Mary-Kim Doherty attained a degree in Law (LLB Honours) from Queens University in 2002 and joined Carson McDowell LLP that year as a trainee solicitor whilst obtaining professional qualification at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies.
Mary-Kim qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and has specialised in the area of Real Estate since qualification. In 2017 Mary-Kim became Partner in the Real Estate team.
Mary-Kim has experience in all areas of real estate law including, site assembly and disposal, landlord and tenant law, land law disputes, rates appeals, refinance and compulsory acquisition. Mary-Kim acts for many retailers, landlords, developers and both advised public and quasi-public bodies.
Mary-Kim’s retail tenant clients include B&M, JD Sports, Molton Brown, Trespass, Pandora, Fat Face, the Body Shop, Regatta and The Original Factory Shop. Her landlord clients include the owners of Faustina Retail Park, Londonderry and Park Centre, Belfast. Mary-Kim also acted in the sale of Clandeboye Retail Park, Bangor, on behalf of her client Threadneedle.
Mary-Kim has experience in acting for a number of high-profile waste clients within the jurisdiction including River Ridge Recycling and Irish Waste.
Mary-Kim has extensive experience in student accommodation schemes having been involved in the disposal of a number of schemes throughout Belfast on behalf of her client McAleer and Rushe. In addition, she has advised Investec plc with respect to the financing of a number of other student accommodation schemes financed by third-party developers.
Mary-Kim acts for a number of food manufacturers, including Finnebrogue Foods, in the acquisition and development of production facilities and acting on behalf of Greggs plc in respect of their Northern Irish stores.