Zara King LL.B (Hons.), LL.M

Director / Senior Solicitor 

Zara graduated with an Honours degree in Law from the University of Manchester, and with a Masters degree in Law from Georgetown University in Washington DC in 1999. She completed her apprenticeship at Johnston & Courtney Solicitors and thereafter became a partner at Glover & King.  She specialises in Administration of Estates and Probate, Road Traffic Accident Claims, Family Law and Divorce.

Gavan Holmes LL.B (Hons.)

Director / Senior Solicitor 

Gavan graduated with an Honours degree in Law from Queens University Belfast in 1992.  He worked in various city law firms before becoming a Partner and subsequently a Director at Glover & King.

Gavan specialises in conveyancing and is regarded as the foremost equity release solicitor in Northern Ireland, having completed the vast majority of equity release mortgages in Northern Ireland.

Carlyn Nicholl

Senior Legal Assistant and Legal Secretary

Carlyn has over 21 years experience as a legal assistant and secretary.  Having initially trained and worked in a large Belfast firm, she developed a specialist interest in family and divorce work.  Since joining Glover & King in 2006 she has also broadened her workload to include assisting Zara King in administration of estates, probate and claims work.  These are her particular interests.

Carlyn has a wealth of experience and is often on hand to reassure and assist clients throughout the duration of their cases. She is also a critical link and liaises between clients, solicitors, barristers, experts and medical consultants.

Carlyn also assists with office administration and various office management duties.

Lesley Hughes B.A (Hons)

Senior Legal Assistant and Legal Secretary

Lesley did a law degree at Abertay University and joined Glover and King in March 2017, bringing with her 11 years experience in mortgage litigation and residential conveyancing gained through working in several of Belfast’s leading law firms.

In recent years she has specialised in residential conveyancing and assists Gavan Holmes on a large and varied case load. She enjoys her work and is keen to make the daunting process of moving homes as stress free as possible.

Lesley is skilled at dealing with clients, estate agents, brokers, Lenders and other solicitors.  She is keen to progress clients’ cases as quickly as possible as inevitably this type of work involves deadlines.

“Fantastic service, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I have just bought my lovely bungalow through Gavan and Lesley and the whole process has been very efficient from sale to completion (in seven weeks). Both have been very patient answering all my questions and queries. Could never thank them enough or recommend them highly enough for helping me buy my new perfect home.”

Sharon Stevenson

“We contacted Glover and King with enquiries about making our Wills and Powers Of Attoney. The entire process was completed exceptionally well and professionally. We were delighted with how easy they made this process from the initial appoint right through. Would highly recommend this firm. Very professional and efficient. Thank you.”

Mrs McKinstry

I have dealt with Glover and King now twice. How to go about getting power of attorney and they were very good, very understanding, explained everything I needed to know about the procedures and cost, I dealt with Zara and Carlyn who went above and beyond to help me. Thank you both. Would recommend.

Nyree Letters

We used Glover and king when buying our house. They are reliable and honest. I recommend these solicitors.

Stacey Brown

We recently had dealings with Glover King and subsequently made our wills with them. Very nice firm to deal with. Friendly and efficient. Would not hesitate to use them again or recommend them to others. Thank you all.

Maureen Curran