Business expansion
United Kingdom
Northern Ireland;
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Professional Legal And Technical Acconuting Activities
Legal And Accounting Activities
69.1 - Legal activities

255 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
27 August 2014
Employment effect (start)
27 August 2014
Foreseen end date


Law firm Baker and McKenzie is to establish a new back-office operation in Northern Ireland. More than 250 jobs will be created in the new Belfast site.  The company, whose headquarters are in Chicago, employs over 10,000 people worldwide and is developing the new site with a grant of £1.3 million from Invest NI.

Of the new positions 70 will be in legal services and 185 will be in support roles such as billing or IT. Average salaries will be £31,000. It is not known when these jobs will become available. 


  • 27 August 2014: BBC Website


Eurofound (2014), Baker and McKenzie, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 77481, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77481.