Herbert Smith Freehills chief appointed to economic advisory group

Lisa McLaughlin
Lisa McLaughlin

The Belfast head of global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has been appointed to a new advisory group established to help rebuild the Northern Ireland economy after COVID-19.

Lisa McLaughlin, who was recently promoted to the firm’s global partnership, is one of 11 members of the new economic advisory group, which will be chaired by former Ulster Bank head Ellvena Graham.

In her role as head of the law firm’s dedicated Alternative Legal Services (ALT) office in Belfast, Ms McLaughlin has overseen its expansion from 19 fee earners in 2011 to over 240 lawyers, technologists and legal analysts today.

Announcing the advisory group’s membership, Economy Minister Diane Dodds said: “I look forward to working closely with Ellvena and the other members of the advisory group.

“I have no doubt that their combined business expertise will lead to advice and recommendations which will be extremely valuable to me as we plan for the future.”

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