Law firm Eversheds Sutherland to double Belfast staff numbers

Alan Murphy, Eversheds Sutherland Ireland managing partner

INTERNATIONAL law firm Eversheds Sutherland is to double the size of its Belfast office to 30 by 2020.

The expansion will focus on recruiting in its litigation, real estate, employment and banking divisions, and comes as it also grows its Dublin office, which already houses 275 people.

Originally set up as a satellite office 2015 with just six staff, the permanent presence in Belfast city centre was established due to the demand for its services, and it currently has 15 staff including three partners.

Eversheds Sutherland Ireland managing partner Alan Murphy said: “Since opening in Belfast we have gained a real foothold in Northern Ireland which has been reflected in our growth in colleague numbers and revenue.

“The success of the Belfast office has been fantastic in such a short space of time and it has given us the confidence to invest to meet the demand for our services.

“We are assured that our ambition and ongoing success will attract a range of talent who want to work for a law firm with global reach from Belfast.”

He added: “Brexit has offered, and continues to offer, challenges and opportunity for our local and international clients and to have such a strong presence across the island of Ireland we can assist them seamlessly.”

“Many of our partners and staff work on a cross border basis which is a great asset for our client base and our own colleagues in the likes of the US, Far East and European centres."

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