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Lewis Silkin expands in Northern Ireland with addition of IP, tech and media practice

31 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.

Founded in 2006, Forde Campbell is one of Northern Ireland’s leading advisers to local start-ups, major UK and Irish companies, as well as overseas investors on issues ranging from IT contracts and data security to trade marks, trade secrets and reputation management.

Forde Campbell Directors Mathew Forde, Rory Campbell and Katey Dixon will join Ciara Fulton (Partner and Head of Office) and Adam Brett (Partner) in Lewis Silkin’s Northern Ireland practice as partners, with that practice now consisting of five partners and a wider team of 20 based in Belfast.

This follows the launch of Lewis Silkin’s employment and immigration offering in Northern Ireland when it joined forces with Jones Cassidy Brett in 2021 and the continued growth of the firm’s Dublin office which, taken together, provides clients right across the island of Ireland, and beyond, seamless access to best in class advice regarding their most critical business assets – their people and ideas.

Giles Crown, joint managing partner of Lewis Silkin, commented:

We are delighted to be welcoming Forde Campbell to Lewis Silkin. Forde Campbell has established a well-earned reputation in the market as pre-eminent advisers to high-growth-potential enterprises in Northern Ireland, sharing the passion we have at Lewis Silkin for creative, innovative and brand-focused businesses. This is an exciting time for Lewis Silkin in Ireland, as the addition of the Forde Campbell team follows our launch in Northern Ireland last year with our specialist employment practice, and establishes a market-leading intellectual property, commercial and technology practice, building on our centres of expertise in Dublin, the UK and beyond. We warmly welcome Mathew, Rory, Katey and the team and look forward to a successful future together and with our clients.

Mathew Forde, Director at Forde Campbell, added:

Northern Ireland is on the rise as a real centre of innovation, with a thriving start-up community and significant investor interest, and as the business landscape continues to evolve legal needs are becoming more complex, and often international in nature. Joining forces with Lewis Silkin is an exciting next step for us as we continue to help our clients thrive in this dynamic environment.

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