Dawson McConkey - Partner
Dawson joined the firm in 2013 as a Partner in the Real Estate Team. He attained a degree in law (LLB Honours) at the Queen’s University, Belfast in 1998 before continuing his studies at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies. He was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland in 2000 and has since practised exclusively in the area of Real Estate. He was formerly a Partner in an international law practice.
Dawson advises clients on a full range of property matters including acquisitions and disposals, development, landlord and tenant and investment work. He has developed a specialist interest in the property aspects of energy and renewable projects and has been personally involved in the majority of wind energy developments in Northern Ireland to date. Dawson also represents a number of clients in the food and agriculture sector.
Dawson is the former chair of the Northern Ireland Commercial Property Lawyers’ Association, which is a body formed to promote the shared interests of lawyers working in this area of law and their clients. He is also a course tutor on the commercial conveyancing course run for trainee solicitors by the Institute of Professional Legal Studies. He is also a regular speaker at Real Estate and Energy and Renewable events.
Dawson has for a number of years been named as a “leader in his field” by Chambers Independent Guide to the UK Legal Profession, in which he has most recently been described as both “meticulous and thorough” and “fantastic at highlighting any issues and outlining the commercial implications”. He also comes recommended in the Legal 500.