Belfast Telegraph

Solicitors at very forefront of action in NI property market

Neil Logan
Neil Logan

By Stephanie Bell

In the often tricky business of handling property matters in Northern Ireland, Wilson Nesbitt Solicitors is a market leader, participating in one in 12 local property transactions.

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

Knowing just how fraught buying property can be, the company is delighted to be involved in the 2016 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards.

Wilson Nesbitt is sponsoring The Property Deal of the Year Award, which recognises outstanding investment in a property deal completed by a Northern Ireland-based investor or seller.

Partner Neil Logan said: "The property market is continuing its upward trend and new commercial developments are starting to emerge to meet demand.

"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, stress and pressure and 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."

Neil says the company's expertise in communication has set it apart in the sector.

He said: "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."

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," explained Neil. "And that investment is always ongoing." Technology plays a huge role in Wilson Nesbitt's work and ambitions, with the firm making a £1m investment in IT personnel and systems over the last four years.

Added Neil: "We have an in-house IT team of four full-time employees who work with the different departments, including the property team, to enhance the firm's working practices, risk management and client experiences. The team is supported by external specialist consultants."

The 30-strong Wilson Nesbitt property team specialises solely in commercial and residential property conveyancing.

Again, efficiency and communication are the overriding 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.