Paul Carson

Paul Carson was educated at The Wallace High School, Lisburn and Queens University, Belfast. 

He has spent his entire career working in James Boston & Sullivan, Solicitors and is the Senior Partner in the firm.

He has extensive knowledge in a wide range of legal matters including:

  • Conveyancing, both domestic & commercial property
  • Wills & Probate
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Personal Injury Compensation Claims
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Debt Recovery

Outside of the office, Paul is a passionate supporter of Ulster Rugby, following the team not only at the Kingspan Stadium but all over Europe.  He is married with three grown up children.


Alex Coleman

Alexander (known as Alex) Coleman was educated at Ballymena Academy and after graduating from Queens University of Belfast in 1982 he achieved a Master of Law from Cambridge University. 

He returned to Northern Ireland and gained extensive experience in various legal firms before joining James Boston & Sullivan in 1989. 

Alex is a Partner in the firm and is a Solicitor Advocate.


His main areas of work are:

  • Planning – Alex is a Legal Associate of Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Professional Regulation – Fitness to Practise cases
  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Conveyancing

In his spare time Alex travels extensively and enjoys spending time with his family.  He is married with two children.


Karen Burke

Karen Burke was educated at Larne Grammar School and Queens University of Belfast.

Prior to joining James Boston & Sullivan, Karen gained extensive experience in general practice, with a special interest in matrimonial and family law.


Karen’s main areas of expertise are:

  • Matrimonial & Family Law, to include both private and public law proceedings
  • Litigation, including Road Traffic Accidents, Personal Injury Claims, Employer & Public liability claims
  • Conveyancing – domestic and commercial
  • Wills & Probate
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney


Profile photographs by Ashleigh Carson Photography

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