Carson McDowell

Private Wealth Law Department

Northern Ireland
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Carson McDowell has significant experience handling private client work, including trust and estate planning. One client speaks highly of the firm, noting that "Carson McDowell is a market leader in Northern Ireland."

"They have a well-experienced team and specialists to assist clients and businesses in many areas." acknowledges one market source. Another commentator says: "Their combination of knowledge, expertise and client focus is at the top of the profession."

Notable practitioners

Fiona Kirkpatrick
advises on the full spectrum of private client work, including enduring powers of attorney and estate administration. "She has an excellent manner with clients and instantly puts them at ease," notes a wealth adviser, who continues: "She has developed her technical knowledge and we would have every confidence in her ability to deal with complicated client arrangements."

Neil Bleakley
is head of the private client team and has in-depth expertise in estate planning with added experience in trusts and Court of Protection matters. "He's a good listener and he understands what clients are looking for. He is forensic in his preparation and goes beyond the call of duty and he makes people feel special," enthuses one market source. Another says: "Neil is very client-focused, professional and knowledgeable. When dealing with a particularly complex probate case Neil was able to keep the client well informed without burdening them with the full complexity of the matters involved."