Wilson Nesbitt Announces Key Promotions

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Wilson Nesbitt

19th Oct 2022

Wilson Nesbitt is delighted to announce seven key promotions following continued growth across its Real Estate & Construction, Banking & Financial Services and Individual & Family Life sectors;


Leo Morrison has been promoted to Senior Associate.  Leo works in our Criminal Defence team, with extensive experience in fraud, motoring offences and white-collar crime.


Hannah Simpson has been appointed Associate. Hannah works in our Personal Injury & Negligence team, with extensive experience in medical negligence, work accidents, road traffic accidents and industrial diseases claims.


Lynsey McWhinney has been appointed Associate. Lynsey works in our Lender Services team, specialising in acting for lenders taking security over residential property and separate representation purchase transactions.


Shannon McLorie has been appointed Associate.  Shannon works in our Divorce, Civil Partnership & Family Law team and has extensive experience in family matters.


Rowan Gibney has been appointed Associate.  Rowan assists on Commercial Lending and real estate finance transactions. He acts for a number of local and UK financial institutions on real estate finance transactions secured against Northern Irish property. 


Izabela Treacy has been promoted to Senior Solicitor. Izabela is a member of our Real Estate team and advises on development, investment and landlord and tenant transactions.


Daniel McCracken has been promoted to Senior Solicitor. Daniel works in our Wills, Trust & Estate Disputes team, specialising in will disputes, financial provision claims and trust and land disputes.


Commenting on the announcement, Managing Partner Gilbert Nesbitt said:

“We’re exceptionally proud of our team and their achievements. They are a very talented group, bringing fresh approaches and new ideas that make a real impact for our clients and our firm. We’ll be supporting them to succeed and look forward to seeing them continue to thrive in their legal careers.

These promotions reflect upon the firm’s sustained development and growth. They are testament to our unfaltering commitment in supporting our talent to progress along their career path and also in our firm’s dedication in delivering high-quality services and expertise, to our valued and diverse client base.”


Partner Gary Adair added;

“We understand our people are our greatest asset. We have developed a unique culture which promotes responsibility and innovation at all levels.  These team promotions recognise the significant contributions made by Daniel, Hannah, Izabela, Leo, Lynsey, Rowan and Shannon to the firm’s growth and success over recent years.”


Wilson Nesbitt employs more than 75 people, based across two offices, one in Belfast and one in Bangor, and has recently been recognised in the Legal 500 for 2023, strengthening their position as one of Northern Ireland leading firms.




About Us

Wilson Nesbitt is one of Northern Ireland’s top Legal 500 ranked law firms. Respected for our in-depth legal expertise, client care, and high-quality service, we work across the Real Estate & Construction, Banking & Financial Services and Individual & Family Life sectors. Our award-winning teams work smarter and take different approaches, to ensure our clients achieve better results.


Further information:

Áine McGuinness | 07850769377