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Fergal McGoldrick

Belfast, UK UK Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Administrative & Public Law , Defamation/Reputation Management
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Administrative & Public Law - Northern Ireland

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Fergal McGoldrick has particular expertise in judicial review challenges and advisory work arising from the criminal justice sphere.
"His main strength is his immediate and constant availability. He also has a good, strategic legal brain and forensic knowledge of public law." "He's very professional, thoughtful and helpful."
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Defamation/Reputation Management - Northern Ireland

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Fergal McGoldrick is a well-regarded associate noted for his considerable expertise in advising clients in the media industry on a wide range of matters relating to libel, privacy and data protection. He acts for both local and national media companies.
"He is a great Belfast-based solicitor who provides good client service. He is client-focused and one of the go-to solicitors in Ireland."
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Practice Areas

Fergal is part of the Media / Commercial Litigation team at Carson McDowell specialising in media, defamation and privacy, commercial litigation, administrative law and competition litigation.

Career

Fergal acts for leading national and regional news groups in the defence of libel, privacy and data actions, and pre-publication injunction applications. He also acts for various corporates and business figures in managing and protecting reputations. Outside defamation and privacy, Fergal maintains a significant public law practice. He has acted in cases heard in all levels of the judicial system, including before the Supreme Court.

Fergal regularly delivers guest lectures on media law, was consulted on the Northern Ireland chapter of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists (24th Ed., 06/2018), and provides commentary to the media on legal matters.

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Northern Ireland.

Personal

Qualifying as a Solicitor with commendation and awarded the Mills Selig Prize, Fergal joined Carson McDowell as a Solicitor from another specialist media law practice in 2015, and was promoted to Associate in 2018.

Fergal graduated with a degree in Law and Marketing in 2007 where he was awarded the Sweet & Maxwell University Law Prize, before completing an LLM in Human Rights Law and a Master’s degree in Business Studies.

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Fergal McGoldrick

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