Pinsent Masons also sees the growth of in-house legal teams as a positive development and is working with clients to optimise their effectiveness. Photograph: iStock
Disrupting the legal profession

The world has changed and so has the legal profession. Tradition still matters but law firms are now utilising the very latest technologies to automat(...)

An increased investment by law firms in global relationships, technology and a more diverse workforce is key. Photograph: iStock

The speed, scale and complexity of issues clients face combined with new competition means the legal industry has to respond in order to remain releva(...)

It was not uncommon that there was a monochrome view in law firms. Photograph: iStock

Diversity and inclusion have become key priorities for many organisations, as they realise the benefits that come from diversity throughout the workfo(...)

Only 69 per cent of organisations said they carry out periodic reviews of their records of processing activities

Just 8 per cent of Irish organisations believe they are fully compliant with EU digital privacy regulations, according to a new survey. Some 18 month(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe with children from the local Chinese community at the launch of Chinese New Year celebrations at the Hill Street Family Resource Centre in central Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The last time Ireland had an election on the back of a long economic expansion was 2007. That was the year Pádraig Harrington won his first Open Champ(...)

Monica Leech had represented herself in proceedings before a High Court Taxing Master concerning the fees and costs claimed by MCF under its seven year retainer.  File photograph: Garrett White / Collins

Former public relations consultant Monica Leech has clashed at the High Court with her former solicitors over what fees are due to them for representi(...)

The Government has spent approximately €7.5 million in legal and consultancy fees on the Apple tax case

The Government has spent approximately €7.5 million in legal and consultancy fees on the Apple tax case, according to Minister for Finance Paschal Don(...)

AbbVie: working with its lawyers and tax advisers on ways of getting around  Irish stamp duty. Photograph: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty

US pharmaceuticals giant AbbVie is working with its lawyers and tax advisers on ways of getting around an unexpected €572 million Irish stamp duty ex(...)

The General Court moved to overturn a 2015 commission decision that Starbucks received an unfair tax deal amounting to about €30 million from the Netherlands.  Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty

The European Commission’s decision three years ago that Ireland gave Apple €13 billion of illegal tax aid has been given a partial boost by a court ve(...)

The Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin. The society says its solicitors roll had received 1,560 applications in the year to date. Photograph: Eric Luke

UK law firms have ramped up preparation for Brexit by registering a record number of solicitors in Ireland but confusion remains about how many of th(...)

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