Leading international London firms Simmons & Simmons and DLA Piper have announced that they are considering opening offices in Ireland. 

The prospect of banks and leading financial institutions choosing to relocate away from London to the EU has generated much discussion. However, this is the first firm indication that leading law firms may also choose to split their operations between London and a new office in the EU in a bid to reduce the impact of our possible exit from the single market.

Will other legal entities follow suit? Or will they trust in London's status as an established leading financial center and stay put?