Movers & Shakers: Northern Ireland



A&L Goodbody LLP has appointed nine new partners with effect from January 2023. Newly promoted in Belfast are: Sarah Dugdale (corporate transactions) and John Tougher (real estate).

Fisher Law has announced the promotion of Lindsey Colgan to partner. She joined the firm in 2017.

Eversheds Sutherland, has appointed Ian McFarland as employment partner in its Belfast office.

Northern Ireland firm, Turley Legal, has launched a real estate practice following the appointment of senior associate, Ciara Christie and solicitor, Amy Glasgow. The firm has also recently welcomed Amy McIlhagga as legal counsel on the commercial litigation side.

A&L Goodbody LLP has appointed three new counsel with effect from January 2023. In the firm’s Belfast office, Shirley Blair (employment) has been promoted.


DAC Beachcroft has reappointed partner Sean McGahan as the location head of its Belfast office.

TLT has appointed David Miller as a partner in the firm’s UK-wide real estate team.

DWF has appointed Mark Blair as a real estate partner in the Belfast office.

Tughans is moving to new headquarters in the recently completed office building, The Ewart, located at Bedford Square in Belfast.

DWF has made a number of senior appointments in the Belfast office. Amanda Byrnes, has been appointed as a senior associate. Caroline McNally has been appointed as a director specialising in commercial law. Meanwhile, Emma Copeland has joined the finance and restructuring team as a senior associate from Carson McDowell.