MTB secure licence for drinks sampling area for Gemini Pubs Limited

MTB were delighted to assist Gemini Pubs Limited in obtaining a licence for a drinks sampling area in the Lighthouse Wine Store in Whiteabbey.

Mr Damien Curran, Director of Gemini Pubs Limited, said “I am looking forward to this new venture and I am grateful to MTB Solicitors for their hard work and diligence throughout my application.”

If you require legal advice in relation to any liquor licensing matter, please contact our licensing department on 028 90329801.  Read more

MTB sponsor ‘Retail Business of the Year’ at The Ortus Awards

MTB Partners Aleric Turtle and Andrew Morrow were delighted to attend the Ortus Awards at Beechlawn Hotel today to present FeisFayre with the ‘Retail Business of the Year’  Award.

The Ortus Group is a Belfast-based enterprise agency which provides unique business support programmes and a wide range of complementary services. Read more

NI abortion law “needs radical reconsideration” says Deputy President of the Supreme Court

On 26th May 2018 the referendum in Ireland to repeal the eighth amendment was met with an overwhelming “yes” majority. The final result was 66.4% yes to 33.6% no.

The eighth amendment stated that there is equal right to life of the pregnant mother and unborn child. Read more


Many people have lost out on their savings during the financial crisis due to inappropriate investments into property or because they were sold inappropriate investment products.  It may well be that your bank or another financial institution sold you a product that was not suitable and that you have lost out financially due to this mis-selling. Read more

Concussion in Sport

Solicitors from MTB recently attended a seminar in Dublin entitled ‘On Deadly Ground – the standard of care and head injuries in rugby’ with all proceeds from the seminar going to the brain injury charity Headway. Read more

GDPR – there’s still time to get it right

After last week’s frenzy of emails, the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) are now in effect.

It is not often that a new piece of regulation generates such activity, achieving more Google searches last week than flights to Kiev and new goalkeepers! Read more

Pro Bono Choir Night at the Museum Concert

Two of MTB’s solicitors are performing with the Pro Bono Choir at their summer concert tonight in the Ulster Museum. There are a few tickets remaining and it’s sure to be a great night for a very good cause. Read more

Children in Crossfire Charity Golf Day – Can you guess the course before reading on?


Some of our MTB golfers recently took part in a charity event at Malone Golf Club in aid of Children In Crossfire. It was a fantastic day all round. The sun shone the entire afternoon and there were a few decent shots too! Read more

MTB and Others Brave the Elements in Aid of Marie Curie

Fifteen members of the MTB team were amongst an intrepid group of almost 200 Northern Ireland’s solicitors, barristers and judiciary who participated in a 5km walk/run around Belfast City Centre last Friday in support of the cancer charity Marie Curie. Read more

Update on the Owens case

On the 17th May 2018 a woman being denied a divorce by her husband told the Supreme Court in London that the law is expecting her to live with him against her will.

Earlier in the year MTB Newsroom reported that the lower Courts rejected Tini Owens’s petition to divorce Hugh Owens, a mushroom farmer.  Read more

Divorce in the digital age

These days everyone has a smart phone, a tablet or an iPad. Online access is only the touch of a button away. Those who are not savvy with social media will no doubt have access to emails and text messaging. Read more

GMC Begins Investigation Into Leading Neurologist

Following the decision last week by the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust to recall 2,500 patients, the General Medical Council (GMC) has now begun its investigation into Consultant Neurologist, Dr Michael Watt. The GMC has imposed temporary restrictions on Dr Watt’s practice and a full investigation will take place. Read more

Discrimination in the work place – have you been affected?

Discrimination in the work place can take many forms and can affect workers in all positions.

Saleem Patka, a Senior Manager at the BBC World Service languages unit, is suing the BBC for race discrimination, claiming that staff earned less simply because of the colour of their skin. Read more

Have you ticked “Will” off your To-Do list yet?

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A clear and concise will, or the lack of one has formed the basis of many a fascinating story line. From Dickens to television dramas, wills can expose family tensions but they are an essential and effective way for loved ones to inherit assets. Read more

MTB Partner participates in Credit Hire conference in Birmingham

On 2nd May 2018 our Partner, Colin Mitchell, attended a Credit Hire conference hosted in Birmingham by Maria Mulla of No5 Chambers.

Maria is one of the leading experts on credit hire in the UK. The conference had a range of speakers, reflecting both claimant and insurance perspectives on credit hire. Read more

BHSCT probes leading neurologist’s treatment of patients

The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust has confirmed that it has carried out a review into the practice of one of its leading Consultant Neurologists, Dr.Michael Watt. Following concerns raised about the treatment of some 2500 patients, the Trust has taken the decision to recall all current patients. Read more

Smashing result for Belfast Harlequins!

MTB Solicitors are proud sponsors of the Belfast Harlequins rugby club and we were all delighted to see the 1st XV team victorious last weekend. In the weekend clash between Belfast Harlequins and Omagh rugby club the host club Quins knew that staying in the 2B league was imperative. Read more

Supreme Court sits in Northern Ireland for the first time

For only the second time since its establishment in 2009 the Supreme Court will sit away from its regular home of London this week.

There are three cases being heard, including the so-called “gay cake” case in which Ashers Bakery has twice been found to have discriminated on the grounds of sexual orientation after it cancelled an order by a gay activist in 2014 for a cake decorated with the slogan: “Support gay marriage”. Read more

Domestic Violence – Clare’s Law equivalent launched in Northern Ireland

A scheme which allows men and women to discover if their partner has a history of violence has been brought into Northern Ireland.

The Domestic Violence and Abuse Disclosure Scheme, aimed at preventing abuse and violence in the home, allows the police to disclose information on request about a partner’s previous history of domestic violence or violent acts. Read more

GDPR – Are you up to speed?

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