Brexit knocks top law firms' confidence

Hundreds of British lawyers apply for Irish practising certificates

21st November, 2016
Legal sector less confident. Pic: Pixabay

Uncertainties about Brexit have led to a slump in confidence among the top 20 Irish law firms about the business outlook for next year.

According to the latest Smith & Williamson annual law survey, only 38 per cent of the big blue chip firms believe the fortunes of the legal sector will improve in the next 12 months.

Stability in the sector is expected by 46 per cent. Last...

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