Derry firm McCay Legal acquires AD McClay & Co Solicitors

Derry firm McCay Legal acquires AD McClay & Co Solicitors

Gareth McCay

Derry-based McCay Legal has acquired AD McClay & Company Solicitors in a deal which will grow the firm’s staff to a headcount of 20 and allow it to offer certain services south of the border for the first time.

Former AD McClay partners Neville Kerr and Charles Kane will remain with the combined firm, as will all of the existing staff, and trading will continue from the firm’s office at 1 Limavady Road.

AD McClay has been providing legal services in the city since 1984, having initially been set up by Don McClay who was a partner in the firm until his retirement. The firm has mainly focussed on the practice areas of residential and commercial property, wills and probate and family law.

McCay Legal was set up in 2014 by Gareth McCay and has offices in Derry, Strabane and Omagh. The firm offers services such as employment law, commercial law, litigation, property and probate.

Mr McCay said: “Our industry is going through huge changes particularly in the North West where there is a skills deficit so we have been open to a merger to continue to allow us to grow.

“When we were approached with this opportunity, we were attracted by the range of services that AD McClay offers as well as the skillset and experience of its staff.

“I am delighted that Neville and Charles will remain with the firm and I look forward to working alongside them. This is a fantastic opportunity for our staff to learn from their vast experience in the industry. Together with Don McClay they have built a business that has been hugely successful and they are held in high esteem within the legal fraternity.

“The acquisition of AD McClay enables us to provide a wider range of services, in particular we will now offer certain services in the Republic of Ireland.”

Mr Kerr added: “We are delighted with the arrangement that has been reached with McCay Legal which will facilitate the ongoing provision of legal services to our many valued and loyal clients whom it has been a privilege to serve over almost four decades building on the business founded and established by Don McClay.

“With the increased resources provided by our dedicated staff now within the McCay Legal family we anticipate the continuation and growth of the business providing a high quality and extensive range of legal services for existing and new clients.”

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