We are pleased to announce Crowe Horwath’s appointment by the Law Society of Ireland to carry out a Market Study of Sole Practitioners and Smaller Legal Practices in Ireland. The study will review the operating environment for sole practitioners and smaller legal practices and make recommendations on how practices should best respond to the key challenges and opportunities they are facing.
The Law Society is the educational, representative and regulatory body of the solicitors’ profession in Ireland. In a note circulated to practices, Law Society president Michael Quinlan said, “I am delighted to announce that Crowe Horwath have been appointed by the Society to undertake this review. I am confident that their experience working with similar projects, the quality of their team and the benefit of their international network will be of distinct value to the profession. We look forward to Crowe Horwath bringing a number of practical recommendations back to the profession in Autumn of this year.”
The study will include a comprehensive consultation process with practices, including a survey, focus group sessions and interviews with third party stakeholders. The final report will include strategic recommendations that will assist sole practitioners and smaller legal practices in developing and growing their businesses.
As the project commences, Clodagh O’Brien, partner with our consulting department, says “The Law Society is to be commended for its forward thinking in commissioning this market study. We look forward to working with the profession to define the environment in which sole practitioners and smaller legal practices operate. We will apply our analytical and strategic thinking in recommending how the practices can best adapt in response to current and emerging market forces.”
Our Consulting team has experience in working on similar projects across a wide variety of sectors. We recognise the importance of this study for the legal profession in Ireland and the importance of supporting the future development of sole practitioners and smaller practices.