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Andrea started with John McKee Solicitors as a trainee solicitor in 1996 and has remained with the firm since her qualification in 1998.
has particular specialism in employment work.
This ranges from advising clients on employment and personnel matters from offering accessible and instant professional advice and guidance to representation in claims that reach the Industrial Tribunal.
The employment work extends from human resource queries to drafting employment contracts and policies to advising administrators and administrative receivers on their appointment as to employment law duties to staff.
Previous cases include acting for an employer client that was awarded one of the highest cost orders made against a claimant to date under Tribunal rules, acting for a major lending institution in defending a race discrimination case in the County Court under the provision of goods, facilities and services
also has specialist knowledge of licensing matters including applications not only for Liquor Licences and Hotel Licences but also Bingo Club Licences and ordinary Club Licences.
recently successfully obtained a Bingo Club Licence for a client who operates in the leisure industry.
licensing knowledge also plays a part in banking work where the secured asset is licensed.
is also part of the firm's banking team acting for a major local Bank in secured lending and is the contact for a number of the business centres.
Andrea's banking experience includes taking security, complex matters arising from reviews and enforcement of security, bank lending issues, drafting security documentation appropriate to the banking transaction from property acquisitions, refinances to commercial acquisitions, restructuring, and daily trouble shooting.
Andrea acts for a number of local fixed charge receivers in the onward sales of properties.
also leads cases that require personal guarantee enforcement litigation through High Court proceedings and / or bankruptcy and the recovery of shortfall in facilities post appointment.
She also acts for an English based pension scheme administrator in commercial property transactions including sales, purchases and leases of commercial property all over Northern Ireland.
Recently this included the transfer of an entire property portfolio from one pension scheme provider and trustee to another.
Some of the properties were secured and she
had to advise number of local Banks regarding the transfer of facilities and security.
Andrea is Staff Partner within the firm overseeing personnel matters with a staff number of over 50.
Andrea tutors on the Company Law, Licensing and Tribunals courses at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen's
Any free time Andrea
has is spent running after her
two young children and playing hockey.