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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

Mills Selig’s energy practice primarily focuses on windfarm sales, including advising on funding the acquisitions and disposals. A standout transaction for the team was advising Renewable Energy Investments in relation to the sale of the entire share capital of Oak Renewables; property partner Anna-Marie McAlinden led the advice, and also advised on lease negotiations for their development plans. Solicitor Glenn Watterson leads the advice on solar installations, a growing area for the firm.

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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 property team has been handling high-value transactions throughout 2016 and has been particularly active across the retail, office and hotel sectors. The team acts for a large number of property developer clients, including The Quinn Group, Murdoch Property Group and Glandor Properties Limited. Real estate asset management firms are another key part of its client base; in 2016 newly appointed partner Anna-Marie McAlinden led the team acting for Northwood Investors on the sale of Kiltoot Business Park. Other highlights included advising Marcol Group (a new client for 2016) on the acquisition of a retail development. The highly regarded Anne Skeggs heads the practice.

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