian Group

Ulster Bank

First Trust Bank

Taranto Limited

Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Todd Architects Limited

Construction Employers Federation

NewRiver Retail

The McAvoy Group Limited

Foresight Group

Work highlights

  • Advising York Street (No 1) on a large-scale student accommodation project.
  • Advising Northern Ireland Housing Executive on various matters connected to the insolvency of Carillion.
  • Advising Foresight, as owner and developer, on the construction of a £3m waste-to-energy facility.
  • Advising a design and build contractor in connection with a £6.2m social housing scheme.
  • Advising Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company on the development of the Belfast Transport Hub.

Carson McDowell is particularly active in advising on large construction projects in the social housing, energy, education and ports sectors. In addition to local work, the team has acted on significant developments in Great Britain, including university and office projects. Clients include a number of housing associations, as well as leading Northern Irish contractors. Practice head Stuart Murphy handles both contentious and non-contentious matters, while Kerry Teahan leads the firm's procurement offering.

Practice head(s):Stuart Murphy

Other key lawyers:Kerry Teahan; Gavin Kerr

Testimonials

'Carson McDowell is a well-established practice that has grown significantly in the past number of years. We have enjoyed an excellent service from a number of the specialisms with the firm, particularly construction and real estate.'

'Gavin Kerr is a highly diligent solicitor who applies a common-sense approach to negotiations in the best interests of his clients. Gavin has excellent experience and a thorough understanding of the complexities of the construction contracts and how this relates to the challenges of the real estate market.'

Key Clients

John Graham Construction Ltd

Southern Regional College

Belfast Harbour Commissioners

McAleer & Rushe

Almac

Actavo (NI)

Choice Housing Association

Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

Ulster University

J.H. Turkington & Sons Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Belfast Harbour Commissioners (BHC) on the £250m City Quays development at Belfast Harbour.
  • Advised BHC on the redevelopment of the Victoria Terminal 2 (VT2), a major new ferry terminal.
  • Advised Southern Regional College on the development of three new campuses in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon.
  • Advising JH Turkington & Sons on the refurbishment and extension of a former B&Q store in Craigavon to create a number of new retail units.
  • Representing Radius in High Court proceedings in relation to defects in a major social housing development in Newtownards.

Cleaver Fulton Rankin has expanded its non-contentious construction practice, advising on major local hotel, leisure and education sector projects. The team is also noted for its strength in advising public sector clients and charitable organisations. On the contentious side, the firm has a strong track record of handling high-value disputes. Practice head Patrick Fleming regularly advises local authorities on large projects; Lisa Boyd has expertise in procurement-related construction disputes; and Aaron Moore specialises in dilapidation disputes. Julie-Ann McCaffrey-Flynn moved to an in-house role.

Practice head(s):Patrick Fleming

Other key lawyers:Lisa Boyd; Aaron Moore

Testimonials

'The construction team at Cleaver Fulton Rankin is always a pleasure to deal with. It is the leading team of its kind in Northern Ireland. The expertise and efficiency of the team knows no bounds; it has a wealth of knowledge and experience in this and other fields.'

'Lisa Boyd is an exceptional lawyer with vast experience in construction matters. No task or request is too great for her. Lisa is always willing to go the extra mile and provides clear, concise and accurate advice in a timely manner.'

'Solicitor Marc Kelly is an up-and-coming member of the team. His work ethic is insatiable and his ability to advise on an ad hoc basis very impressive.'

'Cleaver Fulton Rankin's construction team gets to grips with the important issues efficiently and accurately. It always offers considered solutions to difficult issues, whether in adjudication or arbitration.'

'Aaron Moore's pragmatic approach delivers sound advice, quality submissions and clarity at all stages of a dispute. He quickly determines the critical issues to be addressed and evidenced and develops those issues in great detail. He is a formidable person to be on your side of a case.'

'Aaron Moore and Lisa Boyd stand out in terms of service provision. They are prepared to give strong early advice to clients so that informed decisions are made at an early stage of a dispute.

