Helping companies do business for over a century.


At the heart of Belfast since 1898


We are one of Northern Ireland’s oldest and largest legal practices, offering a broad range of skills and experience to an extensive base of local and international clients.


With a reputation for integrity, reliability, attention to detail and building long-term client relationships, C&H Jefferson should be the first port of call for any client seeking commercial, corporate or litigation advice in Northern Ireland.

Market-leaders in defence litigation

Our specialist lawyers offer real expertise in litigation, including personal injury, professional negligence and banking disputes. Our team represents clients from initial investigation and advice through to discovery, negotiation, mediation or trial.


We act for a number of major international insurers, the Law Society Master Policy insurers and leading names in banking, industry and business. For our corporate and institutional clients in particular we provide a range of commercial dispute resolution services. Whether it be property-related, a commercial contract dispute or in the field of insolvency, our team has the depth of experience to help.


We understand our clients’ concerns about expense and other burdens of litigation and so apply creative problem-solving to achieve our clients’ goals in a cost-effective manner.




Incomparable local expertise in commercial property.

Land and property law in Northern Ireland differs from other jurisdictions, including even the remainder of the United Kingdom. Our lawyers have expert knowledge of the key principles and concepts of property law in the unique context of Northern Ireland.


We represented leading property investors, developers and Banks financing property investments during the growth years in the Northern Ireland economy prior to 2008 and since the onset of the downturn have played a key role in advising clients in the management and workout of their challenged assets and the enforcement of security.  Now that the recovery has started we are again advising on lending and acquisitions, whether of assets or secured debt, and look forward to working closely with our clients, new and old, to take advantage of the opportunities for growth now presenting themselves.



“They’re a major player – they have a very strong reputation” - Chambers & Partners UK 2014

“A high level of client service and strong individual lawyers” - Chambers and Partners UK 2014

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