Posted on Tuesday 23 August 2011 by Ulster Business

Carson McDowell new Managing Partner, Michael-Johnston

Northern Ireland's largest law firm, Carson McDowell has appointed a new Managing Partner.

Michael Johnston, who previously headed up the firm's corporate and commercial team, takes over from Alan Reilly, who will remain at the firm as a property law consultant. He will be responsible for managing the 18 partners and 38 solicitors, whilst running and promoting the business in Northern Ireland. Alan Reilly said; "Michael will do a fantastic job – he has been with the firm for over twenty years and is an excellent corporate and commercial lawyer as well as a well-respected business figure. He is the right man to drive the firm through the next period of growth." Michael Johnston said; "I am delighted to take up the role of Managing Partner at Carson McDowell. The firm has really grown over the last six years and with over 100 staff my role will be very much focused on managing the organisation as well as spending more time with our clients, listening to them and ensuring we are providing an even better and more cohesive service to them." Carson McDowell is very focused on growth and despite market conditions we have achieved our targeted growth over the last five years. Everything is in place to ensure the firm remains competitive and well-placed to advise Northern Ireland's leading businesses." The firm, which is now the largest Northern Irish law firm, acts for over 30 of Northern Ireland's Top 100 Companies as well as other leading public and private sector organisations.

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