Carson McDowell emerges as leading Northern Irish Law Firm in Chambers UK Guide

03 November 2016


Belfast-based law firm Carson McDowell has again emerged as the leading Northern Irish firm in the 2017 edition of the Chambers UK Guide.

Carson McDowell ranked as a band one firm across more practice areas than any other local firm, with 30 individual solicitors listed within the guide. Carson McDowell, which is Northern Ireland’s largest independent law firm, works with many of Northern Ireland’s top 100 businesses as well as international companies that do business locally.

The Chambers UK guide, which ranks the best law firms and lawyers, covers 50 cities and counties in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Published annually, the rankings are based on extensive research and the independent opinions of clients.

In the latest edition, Carson McDowell has been ranked in 21 different practice areas, 18 of which have been given the highest ranking of band one. All of the firm’s 25 partners have been ranked and recommended in the guide.

Last week, Carson McDowell was also awarded the title of Regional Law Firm of the Year by another prestigious legal ranking, the Legal 500 – the second time it has won the accolade in the past three years. In the Legal 500 series Carson McDowell was recognised as a Top Tier Firm in 11 practice areas for 2016, ranking in the Top Tier in more categories than any other NI firm.

Speaking about the Chambers results, Managing Partner Michael Johnston said:

“We are delighted to have such a large number of recommendations in the Chambers UK Guide this year and would like to thank all of our clients who took time to provide feedback. That the firm has achieved top tier rankings for so many of our lawyers is testament to our continued efforts to recruit and retain the best talent, and the importance we place on delivering for our client.

“We have been involved in several major transactions and legal cases in the past year, with regional, national and international clients relying on our expertise. At every opportunity we have provided our clients with a high level service, which has been recognised in the latest edition of Chambers.”

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