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Law firm Carson McDowell invests in new generation of talent

Managing partner Michael Johnston (fourth from right) with the new associates and assistant solicitors at Carson McDown. Photo: Elaine Hill Photography

CARSON McDowell, Northern Ireland's largest independent law firm, has announced eight internal promotions, adding one senior associate and seven new associates to the team.

The promotions are in response to increased activity within the firm over the past year. The firm now has 27 partners and has a total workforce of over 160 people.

Michael Johnston, managing partner at Carson McDowell, congratulated those who have received a promotion and also welcomed five trainees who will be starting full time positions in September.

He said: “Carson McDowell has a long history of recognising and rewarding our colleagues who go above and beyond. We remain committed to retaining and appointing the brightest and the best in the legal profession to enable us to provide exceptional service to our clients.”

The new senior associate is Ciara Deasy (healthcare), and the new associates are Gillian Greenfield (professional indemnity), Niamh Magee (procurement), Claire McCloskey (banking), Fergal McGoldrick (litigation & dispute resolution and media and defamation), Yvonne McMahon (real estate), Aisling O'Hare (commercial) and Leona Rankin (employment).

The new assistant solicitors are Andrew Brennan (real estate), Leanne McCleery (employment), Sean Kinney (litigation), Shannon Gawley (commercial) and Sophie Hanna (employment).

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