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Arcitas’ UK and London Law Brand Indexes Includes 3 top Belfast Based Global Firms.

Arcitas have recently released their 2014 rankings which reveals the leading UK law firm brands voted for by influential clients from UK and around the world. .

Within the top 10 of the list were 3 Belfast based law firms. Herbert Smith Freehills came in 4th place. Their Belfast based office opened up here in 2011 and has gone from strength to strength. With 125 staff and rising their Arcitas performance was driven by the firms’ top-level litigation work where they scored particularly high.

Next in our trio was Allen and Overy who came in a highly respectable 9th place. With over 400 staff their Belfast based office is the main support for their London mega base. Working with worldwide clients they have becoming one of the most exciting Belfast companies to work for.

Lastly is our newest member of the Belfast legal scene Baker and McKenzie- the global super giant came in 10th place in the ranking however in the world ranking the secured the top spot.

“Baker & McKenzie has ranked as the number one law firm in Arcitas’ Global Elite Brand Index every year since it started but to now be recognized by clients and prospective clients as a leading law firm in the UK and the City as well is very pleasing. We feel that this stand-out performance is down to our instinctively collaborative approach with clients and increasing ‘fit’ of our client proposition to UK corporates and banks in today’s global economy.”

Paul RawlinsonLondon Managing Partner at Baker & McKenzie

This is great news for the Belfast legal scene which has never looked better. Our graduates are now coming out of university into a thriving industry with huge growth potential. Keep it up Belfast!

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