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Carson McDowell
Northern Ireland

Work Department

Real estate.


Dawson is a partner at Carson McDowell and advises clients on a full range of property matters, including acquisitions and disposals, development work, landlord and tenant matters and investment work. He has a specialist interest in the property aspects of energy and renewable projects and has been personally involved in the majority of wind energy developments in Northern Ireland to date. Dawson also represents a number of clients in the food and agriculture sector.


Trained L’Estrange & Brett; qualified 2000; partner 2007, and subsequent successor firms McGrigors 2012; Pinsent Masons 2013; joined Carson McDowell as partner 2013.


Law Society of Northern Ireland (co-opted onto the Conveyancing and Property Committee 2015); former chairman of the Northern Ireland Commercial Property Lawyer’s Association.


The Queens University of Belfast (1998 LLB Hons); The Institute of Professional Legal Studies (2000).

Lawyer Rankings

Northern Ireland > Real estate > Commercial property

(Leading individuals)

Dawson McConkeyCarson McDowell

Carson McDowell has ‘comprehensive knowledge‘ and a ‘client-friendly approach‘. The team advises on local and international investments and major developments in the region, and is noted for its extensive experience in the retail sector, acting for a significant number of retail tenants as well as the landlords of shopping centres and retail parks. Dawson McConkey took over as head of the practice in 2018, following Rosemary Carson‘s move to a consultancy role; both he and Emma Cooper have particular expertise in the energy sector.