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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

Chris Ross

Tel:
Work 028 9023 2303
Email:
John McKee Solicitors

Work Department

Dispute resolution/banking litigation/litigation.

Position

Chris is Managing Partner of John McKee and is a partner in the dispute resolution team. Having qualified in England, Chris holds an English practising certificate and can therefore represent clients involved in disputes in England and Wales as well as Northern Ireland. He acts on behalf of a number of large commercial clients in the finance, construction, transport and insurance industries. He acts for three of the main Northern Irish banks, Ulster Bank Group, Bank of Ireland (UK) plc and AIB Group (UK) plc, in relation to a wide variety of actions, including professional negligence, enforcement of personal guarantees and complex breach of contract/ undertaking claims. Chris also acts for a large UK insurer specialising in catastrophic and large loss claims. He advises insurers on policy disputes, mis-selling of insurance policies and complex property claims. Recently Chris has represented clients in respect of high profile procurement challenges, defamation and Intellectual property disputes.

Career

Trained Walker Smith Way, Chester; qualified 1996; solicitor Weightmans, Liverpool 1996-98; John McKee & Son 1998 to date, partner 2003.

Languages

French.

Member

Law Society of Northern Ireland; Law Society of England and Wales; past chairman of Belfast Solicitors’ Association.

Education

Royal Belfast Academical Institution; Manchester Metropolitan University (1991 LLB Hons); College of Law, Chester (1993 Solicitors’ Final Exams).

Leisure

Chairman City of Belfast Swimming Club, keen cyclist and triathlete.


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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