The Law Society’s headquarters in Blackhall Place, Dublin. Director general Ken Murphy said most British solicitors seeking entry to the Irish roll are doing so to protect their status as EU lawyers. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Law Society of Ireland’s director general Ken Murphy has played down the significance of a number of British solicitors taking out licences allowi(...)

There is disruption, because that is what innovation is

Law firms aren’t known for innovative thinking. At least, they weren’t. But in an era of technological disruption, being open to new ways of doing thi(...)

While many firms in Ireland are still playing catch-up, innovative legal apps have been in use for some time

There are countless apps being developed daily for every sector of society and law is no different. “The vast majority of tools out in the marketplace(...)

Innovation in Law

The potential of AI technology has already been recognised by several industry sectors. Now law firms are joining the growing community of machine-lea(...)

Innovation in law

April may be the cruellest month in poetry, but for businesses May is the one to watch. This year, on May 25th, the EU’s General Data Protection Regul(...)

Bank of America: it will announce its results on Wednesday

MONDAY Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Dec), exports and imports (Nov), balance of trade (Nov); euro zone balance of trade (Nov). Meetings: E-P(...)

Isolde Goggin, chairperson of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, said it did not block any proposed transaction in 2017. Photograph:  Eric Luke

The State’s competition regulators scrutinised more than 70 deals involving businesses with combined sales of €56 billion in 2017. Irish law requires(...)

Netflix of property: A subscription model of serviced offices and coworking spaces has the potential to reform the nature of  commercial property investment  and to change how buildings are designed. Photograph: Getty

What is the subscription economy? This is a new model that sees customers not as one-off purchasers of products or services, but as users who pay a r(...)

The Four Courts. Four-fifths of law firms who responded to a BDO international survey said they expected technology to have the greatest impact on their firms over the next five years. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

If ever there was an industry ripe for disruption it is surely the legal profession. Unlike many other sectors, however, it has tended to be a little (...)

Aoife Quinn, a daughter of Seán Quinn, who owned the Holiday Inn in Nottingham before it was seized by the IBRC. Photograph: Eric Luke

The value of a Nottingham hotel controlled by State-controlled Irish Bank Resolution Corporation has risen to £8.5 million (€10.7 million) ahead of a (...)

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