Crowe has been appointed by the Law Society of Ireland to conduct research aimed at assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on law firms.
An online business recovery survey has been sent to managing partners and firm principals in legal practices across Ireland.
The aim of this survey is to examine the immediate and envisaged impact of COVID-19 on firms, and what state and Law Society of Ireland supports have been availed of to date. It will also inform the type of new supports that are required from the Law Society of Ireland over the next 12-18 months to help achieve successful business continuity and recovery.
This survey will provide the Law Society of Ireland with data which can be utilised in representing the profession, including in interactions with Government.
The Crowe team will be led by consulting partner Clodagh O’Brien, who also directed the Market Study on Sole Practitioners and Smaller Legal Practices in Ireland for the Law Society of Ireland, published in 2019.
Commenting on the research, Clodagh O’Brien said: “This is an important assignment which will explore the experience of legal firms operating during the COVID-19 pandemic over the last 12 months. The aim of the research is to understand the shared experience of the solicitors’ profession and what levels and kinds of supports will be needed for the profession to assist with business continuity and recovery.”