McCann FitzGerald announces partnership with courts data company



Sean Barton, partner, head of dispute resolution and litigation at McCann FitzGerald with Enda Leahy CEO of Courtsdesk
Pictured (l-r): Sean Barton, partner, head of dispute resolution and litigation at McCann FitzGerald with Enda Leahy CEO of Courtsdesk

McCann FitzGerald has become the first legal practice to partner with Courtsdesk, an online data service offering search, tracking and analysis of more than 593,000 Irish court cases.

Sean Barton, the firm’s head of dispute resolution and litigation, said: “Clients today expect more from their suppliers. At McCann FitzGerald, we are committed to investing in technology-based, innovative and cost-effective solutions that offer our clients a premium service and allow us to find ways of delivering more for less.

“Courtsdesk is an innovative tool that allows us to achieve best practice in assessing, tracking and managing litigation on behalf of our clients. As a law firm on the cutting edge of legal services delivery, the addition of Courtsdesk is an important offering for our clients.”

Courtsdesk co-founder and CEO Enda Leahy said: “McCann FitzGerald has been fantastic to deal with from day one. It was the first firm to sign up for a commercial trial, and we are delighted that it has now become the first of the top Irish firms to become a client.

“We are trying to solve case management and research problems that legal and corporate organisations have had for years – for example the ability to automatically cross-reference the Companies Registration Office with the courts.

“Most importantly from an Irish perspective, Courtsdesk has opened up the Circuit Court for the first time – a hugely important set of records for Irish society which has never been searchable before. Courtsdesk offers the first search, archive and case tracking system, with almost a year of cases already available.

“We think this is an important tool for every solicitor and corporate researcher in the country. And obviously for news journalists it’s already become a hugely important tool - we can see stories every week which they spotted or researched on Courtsdesk.”