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Paul Tweed's new law firm to create 16 jobs after £500k investment

Pictured at the new Belfast office are managing partner Selena Kerins, Paul Tweed and Michelle Wilson, Danske Bank
Gareth McKeown

LEADING libel lawyer Paul Tweed has officially opened the offices of his new boutique law firm following a £500,000 investment, which has created eight jobs.

A former senior partner at Johnsons Solicitors for over 30 years the Co Down-born solicitor will now operate under the TWEED brand and the firm has taken over a 1,200 sq ft office on the Dublin Road in Belfast.

A total of eight jobs have already been created at the new firm, with plans in place to take on a further eight staff over the next 12 months. An additional consultancy arm for overseas business, TWEED International Ltd, has also been set up in response to demand from the lawyer's clients from the Middle East, while the company is also operating from London and Dublin offices.

With an impressive clientele of A-list celebrities and large UK and American corporates, the company is targeting rapid expansion, particularly in the Middle East and African markets.

Mr Tweed, who has represented celebrities including Liam Neeson, Britney Spears and Harrison Ford said the new office space marks an "exciting start" to the TWEED bramd.

"We have invested in a space where the business can continue to grow to support our global work. We will be doubling our staff over the next year and the roles will be across a number of different aspects of the business."

The major investment at the firm has been supported by Danske Bank and business banking manager, Michelle Wilson said they were delighted to assist in the growth of the new brand.

“Paul's extensive experience in the legal sector has made him one of the most well-known media lawyers in the world. As social media overtakes print media as the largest publisher, the company is working globally with aggressive growth plans for the first year of business."

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