Belfast Telegraph

Property lawyers delighted to play part in Belfast Telegraph Property Award

By Stephanie Bell

Wilson Nesbitt property lawyers, sponsors of the Property Deal of the Year Award in the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018, are a clear Northern Ireland market leader, making one in every 12 local property registrations.

The firm acts for banks, building societies, developers, builders, investors and private clients in both commercial and residential transactions.

What is it that makes Wilson Nesbitt stand out from the crowd?

"Speed of response and accurate pragmatic advice," says partner Neil Logan.

"We provide a one-to-one relationship service for our banking, corporate and commercial clients, backed up with a serious level of technical expertise built up over many years.

"When problems arise there is always someone in the team who has confronted the same problem in the past - the answer is quickly provided and the problem accurately solved."

The firm has a reputation for providing innovative solutions for major clients. This reputation has been earned by long term investment in human resources, systems and processes.

"We take a five-year view on our investment decisions," explains Neil.

"And that investment is always ongoing."

Technology plays a huge role in the firm's work and ambitions. Wilson Nesbitt has invested over £1.5 million in its IT personnel and systems over the last five years.

Neil explains: "We measure ourselves against the best efficiencies and client service levels in the UK.

"We have an in-house IT team consisting of three full-time employees who work with the different departments, including the property team, to continually enhance the firm's working practices, risk management and client experiences.

"The team is supported by seconded external specialist consultants."

The 35-strong Wilson Nesbitt property team specialise in commercial and residential property development, financing and transactions.

Again, efficiency and communication are the under-riding principles of the team structure and clients enjoy as smooth a process as is possible, underpinned by specialist knowledge and experienced risk and security management.

Neil says the company was delighted to sponsor this year's Property Deal of the Year Award.

He said: "We wanted to be involved in the awards to recognise the hard work that goes into making these developments possible.

"Property transactions are fraught with uncertainty and pressure.

"It is no easy task to work under those conditions day-in and day-out.

"We congratulate everyone who has been nominated for an award and recognise the achievement that it is to stand out in such a competitive industry."