Dawson McConkey - Partner
Dawson joined the firm as a partner in 2013 and now heads up the real estate team. He attained a degree in Law (LLB Honours) at the Queen’s University, Belfast in 1998 before continuing his studies at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies. He was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland in 2000 and has since practised exclusively in the area of real estate.
Dawson advises clients on a full range of property matters including acquisitions and disposals, development, landlord and tenant and investment work. He has developed a specialist interest in the property aspects of energy and renewable projects and has been personally involved in the majority of wind energy developments in Northern Ireland to date. Dawson also represents a number of clients in the food and agriculture sector.
Dawson is the former chair of the Northern Ireland Commercial Property Lawyers’ Association, which is a body formed to promote the shared interests of lawyers working in this area of law and their clients. He is also a course tutor on the commercial conveyancing course run for trainee solicitors by the Institute of Professional Legal Studies. He is a regular speaker at real estate and energy and renewable events.
Dawson has been named as a "leader in his field" by Chambers Independent Guide to the UK Legal Profession since 2009, in which he has previously been described as "meticulous and thorough" and "fantastic at highlighting any issues and outlining the commercial implications". In Chambers' 2018 edition, one client said about Dawson: "I can't speak highly enough about working with him. He is very responsive, very intelligent, always had a sense of humour and got us through the process very quickly and smoothly. We felt we were in good hands the entire time."