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The team at Mackenzie and Dorman


Providing expert legal advice for local clients

Comprehensive legal services tailored to your needs.
Free from jargon, and delivered by a friendly and qualified team.

Experienced and approachable

Personal and professional team

Committed to client care

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Mackenzie & Dorman: proud to help locals and businesses with their legal requirements

A small but very experienced and approachable firm, we pride ourselves on our commitment to client care and on our reputation for providing a highly personalised service for all our clients. 


Friendly, approachable, pragmatic, and knowledgeable, we provide a variety of legal services to Belfast-based clients from all walks of life. Matters we advise on include family law, divorce, conveyancing, litigation and personal injury. As well as advising on wills, trusts and probate, we have a particular interest in looking after senior clients and their families.

For commercial clients, we can assist with debt recovery, commercial conveyancing and all aspects of business sales and purchasers.

Specialist legal services

English estate

Domestic Conveyancing

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and Business

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Family Law
and Divorce

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Wills, Trusts
and Probate

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Elderly Client

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Litigation and

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Meet the legal team who will
support you throughout your journey

Colin Bates, director
Colin Bates, director

Colin Bates


Judith Hutchinson, director
Judith Hutchinson, director

Judith Hutchinson


Jill McDowell, associate director
Jill McDowell, associate director

Jill McDowell


Robyn Butler, solicitor
Robyn Butler, solicitor

Robyn Butler


We make the legal process as straightforward as possible for you, always acting in your best interests

We don’t expect you to be experts in law or legal processes. After all, that’s why we’re here! To that end, we provide legal advice that is straight-talking, no-nonsense and free from jargon, delivered in a friendly, professional yet compassionate manner by people who are understanding of your needs and situation, whatever they may be.

The directors behind Mackenzie + Dorman

When all you require is a firm of solicitors who are prepared to listen to you and go the extra mile to meet your needs, come to Belfast’s Mackenzie & Dorman.

 Call 028 9067 3211 
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