Key Clients

Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Northern Regional Colleges

Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council

The Charles Sheils Charity

Work highlights

  • Advised the Northern Ireland Housing Executive on a planned maintenance scheme for its stock of around 89,000 dwellings.
  • Advised Northern Regional College on the procurement and construction of two further colleges.
  • Advising Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council on the procurement and construction documents for a large leisure facility.
  • Advising the Northern Ireland Housing Executive on the building contract for a major adaption to its housing stock.
  • Representing the Northern Ireland Housing Executive in a dispute raised by a contractor in respect of an asbestos surveying services contract.

Tughans is noted for its multi-jurisdictional advice; the team acts on high-profile developments across the UK and the island of Ireland, and is particularly active in relation to energy and infrastructure projects. Clients include major local contractors and employers, as well as funders and developers. The team also has a strong reputation on the contentious side; 'exceptionally clever litigator' Michael McCord, who heads the practice jointly with Tim Kinney, handles construction litigation and arbitration. Kinney has particular strength in project procurement.

Practice head(s):Michael McCord; Tim Kinney

Testimonials

'The team has the ability to see the bigger picture and offers solid strategic advice.'

'Michael McCord is a clear thinker with quick grasp of principal points and a strong communicator.'

'This is the strongest and best team in Belfast in this field. They can deal with any case and are very capable and extremely well regarded.'

'Michael McCord is the undoubted market leader in Belfast. He is technically brilliant with an eye for detail and a work ethic which is unsurpassed. He is very focused on getting the best outcome for his client and is forensic in his ability to determine what really matters.'

'Tughans is a one-stop shop; the service is professional and the team is always available to deal with issues.'

Key Clients

Indaver NV

Northstone (NI) Limited

Adston Construction

Henry Brothers (Magherafelt) Limited

McAleer & Rushe

Apple Inc.

RPS Group plc

Mercury Engineering

BAM/F.P. McCann Limited (Joint Venture)

Lagan Construction Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Urban Pulse Warwick on a project involving the procurement of a student accommodation village near Warwick University.
  • Acted for RPS in High Court proceedings commenced against it by McLaughlin & Harvey, alleging professional negligence.
  • Advising Apple in respect of its planned state-of-the-art data centre facility in Athenry, County Galway.
  • Acting for BAM McCann (a joint venture between BAM Civil Limited and FP McCann Limited for a roads project in Northern Ireland) in relation to a dispute with design and build engineers.
  • Advising McAleer & Rushe as the design and build contractor for the procurement of a mixed-use development at the existing Tara Towers site in Dublin.

Arthur Cox Belfast handles contentious and non-contentious construction matters, with expertise in providing cross-border advice. The team acts for employers, contractors and funders, and counts a number of public sector bodies, such as local housing associations and local authorities, among its clients. It has advised on a range of major construction projects in Northern Ireland, including student accommodation and residential developments, as well as significant disputes in the sector. Procurement specialist William Curry leads the team jointly with Dublin-based Niav O’Higgins.

Practice head(s):William Curry; Niav O'Higgins

Key Clients

Apex Housing Association

Ulster University

Ards and North Down Borough Council

Breedon Group plc

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council

Recipharm (formerly Fisons Limited (trading as Sanofi))

Garrison Earlsfort Partners Limited / GEI Newry Limited

GEI Crystal Limited

Promotoria (Aran) Limited

Jurys Inn DAC

Work highlights

  • Advising Apex Housing Association on revisions to its design and build procurement documentation and structure.
  • Advising Ulster University on the contract for the construction of a car park as part of the Greater Belfast Development.
  • Advising Ards and North Down Borough Council on the development of a new leisure centre at the Dairy Hall playing fields in Newtownards.
  • Advising Breedon Group on the acquisition of Lagan Group (Holdings) Limited and its subsidiaries.
  • Advising a developer on a new student accommodation scheme to facilitate Ulster University’s new campus in the centre of Belfast.

