Civil Litigation

Our team is well equipped to guide our clients through the court process, including how best to secure payment and compensation. We have a strong track record in successfully representing clients and regularly provide advice on a wide range of issues.

Family Law

Our team of lawyers has considerable experience in dealing with family cases in North Cyprus. We can assist with disputes regarding ownership and occupation of properties arising from the breakdown of marriage or of cohabitation relationships, as well as prevention of domestic violence.

Property Law

At Erginel Law, we have a wealth of experience of guiding our clients through buying and selling all types of property, and can provide a full and efficient conveyancing service. We are also experienced in all aspects of tenancy, community law, importing vehicles, etc.

Wills and Estates

If you own a property in the TRNC or have assets here, we strongly advise you to have a will prepared in your name here. Our lawyers are able to advise and assist with all aspects of the administration of a deceased person’s estate, including settling contentious will disputes and related problems.

Professional service from experienced attorneys in Northern Cyprus


Peyman Erginel - the best advocate in Northern Cyprus (Girne, Kyrenia)



For any expatriate, coming to terms with the regulations and laws of a new country is one of the most difficult adjustments to make. Since 1975, Peyman Erginel Law Firm has been one of the most highly respected among the law firms in North Cyprus, and Peyman Erginel herself has long been regarded as one of the finest advocates in the TRNC.

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We help when you need it

  • Is it true that under TRNC law you cannot leave your estate to whoever you wish?

    Yes, it is true. Only a person who was born or whose father was born in the UK or any Commonwealth country can dispose of their assets as they wish by making a will.

  • My fiancee and I are foreigners. Can we get married in Northern Cyprus?

    Yes, you will be able to get married in Northern Cyprus.

  • Do I need a PTP reference number to apply for a Residence Permit due to possessing a property?

    Yes, you are required to provide PTP reference number to apply for the Residence Permit.

former TRNC Chief Justice, Taner Erginel, about Immovable Property Commission (IPC)



The Immovable Property Commission (IPC) was set up under the Immovable Property Law (67/2005) in accordance with the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Xenides-Arestis v Turkey. The purpose of this measure was to establish an effective domestic remedy for claims relating to abandoned properties in North Cyprus.

The IPC examines claims for restitution, compensation and exchange according to the provisions of the law 67/2005. Its considerations are based on the principles of bizonality and bicommunality which have been common elements of the 1977-1979 high level agreements as well as plans for a settlement of the Cyprus issue prepared by the United Nations. It seeks to satisfy the legitimate claims of property owners without prejudice to the rights of the Turkish Cypriot Community.

Erginel Law has helped a number of Greek Cypriots to apply to the IPC. Positive results have been achieved and applicants have expressed their satisfaction with the work undertaken.

By Taner Erginel

— About IPC



    One of the most trustworthy and reliable legal firms in North Cyprus. The lawyers are friendly and willing to help with any issue a person may have, and they provide very high level professional services. It is no surprise that they have so many foreign clients. This is the office any expat in North Cyprus should go to. I highly recommend them!
    Jack Swift
    Having known Peyman for 15 years and seeing first hand how she has helped BRS members I know that she has always done her best for her clients to get a positive result. 
    David Brown

    Güvenilir, kaliteli hukuk bürosu. Taşınmaz mal hukuku konusunda ülkenin en iyilerinden.
    Alp Zorba

    Покупали недвижимость на Северном Кипре и обратились в Erginel Law для составления контракта. Очень довольны сервисом, все прошло гладко и без проблем. Рекомендуем.
    Vitaliy Titishin

    I have known Peyman for a few years and I can definitely trust her strategy and professional skills. There are a lot of law companies around in Girne and I’m happy that choose this one. Staff is very friendly and lawyers understand my problems and interests. I’m satisfied with quality of service and their approaches to every case and highly recommend this company!
    Conall JJ

    Peyman Erginel represented Marian Philip at Court and managed to get an injunction to prevent the closure of the road by the neighbour. At the end of the legal battle, which took more than seven years, she successfully argued at the Supreme Court that the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus should rectify the negligence of the Republic of Cyprus Government.  She managed to convince the TRNC Highways Department to build a new road approximately 350 metres long, across a valley, to Marian Philip's house. This new road was declared as 'public road', which increased the value of Marian's property substantially. Thus, after a long legal struggle, an apparently-insoluble disaster was turned into a triumph.
    The late Marian Philip’s family

    After lots of heartache, stress and sleepless nights, due to Peyman's belief in what my partner wanted, her experience, eloquence and tenacity in acting on my behalf, I now own my home. Lessons to be learnt by partners in the TRNC:EVERYTHING IN JOIN NAMES = TOTAL PEACE OF MIND and can be legally upheld. It goes without saying: go to a very good advocate that has the knowledges and the experience to help.
    Geraldine Targett

    We are extremely grateful to Peyman Erginel for resolving our problem and achieving a favourable result our behalf.
    Susan & Kenneth Ford

    Eventually, on 18th May 2009, our house was transferred to us and we are now the registered owners of our retirement home. We are gratefully indebted to Peyman and cannot thank her enough for saving us from our nightmare experience.
    Jane & Derek Matte

    Peyman managed to achieve two significant decisions. The first was being able to put an injunction on our property to prevent the Bank from selling our house and, secondly, putting a charge on our builders' other properties to ensure that any sale proceeds would go to removing the mortgage on our property. The bank still proved difficult but, eventually, Peyman managed to break the deadlock with her persistence. In January 2010, whilst we were on vacation in Spain, Peyman rang to tell us that the title was in our name. We now have our title deeds. So, what lessons do we have for any others looking to buy property here? 1. Don't be taken in by inexperienced lawyers. Go to someone with experience and integrity. 2. Litigation is expensive here. If you go to someone like Peyman from the outset you will avoid this. 3. Finally, although there are instances of lawyers that mislead and fail to act responsibly, Peyman demonstrates that she will fight for the rights of British property buyers.
    David & Elizabeth Brown

    I found the service absolutely professional. The staff were very friendly. And I greatly appreciate their advice and guidance. I couldn’t have got through the bureaucracy without them (and their stamps!!). Highly recommended

    Teresa Jones