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Wilson Nesbitt Excels in Four Key Sectors in Legal 500 Rankings

Wilson Nesbitt is ranked in four sector areas for 2024;
Banking & Finance, Commercial Property, Dispute Resolution & Private Client

This recognition reflects Wilson Nesbitt’s market leading capabilities as one of Northern Ireland’s leading law firms.

The Legal 500 Directory serves as a cornerstone of excellence in the legal profession,  guiding clients and legal practitioners alike, with its meticulously researched directories, the platform continues to be a comprehensive database of information for those seeking top-tier legal counsel.

Our teams are delighted to secure another top-ranking for 2024, showcasing each year they are growing from strength to strength in terms of team commitment to excellence, innovative approaches to strategic transactions and delivery of exceptional service to our invaluable client base.

Some of the great feedback the team received from clients includes;

Banking & Finance

Max Nesbitt is experienced in a range of financing matters.’

Commercial Property

‘Advice was clear, pragmatic and no nonsense throughout. Excellent.’

Drew Nesbitt is excellent. Very commercial and also very efficient.’

‘With Wilson Nesbitt, each client gets the corporate knowledge but the small family firm service, something that many larger firms lack. The team’s communication is second to none.’

‘Each person has a fantastic knowledge of their field, and I am more than happy to recommend them to any clients. They have all gone above and beyond the call of duty and have always given, straight talking, honest advice with the element of common sense applied.’

 Dispute Resolution

‘Wilson Nesbitt’s valued strengths are meticulous preparation and diligent pursuit of a client’s case throughout the litigation process.’

‘Wilson Nesbitt are the leading firm in Northern Ireland acting for lending institutions. They have an exceptionally strong team with the capability to act in most complex high value disputes.’

‘They are always commercial and collaborative in their approach and take time to fully understand the client’s business and exact requirements.’

Private Client: Personal Tax Trusts & Probate

Gilbert Nesbitt dealt with a family company succession assignment with diligence and empathy. He showed patience and great care in drafting and explaining the shareholders’ agreement. The level of service and care provided to the client was outstanding.’

‘This firm has a wide range of experts who have detailed knowledge of specific areas. Each solicitor delivers attention to detail.’

‘The team are very knowledgeable and experienced, which I feel is important when putting your trust in them to act on your behalf. Each team member has their speciality and this is a huge strength.’

Managing Partner Gilbert Nesbitt;

“We are proud to see our team’s hard work and dedication being rewarded with well-deserved recognition in the esteemed Legal 500 directory rankings for 2024; across these four sector areas. 

These rankings are a fitting reflection of the strength and depth across our entire team. A special congratulations goes to those colleagues who have been named for their contributions on strategic transactions. These accolades underscore the firm’s unwavering dedication to providing exceptional legal services to its clients. 

We are continually grateful to our clients and referees who have taken the time out of their busy schedules to participate and supply their valued, positive feedback & testimonials.”

About Us

Wilson Nesbitt is recognised as one of Northern Ireland’s leading law firms, employing over 80 people across its Belfast & Bangor offices. The firm is ranked by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 and respected for its in-depth legal expertise, client care and high quality service. We work across the Real Estate & Construction, Banking & Financial Services and Individual & Family Life sectors. Our award-winning teams work smarter and take different approaches to ensure our clients achieve better results.

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