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Robert G Sinclair & Co Solicitors proudly announce sponsorship for the Residential Estate Agency of the Year at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2019.

Robert G Sinclair & Co Solicitors proudly announce sponsorship for the Residential Estate Agency of the Year at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2019.

R G Sinclair & Co Solicitors is proud to sponsor the Residential Estate Agency of the Year.

Consistently ranked at the top of its market, leading Belfast City law firm R G Sinclair & Co Solicitors is proud to sponsor the Residential Estate Agency of the Year category in the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards for this years prestigious event on Friday 15th November 2019.

Residential Property – it’s design, planning, location, cost, availability and quality – is never far from conversation, or the headlines, but it is only recently that excellence and achievement are being celebrated so fulsomely. With Northern Ireland’s property market enjoying the highest growth rate in the UK in 2019, this years event will see some of the industry’s most successful businesses in attendance to celebrate achievements.

The 2019 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards held this November at the Belfast Waterfront Hall celebrates excellence and innovation, highlighting entrepreneurship in all aspects of the world of property.

The Belfast Telegraph Awards shine in a collection of property-related awards in Northern Ireland, including those of the RSUA/RIBA, RICS and CEF.

Each has a different focus and the Belfast Telegraph Awards throw a spotlight on the growth and commercial success of the industry. Categories have grown to 16 over the past few years and amongst the newest additions was an award for Innovative Use of Smarthome Technology.

Steeped in local history with the property market and supporting local home ownership in Northern Ireland for more than 35 years, R G Sinclair & Co Solicitors has a proud local history of working in all aspects of the property market with a strong residential conveyancing department servicing thousands of home owners and strong relationships with residential estate agents.

Our residential conveyancing department and remortgage department works with local estate agents supporting both first-time buyers and home-movers to purchase their properties.

The successes of a superb year in the property industry were celebrated on Friday 16th November 2018 at the annual Belfast Telegraph Property Awards in partnership with Electric Ireland. The 2019 event is to be held at Belfast’s Iconic Waterfront Hall with Robert G Sinclair & Co Solicitors proud sponsors of The Residential Estate Agency of the Year.

Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2019.

Speaking ahead of the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards in November, Nikki Bell LLB, Head of Residential Conveyancing at R G Sinclair & Co Solicitors , said:

We are delighted to be sponsoring the Residential Estate Agency of the Year category this year. There will be two parts to this category for multi and sole branches. This category is of particular significance to our firm as we recognise the invaluable work estate agents put into helping both first-time buyers and home-movers purchase their new home.

Nikki Bell LLB

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Robert Sinclair LL.B

Managing Director

Robert Sinclair was educated at Queen’s University Belfast and after graduating, he completed his apprenticeship at L’Estrange and Brett.

Robert took the decision to set up his own practice and founded Robert G Sinclair & Co in 1983. Robert has acted for leading corporate and commercial clients and is well known in this field of work. He has acted in many high profile cases in these areas including tax cases, VAT cases, fraud cases and restructuring of major companies. Robert has acted for many major banks who have set up in Northern Ireland. He has drafted much of the security documentation used by major lenders and continues to review these. At present Robert is involved in re-drafting security documentation for major lender clients to comply with Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) requirements specifically related to Northern Ireland.

Robert has been involved in advising companies and lenders involved in administrations, receiverships and liquidations and schemes of arrangement. Robert holds practising certificates in Northern Ireland, England & Wales and the Republic of Ireland and carries out transactions in all jurisdictions. Day to day, Robert’s primary role is in relation to the strategy of the firm and cementing relationships with key existing clients and developing relationships with new clients. Further, Robert’s role involves cultivating and maintaining relationships with English and Irish solicitors and accountants who lead their fields within areas in which our firm operates.

In the office, Robert runs a specialist caseload involving banking, insurance and property related matters at all levels.

Robert has been appointed to the advisory board of several leading companies by the government. He has also been appointed by the Northern Ireland Department of Education as a governor of Our Lady of St Patrick’s Grammar School, Knock. He is a trustee of several leading Northern Ireland Companies as well as a non-executive Director.

Robert is well known in national hunt horse racing circles. He has owned a number of Cheltenham festival winners and winners of national hunt races in Ireland. He is a keen runner having completed events such as the New York Marathon and is a member of several golf clubs including the K-Club, Helen’s Bay where he has been Captain, Clandeboye, Aloha (Marbella) and Dunham Forest (Cheshire). As Managing Partner in the firm for over 20 years he oversees each specialist department.

