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John McKee Solicitors

THE LINENHALL, 32-38 LINENHALL STREET, BELFAST, BT2 8BG, NORTHERN IRELAND
Tel:
Work 028 9023 2303
Fax:
Fax 028 9023 0081
DX:
470 NR BELFAST 1
Email:
Web:
www.jmckee.co.uk
Belfast, London

Leonard Edgar

Tel:
Work 028 9023 2303
Email:
John McKee Solicitors

Work Department

Litigation and dispute resolution.

Position

Throughout his time with the firm Leonard has been involved in dealing with litigation and employment matters, with the major proportion of his work having been in defence litigation, dealing with all types of claims, mainly on behalf of insurers. Leonard specialises in high-value catastrophic claims arising mainly out of road traffic, farming and construction site accidents. He also advises insurers in relation to other matters such as property claims, indemnity issues, policy disputes and health and safety matters.

Career

Trained John McKee & Son; qualified 1980; partner John McKee & Son 1983 to date, senior partner 2008; Deputy County Court Judge 1998 to date; President of Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal;  occasional tutor at Institute of Professional Legal Studies and Law Society Advocacy Course;

Member

Law Society of Northern Ireland

Education

Royal Belfast Academical Institution; Queen’s University Belfast (1979 LLB; 1980 CPLS).

Leisure

Running


Northern Ireland

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The disputes practice at John McKee Solicitors is best known for handling insurance cases, such as professional negligence and construction matters. Employment disputes, banking litigation and property claims are also central to the practice The client base includes construction firms, banks, national insurers and transport companies. Managing partner Chris Ross leads the group, which also includes Leonard Edgar , who has notable expertise in representing insurer clients.

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Northern Ireland: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

John McKee Solicitors has a solid track record in representing clients in high-value personal injury cases, including claims involving minors, employers’ liability matters, and road traffic accidents. Other cases have involved clinical negligence matters concerning negligent anaesthetists. Chris Ross and Leonard Edgar are the key partners; solicitor Aoife Duffy is another name to note.

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