Gary McGhee - Partner

Gary McGhee

Key Practice Areas

Energy and Renewables, Environmental Law, Planning Law, Real Estate

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Gary is the head of the planning and environmental law team within Carson McDowell which he founded over 20 years ago.

Gary is one of the few solicitors in Northern Ireland to specialise exclusively in the areas of planning, environmental, and energy law. His experience includes:

  • The co-ordination of major planning applications
  • Representation at over 50 planning / enforcement appeals and major public inquiries
  • Instigating / defending judicial reviews of planning and environmental decisions

In addition, Gary is a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute, a member of the Environmental and Planning Law Association of Northern Ireland, and a member of the UK Environmental Law Association.

Gary is ranked Band 1 in the Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2020 and is described as "a real expert in the field." Interviewees characterise him as "incredibly diligent, hardworking and committed," adding that he is "excellent to work with, very personable and collegiate." He is noted for his work on judicial reviews.