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An archive of the latest Carson McDowell news, events, and seminars.
Carson McDowell leads the way again in the 2022 in the legal rankings.

Carson McDowell leads the way again in the 2022 in the legal rankings.

21 October 2021

Belfast-based law firm Carson McDowell has maintained its position at the top of the legal profession’s two most respected industry guides, the Chambers UK and The Legal 500. Carson...

Author: Neasa Quigley

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Carson McDowell ranked as the best law firm for Planning and Environmental Law in The Legal 500 Directory for the third consecutive year

Carson McDowell ranked as the best law firm for Planning and Environmental Law in The Legal 500 Directory for the third consecutive year

07 October 2021

Carson McDowell’s Planning & Environmental team has maintained its position as the top law firm in N Ireland for planning and environmental law in the legal profession’s industry guide -...

Author: Gary McGhee

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Revised Protocol for Clinical Negligence

Revised Protocol for Clinical Negligence

04 October 2021

Carson McDowell is delighted to confirm that the Revised Protocol for Clinical Negligence litigation in the High Court and the Experts Practice Direction commenced on 1st October 2021. You can...

Author: Anna Haines-Smyth
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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Carson McDowell maintains top position in the 2022 legal directory, The Legal 500

Carson McDowell maintains top position in the 2022 legal directory, The Legal 500

30 September 2021

Belfast-based law firm Carson McDowell has maintained its position at the top of the legal profession’s industry guide, The Legal 500. Carson McDowell achieved ‘Tier 1’ rankings in 11...

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Carson McDowell Success at NI Dealmakers Awards 2021

Carson McDowell Success at NI Dealmakers Awards 2021

14 September 2021

Carson McDowell is delighted to be named Corporate Law Firm of the Year at the 2021 Insider Media Northern Ireland Dealmakers Awards. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Corporate team...

Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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Additional Protection for Business Tenants

Additional Protection for Business Tenants

07 September 2021

Finance Minister Conor Murphy has today extended emergency protection for business tenants having difficulty paying rent on commercial leases as a result of the pandemic until March 2022....

Author: Darren Toombs
Practice Area: COVID-19 , Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Real Estate

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Legal Update: Lidl Lookalike Injunction Extended Across Great Britain

Legal Update: Lidl Lookalike Injunction Extended Across Great Britain

20 August 2021

At the request of the producers of Hendrick’s Gin, the Scottish Court of Session has extended an interim indirect, the equivalent of an interim injunction in Northern Ireland, to prevent...

Author: Peter Guzhar
Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman holds complaints handling consultation

Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman holds complaints handling consultation

17 August 2021

The Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman (‘the Ombudsman’) has, under Part 3 of the Public Services Ombudsman Act (Northern Ireland) 2016, been provided with authority by the Northern Ireland Assembly...

Author: Rachael McAdorey
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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The National Security and Investment Act 2021: An Overview

The National Security and Investment Act 2021: An Overview

12 August 2021

On 20 July 2021, the UK Government announced that the National Security and Investment Act (the “Act”) will enter into full force on 4 January 2022. To help businesses prepare...

Author: Owen Fearon
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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Section 172 – Fit for Purpose?

Section 172 – Fit for Purpose?

10 August 2021

A relatively small change to section 172 of the UK's Companies Act 2006 could have a transformative impact on company law, directors’ duties, corporate governance, businesses and ultimately, the wider...

Author: Paul McGuickin
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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