EDWARD ORR 

Edward  graduated in Law from Queen’s University Belfast in 1979 and successfully completed the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, solicitor course in 1980 before joining his family firm, Wallace & Co.

Edward has extensive experience in residential sales, purchases and re-mortgages and commercial conveyancing including development work, landlord and tenant. He also specialises in the preparation of wills, trusts, inheritance tax planning and estate administration.

Edward has over 37 years experience in private practice as a solicitor and has advised a wide range of private clients, companies and local authorities including acting for Banbridge District Council. 

Edward is married to Jennifer and they have two daughters. Edward enjoys watching sports and playing tennis whenever possible. Edward is a member of the Pro-Bono Law Choir and enjoys taking part in amateur productions with the Banbridge Musical Society.

 Recent cases:

  • Sale of agricultural lands for building development
  • De-merger of two agricultural and farming holdings
  • Sale of a liquor license to a national retailor
  • Negotiated lease of hydroelectric mill

Client Comments

 “Excellent solicitor, I have used Edward Orr inrelation to the purchase of my last 3 properties. Long standing and very well respected member of the Banbridge Community”

(Patricia, Banbridge)

Please contact Edward to discuss your individual needs. 

Email: edwardorr@btconnect.com 

Telephone: 028 406 62609 



 

MARK BETHEL

Mark, a former pupil of Banbridge High School, Banbridge Academy and graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, completed his professional training with F.A. Edward Orr Solicitors qualifying as a solicitor.

Mark left the firm to specialise in property law supervising a leading property team. Mark worked extensively with clients, mortgage lenders, estate agents and financial advisors on a broad range of property transactions. Mark assisted private clients in regards to residential sales, purchases, re-mortgages, co-ownership stair-casing and buyouts. He also gained vast experience providing advice and representation to banking lender clients on matters including equity release, separate representation purchases, repossession sales and lender instructed re-mortgages. 

Mark returned to F.A. Edward Orr Solicitors in 2017 primarily handling residential and commercial property transactions for private clients and businesses. Mark assists clients ranging from first time buyers to individuals involved in high value niche property deal throughout Northern Ireland. Mark has developed a reputation for providing quality, reliable and cost effective legal advice to his clients in a timely manner. Mark also advises in the area of wills, estate planning, probate and family law issues.

Mark is a member of both the Northern Ireland Young Solicitors Association and Newry and Banbridge Solicitors Association. In his spare time Mark enjoys watching most sports especially his beloved Manchester United and spending time with his girlfriend, Amy and cocker spaniel, Ted.

Please contact Mark to discuss your individual needs. 

Email: markbethel@edwardorrsolicitors.co.uk

Telephone: 028 406 62609

Recent cases: 

  • Acted in the sale of a £2.65 million residential property portfolio in Belfast to foreign investors
  • Assisted with an estate of £2 million that included various business assets, commercial property and residential property
  • Acted for a local property investor in relation to its commercial shop leases
  • Acted for an agricultural business in relation planning, due diligence and building a £1.5 million AD energy plant

Client Comments

“Having dealt with another solicitor for our first purchase, we found Mark completely different. He was always quick to respond to our queries, knowledgeable about the septic tank issues and totally professional.”                    

 (John & Alice, Belfast)

“Mark handled my first time purchase with ease and professionalism. He made me feel like I was his only client. I hope never to need a solicitor again but would recommend him to anyone.”                                                

 (Nuala, Comber)