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Gilbert Nesbitt

Gilbert Nesbitt


028 9127 1035

About Gilbert

Gilbert is the firm’s senior partner and has been a partner in the firm since 1982. Gilbert has an honours L.L.B. from Queens University, Belfast and a Masters from Ohio University.

Gilbert’s commercial expertise & primary personal caseload includes business or share purchases/ sales/ mergers and commercial & residential property acquisitions/ sales/ development.   He is well known for his expertise in real estate matters including commercial retail park developments and large scale residential & social housing developments.  Gilbert’s experience and breadth of knowledge means he is able to provide exceptional advice to clients and mentoring help & technical guidance to his colleagues.

Gilbert is also head of the Residential Conveyancing Team at Wilson Nesbitt which handles upwards of a thousand sale, purchase and remortgage transactions each year for individual private clients throughout Northern Ireland.   The team comprises solicitors, trainee solicitors, managers and legal executives each of whom specialise in their various roles.  Gilbert and his team can tailor their expertise to meet the clients individual needs ensuring clients are supported by a solicitor led team with the correct approach and skills to suit the client’s needs. 


Gilbert is the firm’s managing partner & has ultimate responsibility for the firm’s development in which there is as strong an emphasis on maintaining close relationships with existing clients as looking for opportunities to add to the client portfolio.  His early work as a property conveyancer left him with a permanent fixation for quality processes and customer service.  He has been responsible for the firm’s drive over the last two decades to be the NI firm preeminent in the sophistication of its IT solutions and delivery of positive client experiences.   He continues to drive the firm’s IT investments to continually enhance its working practices and efficiencies.


Gilbert was a founding member of the Conveyancing Association, the UK trade body representing the leading specialist conveyancing firms, and served on its management committee and that of it’s predecessor the Direct Conveyancing Association for 17 years.

Member of the NI Commercial Property Lawyers Association.

Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

More about Gilbert

Gilbert is married to Alison and they have four adult kids. Gilbert enjoys winter snowboarding trips and as competitive tennis as he can muster and intends to continue to do so "for as long as I continue to suffer the delusion that I am making a reasonable stab at following my serve to the net to volley!"