This Working Life: Legal sector employees make the case for hybrid working

Ireland’s law firms have survived the financial crisis, new regulatory frameworks, Brexit and the entrance of global firms, but will now have to address the changing nature of work

19th December, 2021
This Working Life: Legal sector employees make the case for hybrid working
The evolving work life preferences and aspirations of employees is something which the legal sector, and indeed the wider professional services sector, now needs to consider. Picture: Getty

For ten years, Smith & Williamson has researched Ireland’s legal sector, tracking growth, merger activity, competitive threats and challenges. Much has changed over that decade and as we look back, the resilience, agility and entrepreneurialism of law firms is clear.

They have experienced the financial crisis, new regulatory frameworks, Brexit and the entrance of global firms. They have also embraced new structures such as limited liability partnerships (LLPs), and now a global pandemic.

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