Simmons Meglaughlin & Orr Solicitors (Construction Solicitor Dungannon). The firm through its offices in Dungannon, Dublin and Castlewellan provides practical and commercial advice in this expanding market. The continued focus we have placed on this area of work allows the firm to adopt a practical and commercial approach, working closely with clients to understand their commercial objectives and to provide practical and commercial advice.
We are proud of the quality of the work we undertake, the expertise of our people and the relationships we develop with our clients. The practice is broad based with clients including government bodies, public authorities, public companies, private companies, partnerships and individuals. The firm also acts for developers, main contractors, specialist contractors, suppliers, consultants, insurers and financial institutions.
Our skills cover a broad range of matters, including:
- Advice on and drafting of all forms of Building Contracts
- Advice on and drafting of Civil Engineering Contracts
- Collateral Warranties
- Partnering Contracts including PPC 2000, NEC
- Consultants’ Appointments
- Sub-contract agreements
- Funding agreements
- Performance Bonds
- Parent Company Guarantees
- Advice on property aspects of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005
- Health & Safety
- PFI advice (for example in the healthcare and education sectors)
- Advice on CITB Training Levy
- Renewable Energy
- Dispute avoidance and resolution
- Contractual Disputes
- Professional Negligence
- Mediation and alternative dispute resolution
- Litigation including proceedings in the Technology & Construction Court and Court of Appeal
- Advising consortia on the various bid requirements for PFI/PPP Projects, including the formation of special purpose companies and related joint venture arrangements with consortium members;
- Advising public sector bodies and private sector consortia on procurement issues and on concession contracts, including direct agreements and lenders and subcontractors;
- Advising construction companies on the differences between JCT construction contracts and those used in PFI/PPP projects and on direct agreements with lenders and public sector bodies;
- The preparation, negotiation and review of development, construction, engineering and professional contracts;
- The preparation, negotiation and review of bonds and collateral warranties;
advising companies on facilities management and operating contracts;
- Advising lenders and consortia on project finance issues, including the negotiation of loan, security, inter-creditor and direct agreements; and
- Advising professional team members on collateral warranties and direct agreements;
Advising parties on property and surplus land issues.
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Licensed to practice in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
A vital extra dimension to all these services is that, since we are licensed to practice in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, we are uniquely placed to advise the increasing number of businesses choosing to pursue commercial projects on both sides of the border.
Being licensed to practice in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, we provide high-quality, all-Ireland legal services to business. Our Strategic location in the city of Dungannon near the border and within easy reach of Belfast and Dublin also offers obvious advantages.
Whatever your requirements then – acquisitions to restricting, from property to inward investment – our professional approach and practical advice ensure that you maximise your business opportunities while avoiding the pitfalls.
Educated at St Colman’s College in Newry, Kevin graduated from University College Dublin in 1982 with a degree in Law (BCL).
He graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a Certificate of Professional Legal Studies in 1984 and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland in 1984. He was later admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in the Republic of Ireland in 1992, as well as in England and Wales in 2008. He qualified as a Solicitor Advocate in 2013. He is also a certified Mediator.
Kevin has worked at Donnelly Neary & Donnelly since he was admitted to the Roll in 1984 and has been a partner in the firm since 1988.
Kevin is a Notary Public, and is currently the President of the College of Notaries in Northern Ireland. He is also a Trusts and Estates Practitioner (TEP) of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a member of the NI Commercial Property Lawyers Association. Kevin currently acts as Treasurer for the Irish Legal History Society and is Deputy Chair of the Statutory Committee for the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland.
Kevin has experience in all areas of practise; however, Kevin specialises in commercial property, as well as in general conveyancing, trusts and wills.
Brendan Hagan LLB graduated from Queen’s University in 1973 with a BA Honours Degree in Modern History.
Brendan commenced practising as a Solicitor in 1978 and completed his apprentice with John P Hagan.
Brendan specialises in Criminal, Matrimonial and employment law and is a Solicitor Advocate and a member of the Children Order Panel.
Brendan has acted in a number of high profile criminal cases as well as Public Enquiries.
Educated at St Patrick’s Academy Dungannon, Ellen graduated from University of Ulster Magee with a degree in Law with French (LLB).
Ellen obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University Belfast in 2017.
Ellen works from our Portadown Office JPH Law, our Armagh office Gordon Wallace & Co and our Dungannon office Simmons Meglaughlin & Orr.
Ellen specialised in Conveyancing, Employment and Wills.
Kate Ervine graduated from Queen’s University and completed her degree in Law & Accountancy in 2006 and Trust & Estate Administration in 2009.
Kate was formerly employed by two provincial firms before joining the practice in August 2007. Kate specialises in Conveyancing, Administration of Estates; contentious Probate; Will drafting; Agricultural law and Taxation. Kate is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Educated at St Joseph’s Grammar School Donaghmore, Kathryn graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2002 with a degree in Law and Politics (LLB).
Kathryn obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice with Distinction from Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne in 2003.
In 2005 Kathryn was admitted as a Qualified Solicitor in Northern Ireland, England and Wales.
Kathryn worked in our Portadown office JPH Law in 2018 and later moved to our Dungannon office Simmons Meglaughlin & Orr.
Kathryn is a multifaceted general practice Solicitor who specialises in Property, Probate and Wills. She also practices in Matrimonial Law, Children’s Law, Personal Injury and General Litigation.
Michael graduated in law with LLB Hons from Queens University Belfast in 1985 He works with JPHLAW as well as being the Principal of Campbell & Grant in Newry.
Michael’s legal expertise includes conveyancing, criminal law, commercial property acquisition, sales development, residential property development, licensing, planning, trusts, inheritance tax, wills and estates both in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland.
Aoife was educated at Assumption Grammar School, Ballynahinch, before attending Queen’s University Belfast, where she graduated with a degree in Law & Politics (LLB).
She then studied at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast, and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2011.
Aoife has particular interest in litigation and family law, as well as probate and criminal law.
Educated at Portadown College, Helen graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 1995 with a degree in Law (LLB).
She then studied at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast, and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland in 1997. Helen has a Certificate in Commercial Conveyancing, and also has an ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership.
She currently sits on the Board of Governors for Waringstown Primary School.
Helen has a particular interest in residential conveyancing, commercial property, wills, and the administration of estates.