Legal outsourcing firm bringing hundreds of jobs to Dublin

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Johnson Hana International (JHI), a company that outsources legal services from its Dublin hub, is expanding in the coming 18 months by adding 200 to its workforce.

With up to 30pc of the new 200 roles at Johnson Hana International purely technology related, the company’s growth comes on the back of major contract wins of late.

Johnson Hana International

Fresh from securing a three-year support services contract with the ESB, for example, JHI will be ramping up recruitment in positions such as ‘eDiscovery’ and digital forensic consultants, though technology “permeates the whole process” according to the company.

This is because the lawyers operating out of JHI use technological platforms to review and code documentation.

In the past few months, JHI has raised “significant funding”, with plans for 20pc annual growth in the coming years.

“We’re at the forefront of developing Ireland as a hub for data management and review services,” said JHI CEO, Dan Fox. “It is an exciting time for us and we aim to create 200 jobs in Dublin by the end of 2017.”

Harnessing big data – which leads to “big challenges” – the company says it removes “routine legal review requirements” that it says heavily stifle companies.

“We staff and manage our highly qualified legal teams from a specialist review facility in Dublin, which makes what we do very attractive to UK and Irish clients,” said Fox.

“We’re seeing companies opt to ‘near-shore’ these important but labour-intensive services to ensure optimum delivery.”

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