Paul Carson

Paul Carson was educated at The Wallace High School, Lisburn and graduated from Queens University of Belfast in 1977.  He commenced his apprenticeship with James Boston & Sullivan, Solicitors qualifying as a solicitor in 1979 and has been the Senior Partner in the firm since 1994.

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

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

Outside of work, Paul is a passionate supporter of Ulster Rugby, following the team not only at Ravenhill 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.


William Nugent - Assistant Solicitor

William Nugent was educated at Kilkeel High School, Kilkeel and graduated from Queens University of Belfast in 2010 with a Law degree, having spent one year studying for a Diploma in Business Studies at Regis College, Boston, USA.

He gained experience in both the private sector and public sector prior to joining James Boston & Sullivan in 2015. 

William’s main areas of expertise are:

  • Litigation including Personal Injury Claims
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Matrimonial & Family Law - William is a member of the Children (NI) Order Panel and has wide experience in dealing with matrimonial and children’s matters
  • Mental Health Tribunals
  • Employment Tribunals
  • Conveyancing

Outside of the office William is married and enjoys spending time with family; travelling; good food and racquet sports.


Profile photographs by Ashleigh Carson Photography


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