Carson McDowell

Partnership Department

Northern Ireland
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What the team is known for Particularly adept at advising medical and dental practice partnerships and continues to act as sole provider of legal services to the BMA in Northern Ireland. Provides advice to partnerships on a broad spectrum of non-contentious matters, as well as contentious issues including partner expulsion and breach of partnership obligations. Notable expertise in property matters relating to partner exits and partnership dissolution. Also advises educational institutions on partnering agreements.

Strengths A client lauds the team's "dedication and full engagement in our business."

One interviewee praises the team as "well functioning, with a good mix of skills," and adds that its "responses are very timely."

Work highlights Advised the University of Ulster on the formation of a limited partnership for the establishment of a new investment fund.

Notable practitioners


Dawn McKnight
assists clients with non-contentious work concerning both medical and non-medical partnerships. She advises on partnership agreements, conversions and mergers, among other matters. "Dawn is simply excellent at what she does," a source notes, adding that she is "very measured, experienced and knowledgeable."

Sources say of
Peter Guzhar
: "He is extremely good with clients and is very commercial in his approach to litigation." He advises on a broad range of contentious partnership work, including disputes arising in relation to partner exits, partnership dissolution and breaches of obligations.