Legal Services.

We employ some of the best legal minds in Northern Ireland, a strong mix of skills integrating knowledge for complex transactions across 32 specialist areas of expertise. Our dedicated sector teams of solicitors draw upon expertise right across the firm to deliver a bespoke service and in-depth insights to clients operating across a range of sectors.

Practice Areas

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    • Banking & Finance

      Carson McDowell has a cutting-edge reputation in banking and financial services through our strong links with major lenders locally and globally, i...

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    • Charity Law

      Our charities team has developed a reputation for providing clear and unequivocal advice to the third sector focusing specifically on the needs of ...

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    • Commercial Law

      The commercial team at Carson McDowell delivers on all contractual areas to help private and public sector clients achieve their objectives. Our de...

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    • Company Secretarial Services to NI companies

      Carson McDowell incorporates companies for all purposes, including "off the shelf" and "tailor-made" companies. Whatever type of company you are ...

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    • Construction Law

      Carson McDowell has one of the very few truly specialist and dedicated construction teams in Northern Ireland. The team has been established for ma...

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    • Corporate - M&A

      The corporate team at Carson McDowell advises leading local and international companies doing business in Northern Ireland, across a broad range of...

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    • COVID-19

      Carson McDowell is committed to assisting businesses plan and mitigate the risks that will inevitably be caused by COVID-19, by sharing our knowled...

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    • Cyber Security

      Carson McDowell has an established team of experienced lawyers that advises across the full cyber security life cycle, from prevention to planning,...

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    • Debt Recovery

      Carson McDowell has a track record in providing debt recovery assistance and advice to commercial clients. We offer a tailored service to commercia...

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    • Defence Insurance Litigation

      The litigation department at Carson McDowell includes a highly experienced defence insurance litigation team. Headed by partner, Claire Harmer the ...

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    • Employment Law

      The employment law team at Carson McDowell is widely recognised as one of the leading employment teams in Northern Ireland. Given the backgrounds ...

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    • Energy and Renewables

      Our team of dedicated corporate, planning, environment, property, regulatory, finance, property and commercial lawyers has unrivalled experience in...

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    • Environmental Law

      Established over 20 years ago, Carson McDowell’s environmental law team provides both contentious and non-contentious advice to clients on all asp...

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    • EU and Competition

      Carson McDowell’s EU and competition team provides both contentious and non-contentious advice to clients on all aspects of competition law, sector...

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    • Freedom of Information

      The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) provides a right to secure the disclosure of certain information and imposes a duty on public authoritie...

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    • Health and Safety

      The Health and Safety Team at Carson McDowell LLP has first-hand experience of advising in this specialist area in Northern Ireland. A number of ...

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    • Healthcare

      Carson McDowell’s healthcare team has unrivalled knowledge and experience of this sector in Northern Ireland. The team advises medical defence or...

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    • Insolvency and Restructuring

      Carson McDowell has rejuvenated its insolvency and restructuring practice and has strong links with the majority of lenders and insolvency practiti...

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    • Intellectual Property

      Carson McDowell’s intellectual property team provides both contentious and non-contentious advice to clients on all aspects of intellectual propert...

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    • Media and Entertainment

      Carson McDowell has one of Northern Ireland’s strongest media law teams. We provide both contentious and non-contentious advice on all aspects of m...

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    • Planning Law

      Established over two decades ago, Carson McDowell’s planning law team exists in recognition of the need amongst its diverse client portfolio to d...

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    • Privacy Law

      In light of its youth as a recognised standalone legal principle, the scope and parameters of privacy are in a state of constant flux, embodied by ...

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    • Private Client

      Carson McDowell provides specialised advice and assistance to our private clients. The private client team work closely with their colleagues in t...

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    • Private Equity and Venture Capital

      The private equity and venture capital team at Carson McDowell has proven track record as a legal practice in advising on private equity and vent...

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    • Procurement Law

      Carson McDowell has a team of highly experienced lawyers specialising in all aspects of public procurement. Whether you are a purchaser in the publ...

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    • Professional Indemnity

      Carson McDowell has a sizeable and experienced team of lawyers specialising in the defence of professional negligence claims. We act for profession...

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    • Project Finance / PPP / PFI

      Carson McDowell is one of Northern Ireland’s leading commercial practices with strong experience in delivering successful projects. Carson McDowell...

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    • Public and Administrative Law

      Carson McDowell has a longstanding reputation in advising clients in the public sector in Northern Ireland. As a result our experience is longstan...

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    • Real Estate

      Carson McDowell’s real estate team is ranked band 1 in Chambers and Partners UK and is recognised as a leader in the Northern Ireland market place ...

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    • Brexit

      Four years after the referendum vote, the UK has now left the EU. Since the referendum was held in June 2016, Brexit has been the subject of much p...

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    • Education

      Carson McDowell has developed a multi-disciplinary education team, reflecting the broad section of advice that our education clients require. Our ...

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    • Energy and Renewables

      Carson McDowell is a leading provider of legal services to the energy and renewables sector in Northern Ireland. Our energy and renewables team has...

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    • Food and Agriculture

      The food and agriculture industry represents a diverse collection of businesses and services across Northern Ireland. At Carson McDowell, we have ...

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    • Information Law

      Carson McDowell’s information law team is made up of specialist lawyers from across the firm’s practice areas, including healthcare, environmental,...

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    • Insurance

      The insurance team at Carson McDowell brings full service expertise across all areas of insurance. We have long-standing relationships with many o...

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    • Not for Profit

      Our not for profit team have developed a reputation for providing clear and unequivocal advice to third sector clients focusing specifically on the...

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    • Retail

      Carson McDowell has unrivalled experience in the retail sector acting for some of the largest shopping centre developers and investors in Northern ...

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    • Technology

      Carson McDowell has unrivalled experience in the technology sector, acting for clients both locally and globally. The technology team is an integra...

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    • Transport

      Carson McDowell has unrivalled experience in the transport and logistics sector which reflects the broad nature of our client base and the advice w...

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    • Waste

      The waste law team draws on the skills and experience of a multi-disciplinary team comprised of lawyers who specialise in advising in all aspects...

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