A photographic portrait of Alan Murphy
The time is right for not only the internationalisation but the multi-disciplinary internationalisation of legal services. It is a hugely exciting time for EY Law Ireland and our clients.

Alan Murphy

Partner, Head of Law, EY Law Ireland

Former European Chairman and global law firm leader. Champion of increased diversity and inclusion. Innovator in the practice of law. Proud and busy father. Amateur cyclist, keen cook and avid reader.

Alan joined EY Ireland to build a world class law firm that is integrated locally and connected globally. One that provides a seamless service to clients across multiple jurisdictions. One that harnesses the strength and depth of other disciplines to provide, when required, an end-to-end service to our clients. A service that provides excellence of advice and excellence of delivery.


Prior to joining EY, Alan had the privilege of serving as Managing Partner of Eversheds Sutherland (ES) in Ireland (from 2009-2020), Chairman of ES in Europe (2013-2017), a Member of the Global Board of ES (2013-2019) and a Member of the European Board of ES (2009-2020).


He has also had the honour of serving on the board of a number of charities including Barretstown, where he chaired the Risk and Governance Committee (2012-2019).


Alan also successfully completed the Leadership in Professionals Firms course in Harvard Business School.


How is Alan building a better working world

“By listening to our clients, responding to and anticipating their needs, providing a legal service that is truly reflective of the multi-disciplinary and often multi-jurisdictional requirements that they might have, I am constantly striving to build a better working world. A world where excellence of service, excellence of advice and excellence of delivery, is provided to our clients, passionately”

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