Top Corporate Lawyer to Join Carson McDowell

20 August 2013


One of Northern Ireland’s most respected corporate lawyers, Richard Gray, is set to join top tier commercial law firm, Carson McDowell within a few months. Gray, a partner at Pinsents Belfast, will jointly head up the corporate team alongside Neasa Quigley.

Commenting on the hires, Michael Johnston, Managing Partner at Carson McDowell said, “This is a fantastic hire for Carson McDowell. We are delighted to announce that Richard Gray will be joining the team within a few months as he is a highly rated and much respected corporate lawyer both locally and further afield. His values, approach and mindset match the ethos and values we like to instil at Carson McDowell. He will contribute significantly to our market position of being the “go to” law firm for Northern Irish businesses as well as law firm of choice for international companies and law firms requiring legal counsel in Northern Ireland. The hire demonstrates our commitment to achieving that aim. Richard will make an enormous contribution to reaffirming our top tier position in the legal sector.”

He added, “Carson McDowell’s reputation for building long-term client relationships and the quality of work which we attract means we will continue to be a law firm which appeals to top performing lawyers. We are committed to hiring only the best lawyers in the marketplace who have the in-depth expertise and skill-set necessary to drive our future growth and provide excellent service to our clients.”

Carson McDowell is one of Northern Ireland largest commercial law firms, employing more than 100 people. In 2013 it was ranked Band 1 across more areas of expertise than any other Northern Irish law firm by Chambers and Partners UK. Richard Gray advises many blue chip international and national companies, is ranked Band 1 in Chambers and Partners UK, and was the only lawyer in Northern Ireland to be shortlisted for the Chambers Top 100 business lawyers in the UK.