Mills Selig is known for its strength in the social housing sector, advising local housing associations on major residential developments, as well as representing them in construction disputes. The team also advises funders, developers and contractors on office, retail and other commercial developments, and has been highly active in the energy sector, advising on anaerobic digestion and wind farm projects. Practice head Adrian Kerr has expertise in contentious and non-contentious matters.

Practice head(s):Adrian Kerr

Key Clients

Clanmil Housing Association

Radius HousingAssociation

Warrenpoint Harbour Authority

Privilege Finance

AES Kilroot and Ballylumford Power Stations

Graham Construction

BSG Civil Engineering

CAF Bank

Lotus Homes

GEDA Construction

Work highlights

  • Advising Clanmil Housing Association on a range of construction projects.
  • Advising Radius Housing Association as the developer on the £40m Hope Street mixed-use development project.
  • Advising Radius Housing Association on the £35m Visteon development, a scheme for the construction of 244 homes in West Belfast.
  • Acting for BSG Civil Engineering in a high-value dispute relating to the construction of two anaerobic digestion plants.
  • Advising Armagh House on the redevelopment of The Weaving Works office and retail project in Belfast city centre.

Pinsent Masons Belfast LLP advises on a wide range of high-profile construction developments, including infrastructure, education sector and office projects. Clients include local and international employers, developers and contractors. The practice is led by Belfast office managing partner Andrea McIlroy-Rose; London-based Adrian Eakin; and 'always available and deeply knowledgeable' legal director Ciaran McNamara, whose expertise includes advising on procurement matters and handling construction disputes.

Practice head(s):Adrian Eakin; Andrea McIlroy-Rose; Ciaran McNamara

Testimonials

'Pinsent Masons is responsive to the client's ongoing needs and works hard to meet both their short and longer-term objectives.'

'Ciaran McNamara provides advice at key stages on a range of construction matters from inception to project completion. He is very knowledgeable on all forms of contract and brings a very practical insight to matters at hand.'

'Senior associate James Griffiths is particularly effective on the tactical use of mediation.'

Key Clients

Queen's University Belfast

Education Authority

Lagan College Education Partnership

Allstate / Allstate (NI)

Kerry Group Plc

DuPont

Hall McKnight Architects

Gilbert Ash

Work highlights

  • Advised the Belfast Region Education Authority on new design and build projects at Elmgrove Primary School, Bunscoil Mhic Reachtain, Our Lady's Primary School and Strandtown Primary School.
  • Advising Queen's University Belfast on the extension to the existing McClay Library and David Bates Building, and the £30m new-build project for a Student's Union Centre.
  • Advising Lagan College Education Partnership on the construction of a new sixth form study in Lagan College.
  • Advising Allstate on an adjudication concerning its new office development in Belfast.
  • Advising a subsidiary of Kerry Group Plc in relation to the latest phase of the development of its food-processing facility in Omagh, County Tyrone, as well as a major extension to the existing facility in Coleraine, County Antrim.


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Carson McDowell advises on a range of high-profile planning and environment matters, including planning applications for large developments, judicial reviews of planning decisions, and public inquiries. The team is highly active advising major Northern Irish companies in relation to projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors, as well as residential and commercial developments. Gary McGhee leads an experienced team, which includes Grant McBurney and associate Sarah Dunlop. The practice was strengthened by the arrival of associate Kate McCusker from Cleaver Fulton Rankin.

Practice head(s):Gary McGhee

Other key lawyers:Grant McBurney; Sarah Dunlop; Kate McCusker

Testimonials

'Carson McDowell is the leading practice in Northern Ireland. The team offers timely, informed advice, supported by its extensive knowledge and experience. Advice is not just given, but is delivered in a transparent, concise fashion. The team clearly take a pride in their work and seek at all times to deliver the best for their clients.'

'What makes the staff stand out is their passion for the work at hand and desire to deliver. In particular, Gary McGhee leads the team with an assured manner and clarity of purpose that infuses the team and clients with confidence. His knowledge of the local market and relevant legislation and case law is exceptional.'

