Partner and Head of Pinsent Masons Belfast

Andrea leads the Belfast property team of 14 lawyers and in addition she is head of the firm’s UK retail property team. Andrea acts for clients in both Northern Ireland and England and has been named as a “Leader in the Field” for real estate for over 10 years in the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and Legal 500 directories. She specialises in development and investment work and has been involved in a large number of the major developments in NI including the new HQ buildings for Allstate Insurance and Concentrix, the recent acquisition of Belfast International Airport and shopping centres such as Victoria Square, Junction One and Bloomfield.

A mother of two teenagers, Andrea has a special interest in diversity and inclusion and since 2013 has been the international chair of the firm’s female networking group, Female Futures whose membership spans all of the 24 Pinsent Masons offices. In recognition of her work in this field Andrea was shortlisted in the Legal Adviser of the Year category of the inaugural Women in Finance Awards 2017. She also sits on the Board of Women in Business NI and is a regular speaker at corporate events on diversity issues and the promotion and empowerment of women. She also sits on the Boards of NI Chamber of Commerce and Women in Business.

In the last year the Pinsent Masons Belfast office has won 3 Diversity and Inclusion Awards and the firm was recently named as Law Firm of the Year at the Lawyer Awards in London.