Crowe welcomes the publication by the Law Society of Ireland of our report for sole practitioners and smaller legal practices in Ireland.
With over two thousand solicitor firms in Ireland having five or fewer solicitors, these firms are the backbone to providing effective legal support and solutions to businesses and individuals across rural and urban Ireland.
The Law Society of Ireland commissioned Crowe to develop a strategic plan to tackle the unique challenges and opportunities currently facing sole practitioners and smaller practices in Ireland.
The report is based on an extensive body of research involving a survey of hundreds of smaller firms from all over Ireland, focus groups and in-depth case studies. It makes eleven strategic recommendations to assist sole practitioners and smaller practices to grow their businesses and achieve greater success for themselves, their staff and their local communities.
Launching the report, Law Society of Ireland Director General Ken Murphy said, “Solicitors employ thousands of people in sustainable, high-quality professional jobs, provide effective legal solutions for neighbouring SMEs and ordinary people and help steer their clients through the major milestones of business and of life.”
Clodagh O’Brien, Partner with Crowe’s consulting department said of the strategic plan, “Many of the challenges smaller solicitor firms face are similar to those faced by other business owners and SMEs that we work with. Crowe has extensive experience supporting and helping Irish SMEs succeed and build lasting value in their business, so we were delighted to have been able to use that knowledge to support smaller solicitor firms across Ireland.”
Crowe’s consulting department has well established experience helping and advising clients in Ireland across diverse sectors, from local businesses and multinational organisations to public bodies and not for profit entities.