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Carson McDowell

Construction

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

Expert construction department noted for its handling of transactional matters across Northern Ireland. Areas of particular strength include construction projects for office, energy and social housing developments. Adept at assisting with the drafting and negotiating of various construction documents, including building contracts, collateral warranties and consultant appointments. Possesses additional capabilities in contentious matters and regularly represents clients in arbitrations, adjudications and court proceedings.

Strengths

One client remarks: "The team has excellent attention to detail and flexibility, as well as the ability to explain things in simple English."

"It is a very capable team with good resources and response times," another client says, adding: "I rely on them to keep me out of trouble and they do that job very well."

Work highlights

Assisted Oakland Holdings with drafting and negotiating the full suite of construction documents, including the building contract, professional team appointments and collateral warranties, for a 175-bed aparthotel close to Belfast City Hall.

Notable practitioners

John Dugdale advises clients on construction contracts relating to various local projects, including office developments, student accommodation and social housing schemes. He also handles contentious matters and offers experience representing clients in adjudications, mediations and court proceedings.
"He knows his stuff inside out and defends his client's position excellently."

Stuart Murphy is regularly called upon for his advice on non-contentious matters and construction disputes. He offers expertise in social housing, energy, student accommodation and mixed-use development projects, among others.
"He is the go-to lawyer for anything related to construction litigation or drafting."

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Construction

Carson McDowell

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Location

Murray House

Murray Street

Belfast

County Antrim

UK

BT1 6DN

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Northern Ireland

Construction


John Dugdale
Up and Coming
Stuart Murphy
Band 1