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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:

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.

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