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Carson McDowell

Planning

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

Continues to act for clients facing complex planning and environmental law challenges, including judicial reviews and appeals, as well as planning inquiries. Able to handle the planning aspects of sizeable infrastructure projects, such as port and airport developments. Advises both public and private sector groups. Recent work includes handling the planning aspects of large energy infrastructure projects, including renewable energy projects.

Strengths

Sources note: "They do a very thorough job for clients, communicate regularly so they don't leave you in the dark and have a collaborative approach in order to do what is best for their client."

"Carson McDowell is an excellent firm that is involved in a lot of big matters," says an interviewee.

Work highlights

Acted for Northern Ireland Electricity Networks on its application for a proposed 33 kV power line that would supply a proposed mine in County Tyrone.

Notable practitioners

Gary McGhee offers particular strength in judicial reviews, with further experience handling planning applications and environmental issues. He often advises on matters concerning energy and infrastructure projects.
"Gary provides a commercial perspective and is very knowledgeable." "He has fantastic experience in the planning market. He knows the market and the law."

Grant McBurney handles planning applications pertaining to residential and infrastructure projects. He has notable strength in judicial review and public inquiry matters.
"He is a good tactical litigator."

Orla Kelly acts for developers on judicial reviews of planning decisions. She has further experience advising on planning applications for leisure and residential projects.
"She has a great amount of experience and knowledge."

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Members

McGhee, Gary (Head of Department)

Dunwoody, Faye

Kelly, Orla

McBurney, Grant

Planning

Carson McDowell

firm
Location

Murray House

Murray Street

Belfast

County Antrim

UK

BT1 6DN

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Press Release

Carson McDowell Announces Five New Partners

Authors: Peter Guzhar, Mary-Kim Doherty, Kerry Teahan, Olivia O'Kane, Grant McBurney

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Northern Ireland

Planning


Gary McGhee
Band 1
Grant McBurney
Band 2
Orla Kelly
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