Christopher R G Clarke
Christopher was educated at Coleraine Academical Institution, the University of East Anglia and the College of Law, London before being admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 1999. Having completed his articles in London, Christopher returned to Greer Hamilton Gailey in 2000, became a partner in 2005 and senior partner in 2015 .
Christopher handles a varied caseload including private client work and commercial property matters. Christopher holds a post-graduate diploma in commercial conveyancing and is a member of the Northern Ireland Commercial Property Lawyers Association. Christopher acts for various Church and Community bodies and sports clubs including Royal Portrush Golf Club and has served on numerous local committees and non-profit making organisations. Recently Christopher has developed a particular interest in renewable energy advising both landowners and windpower turbine operators.
Christopher lives in Ballymoney with his family and enjoys a variety of non-legal interests including history, golf, skiing and rugby.
Sean J Carey
Sean was educated at Our Lady of Lourdes and Dalriada Schools, Ballymoney, Queens University, Belfast and the Institute of Professional Legal Studies and after qualifying as a Solicitor in 1980 immediately returned to his North Antrim roots starting work as a Solicitor in Ballymoney in June 1980. In 1984 he became a partner in Murphy Irwin & Co and after a period as a sole practitioner as Murphy Carey in 2004 merged his firm with Greer Hamilton Gailey.
Sean brings his experience of more than 30 years in general practice to the firm and during that time has advised a wide range of clients both private and corporate on matters including residential and commercial sales, purchases and lettings, wills, estate planning and administration and general litigation.
Sean lives in Ballymoney with his family and has a wide range of interests outside work including golf, football and rugby and is a member of Session and Church Secretary at St. James’, Ballymoney.
Steven was educated at Ballyclare High School and Queens University Belfast and the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Belfast and was admitted as a Solicitor in 1998 and has spent his entire career post qualification with Greer Hamilton Gailey becoming a partner in 2004.
Whilst studying at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies he was a member of the team which won the 1998 Client Counselling Competition in Northern Ireland and represented Northern Ireland at the Louis M. Brown International Client Counselling Competition at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
He specialises in all Property and Commercial matters and other non-contentious business such as Wills and Probate. Steven advises a large number of medical, dental and other partnerships.
Also in the current economic climate Steven offers guidance with debts, insolvency and personal guarantees.
Steven is a keen (but not very good!) swimmer, road cyclist and has even completed the odd triathlon. In addition he enjoys surfing, coasteering, free diving and watching rugby and is involved in community and Christian work in his local area. Steven finds working with young people very rewarding.
Peter T.C. Brown
Peter was educated at Ballymena Academy, Queen’s University of Belfast and the Institute of Professional Legal Studies before being admitted as a Solicitor in 1997. He worked in Ballymena for 10 years before joining Greer Hamilton Gailey in 2005.
As well as criminal defence work and litigation in both the County Court and High Court Peter is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and is primarily responsible for non-contentious work such as Wills, Administration of Estates and capacity issues such as Controllerships and Enduring Powers of Attorney.
Peter is also a member of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Independent Review Panel dealing with Single Farm Payment and Disease Claim Payment appeals and of the General Dental Council Fitness to Practice Panel involved in hearings in relation to the health, conduct and performance of dental professionals in London.
Outside work Peter, who lives in Ahoghill with his wife and young family, is an active member of High Kirk Presbyterian Church in Ballymena where he is Finance Convenor and a member of Kirk Session and is a director of a number of local charities and community companies..
“As a client of GHG, we are always dealt with in a very efficient, professional manner, with excellent communication throughout the process.”
Colin Christie – Managing Director, Christies Direct