The Keystone Law Northern Ireland team has been joined by commercial and licensing lawyer Richard McLaughlin, formerly a solicitor at Joseph Donnelly & Co Solicitors.

Richard is well respected in the world of licensing, particularly in Belfast, having advised numerous pubs, off-licences, nightclubs, hotels and restaurants, as well as Belfast’s only licensed dog racing track. A specialist in the areas of leisure, hospitality and licensed trade, Richard acts for both smaller independent operators and larger chains.

Richard is an expert in all aspects of intoxicating liquor licensing in NI, and regularly appears before Licensing Courts.

John McMahon, Managing Director of Keystone Law NI, commented:

Richard brings with him tremendous experience in the world of licensing, and his skills will complement our service offering in Northern Ireland. With Brexit fast approaching, this is an excellent time for us to grow our team. We have been chasing Richard for some time and are delighted that he has decided to join the expanding Belfast team.”

Richard added:

I look forward to the new challenge and am delighted to be involved with the innovative and market-leading Keystone brand.”