The firm is well known for delivering pragmatic legal advice founded on long established values of service, commerciality and integrity.
The firm aims to provide high quality legal services to a client base that includes international companies, investment institutions, charities, public authorities, local businesses and private individuals and families. We take pride in the strength of each of our individual client relationships.
We offer a partner-led service, and our key strength lies in the quality of our team. Each client has an individual point of contact directly responsible for delivery of the required legal services and able to draw upon shared expertise within the firm.
This ability to access the collective expertise of a dedicated team of lawyers allows the delivery of practical solutions tailored to the specific needs of the client.
The firm was founded by Alexander Johns in the middle of the nineteenth century; the earliest recorded reference to the firm dates from 1837 at which time it was located in Donegall Street, Belfast. The firm subsequently moved to purpose built offices in Lombard Street, Belfast in 1875 where it continued to be based until October 2000 when it relocated to its present address at 40 Linenhall Street, Belfast.
On 1st January 1949 the firm, then known as Johns Elliot & Johns, merged with Robert Wallace & Company, which had a similar type of commercial and company practice, to become Johns Elliot Wallace & Company. The next forty or more years was a period of expansion and transformation. A shortened form of name, Johns Elliot, was adopted on 1st January 1989.
With the expansion of the practice, and recognising the opportunities afforded by evolving office technology, the firm relocated in October 2000 to a purpose-designed suite of offices at 40 Linenhall Street situated in a converted and refurbished Victorian building in the heart of Belfast's commercial district.
Each member of our team delivers practical legal advice which draws on a substantial depth and breadth of experience across the firm. Please contact any member of our team to arrange a consultation.