W. J. McCarthy FRICS

D. L. McCarthy FRICS

C. D. McCarthy FRICS
The core values of the Practice are:

Integrity & Honesty
Openness & transparency
Training & Competency

History & Ethos

McCarthy & Lilburn was established in 1905 by William Joseph McCarthy and Harry Lilburn, following the death of Harry Lilburn in 1940, W. J. and his son Desmond Lewis McCarthy became partners until WJ’s death in 1946. After the end of the Second World War the practice continued to expand, however following the untimely death of Desmond McCarthy in 1961, the practice continued under the stewardship of two senior employees Calvin Mahaffey and Sam Cunningham. In 1980 Colin Desmond McCarthy jointed as a partner and following the retirement of the other partners in 1981 he has continued as the sole Principal

Over its long history the Practice as Chartered Surveyors has provided professional quantity surveying services to all the Northern Ireland government departments and virtually all the Councils and a wide range of private clients. It has also worked with most of the celebrated local Architects and Engineers, as well as some those from other parts of the United Kingdom. Also many of the Principals and Partners of to-days local quantity surveying practices started their professional career with McCarthy, Lilburn & Partners.