FT places McCann FitzGerald in top tier for its innovation in three categories

06 October 2016

Premier Irish law firm McCann FitzGerald has been named by The Financial Times as amongst the most innovative law firms in Europe. The publication specifically recognised McCann FitzGerald for its work in two areas – its development of a comprehensive business and brand strategy (Innovation in Culture, Brand, and Strategy); and the establishment of the McCann FitzGerald Data Investigations Group (Innovation in Resourcing and Efficiency).

Commenting on the recognition, Barry Devereux, Managing Partner, McCann FitzGerald, said: “The market for legal services is changing and at McCann FitzGerald, we have made a lot of progress over the last 18 months in developing a new strategy which puts innovation at its core.

He continued, “More and more, clients are looking for the delivery of increased legal services at a lower cost and we responded directly to that demand by establishing the Data Investigations Group, a pioneering model for the management of high-volume document review and reporting which will effectively save clients up to 40% in cost over traditional review and research methods. We are delighted to have been recognised in this way by The Financial Times for these pioneering developments.”

Describing the firm as “Pioneers of eDiscovery in Ireland” the FT noted that the firm’s “comprehensive refresh of strategy focused on concrete actions rather than early press releases”.

Now in its eleventh year of publication, the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report is one of the top legal rankings in Europe.