Carson McDowell Announces a new Partner in Defence Insurance Litigation

04 February 2020


Carson McDowell, Northern Ireland’s leading law firm has today announced Catherine Carton’s promotion to partner in the Defence Insurance Team. Since her qualification in 1999, Catherine has specialised in the defence of employer’s liability and public liability claims, with a particular interest in claims arising in the retail, engineering and maritime industries.

Roger McMillan, Managing Partner, said: “I would like to congratulate Catherine on her well-deserved promotion. Catherine’s desire and ability to enhance the legal services experience for clients in her sector, made her an obvious candidate to become our 26th partner.

“Since joining the firm in 2015, Catherine has also contributed significantly to the firm’s focus on corporate social responsibility, recently being centrally involved in organising our very successful ‘Carson McDowell does Strictly’ event in support of the Cancer Fund for Children.

“Our staff play a vital role in ensuring that as a firm, we retain our market-leading reputation for unrivalled service delivery and client care.Catherine’s promotion is evidence of our commitment to ensuring that we retain, develop and reward those who deliver for clients and the firm.”

The dynamic, experienced and growing Defence Insurance Team, led by Claire Harmer includes two partners, two consultants, a senior associate, two associates and two assistant solicitors. The Team manages a large caseload of complex personal injury claims on behalf various market leaders in the insurance industry, self-insured global companies and public sector bodies.

Pictured (L-R) are Claire Harmer, Partner and Head of Defence Insurance Litigation, Catherine Carton, Partner and Roger McMillan, Managing Partner.