The Big Interview

EY Law’s Alan Murphy on taking on the ‘big six’ and doing it his way

EY Law is a relative new entrant to the Irish legal market but already its making waves across the industry

Alan Murphy, the head of EY Law, expects the firm to grow to more than 50 by 2025. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Sitting in a glass boardroom on the seventh floor of the EY building off Dublin’s Harcourt Street, Alan Murphy apologises for something slightly unusual.

The managing partner of EY Law is on crutches and remarks on how “dignity goes out the window” when in such a position, referring to the injury he picked up during a casual cycle around his neighbourhood.

His comment acts as a nice ice-breaker, but it also betrays a sense of ...