Carson McDowell is proud to announce that assistant solicitor with the firm, Niall Hargan, was awarded the title of Young Solicitor of the Year 2011 at a recent awards ceremony.

The Solicitor Recognition Awards are organised by The Law Society of Northern Ireland and recognise excellence in the solicitors’ profession, both at individual and at practice or team level. The awards were given out at The Law Society’s annual black tie dinner, which took place on 2 December at the Culloden Estate Hotel in Belfast.

The event was attended by members of the legal profession from all over Northern Ireland as well as a host of dignitaries, including Judge Tom Burgess, The Recorder of Belfast and John Leckey, Senior Coroner of Northern Ireland, who was guest speaker on the night. Speaking about the award, Niall said: “It was a surprise and honour just to be nominated for such a prestigious award, so I am delighted to have won.”

The honours didn’t stop there for Carson McDowell, however, as the firm’s procurement team of Catherine Thompson and Martin Fisher on the non-contentious side and Declan Magee on the contentious side, were also recognised as being leaders in their field and were highly commended as the specialist team of the year in the area of Procurement Law.

Speaking about the firm’s success at the awards, Michael Johnston, Managing Partner at Carson McDowell said: “The awards are very well deserved by the individuals concerned and are also great for the firm, so well done to all!”

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