Silkin is an international law firm with offices in London, Oxford,
Manchester, Cardiff, Dublin, Hong Kong and now in Belfast. Our Belfast
team specialises in IT, IP, data protection, corporate and employment
The expert tech law team formerly known as Forde Campbell has merged
with Jones Cassidy Brett and the international London based firm Lewis
Silkin, to form Lewis Silkin NI.
The merger has taken the IT, IP and data protection law expertise of the Forde Campbell team, recognised in Chambers and Legal 500 as
Northern Irish market leaders with top tier sector experts, and
combined it with the Creators, Makers and Innovators teams in Lewis
Silkin’s offices in London, Oxford, Cardiff, Dublin and Hong Kong. Lewis
Silkin NI now has access to tech and commercial transactions on a
global basis, while still retaining its Irish client base and its roots
in the Belfast start-up hub scene.
The merger has given the Northern Irish firm access to support and
resources to allow it to provide unparalleled employment opportunities
to Northern Irish tech lawyers, including lawyers returning home after
working in Ireland or Great Britain.
The firm offers the chance to work with a quality client base to
structure a career in all aspects of tech commercial law, with
particular opportunities in the creation of an all-Ireland business law
service to target the US and Chinese tech markets. Our lawyers are in
daily contact with colleagues in the other Lewis Silkin offices, sharing
expertise and partaking in the wider firm’s superb training and
business development opportunities. Finally, the quality of life at
Lewis Silkin is literally award-winning, with the firm consistently
being recognised as one of Britain’s best employers by the Sunday Times’
esteemed 100 Best Companies to Work For survey.
Our culture is encapsulated by an ethos of bravery and kindness,
guided by our values of Integrity, Clarity, Unity and Excellence (our
‘I-CUE’). We aim to provide a supportive environment for our people,
clients and wider community and embrace diversity & inclusion,
ensuring people are able to bring their full selves to work.
are looking for an experienced solicitor to join our corporate team in
our Belfast office, the successful candidate will be 3-4 years’ PQE with
a breadth of experience. This will include expertise in mergers and
acquisitions, investments and joint venture. Experience of negotiating
IT, IP contracts and advising on DPA / GDPR issues will be an advantage.
We are particularly keen to hear from solicitors who are dual qualified in NI/UK and ROI.
Lewis Silkin our ethos is simple. We strive to do the best for our
clients, our people and the communities in which we operate. We
recognise that an inclusive workplace allows for all kinds of ideas and
thoughts, a variety of points of view that can trigger discussions or
deliver innovative results, and a wide range of versatile skills and
expertise. We are proud of the diversity within Lewis Silkin and of our
culture that allows people to be themselves at work, ensuring we provide
the best possible service to our clients. We are committed to finding
the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible