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Carson McDowell
Northern Ireland

Work Department

Commercial Property


Partner in Carson McDowell’s real estate team. Advises in respect of the acquisition, disposal and leasing of commercial property within Northern Ireland and acts in many large scale developments in Northern Ireland, specializing in student accommodation, hotels and regeneration schemes. Acting on behalf of landlords and tenants and advising in respect of the Business Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 and providing property advices in corporate acquisitions and disposals. Mary-Kim’s clients include McAleer & Rushe, Turkingtons, River Ridge Recycling Limited, Patisserie Valerie, Saint Gobain Building Distribution Limited, Ove Arup.


Joined Carson McDowell in 2002, qualified in 2004, associate in 2009.


Law Society of Northern Ireland


Thornhill College, Londonderry; The Queens University Belfast (1999-2002) LLB 2:1

Lawyer Rankings

Northern Ireland > Real estate > Commercial property

Carson McDowell acts for clients from Great Britain and the island of Ireland on a wide range of high-value and complex real estate matters. Dawson McConkey heads up the team, which is prominent in high-profile investment transactions, lettings and large-scale development projects. The work covers a number of key sectors, including retail, education, transport, manufacturing, leisure and food and drink. McConkey is notably active in the renewable energy sector. In the offices space, Emma Cooper led the advice to PwC on the negotiation of its £70m lease agreement at Merchant Square in Belfast in 2020. Rosemary Carson, who focuses on development and site assembly work, is particularly noted for her work in the retail sector. Mary-Kim Doherty and recently-promoted partner Chris Phillips are also key individuals.