Londonderry (Derry) is the the second largest city in Northern Ireland and home to the world’s oldest independent department store, Austin’s. It is the fourth-largest city on the island of Ireland and the city was granted a royal charter by King James I and that’s when it gained the “London” prefix to highlight that its construction was funded by the London guilds.
Locally, the city is known a “Derry” but Londonderry is the legal name and this was reaffirmed in a High Court Decision in 2007. In 1984 the council changed its name from “Londonderry City Council” to “Derry City Council”. Outsiders still sometimes refer to it as Londonderry.
City of Derry Airport previously known as Londonderry Eglinton Airport is a regional airport just 7 miles northeast of Derry – Airport Road, Derry BT47 3GY
Places to visit around Londonderry
Visit the beautiful Peace Bridge, Queens Quay, Londonderry BT48 6AA.
Museum of Free Derry, 55 Glenfada Park, Bogside, Derry BT48 9DR.
Guildhall – Guildhall Street & Shipquay Place, Londonderry BT48 6.
Tower Museum at Union Hall Place, Londonderry BT48 6LU is well worth a few hours of your time and remember to take a walk along the 17th century Derry city walls with historic markers to help you on your way.
Don’t miss the powerful wall murals of the Bogside artists collectively known as The People’s Gallery which portray much of Northern Ireland’s political and historic past – 7 Meenan Square Bogside, Londonderry BT48 9EX
Are you looking for a family solicitor in Londonderry? We have found the following firms for you
Dickson & McNulty -“At Dickson & McNulty Solicitors, we offer to make things easier for you by helping you understand the legal process better. Our team of compassionate solicitors will provide you with practical, discreet advice on the right moves to make during a divorce. We will also assist you with all legal areas to ensure that the proceedings go smoothly with as little stress as possible whilst protecting your position.” – 50 Spencer Rd, Londonderry, BT47 6AA
Caldwell & Robinson – Artillery Chambers 10-12 Artillery Street, Londonderry, “Our firm has been providing legal advice for over one hundred years. We provide expert legal advice on a range of family law and private client issues, taking a practical and no-nonsense approach to help our clients achieve their goals. We understand the legal process can be daunting and will support you through it each step of the way.”
Casey & Co – 8 Shipquay Street, Londonderry, BT48 6RG – “We have extensive experience of appearing in courts at every level right across Northern Ireland – at Family Proceedings Court, Family Care Centre and High Court level.”
Mark Reid Solicitor – 2A Woodburn Park, Londonderry BT47 5PS ” Petitioning for divorce or legal separation and the negotiating and representing in cases involving the distribution of assets such as the family home, pensions and maintenance for children”. (Legal Aid Available)
Hassan & Co Solicitors – 39-41 Clarendon St, Londonderry BT48 7ER – “As specialist Family Law & Children’s Order Solicitors in Derry / Londonderry we offer expert advice on any Family Law issues and a FREE no obligations first consultation. Our experienced team of Family Solicitors in Derry are professional and approachable and on-call 24 Hours a day providing a sensitive and effective service”
Brendan Kearney & Co. Solicitors – Clarendon House 4 Clarendon Street, Londonderry BT48 7ES – “If you need advice or assistance with any aspect of family law, our expert solicitors can help. Brendan Kearney & Co specialise in all matters relating to family law and have particular expertise in marital or family breakdown. We fully understand how difficult this time may be for you and your family, so our empathetic lawyers will make the process as straightforward as possible for you.”
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Solicitors and Barristers. Where do you start?
The best thing is to call a couple in your area and have a chat about possible divorce legal advice. Most will offer a free 30/45-minute face to face consultation. It’s really important that client and legal representative get along and that there is some kind of rapport. The client needs to feel that they are being heard. If you have a face to face appointment, be ready with anything you may need to take with you such as marriage certificates, children’s birth certificates (if you don’t have them you can apply for copies online) and ID such as a driving licence and/or passport. Ask the Solicitor if the 30 minutes can be about listening to you and not getting these things in order. Documents can be dealt with by a legal secretary. Don’t allow the free time to be wasted.
Which Solicitor Should I Choose?
Of course, there are different levels of Solicitors, but this doesn’t mean one is better than another. In London you may find yourself looking at fees of around £850 per hour if the team are only dealing with High Net Worth clients. On the outskirts and elsewhere in the country you might be able to find £150 per hour or a package deal.
Some firms will give set prices for certain tasks, but beware, because if you are in a particularly tricky divorce, these “packages” will run over and you will have excess charges added on for things such as a final hearing. Let’s face it, if you have to go through the court process, things are not going to be easy. In the grand scheme of things, with all the divorces that happen in the UK, not many actually end up in court as couples want to sort things out amicably and in the cheapest way possible.