Who we are

Elliott Duffy Garrett is one of the leading law firms in Northern Ireland. We provide a range of tailored legal services in the following areas:

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Commercial Property
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
  • Employment
  • Family & Matrimonial
  • Insolvency
  • Private Client

Who we help

We have a wide and varied client base which includes transport, manufacturing, housing, education, banking, agrifood, retail, charitable and voluntary sectors. Our clients operate in the public, private and third sectors.  The diversity of the clients we represent is indicative of the quality of expertise Elliott Duffy Garrett can provide.

But don’t just take our word for it.  The Legal 500 describes us as a “regional heavyweight” and we are consistently ranked in Chambers UK – A Client’s Guide to UK Solicitors.

How can we help you?

We can provide the legal services you need, when you need them.  We are as driven as our clients and our services are quality-assured, cost effective and tailored to meet your requirements.

Elliott Duffy Garrett provides Expert, Direct Guidance for you and your business.

For more information or to arrange an appointment please contact us.



Elliott Duffy Garrett is the sole Northern Irish member of the TagLaw Global Law Firm Group. Founded in 1998, TAGLaw is an international alliance of high quality, independent law firms comprising over 145 member firms operating out of more than 300 offices in more than 80 countries. It is one of only six global networks to receive the highest ranking of “Elite” in Chambers Global.
Through membership of TAGLaw Elliott Duffy Garrett can facilitate advice for its clients in foreign jurisdictions across the world.


Banking & Financial Services

We provide a dynamic and effective service for banks, building societies and other financial institutions both local and international.

Corporate & Commercial

We are focused on our clients’ commercial aims and objectives. Our Corporate & Commercial lawyers are dedicated to providing expert advice and practical solutions to the issues facing our clients.


We provide advice on all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment, contracts, training, policies, disciplinary matters and litigation.


We offer expert legal advice on all matters relating to insolvency and business recovery. Our Insolvency lawyers advise secured creditors on the pre-appointment process.

Commercial Property

Our Commercial Property team provides a comprehensive range of legal services covering all aspects of property and real estate in Northern Ireland.

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Our Dispute Resolution and Litigation team has an excellent track record in handling complex litigation at all levels, including those raising new issues of law.

Family & Matrimonial

Our Family and Matrimonial team of lawyers provides practical guidance and cost-effective legal advice in dealing with issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship.

Private Client

Our Private Client team offers expertise, specialist advice and client-orientated service in wills, trusts and succession planning.



ELU Bulletin - Deductions from pay for strike action

ELU Bulletin - Deductions from pay for strike action

06 July 2017

Our Employment Law Unit has issued a bulletin entitled DEDUCTIONS FROM PAY FOR STRIKE ACTION If you are interested in receiving a copy of this and/or having your name added to our Employment Law Database so that you receive future Bulletins please contact ian.mcfarland@edglegal.com.

EDG helps Welcome Organisation to Create Change

EDG helps Welcome Organisation to Create Change

23 June 2017

EDG continued its efforts to support the Welcome Organisation, its chosen charity for 2017, by volunteering  at its drop-in centre.  Annette Cadden, Naomi Lamont, James Hutchison and Ian McFarland spent an afternoon working between the Street Gems project, where they were upcycling furniture which will be sold to raise funds, and the food donations section, where they sorted provisions to ensure that they are properly stored. EDG staff were very impressed by the Welcome Organisation’s facility and interested to see not only how it works but also how our fundraising campaign can help the charity. It is intended to continue this initiative later in the year by sending more volunteers to assist in the valuable work carried out by the Welcome Organisation.

ELU Bulletin - Holiday Pay on Termination of Employment

ELU Bulletin - Holiday Pay on Termination of Employment

08 June 2017

Our Employment Law Unit has issued a bulletin entitled HOLIDAY PAY ON TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT If you are interested in receiving a copy of this and/or having your name added to our Employment Law Database so that you receive future Bulletins please contact ian.mcfarland@edglegal.com.

Congratulations Team EDG

Congratulations Team EDG

03 May 2017

We are delighted to congratulate Team EDG who successfully completed the 2017 Belfast Marathon Relay in aid of the Welcome Organisation.  If you would like to recognise Team EDG's achievement and support the great work of the Welcome Organisation you can still donate at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/EDGRelay2017

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In conjunction with Legal Island (legalisland.com) we provide a fortnightly bulletin reporting on judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU which are likely to have an impact on lawyers in Northern Ireland and further afield. The reports will cover employment law, commercial contracts, procurement, consumer protection and other relevant areas and will also include reports of judgments in the UK courts.

To see any of our reports, please click on the links below.

If you require any advice in connection with these reports and the potential impact on your business, please contact us.


Unionen v Almega

Key Issues:    Social Policy - TUPE - Collective Agreement - Period of Notice and Length of Service

Samira Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions NV

Key Issues:    Equal treatment - indirect discrimination - female worker prohibited from wearing Islamic headscarf

Daniel Bowman v Pensionsversicherungsanstalt 

Key Issues:    Equal Treatment - Age Discrimination

David L Parris v Trinity College Dublin & Others

Key Issues:    Equal Treatment - Age & Sexual Orientation

Florentina Martínez Andrés v Servicio Vasco de Salud

Key Issues:    Social Policy - Use by employer of successive fixed term contracts


Hans Maschek v Magistratsdirektion der Stadt Wien

Key Issues:    Social Policy - Right to Paid Annual Leave - Sick Leave - Request for a Preliminary Ruling

Frank Lesar v Telekom Austria AG

Key Issues:    Social Policy - Equal Treatment - Age Discrimination - Request for a Preliminary Ruling

Valerie Lyttle and Others v Bluebird UK Bidco 2 Limited

Key Issues:    Collective Redundancies



Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner

Key Issues:    Personal Data

Joao Filipe Ferreira da Silva & Others v Estado Portugues

Key Issues:    Transfer of Undertaking

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Pupillage Applications 2017

Applications are invited for Pupillages commencing in September 2017.  Please contact Pierre Boitel-Gill Partner for an Application (email: pierre.boitel-gill@edglegal.com).  Closing date for Applications is Thursday 20 April 2017 at 4.30pm.







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