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Anna-Marie McAlinden

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Mills Selig

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Property, energy.


Anna-Marie trained and qualified with an international law firm in England before returning to Northern Ireland in 2006. She then gained eight years’ experience with another major Belfast law firm before joining Mills Selig in 2014. She is qualified to act in Northern Ireland, England and Wales. Anna-Marie advises a wide range of clients including commercial, residential and mixed use developers, public sector bodies, institutional banks, investment funds and private investors on all aspects of commercial property. Anna-Marie has extensive experience of sales, purchases, developments, management of portfolios, refinancing and commercial property aspects of corporate transactions. Anna-Marie also advises on all aspects of environment and energy law, particularly renewable energy, and she obtained an LLM in 2012 in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development Law. She has experience of acting for major funds, energy companies, developers and land owners on a wide range of environment and energy matters including: brownfield remediation and risk mitigation; wind farm, solar (both commercial and residential) and hydro power developments; anaerobic digestion plants and environmental and planning due diligence.


Trained and qualified in England and Wales with Hammonds LLP; qualified 2005; returned to Northern Ireland to Tughans Solicitors May 2006 to July 2014; and joined Mills Selig July 2014.


Law Society of Northern Ireland; Law Society of England & Wales; Northern Ireland Commercial Property Lawyers Association (NICPLA); Environmental and Planning Law Association for Northern Ireland (EPLANI).

Northern Ireland: Projects, energy and natural resources


Within: Energy

Wind farm-related mandates dominate Mills Selig’s energy practice, with the group advising on the acquisition, financing and disposal of the wind farms. Solar projects are a growing area of activity for the firm. Recent highlights for the team included advising Walkabout Resources on the acquisition of platinum miner Lonmin’s Northern Ireland’s exploration portfolio. In another matter, the group is assisting Downing Fund LLP with its rooftop residential solar leases portfolio. Property lawyer Anna-Marie McAlinden leads the team, in which solicitor Glenn Watterson is recommended.

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Northern Ireland: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Next generation lawyers

Anna-Marie McAlinden - Mills Selig

Within: Commercial property

Mills Selig's ‘responsive, very experienced and knowledgeable’ property team has been busy with high-value acquisitions for development purposes across the residential, retail, office and media sectors in 2017. Highlights included Anna-Marie McAlinden advising new client IMC Cinema Group on the acquisition of all cinemas located in Northern Ireland, and assisting ITV plc with a development and lease agreement for new premises at City Quays. Practice head Anne Skeggs   (‘commercially very astute and a strong negotiator’) led advice to Tullymore House on the property aspects of the multimillion-pound sale of the Belfast-based Scottish Mutual Building via a share sale to the Signature Living Group; the property will be redeveloped into a hotel.

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