Gary McGhee - Partner

Gary McGhee

Key Practice Areas

Energy and Renewables, Environmental Law, Planning Law, Real Estate

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Gary is the Head of the Planning& Environmental Law Team within Carson McDowell which he founded over 20 years ago. 

Gary is one of the few solicitors in NI to specialise exclusively in the areas of planning, environmental and energy law. His experience includes:

-   The co-ordination of major planning applications;

-   Representation at over 50 planning / enforcement appeals and major public inquiries;

-   Instigating / defending judicial reviews of planning and environmental decisions.

Gary is ranked in Band 1 in Planning and Environmental Law by both the Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. 

In addition, Gary is a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute, a member of the Environmental and Planning Law Association of NI and a member of the UK Environmental Law Association.   

In Chambers and Partners guide 2017, clients say Gary “maintains a strong market reputation for his excellent planning practice.” Other clients say he is “technically very good” as well as “very personable and very approachable.”