About Us


Collins Solicitors incorporated Patrick Diamond & Co in February 2015  which had been provided legal advice to Randalstown and the surrounding areas since 1990.  In April 2017 we incorporated McLernon McCann in Magherafelt and in November 2019 we also incorporated Deirdre Doran Solicitor, Randalstown. We intend to continue to provide a quality service for all our clients. We have invested in state-of the-art Case Management and IT to ensure that we are equipped to deliver an efficient and cost-effective service. We are ISO 9001:2015 Certified. This is the internationally recognised standard for Quality Management Systems which provides a framework and a set of principles for the management of Collins Solicitors that enables us to consistently meet the expectations of our clients. We are proud to act for clients from every walk of life and our clients are assured that their interests are always our priority.

Meet the team

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Philip Collins

Philip is from Magherafelt and studied law at Queen’s University Belfast. After a year spent studying business at Notre Dame College, Ohio, he graduated from Queen’s in 2006, taking up the offer of a legal apprenticeship with John McKee & Son Solicitors in Belfast. Philip qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and joined McLernon McCann Solicitors in Magherafelt before leaving to become Principal of Collins Solicitors.

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Sharon Craig

Sharon is originally from Randalstown and also studied law at Queen’s. She graduated from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies and was admitted to the roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland in 2009. Sharon was recently accredited with membership of the Children Order panel. Sharon regularly deals with criminal matters including attending Police Stations as well as advising on civil litigation and family law.

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Jacqui Brolly

Jacqui is originally from Draperstown and was educated at Rainey Endowed Grammar School.  Jacqui graduated from Queens Institute of Professional Legal Studies and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of the Supreme Court of Judicature for Northern Ireland In 2008.  Jacqui has worked in law firms in Cookstown, Magherafelt and Derry City before joining Collins Solicitors in November 2018.

Jacqui is experienced in most aspects of general practice specialising  in property matters including buying and selling residential and agricultural property, drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney and acting in the administration of deceased’s estates.




Aoife Clayton

Aoife obtained her Law degree from University College Dublin and spent a year studying at the University of Minnesota, Law School. She graduated with a Master’s Degree from Queen’s University Belfast and completed her studies at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies. Qualifying as a Solicitor in 2015, she trained and practised in a highly regarded North Belfast firm, before moving to be closer to home at Collins Solicitors.

Aoife specialises in Family and Matrimonial Law and is a member of the Children Order Panel. Aoife can provide specialist advice and assistance in relation to all aspects of Family Law including and can advise on a wide range of litigation matters.



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