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24-38 GORDON STREET, BELFAST, BT1 2LG, NORTHERN IRELAND
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Work 028 9043 4015
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Fax 028 9043 4016
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416 NR BELFAST 1
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www.worthingtonslaw.co.uk

Northern Ireland

Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Worthingtons

Worthingtons is best known for acting in public law, education, professional negligence and healthcare matters. The team has been involved in a number of headline-grabbing cases including challenges to the planned closure of courthouses and numerous schools across Northern Ireland. In an illustration of its track record in public and administrative law matters, the firm acted in the judicial review of the Northern Ireland Health Minister’s decision to ban homosexual men from donating blood. Other key clients include property management firm, Vertas Properties, and civil engineering contractor Terra Solutions. Ciaran McConnell and Nikki McConnell are the key partners and are based in Belfast and Newtownards, respectively.

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Northern Ireland: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Worthingtons

Worthingtons’ employment practice is adept with handling employment structuring work arising from mergers and acquisitions, and defends employers in industrial tribunal claims. Social housing is a particular area of expertise; recent mandates include advising Fold Housing Association on the employment aspects of its merger with Helm Housing Association which required considerable TUPE advice. Maxine Orr heads the team and successfully defended Derry City and Strabane District Council in a group action which challenged the reorganisation of pay and rewards for local government employees. Louise McAloon is another key name and is highly regarded for her work for local councils and financial groups.

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Northern Ireland: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant
Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 2

Worthingtons

Worthingtons’ team is highly sought after for representing minors in medical negligence cases and is ‘highly professional, experienced, competent and thoroughly efficient’. The firm’s track record includes advising on multimillion-pound catastrophic injury cases arising from birth defects, brain injury and cerebral palsy. Nikki McConnell leads the team and is praised for her ‘detailed awareness of each case and capacity to select the most persuasive arguments’.

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Northern Ireland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Worthingtons

Worthingtons regularly acts for telecommunications companies on portfolio acquisitions, leases and day-to-day corporate support. A standout piece of work has been acting Mobile Broadband Network, a joint venture company established by EE Limited and Hutchison 3G UK, on the Northern Ireland aspects of its UK-wide consolidation of its radio access network. Other key clients include Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure, a joint venture between Vodafone and Telefónica, which the firm is advising on the upgrading of telecoms infrastructure to accommodate 4G signals; and AP Wireless Investments, which the firm is advising on its acquisitions of rental streams from communications sites across Northern Ireland. Key figures include partner David Wilson and solicitor Sara McGaughey.

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