The Institute of Legal Research & Standards

Promoting innovation, quality and profitability for Law Firms in Ireland


The Q Standard is the quality, risk and practice management standard developed to fit into the busy work schedule of a productive legal firm in order to improve efficiencies and enhance performance.  We carry out annual risk management and quality audits of law firms who are accredited to a standard suitable for their type/size of firm.

The benefits of implementing the Q Standard are:

  • Compliance with Law Society best practice guidelines
  • Reduction of mistakes and improved risk management
  • Increased profitability
  • Enhancement of firm performance
  • Improved client care
  • Focused and fulfilled staff
  • State of the art systems and procedures
  • Find out more about the Q Standard our services here.

    If you wish to become a member of the Institute of Legal Research and Standards please contact us on 01 6766406 or email

What's new for 2016

March 2016
New IT Audit.

We are delighted to announce a strategic partnership with Brandon Global IT, leaders in the field of information technology and security. Brandon will be working with us to provide IT risk assessment audits to our member firms, along with other related IT security services.

Welcome to the

Institute of Legal Research and Standards,

home of the Q Standard.