Niall Hargan - Associate
Niall graduated from The Queen's University of Belfast in 2006 with LLB 2.1 (Hons) in Common and Civil Law with Hispanic Studies. As part of his degree he spent a year studying Spanish and European Law at the University of Salamanca. He obtained his professional qualification at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) at Queen's, where he represented Northern Ireland at the World Final of the Louis M. Brown International Client Counselling Competition held at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. The Northern Irish team claimed first prize in the Competition. Niall was also presented with the IPLS Owen Catchpole prize for Solicitor Advocacy.
In November 2011 Niall received the Junior Solicitor of the Year Award (3 – 8 years PQE) from The Law Society of Northern Ireland. He is a Committee Member of the Belfast Solicitors’ Association and is head of its Conveyancing Sub-Committee. He works closely with Cathy Colton on the Licensing sub-team and regularly advises retail and clients in other areas of business clients in this field; he is keen to expand this area of practice in the years ahead. He also advises clients on all aspects of Commercial Property including Acquisitions and Disposals and the Law of Landlord and Tenant.
Niall speaks Spanish, French and Irish and in his spare time enjoys cycling.