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MURRAY HOUSE, MURRAY STREET, BELFAST, BT1 6DN, NORTHERN IRELAND
Tel:
Work 028 9024 4951
Fax:
Fax 028 9024 5768
DX:
403 NR-BELFAST
Email:
Web:
www.carson-mcdowell.com

Niall Skelton

Tel:
Work 028 9034 8959
Email:
Web:
www.carson-mcdowell.com
Carson McDowell

Work Department

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Position

Associate Solicitor in the insurance litigation team. Niall represents insurers and clients in defence of employers’ liability and public liability claims. He has special interest in industrial deafness and disease claims. Niall also has extensive experience acting in defence of motor claims dealing with a variety of injuries from minor whiplash claims to high value catastrophic claims and fatal accident claims. Niall is a former Chairman of the litigation sub-committee of Belfast Solicitors’ Association.

Career

Trained Murphy & O’Rawe Solicitors, Belfast, 1998 - 1990, qualified 1990; assistant solicitor Murphy & O’Rawe 1990-1992; assistant solicitor John McKee & Son 1992 –1997; senior solicitor Samuel D Crawford & Co / Caldwell Warner 1997-2013; senior solicitor McCloskeys 2013-2015; associate solicitor Carson McDowell [following merger of McCloskeys with Carson McDowell] 2015 to date.

Member

Law Society of Northern Ireland and Law Society of Northern Ireland’s panel of accredited mediators.

Education

Royal Belfast Academical Institution; Queen’s University Belfast [1988 LLB (Hons)]

Leisure

Road cycling


Northern Ireland: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Industrial disease claims, catastrophic motor accidents and employer and public liability cases are key areas of instruction for Carson McDowell’s personal injury and healthcare practice, which is also adept at handling high-value healthcare claims. Claire Harmer, who is highly recommended for her expertise in industrial disease and inquests, heads the personal injury practice; the group represents companies in catastrophic injury and related criminal investigations. Recent clients include Faraday Insurance and Riverstone Insurance. Senior associate Catherine Carton has experience in defending clients in personal injury litigation resulting from motor claims and industrial disease cases, and senior associate Niall Skelton is well versed in representing the Motor Insurance Bureau in road traffic accident claims. On the healthcare side, Roger McMillan , who is singled out for his ‘superb client care’, heads the team, in which Jacqueline McAleese  (‘hardworking and a tough negotiator’) is a key name for defending medical and dental practitioners and clinicians in litigation, and is well known for representing the Medical Protection Society.

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