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Our People

Our dedicated team of solicitors are equipped to advise you on a range of legal matters. Call or email us to see how we can help you.

Judith Black

Judith Black has been a partner since 2000.  She specialises in residential, agricultural and commercial conveyancing.

Judith manages an extensive private client workload to include wills, probate, administration of estates, inheritance tax advice and estate planning.

Fiona McCaffrey

Fiona has practiced law in the firm since 1997, becoming a partner in 2007.

She spent the first 20 years specializing in Civil Litigation with an emphasis on defence work.

She has now diversified and developed her practice into the area of Wills and Administration of Estates with particular interest in Elderly Clients and Future Planning matters within the firm, to include providing advice on Enduring Powers of Attorney and Controllership Applications.

Fiona continues to maintain a keen interest in areas of private practice including personal injury and employment law.

Howard McLean

Howard McLean has been with the firm for more than 35 years.  Experience in complex personal injury / commercial litigation for both plaintiff and defendant; corporate manslaughter.

Longstanding interest with NI farming and food processing entities and broad general private client experience.  More recently has advised on small family business sales, acquisitions.

Other interests include School Governance, Church and Charitable Trusts.

Gary Fitzpatrick

Gary joined Millar Shearer & Black in 1999 and recently became a Partner. Expertise in broad range of contentious work including personal injury, Will and property disputes, high value complex commercial including building contract litigation and debt recovery. Experienced in both County Court and High Court acting for both claimants and defendants.

A keen sportsman in his younger days, he played football competitively in the Irish League for many years. He now plays golf (badly) in his free time.

Judith McClure

Judith graduated with a degree in Scots Law, being admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Scotland in 1995.  She practiced in Edinburgh before joining Millar Shearer & Black in 2010.

Judith has extensive experience in child law, both in private and public law proceedings.  As an experienced advocate she advises on all aspects of matrimonial and family law.

Lauren Hagan

Lauren has been with the firm since 2010.

An experienced Wills and Probate practitioner she also deals with Licensing, Estate Planning, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Office of Care and Protection matters.

Lauren also manages a large private client base of residential and agricultural conveyancing transactions.