Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2015 by Ulster Business

Global law firm creates 97 new jobs

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster is pictured with Kate Docherty and John Mallon from Axiom after announcing the company is to create 97 new jobs in Belfast over the next five years.

A global legal services firm has announced plans to expand its Belfast office with the creation of 97 new jobs over the next five years.

Axiom, which currently employs just over 100 people here, will be hiring lawyers, process engineers and technology experts on average salaries of £40,000.

It provides “technology-enabled” legal services to its FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients around the world from its Belfast base, an office it first opened in 2012.

Kate Docherty, Vice President of Client Delivery at Axiom, said it wants to transform the legal marketplace.

“That expansion has been fuelled by the growth of our Managed Services business, including our recently announced $73million partnership with one of the world’s largest banks to create an industry-leading approach to managing risk in derivatives and core contracting agreements.

“Not only does this innovative approach contribute to better risk mitigation and a more efficient legal process for our multi-national clients, but it provides our now growing number of employees in the region unprecedented access to a unique training curriculum designed to make them engaged partners with our clients.

The investment has been supported by Invest NI with an offer of £727,500.

“With roles available across a variety of functions, this investment will provide a wide range of opportunities for people at various stages of their career, from graduates to legal and other professionals,” Enterprise minister Arlene Foster said:

“These are high-quality positions with salaries well above the Northern Ireland private sector median, contributing an additional £3.9million every year to the local economy.” 

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