Solicitors in County Down

County Down is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. Found in the south east of Northern Ireland, County Down adjoins Lough Neagh to the north west, Antrim to the north, Armargh to the west and Louth to the south west. The population of County Down is around 500,000 inhabitants. The largest town is Bangor, which lies within the metropolitan area of Belfast but remains part of County Down. Other large settlements include Newry City, Newtownards, Dundonald and Banbridge. The county town is Downpatrick.


The economy of County Down is diverse, reflecting the rural nature of the region, and the location of the various towns and cities within it. The largest sectors are agriculture and construction, but other major sectors include property, business services and retail. Within agriculture the profile of the region varies, for example forestry is important in the region of agriculture and forestry. Down district is famous for its arts and crafts, providing some 75% of output for that whole sector. Bangor in the north is one of Northern Ireland’s main tourist destinations, in part due to its marina.

Court services in County Down

There are several courts across the County Down area. There are Crown Courts at both Downpatrick and Newry City. County Courts for civil matters are found at Newry City, Downpatrick, Newtownards and Bangor. Magistrates Courts can also be found at all these locations, and also at Bangor.

Profile of solicitors in County Down

As with other regions in Northern Ireland, the rural profile limits the availability of solicitors in County Down to the main towns. There are a mixture of legal practices, some with individual offices and others with multiple offices across the region. The larger solicitors in County Down offer a range of legal services, including;

  • Personal injury and professional negligence
  • Tax and insolvency
  • Civil and commercial litigation
  • Employment law
  • Residential and commercial conveyancing
  • Family and matrimonial law

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