Private Client

Carson McDowell provides specialised advice and assistance to our Private Clients. The Private Client Team work closely with their colleagues in the Commercial, Corporate and Litigation Departments to ensure that accurate advice is given and all aspects of an individual client’s circumstances are considered.

Our Team also has trusted relationships with other specialist professionals and advisors and will work closely with a client’s own accountant/financial advisor to ensure that a complete service is provided.

What we do

We have a

dedicated team of experienced practitioners who personally handle the following

areas:

  • Wills
  • Probate and Administration of Estates
  • Inheritance Tax Planning/Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Controllership Applications through the Office of Care and Protection
  • Residential Conveyances

What Others Say About Us

Chambers and Partners UK 2017

What the team is known for

Well-known private client team acting for the firm's clientele of business owners and their families. Broad private client offering includes expertise in estate planning, trustee advice and matters of mental capacity.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Across the full spectrum of the firm they're outstandingly good."

Notable practitioners

Neil Bleakley focuses on the administration of high-value trusts and estates alongside complex estate planning work. One source refers to him as "a pleasure to deal with," and another values his being "very approachable and a good listener, which is very important for personal work."

The Legal 500 2016

What the team is known for

Broad private client offering with a particular focus on high net worth estate planning and business succession. Also widely acclaimed for its work on contentious probate matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The advice and contact that I have had with each partner has been excellent, timely and proactive. My impression of the firm and the teams I have dealt with is such that the firm is my first choice when looking for high-level advice."

"The lawyers are very professional. They have good work ethics, are very client-focused and well organised, and have attention to detail. The firm has a great reputation in the Belfast area."

Notable practitioners

Neil Bleakley is widely recognised in the market for his excellence in estate planning and administration. One client says: "To Neil a client is first and foremost a person needing advice or guidance. Size of estate does not influence him; everything is done to the highest standard."

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