John McKee rebrands as McKees following £250k investment

Belfast-based John McKee Solicitors has rebranded as McKees to coincide with a major £250,000 investment in its offices and staff.

The law firm has completed a renovation of its Belfast headquarters, including technology upgrades, new energy efficient lighting, increased meeting rooms and a new kitchen and breakout room for employees.

Managing partner Chris Ross, whose great-step-grandfather founded the firm, 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 per cent growth in revenue and a 25 per cent increase in employees, including 15 new appointments in the last nine months, now employing 64 staff.”

The firm has appointed two new partners, corporate and energy lawyer Alan Bissett and banking and real estate lawyer Donald Thompson, in the past 18 months.

Mr Ross said: “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.”

He added: “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.”

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