Carson McDowell named among best law firms
Belfast-based law firm Carson McDowell has retained its place as one of Northern Ireland's top legal practices.
It is ranked as a top-tier firm in more practice areas than any other in the region in the 2017 edition of the Chambers and Partners UK Guide.
Carson McDowell was ranked in 21 areas, 18 of which have been given the highest ranking - band 1.
The Chambers UK guide, which ranks the best law firms and lawyers, covers 50 cities and counties in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The Belfast office of A&L Goodbody was ranked in band 1 in eight practice areas - including banking, and finance and construction.
Its public and procurement practice was in band 1 for the first time.
Mark Thompson, head of A&L Goodbody in Northern Ireland, welcomed the news and said: "These impressive rankings are testament to the calibre of our team."