With our continued growth in client numbers, several new key hires adding to the breadth and depth of our HQ team knowledge, and a re-brand and new website launch, the last few months have been very exciting at Johnson Hana.

So it felt very rewarding for this recent growth to be acknowledged in this weekend’s Sunday Times article: Johnson Hana: Musical brothers rock law sector.

Johnson Hana in the Sunday Times

The article, by Laura Roddy, charts a history of Johnson Hana from our beginnings just a few short years ago, to our current expanded client roster “working with the in-house legal departments of blue-chip and large tech companies including Airbnb, Twitter, Ryanair and Wayflyer.”

Discussing our growth with public sector bodies and governmental agencies, Laura recorded that we have “been bidding and winning government contracts with Coillte, Ervia and RTE.”

Cementing our status as serious disruptors to the legal services market, the article notes that “with the company bringing in revenue of €10 million last year, Dan says it can now be ranked in the top ten of Irish law firms.”

Fantastic growth to date – but plenty of green fields ahead

Because of the non-jurisdictional nature of legal process work, we see plenty of space for Johnson Hana’s international growth. Already to date our “client lists have already helped [us] move into the UK, US and even South Africa.”

CEO Dan Fox outlined our international growth ambitions to Laura “We want to grow our business outside Ireland and compete against global legal services firms who are ambitious,” Dan says.

Outlining how we can achieve this international growth as an Irish headquartered alternative legal solutions provider the article notes that:

“While legal advice is specific to a country’s statute book, the process-driven work is similar, and the company’s core offering of technology and project managers can be applied to any project, while it can take on a lawyer trained elsewhere.”

“Our service is borderless,” Dan agreed.

Sunday March 27 2022, The Sunday Times

A part of this expansion will be fuelled by our current fundraise, which Laura writes “will help to increase the staff headcount at the Irish headquarters from 30 to 70, while [Johnson Hana] also plans to double the number of contract lawyers to 500 in five years’ time.”

All-in-all, these are exciting times at Johnson Hana, and it was great for us to see our achievements and our ambitions noted in a paper of record.

About Johnson Hana

Johnson Hana is Ireland’s only dedicated alternative legal solutions provider. That means we disaggregate legal advisory and legal process work, and focus on the latter.

We offer:

Legal Process Outsourcing – whereby a specific legal process is carved out and outsourced to us (Data Subject Access Requests, complaints, discovery, etc.)

Legal Process Secondments – to fulfil a temporary requirement for a qualified lawyer in a specialist area.

Historically, legal advisory and legal process work were tackled and billed in the same way. This means that all legal work has been as costly and time consuming as legal advice. It doesn’t need to be.

We deliver legal process work through a combination of innovative legal technologies, robust project management methodologies, and expert lawyers. This approach reduces client legal spend by over 50%, while also providing totally transparent reporting and billing. This leaves our clients free to focus on the strategic, advisory work that really adds value.

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