Derry solicitors Babington and Croasdaile acquire Strabane practice

Tue, 12/02/2013 - 14:28 -- Editor

Derry law firm Babington and Croasdaile has acquired the legal practice of Copeland McCaffrey in Strabane.

“We are delighted to be expanding the Babington & Croasdaile brand to Strabane,” says managing partner, Ian McCarter.

“The firm has practiced in the Co Tyrone town for a long number of years but it is exciting and challenging to have our own base there now”.

Babington & Croasdaile can trace their origins back to 1901.  They have offices on the Limavady Road in Londonderry and in Coleraine.  They officially take over the Copeland McCaffrey practice in Patrick Street, Strabane, this week.

Principal and owner of Copeland McCaffrey, Elizabeth McCaffrey, who is leaving private practice, says assistant solicitor Esme Hamilton and her support staff will remain on in the Strabane office. In addition, services will be expanded as the four partners in Babington & Croasdaile’s Derry office will be directly involved in the running of the Patrick Street practice and are committed to continuing a presence in Strabane.

“This move will provide Strabane clients with an enhanced service for all their legal needs,” says Ms McCaffrey.  “The larger practice will have greater expertise and resources, and I am confident it will continue to thrive under this new leadership.”

Mr McCarter described Copeland McCaffrey as “a well respected firm with an excellent reputation which we intend to build on.  We will maintain all the current legal services in Strabane and, will in addition, be able to offer advice and assistance on more areas including planning to protect assets for those concerned about care costs, and inheritance tax. We also have significant experience in all court related matters. The Strabane office will now be able to offer cross-border legal services with our partner Tom Wylie, who is qualified to practice in the Republic of Ireland.”.