The firm of Greer Hamilton Gailey was founded in or about 1840 and has been in practice continuously since that date making it one of the longest established law firms in Northern Ireland and indeed the whole of Ireland.
It was founded by James Cramsie whose direct descendants still live locally and are a very well known and esteemed County Antrim family. His son James Cramsie continued the practice and was joined by James M. Greer whose only son Kenneth a solicitors apprentice tragically died in action in 1916 three weeks after being wounded at the Battle of the Somme, having won the M.C. The firm was later joined by James B Hamilton who wrote several important local histories and the name of the practice was changed to Greer & Hamilton. Between the wars, Frank Gailey joined the partnership and the firm changed its named to Greer Hamilton & Gailey.
Hugh Clarke took over the practice on Frank Gailey’s death in 1972 and expanded the business before retiring in 2012. His son Christopher subsequently became Senior Partner in 2015.
In 2004 Greer, Hamilton and Gailey merged with local firm Murphy Carey.
Greer Hamilton Gailey are now one of the largest firms of solicitors in County Antrim with experience and expertise in a wide range of legal matters. Based in spacious refurbished offices in the centre of Ballymoney with free car parking nearby and ground floor consultation facilities we have been providing a comprehensive legal service to our clients for more than 170 years. During that time we have established a province-wide reputation for quality service based on high levels of technical competency, first class client care, discretion and commercial acumen.