Our expert construction law solicitors work on some of the most significant construction and engineering projects, both in the private and public sectors.
Carson McDowell boasts one of the very few truly dedicated and specialist construction law teams in Northern Ireland. The team has expertise in both contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering work, allowing it to provide a comprehensive construction law service.
We have a comprehensive knowledge of Northern Ireland’s construction industry and engineering industry, having worked on Northern Ireland’s largest, most complex and recognisable construction projects.
The team regularly acts for employers, main contractors, sub-contractors, consultants, insurers and funders.
This diversity in knowledge and experience, coupled with an unrivalled depth in expertise, results in a clear understanding of what our clients want to achieve.
Our core Construction team works closely with the wider team which includes experts in the fields of environment & planning, procurement, real estate, health & safety and construction dispute resolution, allowing us to provide a full sector-based seamless service.
If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, please get in touch today.
Acted for the developer of a new 7,000 square metre distribution centre in Portadown. The completed development is let to a prestigious blue-chip tenant.
Acted for a construction main contractor operating across the island of Ireland in an adjudication concerning an extension of time and loss and/or expense.
Acted for Belfast Harbour Commissioners in relation to the building contracts for the design and £15M re-development of the Victoria Terminal 2.
Acting for a construction and civil engineering contractor in an adjudication and arbitration relating to the construction of a renewable energy plant.
Acting for the developer of a new 175-bed aparthotel.
Defended High Court proceedings brought against a concrete frame manufacturer, with concerned a multi-million claim in relation to alleged defects.
Acted for the developer of a 213,000 sq ft mixed-use development in Belfast city centre, which saw the conservation, refurbishment and extension of a listed building, and the construction of a new 17-storey tower.
The team is renowned for its expertise in the education sector. Clients include the Education Authority, both of Northern Ireland’s Universities and all of its Further Education Colleges.
— The Legal 500
“Carson McDowell have a great team of people who can cope with a project of any size. It is very clear that some of their partners have relationships with many leading retailers and developers. Carson McDowell can tackle a project of any size always in a professional manner.”
— The Legal 500
“Carson McDowell are leaders in dealing with real estate and construction matters with a very proactive and positive approach providing us with confidence and reassurance. Nothing is ever a problem–promptness in responding to our queries is always their priority.”
— Chambers UK
"It is a very capable team with good resources and response times," another client says, adding: "I rely on them to keep me out of trouble and they do that job very well."
— Chambers UK
"The team has excellent attention to detail and flexibility, as well as the ability to explain things in simple English."
7 July 2022