European Law is still booming business for legal firms. A circle of the United Kingdom’s biggest lawyer firms — Freshfields, Hogan Lovells, Slaughter and May, and Allen & Overy — had announced a recruitment drive for legal solicitors in the Republic of Ireland.
The firms had even begun their drive for Irish solicitors before the EU referendum on June 23. Slaughter and May had partnered up with its competition to join the growing number of Irish solicitors from Freshfields and Hogan Lovells.
Allen & Overy had registered a small number of English competition lawyers before the referendum.
The Law Society of Ireland said it receives about 30 initial queries a day from UK solicitors since the Brexit. About 219 English solicitors were admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England compared with 70 in 2015.
Brexit is the primary reason of seeking admission in Ireland for many of these UK firms.
Solicitors qualified in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will undergo a process that allows them to practice as solicitors in Ireland.
According to Hogan Lovells, the firm is in the process of registering lawyers from its competition practice in London and Brussels in Ireland.