Belfast Telegraph

Wilson Nesbitt Solicitors a market leader in NI

Neil Logan
Neil Logan

In the often tricky business of handling property matters in Northern Ireland Wilson Nesbitt Solicitors is now a market leader, participating in one in every 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 was 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 says: “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 and recognise the achievement that it is to stand out in such a competitive industry.”

The company’s expertise in communication is what Neil says has set it apart in the property industry.

He says: “We provide a one-to-one relationship service for our 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 clients. This reputation has been earned by long term investment in HR, systems and processes.

“We take a five-year view on our investment decisions and that is always ongoing,” explains Neill.

Technology plays a huge role in Wilson Nesbitt’s work and ambitions with the firm making a £1m investment in their IT personnel and systems over the last four years.

Says Neil: “We measure ourselves against the best efficiencies and client service levels in the UK. We have an in-house IT team 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 external specialist consultants.

“The innovative work we do for our major clients often results in improvements for our private clients. The firm has provided online case tracking for residential conveyancing clients for the last 14 years. We are currently working towards improved online direct participation in the conveyancing process for  clients who wish to do so.”

The 30-strong Wilson Nesbitt property team specialise in commercial and residential property conveyancing and don’t venture into other areas of law that might compete for their attention. Efficiency and communication are the under-riding principles of the team structure and clients enjoy as smooth a process as possible underpinned by specialist knowledge and experienced risk and security management.