09/10/2014

100 Belfast Jobs Announced

100 new jobs are to be created at the Belfast office of law firm Allen & Overy.

The positions are to be created over the next five years at the company's Belfast office, which is home to a Support Services Centre and Legal Services Centre.

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster said: "The new jobs, which will pay above the private sector median, will contribute over £2.7m a year in salaries to the economy and offer excellent employment opportunities for our pool of legal graduates.
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"The company is also investing heavily in world-class training, which will further strengthen the skills base of our important legal services sector."

Invest Northern Ireland has offered over £860,000 of support for the 100 new jobs and associated training.

Jane Townsend, Head of Allen & Overy's Legal Services Centre, said: "The quality of work produced by the Belfast office has impressed the wider Allen & Overy network and contributed significantly to our strategy of making the business more flexible and responsive to the needs of our major clients.

"The way in which we deliver services to our clients continues to rapidly change. The LSC in Belfast has given us a real and tangible competitive advantage and we have won significant mandates as a result."

(IT/JP)

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