Discovery Portal

Discovery, compliance and data protection expertise at The Bar of Ireland supports, in a manner consistent with the Bar’s Code of Conduct, the work of in-house counsel, corporate clients, solicitors, as well as legal solutions providers.

With experience of the legal, audit and compliance environment, our members bring legal knowledge and proficiency in technology to your next project.

We bring your discovery needs to a wide pool of legal professionals in the Law Library, particularly in the field of e-discovery, data access requests and data review. Streamlining the process, we match our members’ expertise with your needs.

Find your Discovery partner 

Access our member’s expertise in three easy steps:

  1. Complete: Outline your legal and discovery needs on the online Project Information Form.
  2. Communicate: We send it to all Junior Counsel in years 1-7 and advertise internally through our Members’ Ezine.
  3. Connect: Barristers apply directly to the recruiting solicitor/firm via the contact details provided to us.

Advantages of our Project Information route include:

  • Clarity, transparency and mutual agreement on the terms being offered and only those counsel who are in agreement will apply for a given project.
  • Best matches between project and counsel in respect of knowledge, skill and experience as skillset and competencies sought are clearly demarcated.
  • Applicants will be in a position to manage their work, as the minimum hours required and/or any specifically required hours of availability are outlined in advance.

All practising barristers are subject to the Code of Conduct and are bound by its provisions relating to confidentiality. The Bar of Ireland and specifically the Young Bar Committee, in conjunction with solicitors and other third parties, aims to provide regular CPD events covering areas such as e-discovery and developments in data protection and GDPR.