SERVICES

McGale Kelly is a full-service law firm offering the highest standard of client experience. Services include:

PROPERTY

Whether you are buying or selling a house, renting, remortgaging or even in a dispute with a neighbour it can prove to be a stressful time.

At McGale Kelly our experienced team of conveyancing solicitors are here to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible.

We understand that buying and selling a property can be at times confusing, especially if you have never been through the process before. That is why we are here to help remove all the stress and worries with the knowledge our solicitors will be on hand to manage your case from start to finish.

Always rest assured, the McGale Kelly team are only a phone call

WILLS & PROBATE

While many people don’t want to think about what will happen after they pass away, it is essential that everyone considers making a Will.

Our solicitors understand that everyone’s circumstances are different and that issues relating to Wills, Trusts and Inheritance Tax are very personal.

Your Will tells everyone what should happen to your money, possessions and property after you die. An up to date will, written by a solicitor, ensures your wishes are respected. It also avoids difficult decisions and legal complications for your loved ones.

McGale Kelly Solicitors can assist you in the drafting of your Will, setting up Trusts, granting an Enduring Power of Attorney and generally planning your Estate. We can advise on the impact of nursing home charges and look to ensure that your financial affairs or those of your loved ones are addressed should you/they be no longer able to manage them. We can also advise you on the impact of inheritance tax, lifetime transfers of property and disputes which may arise.

If you are named as executor in a Will or a loved one has died, our solicitors can assist in the administration duties in dealing with the estate. This is a difficult time and you can rest assured that we will endeavour to ease the burden of having to deal with such matters.

Employment Law

Employment law is complicated, challenging and ever-changing for employers and employees and we can act for both.

It is the area of law regulating the relationship between employers and employees. This includes what employers can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do and employees’ rights at work.

As an employer you may need advice on disciplinary procedures, dismissal procedures, redundancy and terms and conditions of employment. As an employee you may feel that you have been unfairly dismissed, had wages deducted incorrectly, not been given appropriate holiday entitlements, not had grievances properly dealt with or been harassed in your place of work.

Employment disputes are complex and very personal and you should always get legal advice as soon as an issue arises as strict

Liquor Licensing

The licensing laws governing public houses, off licences, hotels and restaurants impose significant obligations on the licence holder. We can provide expert advice in respect of acquiring and renewal of such licences together with what is required in respect of amending the area permitted for the sale and consumption of alcohol.

Breaching the licensing laws can have a significant and adverse impact on your business. Our solicitors will provide you with concise and practical advice in a timely fashion.

For clubs which also wish to sell alcohol, please contact our solicitors who will offer detailed advice as to the liquor licensing laws that apply.

Criminal Law

If you have been charged with a crime, or think you are going to be, contact our criminal defence team today for expert legal representation.

From being questioned by police to appearing in court, our solicitors will be on hand to provide professional support, guidance and effective representation.

Our Solicitors will provide a high standard of care and service representing you in respect of all types of alleged offences. If appearing in a police station for interview we can offer legal advice and assistance with our 24 hour call out service. Where a case reaches court, you will be supported and advised throughout the various stages of the proceedings. Your defence will be

FAMILY LAW

We appreciate that contacting a family lawyer to discuss divorce, separation or child custody can be daunting. We have many years of experience and built a strong reputation for providing clear advice that is aimed at helping you through your difficult time. Speaking to our Solicitors will help to bring clarity about your situation. Whatever the problem we will provide a sympathetic and practical approach to help you resolve the situation and move on with your life. These are complex issues and will involve huge personal and financial decisions to be made. We can provide expert legal advice in the areas of divorce, separation, child contact and residence disputes.

Personal Injuries

There are many different types of personal injury claims – including those arising from road traffic accidents, whiplash injuries, accidents at work or in public places, slips and trips and accidents abroad or on holiday.

McGale Kelly Solicitors will assess your claim on its merits with the information you provide and determine how successful your injury claim is likely to be. We use all our combined legal expertise to get the best possible results for people injured in accidents, through no fault of their own.

To claim compensation for a personal injury caused by an accident that was someone else’s fault, call our experienced

Bankruptcy

All bankruptcy proceedings in Northern Ireland are dealt with in the High Court. This may sound daunting but we at McGale Kelly are here to help you.

We provide a complete advisory service on all aspects of bankruptcy law, including advice on the pros and cons of bankruptcy, Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVA’s), and provide solutions to clients with debt problems.

For further information please give us a call on 028 8224 3621 or email: info@mcgalekelly.co.uk

Debt Recovery

If money is owed to you and your own attempts at recovery have been unsuccessful, we can help. Recovering debt can be frustrating and time consuming. McGale Kelly Solicitors are not only experienced in the traditional recovery of debt, but have significant experience of asset
recovery whether that be the recovery of leased premises; recovery of property on hire purchase; or, indeed, repossession of property.

McGale Kelly are registered to provide civil advice and assistance and legal aid to those who qualify. Legal aid allows people who would not otherwise be able to afford it to instruct a solicitor to assist with their legal problems.

You may be entitled to Legal Aid if you are in receipt of Income-based Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support or other state benefits or otherwise come within the financial limits applicable. We can advise you of the various requirements and assist you in completing the necessary forms to apply for Legal Aid.

Our Solicitors will inform you of the application process and how the Legal Services Agency recoups any payments made.

If you believe that you may be entitled for Legal Aid, please ask one of our Solicitors for advice.

Energy

There are a wide array of renewable energy generation opportunities in solar, wind, anaerobic and hydro that can open up significant development opportunities for your land and/or diversifying your existing business and we are here to help.

McGale Kelly Solicitors have significant experience in the energy sector. In partnership with our land law and corporate expertise we can offer structured and comprehensive advice to assist in the setting up and long term viability of your project.

Our solicitors will collaborate with other professionals such as your accountant and architect where applicable to advance your energy project, offering a thorough and competitive service

Business & Company Law

Whether you are considering starting a new business or are already an established company, McGale Kelly solicitors have the expertise to help.

We specialise in acting for entrepreneurs, owner managed businesses and investors. We advise in relation to corporate transactions, banking, financing, commercial contracts and on all aspects of running and growing a business.

Our solicitors combine strong technical expertise with a track record in delivering flexible and creative solutions for our clients.

Our depth and breadth of expertise allows us to provide specialist legal services and advice, tailored to the needs of your business.

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