NI: MKB Law announces ‘six-figure refurbishment’ of Belfast offices

NI: MKB Law announces 'six-figure refurbishment' of Belfast offices

Pictured (L-R): Arie Van Limpt, Gordon McElroy and Anne Marie Kelly

Corporate law firm MKB Law has announced a six-figure refurbishment of its Belfast offices ahead of plans to boost its headcount by 15 per cent over the next three years.

The full-service law firm currently has a team of 40 staff focusing on corporate, property, financial, debt recovery, dispute resolution, matrimonial and employment matters.

The announcement follows a 50 per cent growth in revenue in the corporate department and a 25 per cent increase in staffing over recent years.

Director Gordon McElroy said: “Our goal is to achieve a modern working environment which enables a collaborative approach to fulfil client needs. As our team has grown so quickly, we now need to provide appropriate space to meet their requirements.

“We are also looking confidently to the future as our plans include space for further growth of 15 per cent in staff levels over the next three years.”

MKB Law’s architectural plans for their 7,100 square-foot space over two floors aims to create a more informal and welcoming space where clients can interface directly with the teams.

The concept is based on the open-plan model and designed to encourage collaborative working and more efficient teamwork, with the addition of quiet spaces and ‘breakout’ meeting areas.

Mr McElroy said: “We looked at how our workload progresses and flows through our various specialist teams and decided to use design and architecture to bring them all together in our physical space. This will encourage shorter communication lines and improved integration to the benefit of all our clients.

“This exciting major investment into an impressively bright, fresh and contemporary office environment reflects the overall ethos and confidence of MKB Law and its commitment to the local business community.”

The major refurbishment project is set to commence in January 2020 and will be completed by April 2020.

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