Owen Beattie & Co. Solicitors was founded and established in September 2022 by our principal, Owen Beattie. In founding Owen Beattie & Co. Solicitors, Owen identified the need for a modern client centred law firm in Northern Ireland. A law firm where our clients are are at the centre of our business. A law firm where our clients are provided with straightforward and honest legal advice to secure the best outcome for them.
Owen qualified from Queen’s University and undertook his apprenticeship in a leading human rights law firm in Belfast where he quickly became an established and recognised solicitor specialising in the area of litigation.
Owen is known for his warm and engaging professional manner with clients even in the most difficult of circumstances. He has been instructed in some of the most high profile and serious cases and he has represented client’s before all Court tiers in this jurisdiction.
Owen has forged a unique specialism in the representation of clients in all areas of personal injury litigation. He is also regularly instructed in challenges against decisions made by government bodies by judicial review and equally, Owen has burgeoning reputation in the representation of clients under criminal investigation for offences such as white collar crime, fraud, sexual offences & other serious crime.
Owen is a member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland and has delivered talks to other legal colleagues on best practice in the area of historical abuse litigation. He is also committed to engagement in the community working with schools and charitable organisations.
- ET v CCMS – £50’000 settlement for historical abuse suffered in a primary school.
- Representation of several hundred applicants to the HIA Redress Compensation Scheme.
- Six figure settlement following the HIA data breach in May 2020.
- Mufassil Islam v Facebook Ireland – settlement against Facebook on behalf of a journalist.
- In the matter of UM for Judicial Review – challenge to PSNI data protection policies.
- R v McKiernan – successful defence of client charged with blackmail and other serious offences. Case dismissed before trial.
- In the matter of SP for Judicial Review – challenge to Prison Service internal disciplinary procedure.
- R v Dowd – successful representation of client charged with attempted murder.