Dublin’s thriving Private Practice Legal sector has attracted a number of international law firms while the local firms continue to experience strong growth. Workflow in most firms has intensified, in particular, in areas like Banking, Real Estate, Corporate M&A, Construction, Employment, Funds, Regulatory and IP. This has created a significant demand for specialists in these fields. The shortage of suitable candidates is a growing cause for concern for many clients. The uncertainty surrounding Brexit has very much created a ‘watch this space’ attitude amongst our clients with divided opinions on how the local hiring market will be affected. The demand for litigation solicitors remains consistent with a drop in the demand for Insurance Litigators and a slight spike in demand for FS/Regulatory Litigation specialists.
The legal landscape in Ireland as a whole is experiencing unprecedented change. Along with the international arrivals, we are seeing local firms being bought out by larger overseas players, Dublin firms establishing regional offices and many firms diversifying and rebranding. Overall the private practice market is buoyant and shows no sign of dissipating for quite some time.
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