Rosemary Carson - Partner

Rosemary Carson

Key Practice Areas

Charity Law, Public and Administrative Law, Real Estate

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Rosemary Carson graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast with a First Class Honours degree in law in 1993. Having trained with another Belfast firm, she joined Carson McDowell as an assistant solicitor in 1997, becoming an associate in 1999 and a partner in 2001. Rosemary became head of the firm's Real Estate Team in May 2014.    

She has worked exclusively in the field of commercial property since qualification 18 years ago and is consistently listed in the top tier of real estate advisors by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. The 2013 Chambers Guide describes her as 'an acclaimed partner who is considered to be an outstanding professional with amazing capacity. Her attention to detail and her advice is impeccable'. Carson has the ability to provide excellent solutions and uses her initiative all the time, which saves time and ultimately money'.  In The Legal 500 2013 Rosemary is praised for being “meticulous in her attention to detail without impacting upon response times”, making her “invaluable”.

She heads a 5 strong sub-team within the larger Real Estate Team and acts for a diverse range of clients, ranging from very large estate owners such as Belfast International Airport Limited and The Belfast Harbour Commissioners, high profile retailers such as the Arcadia Group and Tesco Stores, and many significant private investors. Rosemary is considered to be an expert on the Business Tenancies (NI) Order 1996 and has lectured and published widely on this subject.

In the Chambers Guide 2017, clients compliment the “fantastic” Rosemary Carson stating she is a “practical lawyer with no fuss, who gets the job done”.