About Us

A lot has changed since our practice was founded back in 1901 and we have evolved to meet the demands of our clients today. We know that you need both expertise and experience from your legal advisor, so we have built up a team of specialists covering every field of law.

At Babingtons, we practice everything from the commercial fields of banking and corporate law, to property law issues such as tenancies, sales and purchases, to family law issues to include divorce and children’s rights. We deal with personal, private client issues such inheritance, trusts, wills, prosecution, RTA’s and personal injury, and also with business crises to include bankruptcy, liquidation and debt.

Babingtons is led by 4 partners with a 25 strong team of solicitors, paralegals and support staff.

Meet the Team

Ian McCarter

Ian McCarter

PARTNER

Ian studied Law at the University of Kent at Canterbury before qualifying and joining the firm in 1984, becoming a partner in 1988. He plays a key role in the management of both the Derry and Strabane offices. Ian’s practice specialties include Plaintiff and Defence Litigation, Drafting Wills & Administration of Estates, Wealth and Inheritance Tax Planning, Debt Recovery, Bankruptcy and Insolvency. Ian is a member of the Rotary Club of Londonderry and a Foundation Nominated Representative of Foyle College Board of Governors.

Killian Conwell

Killian Conwell

PARTNER

Killian graduated from the Law Faculty at University College Dublin in 1985 and after completing his professional qualifications at Queen’s University Belfast, was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland in 1987 and the Roll of Solicitors in the Republic of Ireland in 2005. Killian became partner in 1999 and works extensively in Plaintiff and Defence Litigation, at all levels of the court structure and also appears regularly in the Magistrates courts in both Family Law and Criminal Law matters. In addition, Killian acts for a number of Commercial clients engaged with issues of Commercial Law and Conveyancing matters generally.

Thomas Wylie

Thomas Wylie

PARTNER

Tom studied Law at Trinity College Dublin, graduating in 1995 and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in the Republic of Ireland in 1998. He worked as an Associate in the Corporate Department of Matheson in Dublin before joining the firm in 2005 and becoming a partner in 2007. He is qualified to practice in both NI and the Republic and his specialties are Commercial Law, Banking and Insolvency and Conveyancing in the Republic of Ireland specifically. He is an active member of the Londonderry Junior Chamber of Commerce and has tutored on the Commercial Law course with the Law Society of Ireland. Tom completed the Leaders for Tomorrow Programme at Harvard University in 2008.

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