With his vast commercial and legal experience and as a Queen’s Law Graduate, Robert was delighted to be appointed to the Queen’s University Foundation Board where he helps advance the strategic goals and objectives of the University. He was actively involved in the second fund raising campaign for the University and has been appointed to the committee of Health Sciences as led by Professor Paddy Johnston (Professor Johnston is now vice-chancellor of Queens University). Professor Johnston spearheaded the centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology which was supported by the Queen’s Foundation Board.
Robert is also a member of the Marie Curie Development Board for Northern Ireland which, among other duties works to promote the development of the Marie Curie Hospice in Belfast. Robert has run charity events for cancer research and raised substantial sums for charity.

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Kathy Sinclair LL.B

Director

Kathy Sinclair was educated at Queen’s University Belfast and Manchester University. In addition to this Kathy has lectured at University of Ulster for 34 years. Most recently she was lecturing in Equity and Trusts and Mediation.

Kathy has built a wealth of experience and expertise in banking litigation for a variety of lenders. Kathy has successfully dealt with a significant number of complex defended lender actions and has acted in a series of high profile Intellectual Property Litigation cases. She has extensive expertise in both personal injury and commercial litigation.

Kathy is an Accredited Mediator and is a member of the Law Society’s Mediation Service.

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Edmund Sinclair LL.B

Director

Edmund Sinclair, educated at University of Ulster, specialises in Lender Services, Insolvency and Business Restructuring. He currently manages a top 5 UK Bank mortgage litigation contract and has extensive experience of asset and debt recovery.

He conducts the day to day operations of a large mortgage litigation team and has carried this out for 20 years, ensuring that the firm adheres to stringent service level agreements. Edmund has developed a team within lender services to proactively address rehabilitation issues in order to maintain the position of the lender within a difficult property market. He has extensive experience in all areas of recoveries including asset recovery, shortfall recovery and bankruptcy and his clients include lenders and large corporations.

Stemming from his experience in these areas he provides training and seminars on repossession procedures e.g. to Citizens Advice Bureau and debt advice agencies.

Edmund has been instrumental in developing core ICT competencies of the firm.

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Nikki Bell LL.B

Head of Residential Conveyancing

Nikki Bell obtained her Law Degree at the University of Ulster and went on to undertake a Masters Degree in Human Rights Law at Queens University Belfast.

Nikki joined the firm in July 2011 as a paralegal and subsequently obtained an Apprenticeship with the firm to complete her Solicitor training at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies. Nikki is now Head of the Residential Conveyancing Department specialising in all property matters to include residential sales and purchases as well as acting for developers. Nikki also acts for a number of major lender clients in relation to post possession sales.

“I have enjoyed being looked after By Nikki at RG Sinclair. The level of speed & professionalism was fantastic & I felt completely secure that my solicitor had my back. “- Khara Pringle

“What great service and support we received from Nikki Bell! As a family living overseas but wanting to set roots back where we came from, we were fortunate to have Nikki Bell of Robert G Sinclair and Co. Ltd Solicitors recommended to us. Purchasing a house from distance is a tricky business but we found Nikki to be very responsive with any questions big or small. She explained each step in the process of buying a house clearly. She was helpful with checking out queries that were important to us when buying our home and she was happy to help. She took each questions seriously and made sure she took the time and effort to explore it fully and to provide a comprehensive answer.”- Tara Nixon

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Mark Kelly LL.B

Head of Remortgage

Mark Kelly studied at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown and graduated with an LL.B in Law and Government in 2003.

After graduating, Mark worked for 10 years in the charity sector as a Local Area Director, later being promoted to Manager and Team Leader in 2016. In addition to this, Mark played a key role in in the finance department, while maintaining and developing the Charity’s website and IT infrastructure. Mark joined the re-mortgaging Department at Robert G Sinclair Solicitors in January 2017. Outside of work, Mark is a keen rugby player and enjoys spending time with his family.

Mark also sits on the Board of Governors for a primary school and is a trustee for Abaana, a charity which works with disadvantaged children in Uganda.

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Malachy Hagan LL.B

Solicitor

Malachy Hagan has been practising as Solicitor since 1981 after having graduated from QUB in 1980 and attending the Institute of Professional Legal Studies

He has worked in general practise in excess of 35 years gaining a wide range of experience in conveyancing family law litigation and criminal law. Of latter years he has specialised in domestic conveyancing. He is an accredited family mediator, collaborative lawyer and children order member.

He serves as a board member of his local primary school and a cross community music charity. Away from the office he splits his time between his family and his passion for fly fishing.

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David McCormick LL.B

Solicitor

David McCormick graduated from Queens University Belfast in law in 1987, attended the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, and qualified as a solicitor in 1989.

He has vast experience and knowledge in a variety of mainly non-contentious work, with a strong background in land and property matters, and joined the firm in June 2012.

David works primarily in the Private Client Team, dealing with residential and commercial property and asset protection. He also assists the teams dealing with repossession sales and remortgage transactions.

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