On 1 December 2016 McManus Kearney merged with Shoosmiths LLP, a law firm which has 12 offices across the UK www.shoosmiths.co.uk
Shoosmiths has an established reputation advising financial services organisations and our merger brings benefits to both firms.
With unrivalled expertise and experience in debt and insolvency matters in Northern Ireland, we are based in Belfast city centre and currently act for a huge variety of clients ranging from private individuals, sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and multi-national finance houses.
McManus Kearney was originally founded by Gerard McManus in 1987 and grew to become recognized by our clients, our peers and the courts as being a leading firm of experts in the areas of consumer credit, insolvency, debt and litigation.
We ensure that our client’s specific demands and requirements are accommodated by our firm by offering a bespoke legal service that fits around you, your business and your particular needs. We maintain a competitively priced and flexible fee structure that can be tailored to suit all levels of budget.
We pride ourselves on our firm’s client care policy and we are fully aware that in today’s market our clients demand a firm of solicitors who are accessible and approachable as well as being reliable and professional. We ensure that our clients are kept updated at every significant stage of their case and our solicitors are more than willing to discuss your case or any queries that you have in person or equally by telephone, email or through correspondence. If you are unable to attend a meeting at our office then we are more than happy to make more convenient arrangements with you.
We do not hide behind legal jargon. Our approach is to listen carefully to your instructions and to present advice to you on all of your available options in a clear and succinct manner.
We carefully select the solicitors who join our team and you can be assured that all of the solicitors in our firm are highly professional, courteous, intelligent and hard working. We encourage all of our solicitors to be observant of all relevant caselaw and legislative developments in their own particular areas of expertise. Each year we fund substantial external training for all of our solicitors and we also operate our own programme of in-house training so that the advice and assistance which we are able to provide to you is as current and reliable as possible.
We have also invested heavily in the technology used by our office. We operate a computer system known as Alphalaw which is designed specifically for law firms and is an essential tool in the smooth running of a modern solicitors’ practice. In 2010 we received ISO 9001: 2008 accreditation which is a quality assurance award for which we are audited annually. This accreditation promotes a system of uniformity, accountability and consistency throughout our entire staff as well as ensuring that the procedures that we follow result in us being able to provide you with the best possible legal service that we can offer.
For our larger corporate clients for whom we operate a volume caseload we are able to offer remote access to our case management system which allows you to log in to our computer system remotely 24/7 in order to obtain an update on a particular ongoing case. This facility is capable of being tailored to your specific requirements.
The prime location of our office in Belfast city centre affords us immediate and convenient access to Laganside Court, the High Court in Belfast, the Enforcement of Judgments Office and the Law Society. Our office is also close to both the M1 and M2 motorways which allows our solicitors to easily cover hearings in any of the County Courts within Northern Ireland when necessary.