Carson McDowell named Regional Law Firm of the Year in Legal 500 rankings

23 November 2016


Belfast-based law firm Carson McDowell has been awarded the title of Regional Law Firm of the Year in the prestigious Legal 500 rankings – the second time it has won the accolade in the past three years.

It was revealed last month that Carson McDowell, Northern Ireland’s largest independent law firm, was ranked as a Top Tier Firm in 11 practice areas, more than any other Northern Ireland firm in this year’s listing.

The Legal 500 directory is an independent series which is widely regarded as the world’s largest legal referral guide. Over four million users visit The Legal 500 website each year, where firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit.

Published annually, the rankings are based on the independent opinions of clients and in-depth research carried out by an experienced team of editors.

Fourteen Carson McDowell lawyers were also listed in the elite Leading Lawyers list, the Legal 500’s guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide.

Michael Johnston, managing partner at Carson McDowell, who was highlighted as a leading individual in the Corporate and Commercial field, said: “The Legal 500 is an important series for us and we have consistently achieved top tier status for the last eight years. This is the second time in three years that we have achieved the Regional Law Firm of the Year accolade which 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 last 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 by this award from Legal 500.”

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