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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 Bowles
Managing Director

Peter is the Managing Director 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 and is regarded as one of Northern Ireland's foremost litigators 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, Defamation, 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 regularly provides advice on Redundancy, Unfair Dismissal, Racial Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Bullying & Harrassment, Whistleblowing and provides advice on both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Catherine Heyes
Director & Head of Property 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.

Clare Curran
Director & Head of Family Law

Clare Curran is a highly experienced and widely respected matrimonial/ separation/ divorce and children’s law solicitor, who has specialised in this area of work for over 20 years. Clare was previously employed by a large Belfast and County Down based practice where she established one of the country’s busiest, most successful and widely respected family law departments. She has worked exclusively in this field since 2001 and throughout her career has developed a reputation as one of the leading family/ matrimonial/ divorce lawyers in Northern Ireland due to her sensitive, informed and proactive approach. We are delighted that Clare has decided to join our busy team where she will continue to provide her expertise to those clients in need of specialist family law/ matrimonial/ separation and divorce advice throughout Northern Ireland. She heads up our committed and busy team operating from our offices in County Down and Lisburn and is instructed by clients throughout the whole of Northern Ireland. Clare has extensive experience in dealing with all aspects of family and matrimonial law including separation and divorce, annulment and judicial separation proceedings, resolving financial disputes following relationship breakdown, acting on behalf of high net worth individuals, acting in cases with an international element, advising on pre and post nuptial settlements, cohabitation disputes, civil partnerships, domestic violence issues, complex children’s cases, including applications to relocate, international child abduction, and care, adoption and wardship proceedings. Clare is a longstanding accredited member of the Law Society Children Order Panel, as well as the NIGALA Children Order Panel, a select group of legal advisors appointed to act on behalf of children in specified proceedings. She is also a qualified Collaborative lawyer, meaning she can assist those couples looking to avoid an acrimonious divorce. Clare is a qualified Advanced Advocate, meaning she regularly represents clients at all court levels and is one of a select group of lawyers appointed to the Hague Convention Panel of Solicitors in Northern Ireland, who can be appointed to represent parents in difficult and complex international child abduction cases. WHAT CLARE CURRAN’S CLIENTS HAVE SAID ABOUT HER "Excellent, professional, sensitive representation." "Attentive, informed and proactive." Career Highlights Drafting and negotiating complex financial settlements involving various assets including foreign and inherited property, pensions, trusts, investments, businesses and farms. Successfully representing clients in a range of niche financial claims including ‘injury on duty’ payments, pension, business and inheritance disputes arising as part of divorce settlement. Successfully securing the return of children removed by Social Services in disputed ‘non accidental injury’ cases. Successfully representing clients in a range of complex international child custody cases involving multiple jurisdictions, including UK and Republic of Ireland, Canada, Australia and Asia and assisting in acting in a number of cases under the Hague Convention cases seeking ‘return orders’ for children wrongfully abducted to Northern Ireland.

Marese McEvoy
Solicitor

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 Campbell
Solicitor

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 Lisburn 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.

Rebekah Kennedy
Solicitor

Rebekah graduated from Queens University, Belfast with an Honours Degree in Law with French and subsequently obtained her professional qualifications from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies. She commenced her career working in a large Belfast practice where she specialised in litigation. Rebekah is based in the Saintfield branch and continues to specialise in clinical negligence and personal injury litigation. Rebekah has experience fighting for individuals who have been injured to secure well-deserved compensation which acts to put the individual in the position they were before the accident. Rebekah acts in various types of matters including, medical and dental negligence, accidents at work, asbestos claims, road traffic accidents and public liability.