Gary McGhee - Partner

Gary McGhee

Key Practice Areas

COVID-19 , Energy and Renewables, Environmental Law, Planning Law, Real Estate

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Gary is the head of the Planning and Environmental Law team within Carson McDowell which he founded over 25 years ago.

Gary is one of the few solicitors in Northern Ireland to specialise exclusively in the areas of planning, environmental, and energy law. His experience includes:

  • The co-ordination of major planning applications
  • Representation at over 50 planning / enforcement appeals and major public inquiries
  • Instigating / defending judicial reviews of planning and environmental decisions

In addition, Gary is a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute, a member of the Environmental and Planning Law Association of Northern Ireland, and a member of the UK Environmental Law Association.

Gary is ranked Band 1 in the Chambers UK guide 2021. One interviewee stated: "Gary is very calm, reassuring and understands the needs of his clients. He's very good technically, very efficient and commercially aware." Another client appreciated that Gary is "always accessible and responsive," adding that he is "really top drawer."

Gary is recognised as a "leading individual" and in the "hall of fame" by The Legal 500, in which he is noted for his "extensive experience in planning applications, appeals and inquiries."