'Solicitor Faye Phillips also exudes confidence that matches her knowledge and capabilities. Faye co-ordinates clients and experts with a clear focus on the delivery of quality product and results.'

Key Clients

Belfast Harbour Commissioners

Belfast International Airport

Northern Ireland Electricity / SONI

Tesco

Ards & North Down Council

Elgin Energy

Southern Regional College

John Hogg Operational Limited

Lough Neagh Sand Traders

Swinford (Sirocco) Limited

Indaver

Work highlights

  • Advising John Hogg Operational on obtaining planning permission for the new Game of Thrones studio attraction in Banbridge, County Down.
  • Advising SONI in relation to the development of the cross-border North-South electricity interconnector project.
  • Advising Indaver on judicial review proceedings challenging the lawfulness of planning permission granted for a waste incinerator in Newtownabbey.
  • Advising Southern Regional College on the successful acquisition of planning permission for a new £45m college in Craigavon, County Armagh.
  • Advising Swinford on the planning application for a £400m mixed-use development on a riverfront site in Belfast city centre.

Cleaver Fulton Rankin has particular expertise in judicial review, as well as advising on planning applications and environmental impact assessments for high-profile local developments, particularly in the infrastructure, natural resources, energy and waste sectors. In addition to major Northern Irish companies, the team counts several local planning authorities among its clients. Karen Blair leads the team, which was bolstered by the arrival of associate Brendan Martyn from Pinsent Masons Belfast LLP in February 2018.

Practice head(s):Karen Blair

Other key lawyers:Brendan Martyn

Testimonials

'The team stands out for its professionalism and expertise, coupled with the capacity for very hard work.'

'Karen Blair presents calm and focused advice in high-pressure, high-value cases. Her commitment serves as the benchmark for the team, and is an exceptionally high standard to aim for.'

'The addition of Brendan Martyn is a significant plus that will pay dividends. He  is demonstrating the same high standard that is expected of this firm.'

'Solicitor Jane McManus is a recent addition showing promise in complex case work.'

'The in-depth knowledge that the team has in the relevant sector is second to none. It would possibly be seen as one of the leaders, if not the leader, within planning and permitting legal advice within Northern Ireland.'

'Karen Blair particularly stands out; she has a great ability to articulate any issues and risks and the mitigation in relation to planning and permitting in a really clear, concise manner.'

Key Clients

Dalradian Gold Limited

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council

Choice Housing Ireland Limited

Assured Energy LLP

Belfast City Airport

C&V Developments Limited

Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

The Old Bushmills Distillery Co Limited

Intu Properties

Mid Ulster District Council

Natural World Products Limited

MJM Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Dalradian Gold Limited on all consenting and operational aspects of its proposed gold mine development in Co Tyrone, the largest development of its type ever undertaken in Northern Ireland.
  • Advising Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council on all aspects of its powers as a planning and enforcement authority, including advising its planning committee and defending numerous judicial reviews in the High Court.
  • Advising the client in relation to judicial review proceedings in respect of the decision of the Department  for Infrastructure (DFI) to accept its planning application.
  • Advising Belfast City Airport on its controversial proposal to vary the planning agreement which controls operations at the airport.
  • Advising Intu in relation to its redevelopment of the Sprucefield Retail Park outside Lisburn.

TLT has 'particularly good knowledge of domestic and European environmental law and waste law'; the team advises on planning applications and environmental impact assessments relating to major developments, and represents clients in judicial review proceedings and planning appeals. The renewable energy sector is a particular focus, with the team advising on energy-from-waste, wind and anaerobic digestion projects, but recent instructions have included advising on retail, housing and student accommodation developments. Andrew Ryan leads the practice.

Practice head(s):Andrew Ryan

Testimonials

'Andrew Ryan is a fount of knowledge of planning and environmental law, being particularly adept in identifying points of challenge for objectors.'

