31 October 2023

Carson McDowell invests in talent with Associate appointments.

Carson McDowell has announced eleven promotions across its offices in Belfast and Dublin, including eight Senior Associates and three Associates across its teams. The firm employs 107 lawyers, over two-thirds of whom are women, and is renowned for having more experts working across more specialist areas than any other Northern Ireland law firm.

The new Senior Associates are Judith Rountree (Defence Insurance Litigation), Gavin Kerr (Construction), Emily Smith (Healthcare Claims, NI), Emma Stephenson (Real Estate), Kathryn Laverty (Corporate), Rachel Toner (Commercial), Rachel Lewis (Banking & Finance) and Stephanie Johnston (Healthcare, Regulatory and Professional Discipline).

The new Associates are Shannon Gawley (Commercial) and Andrew McWilliams (Real Estate) and Ciara Fitzpatrick (Healthcare, Claims NI & ROI).

Roger McMillan, Managing Partner at Carson McDowell, commented:

On behalf of all our Partners, I would like to congratulate everyone who has been promoted this year. They are a very talented group. Each lawyer recognised has demonstrated exceptional skills and drive, showing complete dedication to our clients and an outstanding contribution to the continued growth of the firm and their practice areas. I wish them every continued success throughout their career.”

Neasa Quigley, Senior Partner at Carson McDowell, added:

“These appointments come in response to the firm’s continued growth and success across many sectors in Northern Ireland and reflect our commitment to developing talent internally to drive high performance across our business. This next generation of highly experienced and capable lawyers will add to Carson McDowell’s market-leading teams and enhance our expertise to serve our ambitious clients. I wish each of them the greatest success in their new role.”

Carson McDowell continues to outrank all other local law firms in the legal profession’s two most respected industry guides, Chambers UK and the Legal 500, with the most practice areas and most lawyers achieving the highest ratings.

To find out more about Carson McDowell, our legal services and people, visit Carson-mcdowell.com