About Us

About Us

We rebranded to Mallon & Co Solicitors in 2020. The firm however has been in existence in Maghera since 1971 having incorporated Anthony A. McCormick Solicitor in 2008 and then Mallon McCormick Solicitors in 2020. The Firm expanded further in 2021 with the acquisition of Rafferty & Boyle Solicitors. Mallon & Co now has offices in Maghera and Coleraine to ensure we can cater for our growing client base.

We are a dynamic law firm dealing in all areas of law to obtain the best results for our clients. Most of our clients are individuals and on their behalf we deal in a wide variety of personal and commercial transactions.

The firm is perfectly situated to satisfy all the requirements of an expanding client base.

The firm’s ethic is to provide for our client’s every legal need by offering professional advice and expertise on a wide range of legal problems.

Joseph Mallon

Joseph Mallon LLB

Joe was educated at Saint Patricks College Maghera and then studied Law in Trinity College Dublin.

He attended the Legal Training Course in Blackhall Place, Dublin in the Law Society of Ireland and served his apprenticeship with Matheson Ormsby Prentice commercial law firm in Dublin. Following qualification in 2004, Joe returned to Maghera where he joined the firm of Anthony A. McCormick. In 2008 Joe became a partner and the firm was re-branded as Mallon & Co Solicitors.

Joe was delighted to lead the staff to their new premises at the Station Master’s House in November 2015.

Mallon & Co Solicitors have now been in existence for 10 years in that guise having been 37 years as Anthony A. McCormick Solicitor before then.

Joe is presently a member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland and the Law Society of Ireland.

Joe was formerly the Chairman of the South Derry Solicitors Association.

Joe has an abundance of direct experience in a wide range of legal issues befitting the Principal of a general practice firm.

In 2017 Joe partook in the Civil and Commercial Mediation training organised by the Law Society of NI and Queens University and since then has become a member of the Dispute Resolution Service offering Mediation services to his clients and beyond.

Outside of the law, Joe takes part in Triathlon events all-round the country. He is also the Chairman of the Maghera Development Association and helps out with coaching at Mid Ulster Amateur Swimming Club and with his children’s teams at Watty Grahams GAC, Glen. He is married to Caitriona and has 4 children – Cara, Kate, Erin and Luke.

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Enda McKaigue

Enda McKaigue LLB

Enda was educated at the local St Patrick’s College, Maghera and later graduated with his law degree from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown. Enda then attended the College of Law in Chester, England and obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice. He returned back to Northern Ireland and joined in firm in September 2010 as a legal Executive. He was accepted into the Institute of Legal Professional Studies, Queens University, Belfast and began his apprenticeship with our firm. He obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies with Commendation from the Institute and qualified as a Solicitor.

In recognition of Enda’s commitment and ability to achieve results for our clients he was appointed Director of our firm in January 2020.

Enda has experience in dealing with all areas of law within our practice.

He is a former Treasurer of the South Derry Solicitor’s Association having held that position for three years and is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Outside of the legal world, Enda has recently retired from a long career playing gaelic football with his club Robert Emmets GAC Slaughtneil and is now a keen runner

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Louise Breen

Louise Breen LLB

Louise is a past pupil of St Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt and studied Law at University of Ulster, Jordanstown where she obtained an LLB Honours Degree in Law. Upon completion of her Degree she was selected by Ulster University to deliver the Student Address at her Graduation in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast.

Louise joined our firm in 2011 and commenced her training as an apprentice Solicitor at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast. During the course of her studies Louise was awarded first place in the Law Society Solicitor Accounts examination 2014.

Following completion of her apprenticeship Louise was formally admitted onto the Roll of Solicitors in September 2014. Since her admission Louise has held the position of Senior Associate Solicitor and has experience in all areas of law practiced within the Firm.

In November 2019 Louise was nominated and went on to win the award for Best in Professional Services (Small Business) at the Women in Business Awards 2019. Her selection was supported by testimonials made by clients of Mallon McCormick who have worked with Louise over the years. The Women in Business Awards celebrate, reward and acknowledge the hard work and achievements of some of the most successful, entrepreneurial and inspiring business women throughout Northern Ireland.

Louise is an Affiliate Member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). Outside of the law Louise is a playing member of her local Gaelic Football club,

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Paul Boyle

Paul Boyle B.A (Mod)

Paul is a founding partner of Rafferty & Boyle Solicitors who operated with great success in Coleraine for 40 years until our firm acquired the practice on 1st April 2021. You can read a history of Rafferty & Boyle Solicitors here.

Paul was educated in St MacNissi’s College, GarronTower, then graduating in law from Trinity College, Dublin in 1979. He completed his apprenticeship with Daniel A McKenna & Co in Coleraine and soon thereafter set up on his own with Terence Rafferty, forming Rafferty & Boyle Solicitors in 1983. Paul’s wife, Fionnuala and long term partner, in Rafferty & Boyle Solicitors joined in 1985 growing a well-respected matrimonial and family law practice until her retirement in 2021.

Paul is continuing with the firm in a consultant Solicitor’s role at least into 2023 and his vast wealth of experience is providing extremely valuable for the firm.

