Leonard Edgar > McKees > Belfast, Northern Ireland > Lawyer Profile

McKees
THE LINENHALL
32-38 LINENHALL STREET
BELFAST
BT2 8BG
Northern Ireland

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 at McKees – 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;

Memberships

Law Society of Northern Ireland

Education

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

Leisure

Running

Lawyer Rankings

Northern Ireland > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

McKees  is one of the law firms for choice for the National Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Society, and handles mandates concerning farm accidents, road traffic accidents and incidents on construction sites. Leonard Edgar is an expert in advising on catastrophic injury claims, and has notable experience in the County Courts due to his additional role as a Deputy County Court Judge. Chris Ross is another key member of the team; he is particularly active on cross-border claims.