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.
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.
Comparative Table of employment law developments in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland03 March 2022
Do you need to stay up to date with employment law developments across Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland? If so, our Comparative Table, prepared in conjunction with Legal Island, will be a handy reference guide.
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.
Managing your workforce across NI and RoI12 October 2021
Please join us on 12 October for our webinar on how to deal with the challenges that arise in managing employees who work on both sides of the border between Ireland /Northern Ireland (often in the same team) including:
Whistleblowing in Northern Ireland07 September 2021
Workers who “blow the whistle” on their employers have the right not to be dismissed or otherwise penalised as a result.
Northern Irish employment law overview: Adam Brett writes for Practical Law01 September 2021
Adam Brett’s practice note for Practical Law provides a detailed overview of employment law in Northern Ireland, highlighting key areas in which it differs from England and Wales.
Recent changes in employment law in NI from April 202113 April 2021
Set out below are various employment law changes due to come into effect from April 2021 in Northern Ireland.