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Belfast law firm is on the up with increased workforce

By Staff Reporter

Published 30/09/2015

Michael Johnston, managing partner of Carson McDowell, with some of the firm’s 33 new recruits
Michael Johnston, managing partner of Carson McDowell, with some of the firm’s 33 new recruits

Belfast law firm Carson McDowell has added 33 new jobs to its workforce this year, with further plans to add another six.

The firm now employs 133 staff, of which 78 are lawyers, in the city centre.

And next month the business will take over another floor of Murray House, following substantial renovations.

Carson McDowell was praised as one of the “stand-out firms” for Northern Ireland in the Legal 500, a heavyweight tome listing the UK’s top legal eagles and their practices.

Michael Johnston, managing partner of Carson McDowell, said the firm was proud not to have reduced its workforce during the financial crisis.

“Our expansion this year comes as a direct response to the increase in demand from our clients who are investing in their own growth, making acquisitions and moving into new markets,” he said.

“We are the law firm of choice for many of Northern Ireland’s Top 100 companies as well as international companies doing business here and as they grow and adapt so too do we.

“We have seen an upturn in the legal sector and we are looking forward to the future with optimism.

“As part of our growth plans and to accommodate our expanding team we have renovated another floor in our office building and we look forward to moving staff in over the coming weeks.

“Our firm has an excellent reputation for attracting the brightest and the best in the profession and this year has been no different,” Mr Johnston added.

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