Who we are

Elliott Duffy Garrett is one of the leading law firms in Northern Ireland. We provide a range of tailored legal services in the following areas:

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Commercial Property
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
  • Employment
  • Family & Matrimonial
  • Insolvency
  • Private Client

Who we help

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.

How can we help you?

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.



Elliott Duffy Garrett is the sole Northern Irish member of the TagLaw Global Law Firm Group. Founded in 1998, TAGLaw is an international alliance of high quality, independent law firms comprising over 145 member firms operating out of more than 300 offices in more than 80 countries. It is one of only six global networks to receive the highest ranking of “Elite” in Chambers Global.
Through membership of TAGLaw Elliott Duffy Garrett can facilitate advice for its clients in foreign jurisdictions across the world.


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.

Commercial Property

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.

Private Client

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: ian.mcfarland@edglegal.com

New Pre-Action Protocol for Social Housing Landlords

13 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 Assessment

06 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 Employment

16 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.

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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.


Valerie Lyttle and Others v Bluebird UK Bidco 2 Limited

Key Issues:    Collective Redundancies



Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner

Key Issues:    Personal Data

Joao Filipe Ferreira da Silva & Others v Estado Portugues

Key Issues:    Transfer of Undertaking

European Commission v Luxembourg

Key Issues:    Fixed Term Work Contracts

USDAW & Wilson v WW Realisation 1 Ltd, Ethel Austin Ltd & Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Key Issues:    Collective Redundancies

Auto-ja Kuljetusalan Työntekijäliitto (AKT) v Öljytuote & Shell Aviation Finland (SAF)

Key Issues:    Temporary Agency Work

Bundesdruckerei GmbH v Stadt Dortmund

Key Issues:    Miminum Wage - sub-contractors

OBB Personenverkehr AG v Gotthard Starjakob

Key Issues:    Age Discrimination

Fiamingo and Others v Rete Ferroviaria Italiana SpA

Key Issues:    Fixed term employment contracts

 Z.J.R. Lock v British Gas Trading Limited

Key Issues:    Working time


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Pupillage Applications 2016

Applications are invited for Pupillages commencing in September 2016.  Please contact Christine Hamilton Partner for an Application (email: christine.hamilton@edglegal.com).  Closing date for Applications is Friday 8 April 2016 at 4.30pm.







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