ByrneWallace renews lease amid plans to double headcount in five years

ByrneWallace renews lease amid plans to double headcount in five years

Pictured: ByrneWallace managing partner Feargal Brennan

ByrneWallace LLP has announced the renewal of the lease on its Dublin headquarters as it set out plans to double its headcount from 300 to over 600 in the next five years.

The firm said it will need the entirety of its office space in the heart of Dublin’s central business district on Harcourt Street to meet its growth plans.

Managing partner Feargal Brennan said: “I expect our current headcount of over 300 will increase to over 600 in the coming five years. Given the depth of our service lines, we believe we are well positioned across the markets we serve, and the macro-economic position is likely to remain broadly supportive. We’re very positive about the future.”

He added: “The opportunity to stay or go came at an interesting time. With digitisation and new hybrid working arrangements, law firms will now require less office space than before. Our plans for growth can therefore be accommodated within our 50,000 square foot office we currently occupy on Harcourt Street.

“Given local city centre amenities our belief is that it still makes sense for us to maintain a substantial city centre office location, and this location will continue to be an asset when it comes to recruiting new staff and serving our clients.”

ByrneWallace currently employs just over 180 lawyers and professional employees, with a total headcount of over 300 people.

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