Building on Our Legal Success

Northern Ireland’s reputation as a location of choice for international legal services investment is on the rise!

In an effort to maximise on this reputation, Invest Northern Ireland supported four Northern Ireland legal firms to exhibit at the International Bar Association annual conference in Vienna last month, the largest gathering of the international legal community in the world.

Olive Hill, Invest NI’s Director of Trade said: “In the last five years, interest in the Northern Ireland legal services sector has been boosted as the region has become an investment location of choice for global legal giants such as Baker McKenzie, Allen & Overy, Herbert Smith & Freehills and Axiom Law who have all established operations in Northern Ireland. This international profile provides a platform from which to promote the excellence of our local lawyers in key export markets”

“Continuing to grow Northern Ireland’s legal services sector through increased internationalisation is vital to the growth of our economy and so we were delighted to support local legal firms to participate in the IBA Conference this year.



Image by Press Eye Photography Pictured is Orlagh Kelly, former barrister and CEO of Briefed, with Olive Hill, Invest NI, and Chris Ross, Managing Partner of John McKee.