Paul Wyse, Smith & Williamson’s Managing Director

Two thirds of law firms say turnover and profits remain below pre-pandemic levels, according to a survey commissioned by professional services and we(...)

Maintaining profitability has been a huge concern for all firms, big and small, the survey found. File photograph: Getty

Turnover and profits remained below pre-pandemic levels at most Irish law firms over the past year and most of the top 20 firms experienced cyberattac(...)

Figures published on Wednesday showed the numbers receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment fell by more than 25,000 this week to 114,612. Photograph: iStock

Family businesses say they are competing against the Covid unemployment supports to get people back working again. A new report says the State will r(...)

‘Covid runs through the whole report’: Smith & Williamson managing director Paul Wyse launching its ninth annual survey of law firms in Ireland. Photograph: Maxwells

Almost two in three Irish law firms report a decline in revenue over the last year, while 60 per cent say they are concerned about maintaining profita(...)

As a result of Covid-19, Ireland SMEs, who are the backbone of our economy, need access to cash that will keep them in business.

As a nation we face a significant dilemma: the need to spend now so that we can save the current economy versus the need to save so that we can spend (...)

“Getting property deals over the line is getting more challenging as financiers become nervous”

Irish law firms are feeling the squeeze from Covid-19 as their levels of unbilled and unpaid work in progress has been rising in recent years, accordi(...)

Businessman Harry Crosbie, who has placed the family haulage business into voluntary liquidation. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Businessman Harry Crosbie has decided to close the family business after four generations in haulage, following a long-running dispute with Dublin Por(...)

Most Irish businesses (58 per cent ) still use traditional methods of finance such as bank loans.

Irish SMEs are three times more likely to use bank debt as their UK counterparts, according to a survey by financial services firm Smith & William(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May speaking to the house after losing a  second meaningful vote on her deal

There was said to be disbelief in many European capitals this week as UK prime minister Theresa May was comprehensively defeated in another key vote i(...)

Smith & Williamson has applied to the Central Bank to set up an Irish subsidiary to ensure its investment management services business can operate seamlessly post-Brexit.  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

UK investment firm Smith & Williamson has said it is “well-advanced” in an application to set up an Irish-regulated unit to protect its financial (...)

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