Joe’s professional career has been dedicated exclusively to Commercial Real Estate law and he now leads the firm’s Commercial Property department.

He advises on all aspects of commercial property work, including investment deals, freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant, property development, property finance and portfolio management.

Joe regularly advises on Northern Irish aspects of cross border and international deals.

He is privileged to act for a broad range of clients, both public sector and private and is particularly active in the Retail and Leisure, Energy and Renewables and Telecommunications sectors.
Joe is a committee member of the Northern Ireland Commercial Property Lawyers Group.

Joe Marley
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Our clients tell it best.

  • Joe Marley is head of the real estate department, with particular expertise in property matters involving the retail and energy sectors. He handles a wide range of work including acquisitions, disposals, lease renewals and property management matters. “Joe understands our requirements and our principles, and as a result he is a joy to work with and delivers a terrific service. He always makes himself available. His legal knowledge is impressive and he also has an excellent knowledge of the Northern Irish commercial property market.”



  • A client comments, “Joe Marley has an excellent legal knowledge and always acts in our best interests. He is a very hard worker and always makes himself available. He has led on a number of very significant property transactions in the past couple of years. He is a strong negotiator, but respectful of his peers.”

  • Practice head Joe Marley , garners praise for his “sound commercial acumen.” Clients say: “He’s absolutely clear and precise in what he’s telling you, and his advice is always very direct and well researched.”


  • Joe Marley is “extremely professional, diligent and thorough,” according to clients. He heads the property team. His clients include major retailers, healthcare providers and developers.

  • Joe is noted for his expertise in the energy sector. “Joe Marley acts for a number of major clients in the renewable energy, telecommunications and retail sectors. He is particularly well versed in transactions pertaining to real estate finance, lettings and acquisitions.”