Specialising in a wealth of legal areas, the team at Peter Bowles + Co Solicitors has the expertise and experience to assist you, regardless of your legal requirement.
Peter is the Senior Partner in the practice which he founded in 2008 having previously trained and practiced in two large Belfast City Centre practices. As well as overseeing and managing the development of the practice, Peter practises primarily in litigation and employment law acting on behalf of a range of well known Companies, Insurers as well as individual clients, in both taking and responding to claims. Peter regularly provides advice on the following areas: Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Professional Negligence, Road Traffic Accidents, Breach of Contract, Public Procurement, Contentious Estates and Land Disputes & Insolvency for Trustees, Creditors and Debtors In employment law Peter acts on a daily basis for Claimants and Respondents and in the last twelve months has provided advice on Redundancy, Unfair Dismissal, Racial Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Bullying & Harrassment, Whistleblowing providing advice on both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Kathryn graduated from Queens University in 2003 with a Honours Degree in Law with Politics and subsequently obtained her professional qualifications from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in 2006. Kathryn joined Peter Bowles & Co Solicitors in September 2012 and was appointed Partner in January 2014. Kathryn is the Head of our Family and Conveyancing Departments due to her wealth of experience in these complex areas. Kathryn has been a member of the Northern Ireland Children’s Order Panel since 2014. Kathryn trained as a Collaborative Lawyer in 2008 and has extensive experience with all aspects of family law to include Divorce, Ancillary Relief, Matrimonial Agreements, Mareva Injunctions, Schedule one proceedings, Pre-nuptial agreements, Cohabitation issues, Civil partnerships, Domestic violence proceedings, Residence, Contact, Care, Adoption and Wardship cases. Kathryn also has a large conveyancing practice and deals with Residential conveyancing and secured lending. Kathryn now lives in Saintfield but attended Ballymena Academy, she trained in a medium sized general practice with offices in Newtownards and Bangor and thereafter moved to a firm in Lisburn where she spent a further 5 years and in both firms she dealt primarily with conveyancing and family law.
Catherine graduated from Queens University in Belfast with an Honours Degree in Law and Accounting, and subsequently obtained her professional qualifications from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies. Catherine completed her training as a solicitor with a large Belfast City Centre firm. She moved into general practice in Lurgan following her qualification in 2007, with a particular focus on property law. She specialises in all aspects of residential and commercial conveyancing, and is a member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland Conveyancing and Property Committee. Catherine also has extensive experience in advising clients regarding Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney, in administration of estates and generally in providing private client advice as required. Catherine joined Peter Bowles & Co Solicitors in August 2017, and works between the Comber office and the Saintfield office.
Jayne graduated from Queens University in 2004 with a Honours Degree in Law with Politics and subsequently obtained her professional qualifications from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in 2008. Jayne trained in a medium sized general practice firm based in Dungannon dealing with conveyancing, probate, employment and litigation. She then moved into a Belfast city centre practice where she specialised in litigation for 6 years working for large Insurance companies and also working with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. Her workload consisted of personal injury actions including road traffic collisions, accidents at work and slipping accidents. She has extensive experience of dealing with industrial disease claims including asbestosis claims and hearing loss claims. Jayne also dealt with all social housing issues for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive including rent arrears and anti-social behaviour. Jayne joined Peter Bowles & Co Solicitors in January 2017 and will specialise in all litigation matters to include medical negligence, personal injury, industrial disease claims, housing issues and land disputes.
After studying law at the University of Dundee in Scotland and completing her professional training at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queens University in Belfast in 2002, Marese McEvoy was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland. Marese has extensive experience in general practise and offers advice on a wide variety of matters including children and family matters, divorce and ancillary relief, probate and administration of estates and general conveyancing. She has been on the Children’s Order Panel since 2009 and has a keen interest in this area of work.
Sarah-Louise graduated from Queens University in Belfast with an Honours Degree in Law and subsequently obtained her professional qualifications from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies. She started her career working in a general practice firm in East Belfast dealing with conveyancing, elderly client work, administration of estates, family law and litigation. Sarah-Louise has been with Peter Bowles & Company since 2016. She is based in the Comber branch and continues to specialise in general private client work. She has experience in acting in a large range of residential property matters. She acts for clients in the purchase and sale of houses, apartments and building sites including those buying with the assistance of Northern Ireland Co-Ownership Housing Association. She is responsible for all property related matters including mortgage transactions, applications for possessory title, boundary rectifications and dealing with complex title issues generally. Sarah-Louise also advises on and acts in the administration of estates, the drafting of wills and matters pertaining to capacity including Enduring Powers of Attorney and Controllership applications.
Alex graduated from Queens University in Belfast with an Honours Degree in Law and subsequently obtained his professional qualifications from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies. He started his career in a large international law firm and qualified in 2013. Alex practiced in Belfast for a number of years before joining Peter Bowles & Company in 2018. Alex is based in the Saintfield office and specialises in litigation and employment law. Alex has experience in a wide variety of litigation including defamation, personal injury, breach of contract, land disputes, planning disputes, judicial review, insolvency, banking litigation and cases before professional disciplinary committees. Alex has extensive experience of representing claimants before the Industrial Tribunal and Fair Employment Tribunal. Alex has acted in claims involving unfair dismissal, racial discrimination, religious discrimination, sex discrimination, equal pay and whistleblowing. Alex has an interest in sports law and serves as Chairman of the Irish Football Association Disciplinary Committee. Alex is a former Chairman of the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Panning Committee