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, Manchester, 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.
team advise on a broad range of commercial clients on a variety of
contentious commercial issues; including general commercial contractual
disputes, protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights,
defending against infringement actions, managing reputations, take-downs
and dealing with contentious employment issues among other areas. The
team has a particular specialisation in the area of injunctive remedies,
disclosure and search orders.
We typically advise on disputes before the High Court, industrial
tribunals, UKIPO and EUIPO tribunals. It also advises on alternative
dispute resolution processes, whether through arbitration or mediation.
are looking for an experienced commercial litigation lawyer to join us,
we are ideally looking for someone who is 5-7PQE+ and qualified to
practice in Northern Ireland with commercial litigation experience.
Specifically, we are seeking an associate with hands on experience of
conducting cases before the High Courts and day to day running of
complex commercial litigation matters. A good working knowledge of
intellectual property law is essential.
The successful candidate will often be the lead associate on a variety of high-end work, working closely with directors.
The candidate will need to have a good working knowledge of the High
Court (Commercial Court) Rules, UK and European statutes and case law
relevant to the legal fields identified above and be prepared to share
legal knowledge with the team as part of the firm’s internal
professional development and learning programmes.
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
working patterns and office location.