Overview in Northern Ireland

Despite continued uncertainty over Brexit and the power-sharing impasse, the legal market in Northern Ireland has remained busy, with the real estate, construction, energy and media sectors providing rich streams of work. The legal market remains highly competitive: key players include local full-service firms Carson McDowell, Cleaver Fulton Rankin and Tughans, Dublin-headquartered firms Arthur Cox Belfast and A&L Goodbody; and UK entrants such as Pinsent Masons Belfast LLP. TLT, Eversheds Sutherland and Shoosmiths LLP, which have been building up their presence in Belfast.