Carson McDowell

Media & Entertainment Department

Northern Ireland
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What the team is known for Assists publishers, broadcasters and social media platforms with commercial agreements, IP protection and compliance with online, data protection and advertising regulation. Also recommended for advice on pre-publication and reporting restrictions.

Strengths Clients praise the lawyers' "superb service and great out-of-hours access."

Work highlights Provided pre-broadcast and clearance advice on Channel 4's Smuggled documentary, including copyright, OFCOM, libel, privacy and data protection matters.

Notable practitioners


Olivia O'Kane
is head of department at Carson McDowell. She advises global corporates, national and local media companies and newspaper groups on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including challenging anonymity and reporting restriction orders and providing pre-broadcast and clearance advice in relation to news coverage and documentaries.
"She is an excellent lawyer - incredibly helpful and client-centred. She's passionate, committed and skilled.""She is very calm and measured and puts me at ease in a crisis."