Key Clients

Brookfield Renewable

Braidwater Ltd

The Lotus Group

ABO Wind NI Ltd

Lynwood Homes Ltd

Granville Ecopark Ltd

Organic Fertilisers Ltd

Greenbelt NI Ltd

Hyde Air Park Ltd

Braidwater Ltd

SSE Renewables Developments (UK) Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Braidwater and its joint venture partner Coredale in relation to the planning application for a housing development outside Derry.
  • Advising ABO Wind NI Ltd on a number of planning applications for wind farms in Northern Ireland, including a major infrastructure application for a proposed wind farm in the Mourne Mountains.
  • Advising Brookfield on a number of planning applications for wind farms in Northern Ireland.
  • Advising B9/Granville on a number of issues in relation to the ongoing development and operation of a large-scale AD plant in Dungannon.
  • Advising community group NoArc21 on judicial review proceedings relating to the grant of planning permission by the Department for Infrastructure for the Arc 21 energy-from-waste plant in North Belfast.

Tughans advises on planning applications for major developments, including infrastructure, residential and student accommodation projects, as well as high-profile judicial review proceedings. The team is also active in the energy sector. The firm's wide-ranging client base includes utilities, public sector bodies and private developers and investors. The practice is led by consultant Maria O’Loan, who specialises in judicial review matters and is praised for her 'experience and dynamism'.

Practice head(s):Maria O'Loan

Testimonials

'Maria O'Loan has tremendous attention to detail with clear advice. Her client care and responsiveness are superb.'

Key Clients

Vanden Recycling

Ulster Council GAA

Systems Operator of Northern Ireland

Invest Northern Ireland

Translink

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council

Northern Ireland Water Limited

Apple Distribution International

Car Park Services Limited / Slaney Developments

Work highlights

  • Advising Translink in respect of the planning and environmental aspects of the redevelopment of a major city centre brownfield site to deliver an integrated transport hub for Belfast.
  • Acting for Apple as a notice party to judicial review proceedings brought in respect of planning permission granted for the development of Apple’s EMEA data centre in Athenry, Co. Galway.
  • Advising the UCGAA in respect of the planning and environmental aspects of the redevelopment of the Casement Park Stadium.
  • Advising Slaney Developments in respect of its application for planning permission of a purpose-built student accommodation block in Library Street, Belfast.
  • Advising Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council in relation to a judicial review challenging the design of a major public works scheme to regenerate Lisburn city centre.

A&L Goodbody advises public and private sector clients, including local councils and developers, on contentious and non-contentious planning and environmental law matters, and is noted for its 'exceptionally strong support for local government planning authorities'. The team also advises clients in the energy, retail and waste sectors, among others, on planning applications and represents clients in high-profile judicial review proceedings. The 'extremely able and astute' Micaela Diver leads the team.

Practice head(s):Micaela Diver

Testimonials

'A&L Goodbody stands out for its commitment to cases and timely responses to consultations.'

'The solicitors on the team clearly have an impressive understanding of the relevant law and the courts in which they appear. They are experienced and knowledgeable in planning and enforcement. Furthermore, they are keenly aware of any policy considerations which must be borne in mind when representing a public body.'

'Solicitors Deirdre St John and Eimear Digney show competitiveness and wisdom when dealing with difficult opponents and concerned clients. Each of them is personable and easy to work with.'

'The team has the ability to serve public sector needs with a commercial awareness.'

Key Clients

Renewable Heat Association Northern Ireland

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

Viridian Power & Energy Limited

Brookfield Renewables

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council

CD Consulting

Translink

B9 Energy

First Trust/ AIB Bank

Greencoat UK Wind

Work highlights

  • Providing complex planning advice to the Planning and Regulatory Services Committee of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.
  • Advising RHANI in respect of its judicial review of the decision of the Department for the Economy to implement the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017.
  • Advising Viridian Power & Energy Limited on the planning and environmental law aspects of the acquisition of Huntstown Bioenergy Limited.
  • Advising Brookfield on the project financing of the Elginny wind farm immediately post acquisition.
  • Advising Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council on an appeal against a noise abatement notice issued by the council concerning the playing of Lambeg drums.


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