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Carson McDowell

Administrative & Public Law

2 ranked lawyersBand 1Northern IrelandUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Handles administrative and public law matters for clients in the public and charities sectors. Particular emphasis on work for public sector clients and regulators, complemented by noteworthy expertise in public inquiries and judicial reviews. Additional areas of expertise include planning and freedom of information claims.

Strengths

Clients say: "Their lawyers are of a high calibre. They are astute in their choice of counsel and also listen to clients' views on cases."

Sources note: "They have a wealth of experience and are very in tune with what is happening in a case and the potential pitfalls."

Work highlights

Acted for Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment in resisting and defending attempted judicial review applications concerning 2020 academic qualifications.

Notable practitioners

Declan Magee is recognised for his strength in an array of public and administrative matters. He regularly handles high-profile public inquiries and advises public sector clients on decision-making processes.

Fergal McGoldrick has particular expertise in judicial review challenges and advisory work arising from the criminal justice sphere.
"His main strength is his immediate and constant availability. He also has a good, strategic legal brain and forensic knowledge of public law." "He's very professional, thoughtful and helpful."

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Members

Magee, Declan (Head of Department)

McGoldrick, Fergal

Industries

Charities / Not for Profit

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Health Care

Insurance

Transportation

Utilities

Administrative & Public Law

Carson McDowell

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Location

Murray House

Murray Street

Belfast

County Antrim

UK

BT1 6DN

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Northern Ireland

Administrative & Public Law


Declan Magee
Band 1
Fergal McGoldrick
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