Setting up a practice

Setting up

Whether you are opening your own practice or creating a new partnership, you will find resources in this section to set up your business for success.

Information leaflets

Regulatory and Law Society information

Guidance and ethics resources

Setting up in Practice advisory service

A service has been developed aimed at new solicitors’ firms. This service is subsidised by the Society, with the cost to a member being €150. The Law Society writes directly to new firms to inform them about this service and how they can avail of it.


Practice Regulation
01 879 8700

Law Society Library


Before using these precedents, please read this note regarding use of Law Society Suite of Precedents.

Useful videos

Setting Up in Practice 

What to do in advance and after setting up – quick 5-minute overview. 


Benefits of Writing a Business Plan 

Win support, plan better and anticipate challenges – quick 5-minute summary.


How to Write a Business Plan 

Operation plan, marketing plan and projections – quick 5-minute guide. 


Useful external start-up links

Local Enterprise Offices

Chamber of Commerce

State resources

AIB resources

Bank of Ireland resources

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

Ulster Bank