We have a wide and varied client base which includes transport, manufacturing, housing, education, banking, agrifood, retail, charitable and voluntary sectors. Our clients operate in the public, private and third sectors. The diversity of the clients we represent is indicative of the quality of expertise Elliott Duffy Garrett can provide.
But don’t just take our word for it. The Legal 500 describes us as a “regional heavyweight” and we are consistently ranked in Chambers UK – A Client’s Guide to UK Solicitors.
We can provide the legal services you need, when you need them. We are as driven as our clients and our services are quality-assured, cost effective and tailored to meet your requirements.
Elliott Duffy Garrett provides Expert, Direct Guidance for you and your business.
For more information or to arrange an appointment please contact us.
Banking & Financial Services
We provide a dynamic and effective service for banks, building societies and other financial institutions both local and international.
Corporate & Commercial
We are focused on our clients’ commercial aims and objectives. Our Corporate & Commercial lawyers are dedicated to providing expert advice and practical solutions to the issues facing our clients.
We provide advice on all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment, contracts, training, policies, disciplinary matters and litigation.
We offer expert legal advice on all matters relating to insolvency and business recovery. Our Insolvency lawyers advise secured creditors on the pre-appointment process.
Our Commercial Property team provides a comprehensive range of legal services covering all aspects of property and real estate in Northern Ireland.
Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Our Dispute Resolution and Litigation team has an excellent track record in handling complex litigation at all levels, including those raising new issues of law.
Family & Matrimonial
Our Family and Matrimonial team of lawyers provides practical guidance and cost-effective legal advice in dealing with issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship.
Our Private Client team offers expertise, specialist advice and client-orientated service in wills, trusts and succession planning.
ELU Bulletin: Can a dismissal be fair if a previous warning is under appeal?21 January 2014
Our Employment Law Unit has issued a bulletin: "Can a dismissal be fair if a previous warning is under appeal?". If you are interested in receiving a copy and/ or having your name added to our database so that you receive future bulletins from our Employment Law Unit, please contact Ian McFarland: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Pre-Action Protocol for Social Housing Landlords13 January 2014
The Lord Chief Justice has issued a new pre-action protocol in respect of ejectment proceedings in the County Court based on non-payment of rent in the social housing sector, which is effective from 9 January 2014. It does not apply to claims for possession where there is no security of tenure. The stated aims of the protocol are to: ensure that landlords and tenants act fairly and reasonably with each other in resolving any matter concerning rent arrears consistent with the Department for Social Development’s guide Managing Rent Collection; and encourage more pre-action contact between landlords and tenants in an effort to achieve agreement between parties and, where this cannot be reached, to enable court time to be used more effectively. The protocol describes the behaviour which the court will normally expect of the parties both prior to proceedings and once proceedings have been issued, if this proves necessary. It recognises that tenants have a responsibility to pay their rent on time and social landlords have a responsibility to maintain and sustain tenancies. It also makes clear that eviction should always be viewed as a last resort. For more information regarding the new protocol, please contact Claire Martin or Marie-Louise Lowry.
ELU bulletin on Occupational Health Assessment06 January 2014
Our Employment Law Unit has issued a bulletin on why Employers should not rely solely on an Occupational Health Assessment. If you are interested in receiving a copy of this and/or having your name added to our database so that you receive future bulletins from our Employment Law Unit, please contact Ian McFarland.
ELU Bulletin on Transgender Issues in Employment16 December 2013
Our Employment Law Unit has issued a bulletin on Transgender Issues in Employment. If you are interested in receiving a copy of this and/or having your name added to our database so that you receive future bulletins from our Employment Law Unit, please contact Ian McFarland.
In conjunction with Legal Island (legalisland.com) we provide a fortnightly bulletin reporting on judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU which are likely to have an impact on lawyers in Northern Ireland and further afield. The reports will cover employment law, commercial contracts, procurement, consumer protection and other relevant areas and will also include reports of judgments in the UK courts.
To see any of our reports, please click on the links below.
If you require any advice in connection with these reports and the potential impact on your business, please contact us.
Key Issues: Equal Treatment
Key Issues: Parental Leave
Key Issues: Applicable law for contract of employment
Key Issues: Short-time working – reduction of paid annual leave
Key Issues: Equal treatment – retirement – age discrimination
Key Issues: Discrimination on ground of disability
Key issues: Consumer protection – Distance contracts – right to withdraw
Key Issues: Right to manifest one’s religion
Key issues: Part-time workers – retirement pension
Key Issues: Entitlement to paid annual leave
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Our offices at Royston House, 34 Upper Queen Street, Belfast BT1 6FD are located in the centre of the City of Belfast, a very short distance from Belfast City Hall. Please see the location map below.