MTB’s Colin Mitchell and Dianne Wong attend Dalian Summit in China

MTB’s Colin Mitchell and Dianne Wong are attending the 4th UK-China Regional Leaders’ Summit in Dalian, China this week. The purpose of the Summit is to discuss and develop regional co-operation between China, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Northern Powerhouse. Read more

In the Spotlight!

 

One of our Partners, Marie-Anne McVeigh, is featured in the Irish News Business section of today’s paper. Marie-Anne has recently taken over the reins from her father, Gerry McVeigh, who has now officially retired from the firm. Read more

Age Discrimination

An Industrial Tribunal has found that a 63 year old man from Antrim was discriminated against because of his age when trying to apply for a position with Spring and Airbrake Ireland Limited in Nutts Corner, Co.Antrim. Read more

Setanta Insurance –end of the line?

It has been reported that 21 millon euros are to be paid to motorists caught up in the collapse of Setanta Insurance.

The Maltese based company collapsed in 2014 as they were unable to pay for claims made against their policyholders. Read more

WANTED: Paralegal and Conveyancing & Probate secretary

 

MTB Solicitors are expanding!

We are currently looking for two new recruits to join our expanding practice. The available positions are:

  • A paralegal
  • An experienced conveyancing and probate secretary

Both positions are on a full time basis and the closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 24th October 2018. Read more

Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 28th September 2018 our staff participated in the Macmillan Coffee morning. We were delighted to raise an impressive £412.64 for this wonderful charity who do such amazing work. It was, of course, a bonus that we got to eat a lot of cake! Read more

MTB Solicitors are expanding!

MTB Solicitors are expanding and are looking for a paralegal to join our busy city centre practice. If you are interested in applying for the role please send your CV to Mr. Colin Mitchell at colin.mitchell@mtb-law.co.uk by Friday 19th October 2018. Read more

F V Harty & Co. is on the move!

 

Our sister company, F V Harty & Co. is moving to new premises in Dublin from 1st October 2018. In keeping with our tradition of being located in close proximity to the Courts, F V Harty & Co. Read more

MTB Solicitors donate to Chinese Welfare Association

MTB Solicitors recently made a donation to the Chinese Welfare Association. The Association, located on Stranmillis Embankment, Belfast, provides an invaluable service, not just to the local Chinese community but to all of South Belfast.

The Association’s chairman, Danny Wong MBE, said “We are delighted that a prestigious firm such as MTB Solicitors has chosen to make this donation. Read more

Storm Ali

The first storm of the season has hit Northern Ireland and it has certainly taken its toll. Trees have fallen all over the country blocking roads, damage to electricity lines has been extensive, various modes of transport were either delayed or cancelled, and damage has occurred to homes and various buildings. Read more

Woman awarded damages after Employer mocked her accent

Caroline Curran from West Belfast was awarded £1,080 for injury to her feelings after she faced workplace bullying over her accent and harassment for being a female.

Ms. Curran worked as an assistant manager in the Four Winds Bar in South Belfast.  Read more

Up and Away!

 

A small but hardy team from MTB took part in the Aqua Challenge on Friday afternoon at Lets go Hydro in aid of the Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.

The event was organised by M B McGrady & Co. Read more

APIL campaigns for legal aid at Inquests

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) are currently engaged in a campaign to allow grieving families, who wish to have an inquest into the death of a family member, to have access to Legal Aid. Read more

Noah’s Park

Everyone might fondly recall the heavens falling at the end of the July this year affording some natural refreshment after 2 months of mainly sunny, hot and dry weather. That is unless your car was parked in an overflow parking area of Belfast International Airport. Read more

UK Supreme Court Rule in Favour of Unmarried Mother

The UK Supreme Court today has delivered its judgement in the case brought by Northern Ireland woman Siobhan McLaughlin. https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-2017-0035.html

Ms McLaughlin had been in a relationship with John Adams for 23 years. They had four children together but were never married. Read more

Hospitality Ulster instructs MTB Solicitors to explore compensation options for businesses affected by Primark fire

Hospitality Ulster is moving to explore options to compensate businesses within the hospitality sector as the fallout from the Primark fire enters its third day. 

Hospitality Ulster’s CEO, Colin Neill, said:

“We sympathise and recognise the fire was a tragic loss for both Primark and Belfast. Read more

MTB raise £2,060 for NI Chest Heart and Stroke

MTB were delighted to present NI Chest Heart and Stroke with a cheque for £2,060 recently.

The monies were raised by MTB at their annual Charity Pub Challenge on 17th June 2018. It was a great day and we were delighted to raise money for such a great cause. Read more

Junior Doctor wins Appeal

Many of you will be aware of the tragic death of Jack Adcock who was admitted to Leicester Royal Infirmary in February 2011.

Dr Bawa-Garba was a sixth year registrar covering the acute ward. She had just returned from maternity leave and had a previously impeccable record. Read more

MTB successfully represent clients in one of the largest employment law settlements in NI

MTB Employment Partner, John McShane, has successfully represented seven of nine claimants who took a case against the Executive Office – formerly the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) – for unfair dismissal. Read more

Live to work?

In the Republic of Ireland a business executive was awarded €7,500 by the Labour Court against her employers, Kepak Convenience Foods Unlimited, after being expected to deal with out of hours emails which led to her working in excess of 48 hours per week in breach of Organisation of Working Time Act 1997. Read more