Carson McDowell

Richard Gray

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Practice Areas

Richard’s main areas of practice are in corporate, corporate finance and projects work. He also advises a number of clients in relation to competition matters.


Richard obtained a degree in Law at the Queen’s University, Belfast before being called to the Bar in Northern Ireland in 1989. He re-qualified as a Solicitor with the city of London firm, CMS Cameron McKenna. Richard returned to Northern Ireland in 1992 and was formerly a Partner in an international law practice. He joined Carson McDowell in 2014 as a Partner and heads up the firm’s Corporate team.

Professional Memberships

Richard is a member of the Institute of Directors and of the Law Societies of Northern Ireland, England and Wales.


Richard has been named as a "leader in the field" for corporate finance (and previously for banking and projects) in Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Professional for more than a decade and also in Chambers Guide to Europe.

Richard has also worked as an external course adviser at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in Belfast in the area of company law.