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Kirsty Mairs

Partner // Head of Hospitality (Belfast), DWF in Belfast

Kirsty specialises in real estate, banking and licensing with particular expertise in all aspects of residential and commercial conveyancing, residential development and site assembly, acquisition and disposal.


She acts for local developers in relation to all their property requirements with a particular focus on the acquisition of land for residential/mixed use developments.

Kirsty is the Head of Hospitality in the Belfast office and specialises in the provision of advice on Northern Ireland's unique licensing and gaming regime, having represented global supermarket chains, local publicans, bookmakers and bingo operators in the acquisition, disposal, transfer and leasing of licensed premises. She has appeared in numerous contested licensing applications and Judicial Review applications in both the County Court and High Court and is ranked in Band 1 for Licensing in the leading legal directory, Chambers and Partners

Kirsty provides advice to administrators, administrative receivers and fixed charge receivers in relation to the management and sale of licenced premises and residential property.

She is a member of the Belfast Solicitors' Association, the Northern Ireland Commercial Property Lawyers' Association and Women In Business NI.

Outside of work Kirsty enjoys spending time with her two young children. She also plays tennis and enjoys reading.