Legal excellence since 1929

With offices in Belfast and Holywood, we provide legal representation to individuals and businesses in Northern Ireland.

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Solicitors of Hewitt and Gilpin

Our yardstick for success is client satisfaction with
our services.

Hewitt & Gilpin works hard to serve clients, whether it's in the business environment, the courtroom or working alongside our clients who may be moving house, drafting wills, trusts or administering an estate after a bereavement.

Our services

We are highly experienced practitioners acting for both commercial and private clients, and manage the legal affairs of thousands of households and businesses across Northern Ireland


Business Services

We work with business clients across sectors and categories and have developed market leading expertise in the retail sector in Northern Ireland.

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Dispute Resolution

We are widely practised in – and active proponents of – alternative dispute resolution processes including mediation

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Public Law

Hewitt & Gilpin has developed particular expertise in the public law arena and has successfully represented clients in high profile public law, judicial review and equality law cases across all Court tiers.

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Family & Matrimonial Law

Hewitt & Gilpin has a wealth of experience in advising on the often complex and emotionally taxing issues that arise in the context of family relationship breakdowns

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House Sales and Purchases

We have a long history in acting for buyers and sellers in the residential property market. We pride ourselves in acting for many families across generations – from those looking to downsize, to the first-time buyer.

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Wills, Probate & Estate Management

Our Private Client team are committed to handling sensitive matters of drafting a will or acting in the administration of an estate following the bereavement of a loved one with tact and care.

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Charity Law

Over the years we have developed an excellent reputation as Charity Law practitioners, advising numerous clients in the church and voluntary sector.

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Employment Law

We have considerable experience in Industrial Tribunal cases representing both employers and employees

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Our values
matter to us

Integrity is a principle that has guided Hewitt & Gilpin for more than 80 years. This strong ethos underpins our particular brand of legal representation, defining behaviours and shaping perceptions in the marketplace.

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Solicitors at Hewitt & Gilpin discuss together at a boardroom table, they are smiling and looking at a laptop.
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    We are industrious

    We aim to deliver an efficient service, to respond quickly and effectively to enquiries.

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    We are trustworthy

    Consistent in actions, advice given, influence, values, principles, expectations and outcomes: a 'safe pair of hands' for our clients' business and personal legal requirements.

  • 03

    We are transparent

    Having the courage of our convictions, providing the clear advice that our clients need.

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    We are straightforward

    Seeking practical solutions to problems, seeking to be cost-effective, adding real value to clients.

    • In our business, the very best of legal advice is a prerequisite and for the past 50 years, Hewitt & Gilpin have played no small part in our continuing success in Northern Ireland – as a business, as a responsible employer and as individuals. We can honestly say that Hewitt & Gilpin’s commitment, professionalism, expertise, adaptability and personal service have been second to none and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.

      John Agnew, Chairman, Henderson Group
    • The quality legal advice and service given to us by Hewitt & Gilpin in seeking to ensure – for the greater good of all parties involved – accuracy, fairness, equality and consistency, in many hugely complex legal issues including judicial review, has been an important aspect in helping not only our companies, but many others, to maintain and develop business.

      Peter Robinson, Director, Granville Food Care Limited

    We have been providing trusted and pragmatic advice since 1929 - we're there for you when you need us.

    We can provide a tailored and personal service and handle your complex legal needs.

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    We have two thriving offices, and are deeply committed to our local communities.

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    Holywood office

    8 High Street,
    BT18 9AZ

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    East Belfast office

    73 Holywood Road,
    BT4 3BA

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