Caring, Dedicated, Professional

Formed in 1948, in premises very close to our present location in the heart of Newtownards Town Centre, the Practice has a firmly established reputation for providing resolute legal advice and sound assistance to both private clients and companies particularly in the Ards and North Down areas and further throughout the Province.

We also provide legal services to individuals and companies throughout the UK and abroad for their Northern Irish interests, as a more personal and economic alternative to city centre firms.

Whilst the firm has many years experience in a broad range of legal spheres, we recognise the changing demands of our clientele and tailor our services accordingly to provide individual solutions.

Areas of expertise

With almost 70 years experience in serving the people of Newtownards we’ve developed a wide range of expertise in various legal matters.

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Coronavirus COVID-19

Please note that due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak we shall be limiting access to our premises at Lower Mary Street to only essential appointments. Our office remains open. However please contact us to discuss alternative meeting arrangements which can be facilitated by telephone or video call. Some of our staff will be working from home so if you want to get in touch, please send an email with your telephone number and we will arrange to call you back or contact reception.


Please use email as your first point of contact during what will be an extended period of remote working.



Buying or Selling a home during COVID-19?

Law Society of Northern Ireland Conveyancing 2020 from Paul O’Connor on Vimeo.

Our Location

Our Offices are located on Lower Mary Street, which adjoins both High Street and Frances Street in Newtownards, close by Conway Square and within easy walking distance of a number of town centre car parks, the closest being just behind the Office building after the Public Toilets on Frances Street. Disabled Parking is available directly outside our front door.

Latest news

Covid-19 Scams – Government warning to be vigilant.

The public are being warned of a scam text message claiming to be from the government that is currently doing the rounds. Members of the public are urged not to click any links.

Concerned about your house purchase or sale during COVID-19?

With huge uncertainty around the housing market during COVID-19, what is going on with house purchases and sales currently in process? Take a look at this informative video.

Legal Services during COVID-19.

Need legal advice during COVID-19? We are here to help, contact us today. Having provided resolute legal advice and sound assistance for over 70 years to both private clients and companies, we will continue to do so during the course of this pandemic, albeit via remote set-up.

Historical Institutional Abuse – Compensation Scheme

Where you resident at any of Northern Ireland’s children’s homes / youth detention centres between 1922 – 1995? If so, you could be entitled to a government compensation scheme payment of £10,000 up to £70,000.