Corporate Client Services

Commercial Property

The firm has over many years established a wide ranging experience in all aspects of commercial conveyancing work, representing commercial developers, institutional investors, publicly funded organisations and private clients. This has lead to the firm establishing strong relationships with agents, surveyors and planning consultants to deliver an integrated service from site acquisition to development and sale.

The firm is regularly involved in:

The firm acts for the landlords of several major shopping centres in Northern Ireland, for a range of institutional and private investors in relation to their Northern Irish property portfolios and for a local privatised utility.

Richard Dickson is the partner who supervises this area of work assisted by Steven Cockcroft and Emmet McKeown with the support of additional professional staff as may be required for each individual client or transaction.

Landlord and Tenant

The firm has, as part of its commercial property practice, developed a specialism in landlord and tenant matters, advising developers, institutional investors, and private clients across a range of property portfolios. 

Steven Cockcroft heads up this area of work, assisted by Emmet McKeown.

The firm acts for the landlords of a number of shopping centres, office, sports, leisure and retail developments, providing proactive advice to both local and national institutional investors.

This requires delivery of a high quality service in relation to:

Charities

The firm acts for a number of major charities providing advice with regard to registration and the statutory compliance issues.

Vera Woods is the partner who supervise this area assisted by Jonathan Coen.

Intellectual Property

Vera Woods and Richard Dickson are the partners who advise in relation to intellectual property and copyright enforcement.

The firm advises on such matters as confidentiality agreements, licences, agency agreements as well as enforcement rights.

Corporate

The firm has considerable experience acting for and advising corporate clients.  It advised in relation to the formation of the International Fund for Ireland; the acquisition of W5 by The Odyssey Trust; and regularly advises on regulatory and compliance issues.

Odyssey TrustThe firm is well placed to advise in relation to all aspects of this area of work, including:

Steven Cockcroft and Graeme King head up this area of work, assisted by Richard Dickson.

Securities and Reposessions

The firm has a wide experience in this area.  We have for a number of years acted on behalf of a local bank in relation to general security issues. 

The firm advises on all aspects of this work including:

Richard Dickson is the partner with overall charge of this area, assisted by Steven Cockcroft and Jonathan Coen.

Litigation

Litigation

Our litigation team headed up by Graeme King advises a wide range of clients both corporate and individuals in domestic and international litigation, including:

Debt Recovery

In the current market efficient, cost-effective debt recovery has become of increasing importance to many of our clients.   We can advise on all aspects of the recovery process from initial payment demands, negotiation and drafting of payment plans, conducting court proceedings and enforcement. 

Employment Law

Pragmatic legal advice is important at an early stage to assess the potential impact of legislation, evolve efficient working practices and ensure that good industrial relations are established and maintained. This is an increasingly problematical area for commercial clients. If disputes do occur, we advise and, if necessary, arrange representation before the relevant Tribunals.
We act predominantly on behalf of employers, advising public and private companies and public bodies. This work covers a broad spectrum, including:

Graeme King and Emmet McKeown advise in this area.

Licensing

The firm also provides a comprehensive service in connection with the sale of intoxicating liquor in all types of licensed premises.
Vera Woods and Graeme King are the partners involved in this area of work, assisted by Emmet McKeown.

We provide a broad range of legal services for our commercial and private clients.

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.

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