We are McCartan Turkington Breen, a full-service law firm headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland. We offer a wide range of legal services to both individual and corporate clients and enjoy a reputation for delivering results in a timely and personable manner.
We pride ourselves on being at the cutting edge of contemporary legal thinking. We ensure that our practitioners have undeniable expertise in each of our practice areas before delivering for our clients. Many of our expert partners and solicitors are often honoured and celebrated for their expertise by prestigious organisations such as the Chambers Guide.
McCartan Turkington Breen face challenges head-on in an intellectually driven and strategic manner. We are not afraid of a fight, something that is reflected in our track record of rigorously defending our clients’ interests.
We believe in giving back to our communities and take our corporate social responsibility seriously. We are known to proudly sponsor local sporting teams, events and charitable initiatives. Each year, we select a charity to champion and support through such sponsorship.
As a legal practice committed to the people we advise and the people on our own team, we continue to evolve and better the services we provide to individuals and businesses. The McCartan Turkington Breen ethos is now, as it always has been, the provision of expert legal advice, tailored to address the specific needs of our clients and delivered in a timely and personable manner.
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Meet the Team
We believe in encouraging, nurturing and empowering our people. Consequently, on average, our solicitors have spent more than 70% of their working lives at McCartan Turkington Breen, rising to over 90% amongst our partners. Our low turnover of staff allows our clients to forge long term relationships with their solicitor, based on trust and an understanding of individual client needs.
Francesca Fusco Maguire
McCartan Turkington Breen was founded in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 1st January 1977. Our namesakes are Fergus McCartan, Bernard Turkington and Damian Breen. The firm was born of a merger between two long-standing and respected firms who themselves were formed through various mergers over the preceding decades.
The oldest precursor firm that runs in the DNA of McCartan Turkington Breen can find its roots as far back as the 1920s. The firm was founded by a team of young and ambitious solicitors who would soon become the sharpest legal minds of their generation. Even back then, our expert legal advice coupled with a straight-forward personable approach, attracted many of Belfast’s leading businesses and individuals.
The most contemporary rendition of the McCartan Turkington Breen story is one of growth. The firm has gone from around ten people in 1977 to almost sixty today. In fact, we are one of largest locally owned law firms in Northern Ireland. We have been involved in landmark cases that had far reaching implications in Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the European Union. We presented cases all the way up to the House of Lords and later, the Supreme Court.
From the outset we have been a full-service legal practice that proudly represents a diverse range of people and businesses. Then, as now, we were a firm that prided itself on excellence in client service. The McCartan Turkington Breen story is one of consistency and we continue to build on our past in order to define our future.
We are committed to you
Learn more about the standards we hold ourselves to and the various entities we proudly sponsor and support.