Belfast-based Carson McDowell has promoted Shannon Gawley, Andrew McWilliams and Ciara FitzPatrick from solicitor to associate. Ms Gawley, promoted to associate in the firm's commercial team, trained with Carson McDowell, qualifying as a solicitor in 2018. She was recently elected as chair of the No
Belfast solicitor Shannon Gawley has been elected as vice-president of the European Young Bar Association (EYBA). Ms Gawley, a solicitor at Carson McDowell, was elected at the EYBA's 2023 AGM, which took place over the weekend during the association's summer conference in Oslo.
James Milliken of Carson McDowell reports that we are beginning to see artificial intelligence take on complex tasks such as assisting lawyers with drafting contracts. Artificial intelligence (AI) plays an ever-increasing role in our everyday lives. It is used in Face ID and other image recognition
Richard Gray, head of the corporate team at Belfast-based Carson McDowell, considers the trends in M&A activity in Northern Ireland. Given the turbulence that has characterised so much of 2022, there has remained an encouraging amount of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) activity in Northern
Belfast-based Carson McDowell has appointed three new partners and promoted 14 lawyers to the position of senior associate. The appointment of Sarah Cochrane as a partner in the employment team, Cathal O'Neill as a partner in the defence insurance division and Francesca Lowry as a healthcare partner
Our regular round-up of deals involving Northern Ireland law firms. Submit your deals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sonraí Analytics, a Belfast-based medtech firm, has secured funding from New York venture firm Eckuity.
Richard Gray, partner and head of corporate at Belfast-based Carson McDowell, welcomes new clarity on creditor duty. The UK Supreme Court considered the existence, content, and engagement of ‘creditor duty’ for the first time ever in the matter of BTI 2014 LLC (Appellant) v Sequana SA an
Fergal McGoldrick, a senior associate in Carson McDowell’s media, communications & reputation team, casts his eye over the new Northern Irish “Pre-Action Protocol for Defamation and Other Media and Communication Claims” and its implications for the kaleidoscope of 21st century
Carson McDowell has maintained its position at the top of the legal profession’s industry guide, The Legal 500. Carson McDowell achieved ‘Tier 1’ rankings in 11 practice areas in the 2023 edition of the Legal 500 guide. The firm is also home to the only Northern Ireland Planning an
Carson McDowell has announced the appointment of Bobbi Murtagh, Paul Hadden, Ruth O’Gara, Clare Eccles and Emer Sweeney as solicitors following the end of their training contracts in its Belfast office. Ms Murtagh, Mr Hadden, Ms O'Gara, Ms Eccles and Ms Sweeney have joined the healthcare, bank
Our regular round-up of deals involving Northern Ireland law firms. Submit your deals to email@example.com. Tughans has advised the shareholders of healthcare software provider Blue Zinc on its acquisition by ClearCourse, a group of innovative technology brands providing software solutions and
James Milliken of Belfast-based Carson McDowell discusses the National Anti-Doping Panel's recent decision regarding cricketer Tom Wood. The National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP), an independent tribunal responsible for adjudicating anti-doping disputes in sport in the UK, recently handed down a decisio