McCrudden & Trainor Solicitors - Springfield Road, Belfast

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    We will work to achieve excellent results and the best possible outcome for you

  • A wealth of experience

    Providing expert legal advice on a wide range of issues

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    We offer a professional and friendly approach to all our clients

McCrudden & Trainor Solicitors

Established in 2011 and combining a wealth of experience McCrudden & Trainor Solicitors is a client focussed firm providing the highest standard of legal advice in Belfast and right across Northern Ireland on a wide range of legal issues. We deliver excellent results putting you, the client, at the heart of all that we do.

About Us

Our staff is what makes McCrudden & Trainor Solicitors work for you. Each team member works directly with our clients to ensure a consistent point of contact throughout each case.

Paul McCrudden

Paul graduated from University of Ulster with 2:1 Hons in Law and Economics and now specialises in Litigation and Criminal Law. He retains a large client base and successfully represents clients who have suffered personal injuries through no fault of their own. In addition to his attendance at Police Stations, Magistrates' and Crown courts representing clients accused of criminal offences, Paul has successfully represented clients in the Court of Appeal. Paul regularly attends to client welfare issues, particularly those in custody in Maghaberry, Magilligan and Hydebank. He is available to consult with inmates upon request.
Email Paul at

Damien Trainor

Damien graduated from Queen’s University Belfast and is an Advanced Advocate with extensive experience in preparing and defending some of the most high profile cases in the Crown Court in Northern Ireland. As a criminal defence lawyer he has represented accused persons on a vast array of charges from Murder and serious violent offences to complex fraud investigations, historical abuse, terrorist offences and more. He has successfully secured acquittals for clients throughout Northern Ireland over the last 15 years years in both the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court. Damien also has considerable experience in successfully fighting European extradition warrants ensuring that a great many clients have been allowed to remain lawfully in Northern Ireland to live and work. Damien has a substantial Judicial Review practice and interest in Human Rights and has successfully overturned the decisions of many Government departments.
If you would like to discuss your case contact Damien directly at

Timothy McCrudden

Timothy graduated from Liverpool John Moore's University and joined the firm as an apprentice Solicitor. He is now a qualified assistant Solicitor with his own significant caseload specialising in civil injunctions, litigation and personal injury. Timothy also has an interest in prisoner’s rights and represents clients in oral hearings before the Parole Commissioners.

Rachel Rogan LL.B

A graduate from the University of Ulster School of Law Rachel joined McCrudden & Trainor in 2017 and now manages the firm's family law and matrimonial department. Rachel has gained a wealth of experience in divorce, separation, child contact proceedings and every aspect of family law. She is well regarded for her client care, attention to detail and getting exceptional results. If you would like to discuss your case with Rachel then contact the office to make appointment.

Our Services

We offer a range of services for private and business clients

Criminal Law

You may have been accused of a criminal offence and invited to attend a police station or you may have received a summons to appear at court in Belfast or elsewhere in Northern Ireland. Whether it is for something serious or something as “straight forward” as a road traffic offence you should always consult the services of a solicitor. All our solicitors have expertise in criminal defence law and in addition are available to represent and assist you at any police station throughout Northern Ireland whether it is in Belfast, Ballymena or further afield. Legal aid is often available for criminal proceedings. Free legal aid is always available at the police station irrespective of your income or savings. Defending a criminal prosecution can be daunting and stressful, with much more than just one’s reputation on the line. We have particular expertise in this field and have secured many acquittals for our clients. We can assist in gathering vital defence material with access to our wide range of experts specialising in virtually every field to include:

  • Forensic Science; DNA profiling, fingerprint and footwear comparison, cell site analysis etc
  • Facial Mapping & Identification
  • Pathology& Post Mortem
  • Drugs &Toxicology
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Psychiatric & Psychological reports

If you want confidential and expert advice call 02890233032.

Emergency Police Station Call Out Number 07955195503

Family Law & Matrimonial

The breakdown of a relationship is an extremely upsetting and stressful experience especially when children are involved. With this in mind we aim to progress your case in a timely and cost effective fashion. We are with you every step of the way.

We understand what is important to our clients:

1. Keeping you informed
2. Preparing you for Court
3. Advising on timescales and likely outcomes of proceedings.

We commit to do everything in our power to achieve the best outcome for you.

We offer an initial, free of charge, consultation. At this stage we can advise whether you are eligible for legal aid assistance and if so we can apply on your behalf. If you are not eligible for legal aid we will provide you with a clear cost breakdown and offer a monthly payment plan.

Our family department can assist in:

Child Contact and Residence
Social Services meetings and appeals
Care Proceedings
Parental Responsibility Applications
Change of Name
Maintenance and Child Support
Representation for Grandparents
Non- Molestation Orders and Injunctions
Matrimonial agreements


Have you been injured in a car accident? Perhaps you have sustained personal injury arising from a fall or accident that was not your fault? Have you sustained a physical injury or psychiatric injury (including stress)? Or loss of earnings? We can provide expert advice on whether you would be entitled to claim compensation for your loss and assist you throughout the process.

Our litigation team can advise you in relation to:

  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Accidents at work
  • Slipping and Tripping Accidents
  • Medical Negligence (incorrect treatment, mistakes during surgery, neglect, inadequate care)

Together with our carefully chosen experts we can obtain the best possible evidence for you. We have access to a wide range of experts ranging from:

  • Orthopaedic Surgeons (muscle damage, sprains and whiplash)
  • Forensic Accountants (loss of earnings)
  • Psychiatrists (stress, anxiety, depression)
  • Engineers and many more

There are time limits in respect of bringing a claim so contact one of our litigation lawyers today on 9023 24 23 to arrange a free consultation.

Other Practice Areas

Criminal Law
Police Station Attendance 24/7
Family and Children's Law
Matrimonial and Divorce
Personal Injury
Road Traffic Accidents
Judicial Review and Human Rights
Extradition Proceedings
Medical Negligence
Mental Health Tribunals

Szanowni Państwo!

Mamy szerokie doświadczenie w reprezentacji Polskich Klientów w sądach w całej Irlandii Północnej. Wielu naszych Klientów którym postawiono zarzuty kryminalne wygrało sprawy w sądzie. Mamy na swoim koncie wygrane sprawy o deportację­ wielu naszych klientów mogło pozostać ze swoimi rodzinami w Irlandii Północnej. Wygrywamy efektywnie także sprawy w sądzie rodzinnym­ klienci którzy zaufali nam uzyskali dogodne dla siebie ustalenia dotyczące kontaktów z dziećmi.

Jesteśmy pierwszą jedyną firmą prawniczą w Irlandii Północnej która stworzyła możliwość regularnych, bezpłatnych porad prawnych. Dla Państwa potrzeb stworzyliśmy bezpłatną Polska Klinikę Prawną. W każdy drugi poniedziałek miesiąca możecie Państwo uzyskać bezpłatną poradę prawną. Prosimy o kontakt z naszym biurem aby zagwarantować sobie konsultację z wybranym ekspertem prawnym. Ponadto zapewniamy bezpłatną asystę wykwalifikowanego tłumacza. Jeśli potrzebujecie Państwo skutecznej porady w jakiejkolwiek dziedzinie prawa­ prosimy o bezzwłoczny kontakt.

Contact Us

Please feel free to give us a call during office hours or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Emergency Police Station Call Out Number 07955195503

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