Current Vacancies.

At Carson McDowell we believe that our continued success is dependent on attracting and retaining the top talent in all areas of the business. We attract and retain the best by providing rewarding careers and a supportive working environment, allowing our people to maximise their potential and fulfil their ambitions. Below is a list of our current vacancies.

Planning & Environmental Solicitor

Due to a substantial growth in major instructions there is now an opportunity to join the leading Planning & Environmental team in Northern Ireland.

Established over two decades ago, Carson McDowell’s Planning & Environmental Law Team acts for leading private sector companies, institutions, public sector bodies and entrepreneurs advising on a diverse range of work including:

  • Judicial reviews of planning and environmental decisions;
  • Coordinating major planning applications;
  • Representation at planning appeals and public inquiries;
  • Corporate due diligence;
  • Drafting planning agreements;
  • Energy law;
  • Waste law;
  • Contaminated land law;
  • Environmental Regulation;
  • Nuisance law; and
  • Planning Enforcement.

Previous experience of Planning and Environmental work is essential, ideally gained in private or public sector practice.

There is an excellent salary and benefits package to be offered commensurate with experience. This is a rare and exciting vacancy for a candidate who is ambitious and keen to develop their own personal profile and reputation within the spheres of Planning Law and Environmental Law.

Please forward your CV to: Marie McKeown, Human Resources Manager at [email protected]

Carson McDowell is an equal opportunities employer.

Commercial Property Solicitor


Carson McDowell’s Real Estate Team is ranked Band 1 in Chambers and Partners UK and is recognised as a leader in the Northern Ireland market place, providing advice to clients on all aspects of property law.

Due to a substantial growth in major instructions, there is now an opportunity for experienced solicitors at all levels to join the leading Real Estate team in Northern Ireland. You will join a busy and successful team, of 5 Partners and 11 Fee Earners, that has an excellent reputation for providing comprehensive advice on complex real estate acquisitions, developments, sales, lettings and portfolio management.

Our team understands the issues concerning our clients, whether they are landlords, tenants, investors, developers or corporate-end users. The team increasingly works as part of a larger multi-disciplinary team on complex transactions, drawing advice from other specialisms across the firm such as the corporate, environmental, construction, dispute resolution and regulatory teams to ensure that our clients enjoy a full and seamless service at all times. The team has also developed a strong reputation for development work and has been involved in major infrastructure, education, leisure and entertainment projects as well as having a particularly strong presence in the energy sector.

Candidates will have a minimum of 4 Years’ PQE working on a wide range of real estate matters within a medium-sized or large firm, but interest would also be welcomed from those with longer experience. You must have excellent academics and be keen to work as part of a busy team.

If you are looking to take on a stimulating caseload within an environment that recognises your achievements with progression and a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with your experience, then please forward your CV to: Marie McKeown, Human Resources Manager at [email protected]

Carson McDowell is an equal opportunities employer.