Elliott Duffy Garrett

Royston House, 34 Upper Queen Street
Northern Ireland, BT1 6FD
 +44 (0) 28 9024 5034
 +44 (0) 28 9024 1337
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Elliott Duffy Garrett was established in 1973 by three prominent Belfast lawyers with the intention of providing specialist legal services to the local and international business communities.   

James Elliott, Gerard Duffy and Brian Garrett, shared the common desire to create a first class legal firm that quickly earned the reputation for the quality of its legal services. They gave their names to a firm that today maintains their ambition.
In 1973 Northern Ireland was embroiled in bitter civil strife and the founding partners, who came from very different social and political backgrounds, wanted to create a firm that reflected the very best in legal skills irrespective of religion or politics. It is a tribute to their vision that the firm which they moulded upholds that tradition and has set an example which others have subsequently followed. 
Over thirty years later we are justly pleased not only of our many legal achievements but also of our independence and diversity.

Practice Area
  • Business Organisation 
  • Company Formation and Management 
  • Acquisitions and Disposals 
  • Joint Ventures 
  • Shareholders Agreements 
  • Private Finance and Public Private Initiatives 
  • Business Recovery and Insolvency 
  • Banking and Finance 
  • Venture Capital and Inward Investment 
  • Film Financing 
  • Charities


  • Competition and Regulatory Law
  • European Union Law 
  • Public and Private Partnership and Financing 
  • Agency Distribution and Franchising Agreements 
  • Sale and Supply Agreements 
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Technology and E-commerce 
  • Data Protection 
  • Media and Entertainment 
  • Business Crime

Commercial Property

  • Property Development and Leasing
  • Environmental and Waste Management 
  • Planning 
  • Property Acquisition and Financing 
  • Property Outsourcing 
  • Landlord and Tenant 
  • Site Assembly and Funding 
  • Secured Property Lending 
  • Commercial Housing Developments 

Commercial Litigation

  • Professional Negligence
  • Defamation 
  • Product Liability 
  • Environmental law 
  • Licensing 
  • Construction Disputes 
  • Insolvency 
  • Judicial Review 
  • Occupational Health Claims 
  • Personal Injuries 
  • Arbitration and Alternative Despute Resolution 
  • Insurance 
  • Shipping 

Employment Rights

  • Recruitment
  • Selection and Promotion 
  • Terms and Conditions of Employment 
  • Service Contracts 
  • Unfair Dismissal 
  • Redundancies 
  • Racial, Religious, Political, Sex and Disability Discrimination 
  • Equal Pay 
  • Employee Fraud 
  • Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures 
  • Industrial Disputes 
  • Transfer of Undertaking Regulations 
  • Working Time Directives 
  • Parental Rights 
  • Data Protection 

Private Client Services

  • Wills
  • Administration of Estates 
  • Trusts 
  • Succession Planning 
  • Residential Planning 
  • Residential Property 
  • Personal Rights