Worthingtons Solicitors

Michael Duffy

Commercial Property

Michael is an experienced property solicitor and has a broad practice dealing with secured lending, acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant, general asset management, agricultural matters, property support on corporate transactions and residential conveyancing. Michael has acted for a wide variety of clients including companies, charities, private individuals, banks and institutional clients.

Michael is dual qualified to practice in both Northern Ireland and in England and Wales and regularly accepts instructions from clients in both jurisdictions.

“Thanks for your high level of service on this” – Commercial client.

Career Highlights

  • Acting for Extern Homes in the continuing acquisition of homes for the homeless across Northern Ireland – this is the first project of its kind in the region
  • Acting for a property investment company in the acquisition of a portfolio of student flats in York totalling over £2 million
  • Acting for a well-known charity in the acquisition of a multi-million pound investment property in Antrim
  • General asset management including acquisitions and disposals, leasehold work, first registrations and drafting bespoke documents for various Queens Colleges in Oxford

Areas of Expertise

Commercial Property

Michael Duffy's latest article

Break options in leases – avoid ‘breaking bad’ by ensuring they are properly drafted.

A break clause in a commercial lease allows either a Tenant or a Landlord to terminate a lease early i.e.. before expiry of the Term. Whilst tenant-only break clauses are more...

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