Niall Hargan - Associate
Niall graduated from Queen's University, Belfast in 2006 with a 2:1 (LLB honours) 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 member of the Belfast Solicitors’ Association. He works closely with Cathy Colton on the licensing sub-team and primarily advises clients on the licensing laws of Northern Ireland; 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, disposals, and the law of landlord and tenant.
Niall speaks Spanish, French, and Irish.