Top law firms back initiative to bring professionals back to Belfast

Top law firms in Northern Ireland are supporting a new initiative aimed at encouraging professionals in the diaspora to make Belfast their home.

The inaugural BelfastforLife expo in March has backing of businesses including Carson McDowell, Tughans, Allen & Overy, Herbert Smith Freehills and Baker McKenzie.

The three-day programme of events aims to showcase a confident city which has become an exciting place to live, work and socialise, with opportunities available across a range of professions, but particularly for legal professionals.

Employers are particularly keen to speak to people with experience in corporate law, commercial law, banking/M&A and deals, ISDA negotiation, property and planning, and international law.

Anyone considering a move to Belfast now or in the future can apply to attend the expo, and over 100 selected participants will meet employers and attend networking events, formal and informal dinners, seminars, and other events.

Expo organisers have also arranged meet-ups in Dublin and London later this month for professionals interested in finding out more about the initiative.