Cathy Colton - Partner

Cathy Colton

Key Practice Areas

Licensing, Gaming and Betting, Real Estate

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Cathy qualified through Queen’s University, Belfast and the Institute of Professional Legal Studies and has worked in private practice since qualifying in 1984.

Cathy joined the Real Estate team at Carson McDowell as a partner in 2015 and heads up the licensing sub-team within the department. She enjoys an extensive client base in both the retail and business sectors at the forefront of liquor licensing in Northern Ireland for the past fifteen years. She is recognised as being a leading player in this niche area of practice.

Cathy also practices widely in the field of betting and gaming licensing, representing a range of clients in all applications relating to this area.

She has experience in pharmacy licensing and has advised and acted widely in this field.

The 2021 Chambers UK guide recognises Cathy for her work advising clients in the retail and business sectors on liquor and premises licence matters, with additional expertise in the gaming field. Once client states: "Cathy’s expert guidance is unique. She is practical in her approach and responsive. She forensically analyses each case and provides clear and concise professional advice."