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Criminal Law

Criminal Law

Creating clarity for you & your family

028 9048 9816
Jonathan Burke
Mark Austin
028 9048 9816


Criminal law is a branch of legal practice that involves the prosecution and defence of individuals accused of committing crimes.

At McConnell Kelly, our criminal law offering is the cornerstone of our legal expertise, backed by nearly four decades of dedicated service in Northern Ireland. We bring a wealth of experience and a proven track record in criminal defence and litigation.

Our seasoned legal professionals understand the complexities of the legal system and are adept at navigating the intricacies of criminal cases. From minor offenses to serious charges, our commitment remains unwavering in providing robust representation and in knowing when and how to provide it in pursuit of the best possible outcomes for our clients.

We pride ourselves on our approachable yet professional stance, ensuring that those facing criminal matters find reassurance and comprehensive legal support when they need it most. At McConnell Kelly, we stand as staunch advocates for justice, working tirelessly to safeguard the rights and interests of our clients in every criminal proceeding.

Defence Strategies

In crafting our defence strategies at McConnell Kelly, we draw upon a wealth of experience and a keen understanding of when and how to deliver robust representation. And because we are part of the communities we represent, we have an intimate grasp of the local political landscape and community dynamics. This nuanced awareness allows us to tailor defence approaches that not only navigate legal complexities but also resonate with the unique socio-political context.

At McConnell Kelly, we believe that a comprehensive defence strategy goes beyond the courtroom, intertwining legal expertise with a deep understanding of the community and its nuances to ensure the most effective representation for our clients.

"We offer a comprehensive and market leading approach to matrimonial and family law that is tailor-made to deliver the best solution for your individual circumstances,"
Patrick Kelly
McConnell Kelly Co-Founder and Director
We have represented thousands of clients in this specific area and really no two situations are a like as each case is treated on its own individual merits, but can include:
Divorce court proceedings and all associated financial arrangements
Negotiations regarding assets, finances
Access to children
We have direct access to senior counsel and forensic accounts in this arena.
Relation breakdown in all its aspects.

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Our Office Details


49 Comber Rd
County Antrim
BT16 2AA


217-219 Upper Newtownards Rd
County Antrim


45 Main St
County Down
BT20 5AF

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Comprehensive legal expertise focused on Northern Ireland, with a proven track record of success.

A dedicated team of seasoned lawyers committed to achieving the best outcome for your case.

Begin your journey to legal resolution – connect with us for prompt and supportive guidance.