The Team

Neil McGranaghan
Neil McGranaghan


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Neil manages the Litigation Department in Boyd Rice Solicitors. He has extensive experience in dealing with all types of injury claims and handles a caseload comprising of road traffic accident claims, accident at work claims and hearing loss claims. He has a particular interest in dealing with claims arising from accidents in the Republic of Ireland or in Europe.

Neil is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Outside of work, Neil enjoys travelling, golf and football.

Client testimonials;

“Neil McGranaghan and his team had achieved more in 24 hours than I felt my insurance company had in days and I was constantly kept up to date with all conversations that were taking place”

“From the outset Neil McGranaghan guided and advised me throughout the process. Any concerns or queries I had were dealt with promptly (usually within the hour)”

“I would have no hesitation in recommending Neil to anyone who has the misfortune to be involved in a traffic accident particularly outside Northern Ireland.”

“My case was dealt with quickly and I was kept up to date at every stage. The third party denied liability so unfortunately Court proceedings had to be issued. My Solicitor, Neil McGranaghan explained what to expect at Court, made me feel at ease and the case was resolved in my favour.”

“Neil McGranaghan was absolutely great, and through his research and continual work would not give up and brought about a settlement in this case which I never dreamed of.”

Practice areas;

Neil specialises in all litigation practice areas.

Ben manages the Property Department in Boyd Rice Solicitors and also has a significant caseload of Litigation files. Ben has enjoyed a wide and varied legal career which has encompassed time as a barrister and at a major international law firm before arriving at Boyd Rice Solicitors.

An efficient and thorough operator, you can trust he will treat your transaction or claim with the care it deserves.

Outside of work, Ben enjoys running, football and film.

Practice areas;

Ben specialises in all litigation & property practice areas.

Una graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast with an Honours degree in Law and Politics, having spent one year studying in America under the Business Education Initiative.

Una qualified as a Solicitor in September 2007. After qualification Una travelled to Australia and New Zealand. There she worked in prestigious law firms such as Norton Rose in Sydney. Upon returning home to this jurisdiction Una focused on Family Law and Matrimonial Law.

Una joined Boyd Rice Solicitors in 2020 and specialises in separation and divorce cases as well as financial settlements and civil partnerships. She has experience in all Domestic Violence proceedings and Children Order matters both public and private law.

Una is a long standing member of the Children Order Panel which is a specialist panel of Children Order Solicitors approved and accredited by the Northern Ireland Law Society.

In 2018 Una was appointed to another specialist panel namely the Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency Panel. This allows Una to represent children in Public Law proceedings pursuant to the Children (NI) Order 1995.

In addition, for several years Una has worked with North Down Women’s Aid. She was on the Board of Directors and also acted as secretary on this Board. In addition she attends monthly workshops run by North Down Women’s Aid. This allowed her to provide advice and assistance to women and their children at a most vulnerable time in their lives.

Practice Areas:

Una specialises in all family and matrimonial practice areas to include:

Childrens Law

Ancillary Relief
Lump sum payments
Property Disputes for married and unmarried couples
Matrimonial and Civil Injunctions

David Brown
David McCormick


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David joined the firm in August 2020. He has wide and long experience extending over a period of thirty years, much of it in property and conveyancing matters of all kinds, having acted for private individuals, partnerships, developers and corporate clients.

Within the Probate and Wills Department of the firms he deals with wills, the administration of estates, enduring powers of attorney, and controllership matters.

Practice Areas

Land law, conveyancing and property
Wills and Administration of Estates
Enduring Powers of Attorney and Controllership

Christina McDowell
Christina McDowell


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Christina graduated from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown with First Class Honours in Law with Criminology.

She is a member of STEP, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Christina qualified as a solicitor in September 2021, after obtaining a postgraduate diploma with commendation from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Belfast.

Outside of work, Christina enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering within her local sports clubs.

Practice areas;

Christina works within the Litigation and Wills & Probate departments.

Mark joined the firm in January 2022.

He has a very broad and varied range of core legal competencies gained in over twenty years of working in general practice with extensive experience at all levels.

In more recent years Mark has specialised almost exclusively in private client law matters to include residential and commercial conveyancing, liquor licensing applications and elderly client law matters to include wills, probate, enduring powers of attorney and controllership applications.

Mark is also a fully accredited Solicitor advocate.

Outside of work Mark enjoys walking, weight training and football.

Practice areas;

Mark now specialises primarily in property law related matters.

Emma Coey
Emma Coey


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Having graduated with first class honours in Social Policy with Criminology, Emma went on to achieve the degree of Masters in Law at Queen’s University Belfast.

Emma began her formal training at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in October 2020.

Before joining Boyd Rice, Emma worked as a legal executive within the property department of a large regional law firm.

Outside of work, Emma enjoys looking after her horse and playing for her local women’s rugby team.

Practice areas;

Emma primarily works within the Property and Family law practice areas.

Sean Hayes
Sean Hayes


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Sean graduated from Queens University Belfast with an Honours Degree in Law and worked in a large multi-national Company before joining Boyd Rice Solicitors in January 2021. He works predominantly in the Litigation and Conveyancing Departments.

Sean began his Traineeship in the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in September 2021.

Outside of work Sean likes football and golf.

Practice areas;

Sean primarily works within the Litigation and Conveyancing Departments.