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Carson McDowell
Northern Ireland

Work Department

Planning and Environment


Partner. Grant advises on planning and environmental matters with an emphasis on waste and contaminated land matters, renewable energy projects as well as providing planning and environmental due diligence support to the corporate team within the form. He also provides planning law advice to one of the new local planning authorities in Northern Ireland. Recent highlights have included a successful appeal of a noise abatement notice served upon a client and assistance in the acquisition of planning permission for Dunluce Visitor Centre on appeal. Types of work undertaken include: the co-ordination of major planning applications for commercial clients; representation of clients at planning and enforcement appeals; instigation/defence of judical reviews of planning decisions.


Trained at Carson McDowell LLP; qualified 2007; Assistant Solicitor 2007-2013; Associate Solicitor 2013 to date.




Committee Member of EPLANI (Environmental and Planning Law Association for Northern Ireland); Member of UKELA


Queens University of Belfast (2004 LLB Law)


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Lawyer Rankings

Northern Ireland > Real estate > Planning and environment

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Carson McDowell

Carson McDowell advises on a range of high-profile planning and environment matters, including planning applications for large developments, judicial reviews of planning decisions, and public inquiries. The team is highly active advising major Northern Irish companies in relation to projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors, as well as residential and commercial developments. Gary McGhee leads an experienced team, which includes Grant McBurney and associate Sarah Dunlop. The practice was strengthened by the arrival of associate Kate McCusker from Cleaver Fulton Rankin.