BELFAST law firm Millar McCall Wylie has been crowned Northern Ireland law firm of the year at the prestigious Legal 500 awards ceremony in the London Guildhall.
Celebrating 21 years in business, it has experienced significant double-digit growth in the last number of years, with the corporate team alone having doubled revenues over the last three years.
The continued growth has enabled Millar McCall Wylie to build its reputation both nationally and internationally, delivering legal services across an extensive range of practice areas and is also a member of one of the world’s leading global legal networks Multilaw.
Within a highly competitive local market, the firm has achieved an employee retention rate of 95 per cent across its two offices in Belfast, and plans to grow its team of 30 by 20 per cent with further hires across 2019.
The first-generation law firm has represented global and national brands such as Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, Xbox Studios, Subway, and Scottish Power, through to highly successful local clients like MJM Marine, Learning Pool, Northern Ireland Screen, Ulster Rugby and McAleer & Rushe.
Last year Millar McCall Wylie advised on the £70m financing of the 227,000 sq ft Merchant Square office development in Belfast City Centre.
It also handled the sale of wind farms for clients for a sum in excess of £60m and the firm additionally acted on the global TV series Game of Thrones and Line of Duty together with film and TV projects for Netflix, HBO, ESPN, and BBC among others.
Managing partner Peter McCall said: “Our growth has been driven by our firm focus on people, with real opportunities to build careers.
"From the outset we have continually invested and created a hands-on progressive culture, and this top accolade is one we are truly delighted to receive, giving us a great platform on which to continue to recruit the best people and grow the business."