One of Northern Ireland's largest law firms, Carson McDowell, has recruited it 100th solicitor.
Over half of that figure are female solicitors said the firm, which now has a total headcount of 180. Lynsay Black was the 100th solicitor to join the company. The firm achieved its best-ever rankings in the 2020 editions of the legal profession's two most respected industry guides, Chambers UK and the Legal 500.
Managing partner Roger McMillan said: "Carson McDowell has always been 100% focused on delivering for our clients and it is testament to the quality of our service that demand for our advice and support continues to rise. We are fortunate to represent a large number of commercially sophisticated local businesses and high-profile international clients operating in and from Northern Ireland.
"The firm has been good at identifying niche services not provided by other firms in the region and investing in expertise in fast growing sectors like energy and technology. We are quietly optimistic about 2020 and I expect us to continue our longstanding policy of hiring and developing the best talent across all practice areas."