By working with us in Northern Ireland you’ll have access to leading specialist employment, immigration, commercial, technology, IP and media law expertise.
Together this expertise combines to provide a platform whereby we can work with you to protect and enhance what really matters to you — your ideas, your people and your future. We call it: Ideas. People. Possibilities.
We are able to provide you with seamless access to the best employment and immigration law advice and wider complementary workplace, people and HR services across the UK and Ireland.
Our focus on creative, tech and innovative businesses runs through everything we do and we will be able to leverage market leading expertise across disciplines including digital and commerce, corporate, data and privacy, dispute resolution, employment, immigration, intellectual property and real estate. We’ll also be able to provide specialist expertise to help you build your ideas into corporate strategies to support and drive key business goals, creating tangible value from intangible assets.
Our Belfast team supports UK and international organisations looking for specialist advice in Northern Ireland in the following areas:
- Brand Protection
- Data protection & privacy
- Immigration & global mobility
- IP litigation
- IT and IP contracts
- Online reputation protection
- Public and administrative/charity law
Building on the success of our office in Dublin, this ensures we are best positioned to support our client’s evolving employment law needs across the whole of the UK and the island of Ireland.
Further information on the services provided by our Dublin office are available here.
Updated Comparative Table of employment law developments in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland10 November 2022
Do you need to stay up to date with current and proposed employment law developments across Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland? If so, our updated Comparative Table, prepared in conjunction with Legal Island, will be a handy reference guide.
What might the Brexit Freedoms Bill mean for employment law in Northern Ireland?01 November 2022
A major shake-up of Northern Irish employment legislation is on the cards, complicated by there being no functioning Northern Ireland Executive, or Assembly in Northern Ireland.
Lewis Silkin's new Northern Ireland office to reflect rapidly expanding offering15 August 2022
35-strong team consolidating into a single location in the heart of Belfast city centre.
SMEs in Northern Ireland: adapting to change and being progressive21 July 2022
In recent years, Northern Irish employers have had to quickly adapt to manage the impact of Covid-19 on workplaces and move to remote and hybrid working arrangements. As the war for talent continues, employers face an increasing need to keep up with and accommodate employees’ changing and diverse needs.
Lewis Silkin continues expansion in Northern Ireland with employment partner hire09 June 2022
BELFAST – Lewis Silkin today announces the appointment of Paul Gillen as a partner in the firm’s Belfast office, further enhancing its employment capabilities across the island of Ireland.
Employment law changes in April 202231 March 2022
It’s that time of the year when employment law changes traditionally take effect. There is little legislative change this April, but we expect new guidance on living with Covid to be published and the usual limits and statutory payments will increase.
Introduction of paid parental bereavement leave in Northern Ireland08 February 2022
On 7 January 2022 the Northern Ireland Assembly passed legislation which will provide parents with two weeks’ paid leave following the death of a child under 18. These new entitlements will be effective from April 2022 with further provision relating to miscarriage promised.
Lewis Silkin expands in Northern Ireland with addition of IP, tech and media practice31 January 2022
BELFAST AND LONDON – Lewis Silkin today announces that it has added to its growing offering in Northern Ireland by joining forces with local specialist commercial, technology, intellectual property and media law firm Forde Campbell.