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.



PIPS - EDG Charity of the Year 2016

PIPS - EDG Charity of the Year 2016

07 April 2016

We are delighted to announce that EDG's chosen charity for 2016 is PIPS. 

TAGLaw Conference - Update

TAGLaw Conference - Update

16 March 2016

EDG hosted 50 lawyers from across Europe at the TAGLaw European Regional Conference in Belfast on 11 and 12 March 2016. The weekend began with a conference dinner in the Belfast Harbour Commissioners’ Offices, after which some delegates sampled the delights of Belfast’s nightlife.  Riddel Hall was the venue for an exciting programme of speakers and lively discussion on topics including the UK referendum on UK membership of the EU. This was followed by a visit to Crumlin Road Gaol.  The formal part of the conference ended on Saturday evening with dinner in Malone House.  Kevin McVeigh, partner at EDG, said "Being a member of TAGLaw means we can provide an international service to our clients. The European Regional Conference is a significant annual event which strengthens the links between the member firms and we were delighted to host a very successful 2016 Conference.”

TAGLaw European Regional Conference - Belfast 2016

TAGLaw European Regional Conference - Belfast 2016

10 March 2016

EDG is delighted to host the TAGLaw European Regional Conference in Belfast on 11 and 12 March 2016. EDG 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.  It is one of the four largest law firm alliances in the world and has received the highest ranking of “Elite” in Chambers Global.  Through membership of TAGLaw EDG facilitates advice for its clients in jurisdictions across the world. EDG is looking forward to welcoming 50 of our European law colleagues to Belfast and helping them sample its delights this weekend!

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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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