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Carson McDowell

Real Estate

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

Represents a number of blue-chip clients on the full gamut of property transactions. Possesses expertise in relation to acquisitions and sales, as well as site assembly and licensing matters. Regularly offers expert advice to clients in the energy, transport, retail and leisure sectors. Frequently acts for vendors, purchasers and funders on real estate transactions.

Strengths

A client says: "We have had a very good experience working with the firm. Even during remote working their responsiveness has been seamless, and the work that they do is excellent."

Work highlights

Advised Belfast Harbour Commissioners on the disposal of Amazon's Northern Irish logistics base for £27 million.

Notable practitioners

Dawson McConkey heads the firm's real estate department and has a broad commercial practice with particular focus on investment transactions. He also has specialist expertise in the energy sector and related property matters.
"He is insightful, responsive and can easily identify issues and provide clear advice on them." "He has very good commercial acumen."

Emma Cooper regularly acts for investors and developers on significant acquisitions and site assembly matters. Her clients span both the public and private sectors.
"She is astute, knowledgeable and very good at communicating on behalf of her clients."

Richard Dickson is head of the firm's commercial property department. He is noted for his ability to advise clients on developments in the retail sector.

Rosemary Carson is a consultant with the firm and an experienced practitioner in the real estate field. She has notable expertise in the retail sector, particularly on development and site assembly matters.
"Rosemary is a very strong real estate lawyer." "She is fantastic."

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Overview

Carson McDowell has the largest, most experienced real estate team in Northern Ireland. All our long-term partners are ranked by Chambers as leaders in their field, a distinction which no other local firm enjoys. We also benefit from more specialist sub-teams than our competitors, including licensing, planning, construction and property litigation. Thanks to the experience and diverse range of skills within the team we are able to handle large and complex transactions efficiently and speedily.

Our main specialities are:

  • High Level Investment Transactions – the team has been involved in most major transactions within NI in recent years, whether acting for vendor, purchaser or funder
  • Site Assembly & Development Work – we offer a full service from site assembly onwards, drawing on the expertise of our planning and environmental and construction teams to provide a “one stop shop” service
  • Retail Sector – Carson McDowell’s experience in this sector is unrivalled, acting for the landlords of many shopping centres and retail parks and an ever-growing stable of retail tenants
  • Energy Sector - we have some of the most experienced property lawyers involved in the sector, enabling us to service some of the most active energy clients working in the province across AD, biomass, solar, wind and emerging technologies
  • Leisure/Food and Drink and Transport sectors – we act for a wide range of key players in these sectors

Carson McDowell was the Legal 500 Law Firm of the Year in 2014 and 2017.

Members

McConkey, Dawson (Head of Department)

Carson, Rosemary

Colton, Cathy

Cooper, Emma

Dickson, Richard

Doherty, Mary-Kim

Real Estate

Carson McDowell

firm
Location

Murray House

Murray Street

Belfast

County Antrim

UK

BT1 6DN

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 2 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Press Release

Carson McDowell Announces Five New Partners

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

Ranked Lawyers

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

Real Estate


Dawson McConkey
Band 1
Emma Cooper
Band 2
Richard Dickson
Band 4
Rosemary Carson
Senior Statespeople