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At William Fry, we are more than a law firm; we are a story of resilience, evolution, and unwavering commitment.

Established in 1847 by our founder William Fry, we have grown to become one of Ireland’s leading corporate law firms.

With a team comprising over 320 legal and tax professionals and a workforce of over 470, our reputation rests on our expertise in key practice areas such as Corporate and M&A, Banking & Finance, Litigation & Investigations, and beyond. Our client-focused service extends to leading corporations, financial institutions, and government organizations, driving us to handle complex transactions and disputes with excellence.

Our journey has taken us through different eras, each marked by challenges and accomplishments. From our origins on Middle Abbey Street to our current home in the dynamic Silicon Docks, our growth echoes the evolution of Ireland’s legal landscape.

William Fry’s legacy is not just in our history but in our present actions and future aspirations. We are here to empower businesses and individuals to achieve their full potential, no matter what challenges lie ahead.

Our story is one of growth, adaptability, and unwavering dedication to client success.

William Fry has a long history of working responsibly and giving back to our community, which is driven by our Vision, Mission and Values.

William Fry is a full service legal and tax practice. We are also Ireland’s only representative member of Taxand, a global firm of tax advisors with more than 400 tax partners who are represented in 50 countries worldwide.

Our experience enables us to identify the critical issues which may affect your business, which allows us to anticipate and help you avoid many of the difficulties encountered by businesses seeking to set up in Ireland.

Our People

We are committed to and invest in the continuous training and professional development of our people.  We foster a culture of knowledge sharing, learning and continuous improvement.

Our Knowledge and Professional Development teams of experienced lawyers, trainers, and legal librarians are key to delivering outstanding client service.  We have extensive knowledge resources and comprehensive training programmes to develop our legal expertise and commercial awareness

Our Clients

We support our clients by providing timely and insightful updates on legal developments.  We develop and deliver regular client training such as Counsel Connect, roundtables and bespoke client training sessions.

Founded in 1847, William Fry has been serving its clients for approaching 200 years.

The 11th child of Major Oliver Fry, William Fry, the founder, was born in 1822 and upon qualifying in 1847, began practising, initially with his future brother-in-law, Edward White, from 60 Middle Abbey Street in Dublin 1. Within a few years, the firm had moved to 13 Lower Mount Street in Dublin 2, where the founder and his family lived above the business.

The firm expanded, to fully occupy 13 Lower Mount Street as well as the neighbouring Georgian building, before moving to the 1st floor of Fitzwilton House, Dublin 2, in 1980. William Fry continued to grow steadily, with its development accelerating alongside the Irish economy throughout the 1990s and 2000s. By the time William Fry left Fitzwilton House, the business occupied 10 floors in the building; ultimately justifying the move, alongside many contemporaries, to the Silicon Docks, settling in 2015, at 2 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2.