Ranked: City law firms with the most staff fleeing to Ireland after the Brexit vote

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A record number of solicitors are heading to the Emerald Isle (Source: Getty)

It's been revealed there was a huge jump in the number of English solicitors registering to work in Ireland after the Brexit vote - the figure jumped more than 10 times between 2015 and 2016.

Yes, according to figures released last night by the Law Society of Ireland, the number of English solicitors registering to work in Ireland has jumped from 70 last year, to 810 this year.

And we know all lawyers like to talk, so without further ado, here's the definitive ranking of every law major firm by number with staff who have registered to work in Ireland - with a special Magic Circle chart, thrown in for good measure.


Firm Number
Freshfields 117
Eversheds 86
Slaughter & May 40
Hogan Lovells 34
Bristows 27
Herbert Smith Freehills 25
Allen & Overy 24
Linklaters 20
Clifford Chance 12
Shearman & Sterling 11
Bird & Bird 10
Covington & burling 10
Fieldfishers 7
Ashurst 7
Arnold & Porter 6
Gibson Dunne & Crutcher 6
Taylor Wessing 6
Osborne Clarke 6
Baker & McKenzie 5
Simmons & Simmons 5
King & Wood Malesons 5
Redd 5
Shepherd & Wedderburn 5
Norton Rose Fulbright 5
D Young & Co 4
Powell Gilbert 4
Olswang 4
Cooley 4
CMS Cameron McKenna 4

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