McKees has unveiled a new visual identity and completed a renovation of its Belfast office following a £250,000 investment and the creation of 15 new jobs in recent months.
The substantial investment by McKees, formally John McKee Solicitors, has included a state-of-the-art technology upgrade, implementation of an energy efficient lighting system that will help reduce energy consumption, a complete office reconfiguration with increased meeting rooms, new kitchen and breakout room for employees.
Managing Partner, Chris Ross, whose Great Step Grandfather started the firm over 130 years ago said: “We are delighted to launch our new brand and complete the renovation programme of our Linenhall Street office. McKees has enjoyed considerable growth over the last three years, in what has been a turbulent market, with a 20% growth in revenue and a 25% increase in employees, including 15 new appointments in the last nine months, now employing 64 staff.
For many years we were known as a firm specialising in financial services and dispute resolution, but in recent years we have really made our mark in other sectors by adding corporate and commercial, energy and renewables and real estate to our specialisms. We continue to complete major deals on behalf of our clients, including Northern Ireland’s largest corporate deal in 2019 when Kilroot and Ballylumford power stations were sold as part of a deal that netted AES a reported £163m.”
“Our focus over the last number of years has been on building a strong, experienced firm and along with the addition in the last 18 months of two new partners, both leaders in their specialisms, Alan Bissett (corporate and energy) and Donald Thompson (banking and real estate), I have never been more confident in the capabilities of the teams we have in place at McKees and the exceptional service we can provide to our current and future clients.
We firmly believe that businesses are built on the strength of their people and their ability to deliver excellent service in partnership with clients. And with the right team in place and ambitious plans for further growth in the coming months, it’s an exciting time for McKees,” Chris concluded.