Belfast Telegraph

Leading law firm A&L Goodbody on board for Belfast Telegraph Property Awards

Mark Blair
Mark Blair

By Stephanie Bell

Consistently ranked at the top of its market by leading international publications, corporate law firm A&L Goodbody was recently named Ireland Law Firm of the Year 2016 in the Chambers Europe Awards.

The firm's Commercial Property Team is the proud sponsor of the Commercial Estate Agent of the Year category in the 2016 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards in association with

A&L Goodbody's Commercial Property Team is the market leader in commercial property law in Ireland, north and south.

Led in Northern Ireland by Partners Mark Blair and Tracey Schofield, the team is well known for its involvement in the most high profile, complex transactions.

Mark Blair, head of Commercial Property at A&L Goodbody in Belfast, said: "We have been involved in practically all of the major commercial property deals in Northern Ireland in the past number of years - whether on the selling, buying or financing side of such transactions.

"With such high levels of commercial property activity having been recorded in the local market over the past 12 months, I would expect there to be a high level of very credible competition for the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards." Partner Tracey Schofield said: "Recent Northern Irish highlights for A&L Goodbody have included acting on the acquisition of Junction One in Antrim and The Outlet in Banbridge for Tristan Capital and the Lotus Group, representing the Dalata Hotel Group in the ongoing development of a 206 bedroom, 14-storey Maldron hotel on Brunswick Street in Belfast, and our ongoing work for the Benmore Group, in relation to their innovative plans to create an integrated healthcare, lifestyle, leisure and well-being park at the King's Hall site in south Belfast - truly a first of its kind in Northern Ireland."

Having also recently acted for McAleer & Rushe on the purchase of the former Belfast Telegraph building on Royal Avenue, Mr Blair said it "seems particularly fitting" that A&L Goodbody should support the Belfast Telegraph's awards again this year.

"We are really looking forward to seeing the future plans for that building," he added.

Mr Blair concluded: "Local and international investors and developers are working hand in hand with commercial estate agents across the province to increasingly change our property landscape for the better. In Northern Ireland I think we have some of the hardest working and technically excellent commercial agents in the UK and Ireland, and on behalf of A&L Goodbody I would like to congratulate all of the finalists in the Commercial Estate Agent of the Year' category."

To contact a member of the Commercial Property Team at A&L Goodbody, please call 028 9031 4466, or email Partners or