The Construction Employers Federation (CEF) has announced that Belfast law firm Carson McDowell has become the official legal patron of the construction industry in Northern Ireland.
The firm said it had signed up to the CEF Patronage Scheme, which is seeing organisations from a range of sectors come together to support the local construction industry by providing specialist expertise and guidance to CEF members across Northern Ireland.
Stuart Murphy, Construction Partner at Carson McDowell said: “As a firm that works extensively with the construction sector in Northern Ireland, Carson McDowell felt it was important to continue to show our support for the industry by becoming legal patron of the Construction Employers Federation (CEF) NI.
“There are a number of big issues facing the sector as it returns to health. The local industry is recovering at a slower pace than in Great Britain and a large proportion of firms here are dependent on projects from across the water because of a dearth of work in Northern Ireland since the recession.”
CEF Managing Director John Armstrong welcomed Carson McDowell’s support for the scheme, saying: “For many years the CEF has partnered with Carson McDowell to deliver expert legal advice and support to construction companies across Northern Ireland.”