Carson McDowell appoints 100th solicitor in landmark moment



Senior partner Neasa Quigley, solicitor Lynsay Black and managing partner Roger McMillan
Pictured (L-R): Senior partner Neasa Quigley, solicitor Lynsay Black and managing partner Roger McMillan

Carson McDowell has become the first law firm in Northern Ireland to employ 100 lawyers with the appointment of Lynsay Black to the firm’s banking team.

The firm, with offices in Belfast and Dublin, expects to have nearly 110 solicitors by the end of March, placing it in the top 10 largest firms on the island of Ireland.

Nearly two-thirds of the firm’s solicitors and a majority of its partners are women.

Managing partner Roger McMillan said the firm “has been good at identifying niche services not provided by other firms in the region and investing in expertise in fast growing sectors like energy and technology”.

He added: “We are quietly optimistic about 2020 and I expect us to continue our long-standing policy of hiring and developing the best talent across all practice areas.

“Indeed, with the offers that have already been accepted, we expect to have close to 110 solicitors by the end of March, which would place us in the top 10 largest firms on the island of Ireland.

“The firm has almost twice as many female solicitors as it does male and, indeed, has more female than male partners. We are fiercely proud of this statistic, which further demonstrates our unique position in Northern Ireland.”



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