Outside of the office Paul is a keen cyclist and general sports enthusiast (“especially anything involving a ball”). His grandchildren now occupy a lot of his time “but in a good way”.

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Jane Kelly

Jane Kelly LLB

Jane was educated at Saint Patrick’s College, Maghera, and graduated with her law degree from Queens University, Belfast.

Following this, Jane then went on to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at The College of Law in Chester, England.

Jane undertook her training contract in Yorkshire, and upon qualification accepted a position with a Family Law Practice, a Legal 500 Firm, in the City of Leeds.

Jane sat on the Young Resolution Committee which is an organisation of lawyers committed to promoting a constructive approach to family issues, promoting alternative dispute resolution - such as mediation, arbitration and the collaborative practice.  Jane also represents her clients at court, and enjoys the diversity of court work in her role as a Solicitor.

Having successfully transferred over to this jurisdiction, in 2020, her next step is to train to become a member of the Dispute Resolution Service.

Outside of the law, Jane enjoys spending time with family. Having retired from Camogie earlier than she would have liked, to pursue a career in law, she had played for her Club Robert Emmets Slaughtneil, and Derry.  Now she enjoys being a spectator of all Gaelic games on the other side of the fence.  She also enjoys running, painting, and cooking.

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Paula McGlone

Paula McGlone LLB

Paula is a past pupil of St. Louis Grammar School and graduated with an LLB Honours Degree in Law with Economics from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown. She was also awarded a Diploma in Area Studies having secured a scholarship from the Business Education Initiative programme (now Study USA) and studying for a year at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, NE, USA.

Following this, Paula completed her professional studies at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast, while serving her apprenticeship in Patrick Diamond & Company in Randalstown. She was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies with Distinction in 2013 and has worked in private practice in the Mid Ulster area since that time.

Paula joined our firm as a Senior Associate in February 2022 and has proven herself to be great addition and valued member of the team. She has a wide range of experience, particularly in Residential/Commercial Conveyancing, Wills and Estate Planning and Litigation. Paula currently sits as the Treasurer of the South Derry Solicitors Association, returning to the role for a second time in 2020 following her initial involvement in 2016.

Outside of the legal world Paula has a keen interest in Gaelic Games and Traditional Irish Music. She has won Ulster and All-Ireland Titles in both Camogie and Music. She is a former Chairperson of her home club St. Mary’s Camogie Club Ahoghill, Assistant Secretary of Antrim Camogie and previously sat on the Antrim Camogie Transfers, Hearings & Disciplinary Committee (THDC) for a number of years.

Now married and living in Castledawson Paula currently sits on the Ulster Camogie THDC and as Assistant Secretary of her adopted club St. Malachy’s, Castledawson where she remains a playing member and captain of the senior camogie team.

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Emma McCrystal

Emma McCrystal LLB LLM

Emma is a past pupil of St Patrick’s College Maghera and studied Law at Queen’s University Belfast, where she obtained a First Class LLB honours Degree in Law. During her studies Emma was awarded the Queen’s Foundation Scholarship Award for Top Performance in first- and second-year academic modules.

Upon completion of her undergraduate degree Emma returned to study and obtained a Master of Laws Degree in Human Rights and Criminal Justice with Distinction.

Emma joined our firm in 2018 as a Legal Executive and commenced her training as an apprentice Solicitor at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast in 2020.

During the course of her studies Emma was awarded the Tughans Prize in Conveyancing, awarded to the Solicitor Trainee who attains the highest standard in the Property Law and Practice course. Emma was also awarded the Belfast Solicitors Association Prize, 2nd Prize, awarded to the three Solicitor Trainees who attain the highest marks in the Diploma in Professional Legal Studies.

Following completion of her apprenticeship Emma was formally admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in September 2021 and holds the position of Associate Solicitor within the Firm.

Outside of the office Emma has a strong passion for music and is a music and piano teacher.

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Cormac O’Kane

Cormac O’Kane LLB

Cormac is a past pupil of St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s College Claudy and attended the Northwest Regional College before studying Accounting and Law at University of Ulster, Jordanstown. Cormac graduated in 2020 with a Second Class Honours Upper Division.

Cormac joined our firm in 2021 as a Legal Executive and has since commenced his training as an Trainee Solicitor at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast.

Outside of the office Cormac has a strong passion for woodworking and the restoration of vintage cars.

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Catherine Elliott

Catherine Elliott LLB

Catherine is a past pupil of the Rainey Endowed Grammar School, Magherafelt and studied Law at Queen’s University, Belfast. During this time Catherine took part in various societies in QUB such as Lawyers without Borders and Amnesty International. Catherine joined our firm as a Legal Executive soon after graduating in 2021 with a Second Class Honours, Upper Division.

Outside of the law, Catherine enjoys taking part in volunteer work for various organisations including Hope for Youth NI and Rayleigh Equine Rescue.

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Linda Convery

Linda Convery

Linda joined the Firm in 2001 as a book keeper. She progressively became more involved in the day to day running of the business and in 2015 became manager of Mallon & Co.

Linda is responsible for keeping our practice compliant with our obligations to the Law Society of Northern Ireland.

Her duties include accounts, payroll, credit control, invoicing as well as all aspects of the day to day running of a very busy practice.

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