Gordon McElroy

Gordon McElroy is our exclusively recommended Debt Structuring Law expert in Northern Ireland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Gordon directly using the contact details listed above.

Belfast is Northern Ireland’s capital. It was the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, which famously struck an iceberg and sunk in 1912. This legacy is recalled in the renovated dockyards’ Titanic Quarter, which includes the Titanic Belfast, an aluminium-clad museum reminiscent of a ship’s hull, as well as shipbuilder Harland & Wolff’s Drawing Offices and the Titanic Slipways, which now host open-air concerts.

Gordon McElroy is a founder of an MKB Law and is responsible for overseeing the commercial and corporate business undertaken by the practice. Gordon has undertaken some of the most extensive site assembly and development schemes in Northern Ireland and advised on all legal aspects, including planning, of those schemes.

Gordon has also led teams dealing with some of the largest mergers and acquisitions transactions for private businesses in Northern Ireland. As such Gordon has become a “trusted advisor” to many local businesses and businessmen.

Most recently, much of Gordon’s time has been spent advising clients on Investment Agreements and corporate structures, particularly in the renewables sector.

Helen Sloan

Helen Sloan is our exclusively recommended Conveyancing Services expert in Northern Ireland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Helen directly using the contact details listed above.

Helen has garnered extensive experience in the acquisition and assembly of sites for residential and commercial development and acts for several large developers. Helen acts for the developer from the inception of its plans to develop and in the initial purchase of the land and advises on all matters pertaining to title, the release of restrictive covenants, planning issues and development agreements. Post completion she establishes the development and acts in the preparation and negotiation of sale contracts and transfer deeds for the onward sales of units.

She regularly acts in the negotiation of commercial leases and advises on all matters relating to the Business Tenancies (NI) Order 1996.

Helen has developed a particular knowledge of liquor licensing and advises a number of high profile hoteliers and restauranteurs.

Firm Overview:

Since our founding in Belfast in 1982 by Gerard O’Hare, our solicitors have striven to maintain the honoured values of our profession.

We have a very broad base of clients in the business sector catering inter alia for the insurance industry, hoteliers and publicans, the book-making fraternity, utility providers, local councils, sporting bodies, banks and other financial institutions and many other sectors.

In addition we also provide a comprehensive range of services for the individual and have an extensive loyal client base who enjoy our friendly and informal approach.

We have been Solicitors for the Communication Workers Union since 1983 and the services we have provided to union members, their families and friends since that time have helped us develop the skills to provide a wealth of advice and services to our individual client base and the public in general.

Pamela Gillies

Pamela Gillies is our exclusively recommended Advisory Services expert in Northern Ireland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Pamela directly using the contact details above.

Pamela is a Director in the Advisory department of BDO Northern Ireland. A qualified accountant, Pamela has had extensive experience in business restructuring, corporate finance and management consultancy, specialising in business and strategic planning and performance improvement. Since joining BDO in 1997, after completing a Masters in Business Administration, Pamela has gained wide experience across both the public and private sectors being involved in a large range of projects.

Pamela has focused on growing entrepreneurial businesses, helping them to maximise their potential and achieve their goals. In the development of corporate strategies and indeed in carrying out performance improvement reviews, Pamela focuses upon the creation of efficiencies in the Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet, whilst also recognising the importance of considering the organisations capabilities, its financial health and the need for restructuring, its market strategy and most fundamental of all, the aspirations and support of the people behind the business.

Pamela Gillies has been involved in numerous strategic and financial reviews for both private and public sector clients, venture capitalists and various banking institutions. She has particular expertise in business planning assignments undertaken on behalf of private sector clients in raising finance from a range of sources including Invest NI, banks, venture capitalists and Business Angels.

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About BDO Northern Ireland

BDO Northern Ireland is based in the heart of Belfast City Centre and has been serving its clients for more than 30 years.

Whilst part of the BDO International network, BDO Northern Ireland is an independently owned partnership and we specialise in helping businesses, whether start-ups or multinationals, to grow.

As a member of the BDO network we are part of the largest European led Audit, Tax and Advisory practice.

A Different Approach

Through our own professional expertise and working directly with businesses, we’ve developed a unique insight into what makes a business successful. It is this insight that makes us leading business advisers; we are much more than financial consultants.

We are part of the world’s fifth largest accounting network, which provides us with a platform to learn new and innovative approaches to business while bringing new ideas directly to our clients. BDO Northern Ireland has 5 Partners and with over 170 staff, BDO have a very unique culture.

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