MTB Solicitors ranked in Chambers and Partners in the fields of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence

MTB Solicitor’s Personal Injury and Medical Negligence departments have been ranked in Chambers and Partners. Chambers and Partners has been the leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years.

Clients commented that our Personal Injury team’s “business acumen and industry knowledge are outstanding” and that our “response times are excellent.”

One source interviewed found our firm to be “very proactive and super efficient without losing focus or compromising results,” and added that our lawyers “really go that extra step for the client.”

At MTB we pride ourselves on our personal approach whilst providing an efficient and cost-effective service to our clients. Read more

MTB Consultant, Ernie Telford, ranked in Chambers and Partners

MTB Consultant, Ernie Telford, has been ranked in Chambers and Partners for his expertise in medical negligence. Chambers and Partners has been the leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years.

Chambers reports that Ernie has an eminent reputation in catastrophic brain injury cases. Read more

MTB Partner, Stephen Clarke, ranked in Chambers and Partners

MTB Partner, Stephen Clarke, has been ranked in Chambers and Partners for his expertise in the category of ‘Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant’. Chambers and Partners has been the leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years. Read more

MTB Partner, John McShane, ranked in Chambers and Partners

MTB Partner, John McShane, has been ranked in Chambers and Partners for his expertise in Employment Law. Chambers and Partners has been the leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years.

John regularly acts for employers and employees in unfair dismissal and unlawful deduction of wages claims. Read more

MTB Partner, Aleric Turtle, ranked in Chambers and Partners

MTB Partner, Aleric Turtle, has been ranked in Chambers and Partners for his expertise in Real Estate. Chambers and Partners has been the leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years.

Aleric heads up McCartan Turkington Breen’s property department and offers great experience in both commercial and residential real estate transactions. Read more

MTB Partner, Viv Harty, ranked in Chambers and Partners

MTB Partner, Viv Harty, has been ranked in Chambers and Partners for his expertise in the  categories of ‘Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant’ and ‘Medical Negligence’. Chambers and Partners has been the leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years. Read more

MTB Partner, Colin Mitchell, ranked in Chambers and Partners

MTB Partner, Colin Mitchell, has been ranked in Chambers and Partners for his expertise in Licensing Law. Chambers and Partners has been the leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years.

Colin received plaudits from impressed clients, who said: His interpersonal skills are exceptional. Read more

Discrimination in the Workplace

A Police Officer has been awarded over £10,000 compensation by the Employment Tribunal after it was held that the PSNI had discriminated against him for having a beard.

A new PSNI health and safety policy required male officers to be clean shaven. Read more

Landmark case on Adverse Possession

The Court of Appeal has found that repaving a forecourt is enough to obtain possession in a claim for ‘adverse possession’. The decision, in the case of Thorpe v Frank [2019] EWCA Civ 150. widens the grounds required to establish factual possession, and now means that fencing or enclosing land is no longer an absolute requirement to demonstrating possession. Read more

Pregnant Woman ‘Unfairly Dismissed’ rules Industrial Tribunal

The Industrial Tribunal in Northern Ireland has awarded a Lithuanian national £28,000 after finding that she was discriminated against for reasons connected to her pregnancy.

McGrane Nurseries Ltd, a flowers wholesaler in Co Armagh, accepted that they failed to pay Mrs Gruzdaite for her time off attending the ante natal appointments. Read more

First Impressions Count

“First impressions count”.

We all know that this is true but we may not know just how little time we have to actually make a good, lasting first impression.  There have been various time limits discussed and some say that it is the first seven seconds of meeting that the person will have formed an impression of who you are.  Read more

NSPCC – Preventing Child Abuse

MTB Solicitors nominated NSPCC as its charity for 2019.  The NSPCC website www.nspcc.org.uk states that one in five children in the UK have suffered from abuse or neglect.  NSPCC works to protect children today and to prevent abuse from happening tomorrow.  Read more

Copyright – can i use someone else’s photo?

We have all seen those copies of National Geographic or Time magazine with dog-ears and ripped pages that seem to adorn the corners of waiting rooms in doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries.  The waiting time is running over and you decide to flick through one of these magazines when suddenly a wonderful photograph grabs your attention.  Read more

VICTORY FOR MTB AT THE ADDICTION NI CHARITY GOLF DAY, BALMORAL GC

MTB Solicitors were honoured to participate in the Captain’s and Lady Captain’s charity day at Balmoral Golf Club yesterday in aid of the superb local Charity Addiction NI. Marie-Anne McVeigh and Brian Turkington of the firm were joined by guests and part-time golfers John Magee of Aubrey Campbell Accountants and Will Miscampbell of Fetherston Clements Estate Agents. Read more

The Law and Drones

There has been a substantial rise in the popularity of drones. There has been incredible video footage captured by a drone of the inside of the burning Primark building in Belfast’s city centre shown recently on TV one year after Bank Buildings was engulfed in flames. Read more

Has your flight been cancelled or delayed? You could be entitled to compensation.

Throughout the summer months there have been a series of delays and cancelled flights which have stranded thousands of passengers across the UK. In July thousands of passengers became stranded at Gatwick airport for up to 48 hours with airlines cancelling inbound and outbound flights due to problems with the air-traffic control system. Read more

Dangerous Driving

One of our previous articles discussed the offence of Careless Driving. Now, we’re discussing the offence of Dangerous Driving

Dangerous Driving is an offence that can not only carry a driving ban and fine upon conviction, but it can also lead to a custodial jail sentence. Read more

High Court in Dublin halts strike plans of Ryanair’s Irish pilots

Dublin High Court granted an injunction yesterday, preventing planned strike action by Irish pilots who are members of the Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association (IALPA). The injunction was sought by Ryanair against Fórsa union, which is the parent union of IALPA, in order to prevent pilots from carrying out a 48-hour strike on 22nd and 23rd August. Read more

We’re Hiring!

 

We are currently looking for a Conveyancing Solicitor with 1-3 years PQE to join our expanding practice.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Conveyancing Solicitor to handle a full caseload of residential matters and to assist in commercial transactions. Read more

MTB Sponsored Andrew Wilson finishes T32 at The Open Championship

With the dust settling on The 148th Open Championship, which took place last week in Portrush, MTB Solicitors would like to congratulate England’s Andrew Wilson on his finish in T32 place with a score of 1 over par. Read more