Eversheds Sutherland and Freshfields top growing list of UK firms registering lawyers in Ireland as Brexit draws closer

Since early 2016, firms have registered lawyers in Ireland to hedge against a possible no-deal Brexit.

Eversheds Sutherland has registered more of its lawyers in Ireland than any other UK law firm, according to new data from the Law Society of Ireland which highlights the steps firms have been taking to prepare for Brexit in the months since the referendum.

The Anglo-American firm has registered 132 of its lawyers in Ireland since 2016, putting it narrowly ahead of second-placed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, which has registered 131 of its lawyers.