About

We have been trading for over 40 years.

Gus Campbell Solicitors was founded in May 1976 by Gus Campbell. He provided the highest quality legal service to the general public from his office in Church Street, Portadown. We have now been trading for over forty years. 

Over the years, the practice has grown into a dynamic and innovative law firm, representing clients throughout Northern Ireland in a wide range of legal matters.  We provide clear, concise and considered legal advice in an approachable, friendly and cost effective manner.  We protect our clients' interests positively, actively and professionally. We offer a full range of legal services and have the skills, experience and expertise to advise on all legal issues. 

Our Team

John McAtamney

Director

John obtained an Honours Degree in Law from Queen’s University, Belfast in 1992 and qualified through the Institute of Professional Legal Studies. He joined the practice in 1998, becoming a Partner four years later and currently leads our Criminal Law Department.He is an experienced and able criminal defence lawyer dealing with the defence of clients in relation to all crimes from speeding and drink driving in the magistrates’ courts to murder in the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal. John is available to attend with clients during police interviews as part of our 24 hour call out service, looking after clients from the beginning to the end of the Prosecution process. He has a particular interest in the areas of social welfare law including housing, health and social care, mental health, vulnerable adults and young persons and deprivation of liberty. John is a Solicitor Advocate, having completed the Advanced Advocacy Course of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, and has represented clients at Tribunals for Social Security Appeals, Employment, Mental Health Review, Housing Appeal, Immigration and Veterans. He has also experience in representation and submissions to a major public inquiry, at Inquests and Parole Commissioner Hearings. Email John

Michele Nugent

Director

Michele graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast in 1998 and, after obtaining her professional qualification from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, commenced working with a Newry Practice in 2000. From the outset she has specialised in Family Law and Children’s Law. She is a member of the Children’s Order Panel and the Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Solicitors Panel. She is on the International Children’s Order Panel and has represented the Central Authority in Hague Convention cases before the High Court.  Her admission to each of these bodies is testament to her experience and expertise in the difficult areas of custody, child abuse and child abduction.  Michele is a highly respected divorce lawyer handling marriage breakdown and financial claims after separation with sympathetic efficiency and professionalism. She has completed the Law Society’s Advanced Advocacy Course and her clients can expect skilled representation in the Family Courts, Divorce and Separation Courts. Email Michele

Geraldine McIntrye

Domestic and Commercial Conveyancing

Geraldine is a Queen’s University graduate and obtained her professional qualification at the University’s Institute of Professional Legal Studies. After a short apprenticeship in Belfast, she worked with Gus Campbell Solicitors gaining a wide experience in general practice but in particular in the field of residential and commercial conveyancing, land disputes, boundary issues, adverse possession (“squatters title”)  and general title issues. In 1998, Geraldine returned to work in her home town of Newry, building upon her expertise and experience and further gaining the respect and admiration of her clients and colleagues alike. In 2016, she returned to work with Gus Campbell Solicitors where she handles all domestic and commercial conveyancing, all land and property queries/issues as well as advising on liquor licensing and probate matters. Email Geraldine

Sinead Willox

Litigation

Sinead Willox graduated from St Mary’s University College Twickenham with a BA (Hons) in Religion and Irish Politics in 2003. She obtained her professional qualifications, the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and the Legal Practice Course (LPC), at the College of Law, Guildford, Surrey. She qualified as a Solicitor in May 2008 and further cross-qualified as a Solicitor-Advocate in November 2008. In 2013, Sinead graduated with an LLM from The University of Law in Guilford for her studies in Employment, Criminal, Civil and Commercial Law. She is qualified to practice in multiple jurisdictions England & Wales (2008), Northern Ireland (2013), Republic of Ireland (2019). Sinead completed her training in England at a leading firm and following three years of qualification was promoted to Partner opening several offices in the Hampshire area and successfully obtained the Lexcel Standard. Sinead has had an extensive legal career across various areas of law prior to joining Gus Campbell in 2023, including criminal, family, civil and employment law in multiple jurisdictions. She is a highly experienced Solicitor-Advocate with many years’ experience in presenting her cases before Court, as well as working with leading experts to achieve the best results for her clients. Sinead handles all civil claims in the office; litigation from accidents at work and claims arising out of road traffic accidents to medical negligence and public liability claims. Sinead is a natural problem solver with an impeccable record of achieving results with exceptional client care. She aims to put herself in her client’s shoes and always provide a high level of service. Email Sinead