“My role is to ensure the effectiveness of the entire team. To be the glue that pieces everything together”
Niamh O'Mara is the latest senior hire for Johnson Hana, which offers legal services with a twist for its lawyers. The newly appointed COO talks about her new role and why she took a chance on an old-friend she met in the King's Inn.
Law under Covid-19: Pay cuts, slashed bonuses and plenty of new opportunities across the legal industry
Pay cuts and slashed bonuses are the order of the day at Ireland's blue-chip law firms. But so is resilience. They survived the last recession. Now they are preparing to weather the uncertain times ahead.
“If you think Ireland is a bunch of semi-redneck lawyers and we’ll come in with our big jazz hands, you are doomed to fail”
Eavan Saunders cut her teeth as a corporate lawyer in an elite London firm. With global giant Dentons, she plans to disrupt the Irish market by building an A-list practice that delivers for business.
“The UK is looking for maximum freedom. The EU is looking for maximum certainty. And those are incompatible”
Former Taoiseach John Bruton fears 2020 could be a bruising and divisive year for Europe as Brexit talks gear up again. No matter. He is on a trade mission to champion Ireland as a legal services hub and to exploit the spoils of the UK’s withdrawal.