About Us

We are the Omagh Office of South Ulster’s most dynamic law firm operating out of 10 offices. We have developed technology that ensures we are continually setting new standards of excellence in client care. We have built internal processes that ensure optimum standards of service quality are delivered to our clients in as cost effective way as is possible.

We have won awards in competition with other industry and commercial sectors for our IT, our marketing, our website and our client care. We are recognised as market leaders in both the manner in which we deliver our services and in the provision of many of the services we offer.

We employ over 60 people in our offices in Omagh Portadown Dungannon Armagh and Banbridge and our associated offices in the Law Group in Newry Castlewellan Crossmaglen and Dublin. We have more expert solicitors working in more specialist areas than any other law firm in the towns where we operate. You can see our UK Terms of Business here.


Kevin J Neary
Notary Public Solicitor
Advocate – Principal

Educated at St Colman’s College in Newry, Kevin graduated from University College Dublin in 1982 with a degree in Law (BCL).

He graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a Certificate of Professional Legal Studies in 1984 and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland in 1984. He was later admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in the Republic of Ireland in 1992, as well as in England and Wales in 2008. He qualified as a Solicitor Advocate in 2013. He is also a certified Mediator.

Kevin has worked at Donnelly Neary & Donnelly since he was admitted to the Roll in 1984 and has been a partner in the firm since 1988.

Kevin is a Notary Public, and is currently the President of the College of Notaries in Northern Ireland. He is also a Trusts and Estates Practitioner (TEP) of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a member of the NI Commercial Property Lawyers Association. Kevin currently acts as Treasurer for the Irish Legal History Society and is Deputy Chair of the Statutory Committee for the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland.

Kevin has experience in all areas of practise; however, Kevin specialises in commercial property, as well as in general conveyancing, trusts and wills.

Kate Ervine
Solicitor – Principal

Kate Ervine graduated from Queen’s University and completed her degree in Law & Accountancy in 2006 and Trust & Estate Administration in 2009.

Kate was formerly employed by two provincial firms before joining the practice in August 2007. Kate specialises in Conveyancing, Administration of Estates; contentious Probate; Will drafting; Agricultural law and Taxation. Kate is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Michael Grant
Solicitor – Principal

Michael graduated in law with LLB Hons from Queens University Belfast in 1985 He works with JPHLAW as well as being the Principal of Campbell & Grant in Newry.

Michael’s legal expertise includes conveyancing, criminal law, commercial property acquisition, sales development, residential property development, licensing, planning, trusts, inheritance tax, wills and estates both in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland.


Stephen Maxwell
Solicitor – Associate

Educated at St Patrick’s Grammar School, Armagh, Stephen graduated from Queens University Belfast in July 1995 with Bachelor of Law Degree.

Stephen subsequently graduated from Queens University Belfast in June 1997 with Certificate in Professional Legal Studies before joining the firm of TD Gibson & Co in 1997.

Stephen is a highly skilled Conveyancing Solicitor who acts for clients in residential transactions as well as proficiently handling transactions in the commercial/corporate sector. Stephen has extensive experience in Wills, Estate Administration and Licensing matters.

David Harrison
Solicitor – Associate

David was educated at the Royal School Armagh before Graduating from The University of Dundee in 1985 and was admitted as a solicitor in 1987.

David is an occasional tutor at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University Belfast and specialises in commercial and domestic conveyancing, administration of estates, wills and elderly clients.

Outside the office David is a director of Armagh Child Contact Centre and is an Elder in his church.

David Joined JPH Law after its acquisition of the firm of TD Gibson & Co in 2021.

Olivia Stinson
Solicitor – Associate

Olivia was educated at Hunterhouse College Belfast and studied law at Trinity College, Dublin. Upon graduation in 1995 she continued her studies at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queens University, Belfast and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland in 1997.

Olivia specialises in Conveyancing, Wills and Elderly Clients. She also practices Matrimonial Law, Administration of Estates and Personal Injury and General Litigation.

As a well known solicitor within the practice of TD Gibson & Co, Olivia is dedicated to assisting clients and maintaining a high level of service.

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