About Armstrong Solicitors
Armstrong Solicitors was founded with the objective of combining expert legal knowledge with class leading customer service.
Happy clients are our greatest source of new work, and when we opened our new offices in Glengormley in March 2015, we designed our workspace and our building with our clients’ needs very much in mind. We have numerous bespoke meeting rooms where our solicitors and clients can get the peace and space to work through their case without interruptions. With much of our client areas on the ground floor, less abled clients are also able to take full advantage of our facilities. Although we opened in Newtownabbey in 2009, Armstrong Solicitors can trace its roots back to 2005 when our managing director Philip Armstrong realised that he was not cut out to be an employee, and went into business on a self employed basis for the first time.
The partnership dissolved in 2007 when his business partner left the law for a career in politics, so for a few months in 2007, Armstrong Solicitors came into being, before the offer of another partnership came along and Philip formed ALB Solicitors in Belfast City Centre to specialise in volume conveyancing and remortgaging work. Ultimately the economic downturn and property crash impacted on the practice, and with reluctance the partners decided to go their separate ways. Since Philip was from the Newtownabbey area, he felt that the time was right to set up a practice locally and use his contacts essentially to start from scratch again.
We are very proud of the fact that we started with four staff members in June 2009, in the middle of a significant recession, and in 2015 moved to an office which is five times larger with four times as many staff.
Our initial success was very much based on our personal and friendly approach, as well perhaps on the fact that Philip offered his Titanic talks to lots of local groups and made sure that people knew that we was also their local solicitor. As time went on however, previous sources of work actively sought us out and encouraged us once again to build on our previous success and turn Armstrong Solicitors into a much larger venture.
Today we act for thousands of private clients, as well as national companies, local businesses, plc’s, housing associations and scheme administrators.
Regardless of the client, we pride ourselves on our legal expertise and our friendly approach; Armstrong Solicitors provides legal services with personality.
What does the future hold for us?
Our new online software, in development for release in 2016, is truly class leading and innovative, and we do believe that it will revolutionise particularly the house moving process, before turning our attention to similar innovations in other areas of legal services that we provide.
Armstrong Solicitors is also proud to boast Lexcel accreditation since 2012, an internationally recognised and annually audited objective standard of excellence in practice management, client care, practice development and business planning.