Rory Campbell > Forde Campbell LLC > Belfast, Northern Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Forde Campbell LLC
Northern Ireland

Work Department

IT and IP




Rory is a commercial law solicitor, recognised as a market leader in IT, internet and software law.  In particular, Rory has significant experience of deals with software developers and suppliers, resellers, IT consultancy and support services suppliers, website developers and hosting companies, ICT infrastructure outfitters, VOIP, dark fibre and general telecoms suppliers.  He heads Forde Campbell’s corporate and IT sections and advises public and private sector clients in Ireland, Great Britain and the USA.  His specialist area is advising on protecting, licensing and funding structures to introduce client’s products to the market whilst protecting their IP


  • Information and Communication Technology
  • IP Licensing and Protection
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Corporate Finance
  • Data Protection


French, German and Russian


Society for Computers and Law, Law Society of England and Wales and Law Society of Northern Ireland.  Rory is co-opted steering group member of the Northern Ireland Irish digital industry body Digital Circle, and separately sits on the Community Relations Council.  He chairs the Councils’ Audit Committee.


Cambridge University and the College of Law London

Lawyer Rankings

Northern Ireland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Boutique IT, IP and media firm Forde Campbell LLC advises on the full range of IT matters, with specialist expertise spanning ICT services contracts, open source software, dark web information sourcing, software code development and cloud services provision. The team has a particular focus on advising local start-ups, but also acts for Republic of Ireland and US companies. Practice head Rory Campbell draws on his experience in corporate and finance law, while director Katey Dixon specialises in data protection issues.

Northern Ireland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

IP, technology and media specialist Forde Campbell LLC advises on matters from trade mark and design right registration to the IP aspects of commercial contracts, as well as handling disputes. The firm’s clients include luxury goods, clothing and other manufacturers and designers, and it has been increasingly active in the software development, food and media sectors. The team is led by Mathew Forde, who is highly recommended for IP litigation, and Rory Campbell, and also includes director Katey Dixon.