We are Carson McDowell

Carson McDowell is Northern Ireland's leading commercial law firm. We have more experts working across more specialist areas of expertise than any other local law firm. Our rich mixture of people, culture, heritage and reputation makes us who we are. It's this very combination that differentiates us from other law firms and ensures that we do more. Better.


Our Culture

Carson McDowell is made up of a diverse range of talented people. We have always believed that the quality of our service depends on the calibre of our people. That’s why we consistently recruit the best legal talent and then maximise their potential by developing their skills throughout their career at Carson McDowell. We have over 170 people in our Belfast office advising some of the largest, most commercially sophisticated Northern Irish based clients as well as “blue-chip” industrial, service and financial companies, emerging enterprises, public bodies and international clients doing business in Northern Ireland. We are a creative law firm that prides itself on finding the best bespoke solutions for our client's transactions. If the obvious doesn’t work, we always look for other ways of getting a result; it’s a natural aspect of how our people work.
Carson McDowell firmly believes that the best way to ensure success for clients is to create an environment where collegiality, teamwork, mutual support and respect are integral to how our people engage with each other and with clients. There is a strong emphasis on teamwork and mutual support but also on enjoying the work we do and how we go about it. We have a huge amount of heritage yet we are passionate about creating a modern, dynamic, progressive law firm, with our people and our clients firmly at its centre. Large enough to attract a diverse range of legal instructions, the firm still maintains a friendly and supportive atmosphere with an emphasis on enjoying the work and maintaining a sense of fun and enthusiasm.

Our Team