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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

Darren Toombs

Tel:
Work 028 9034 8822
Email:
Carson McDowell

Work Department

Commercial litigation/dispute resolution

Position

Partner within the commercial litigation team. Darren heads up the firms debt recovery department, acting for a range of commercial clients ranging from banks and financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and commercial businesses. He also acts to enforce security and assists with asset recovery on regulated and unregulated agreements.

Career

Trained solicitor 1998-2000; qualified 2000; Carson Mcdowell 2003, associate 2006, partner 2010 to date.

Member

Law Society of Northern Ireland Council Member

Education

Abbey CBS, Newry; QUB (1998 LLB Law and Accounting, 2000 IPLS). 

Leisure

Road cycling and racing.


Northern Ireland: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Carson McDowell ’s team provides ‘pragmatic and commercial advice’ on a range of insolvency cases, for clients ranging from accountancy firms and lenders to individuals and distressed companies. Recent work for the firm included high-profile administrations, debt recovery issues and bankruptcies across the healthcare, construction and professional sport sectors. In a key mandate, the group is advising longstanding client Grant Thornton, as administrator of a local trading company, on challenges to the former directors of the trading company, a property unit trust and a local Irish League football club concerning transactions taking place before the insolvency proceedings involving the recovery of a multimillion-pound loan from the trust. Other clients include Ulster Bank, Bank of Ireland and the Lakesmere Group. Sinead McGrath leads the team with the ‘very knowledgeable and responsiveDarren Toombs, who is well known for his debt recovery expertise, and senior associate Graeme McKee, who has particular experience in distressed property sales.

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