Hilary Griffith - Partner
Hilary joined the firm in 2022 as a partner in the firm’s Corporate team. She obtained a degree in Law (LLB Honours) at the Queen’s University, Belfast and was formerly a partner in an international law practice.
Hilary’s main areas of practice are in corporate, corporate finance and equity investment with particular experience in the manufacturing and technology sectors.
She has advised a range of leading local SME’s, national and international businesses, private equity funds, international investors and public sector organisations on a full range of corporate finance matters.
Hilary has also worked as an external course adviser at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in Belfast in the area of advanced company law. She is a member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, [the Institute of Directors, Women in Business and has been a council member of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce.]
Hilary is very involved in the start-up community and advises a range of companies at all stages of the growth cycle.She has been closely involved with the work at Catalyst Inc. and sat on the judging panel for the Invent awards for the last 2 years.
The 2021 Chambers UK guide says of Hilary, "She explains technical matters of law well, has a great commercial sense and presents practical solutions. She is sensitive to our commercial realities as a client and has good risk management.”
Hilary has been named as a "leading individual"by The Legal 500, in which a client states:
“Hilary Griffith is very grounded and keen to understand what is going on in the business behind the legal matters at hand.” Another client comments:-
"Hilary was very professional and logical in her approach and kept me informed at all times. I had a high degree of confidence in her analysis of the priorities. Hilary employed the skills of her team to the company benefit. She …..was available at all times to take a call to help maintain momentum in the deal.”