About us

Celebrating over a quarter century in practice, McAteer & Co Solicitors was founded in Belfast by the current Senior Partner Ciaran McAteer in 1983. A merger with RS Haslett Solicitor in 2000 and with John R Keir & Co Solicitors in 2006 has strengthened our reputation as a client focused, proactive and commercially aware Law firm.

Our main Private Client practice areas are Personal Injury law, including representation of victims of institutional, Clerical and Childhood Abuse, Conveyancing, Wills & Probate, Inheritance Tax Planning & Asset Protection, advice on nursing home fees, Family Law, litigation and Employment law.

Our main Business practice areas are the formation of companies, LLPs and partnerships, commercial property acquisition, disposal, leasing and development, liquor and entertainment licensing, litigation, debt collection, Insolvency and Bankruptcy.

As well as our core areas of practice, we also have established the specialist areas of representing victims of sexual, physical or emotional Abuse, Charities law, Credit Union law, prenuptial agreements, Will Trusts for disabled beneficiaries Media & Music law and Transport law, including railways and the Retail Motor Industry.

We recognise our Clients often require access to timely and cost effective legal advice beyond Northern Ireland, in the Republic of Ireland, Great Britain, and further afield. Whilst entirely independent, we are a member of lexlink, which gives our Clients access to an international network of law firms. In turn we often receive instructions for international corporations and individuals doing business in Northern Ireland.

We are one of only two law firms in Northern Ireland who have obtained accreditation as an “investor in people”. We believe this commitment to our staff, along with investment in IT, document management and legal practice technology shows that whether you are a private individual or a large company, we are dedicated to the highest levels of client service at all times.