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History of Round Hall

1980 Taking its name from the Round Hall of the Four Courts in Dublin, Round Hall Press establishes itself as the legal imprint of Irish Academic Press. Comprising one director, one marketing executive and an extensive network of freelance law reporters drawn from the junior bar, it is well established to take position as Ireland's leading law publisher.

1981 Sees the publication of the first issue of Irish Law Reports Monthly. Its instant popularity confirms its authority as the leading and most up-to-date reference source on judgments emanating from the superior courts in Ireland.

1983 Builds on the success of key titles and sees the launch of Irish Law Times and the Irish Law Reports Monthly Digest. Both titles grew out of the venerable Irish Law Times and Reports, first established in 1865 and still publishing until its acquisition by Round Hall. The company reinforces its status and reputation with the appointment of the eminent Mr Justice Brian Walsh and Sir James Comyn to the editorial board.

1984 Sweet & Maxwell launches their flagship looseleaf Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated, establishing their commitment to be the leading provider of information to the Irish Legal Profession.

1995 Round Hall is formed when Sweet & Maxwell acquire Round Hall Press and the legal journals publisher Brehon Publishing. With this merger Round Hall becomes Ireland's largest law publisher.

1998 Round Hall Professional Publishing is launched - a new information service for Irish business that delivers up-to-date practical information on key areas of regulation and best practice.

1999 Round Hall's portfolio now comprises 20 journals and a comprehensive and constantly expanding booklist. A new Round Hall looseleaf service for practitioners guarantees continuous updates in all core areas of law. Results - annual revenue has almost trebled, number of staff increased from 15 to 24, necessitating move to new premises in the heart of prestigious Georgian Dublin.

2000 Round Hall moves into new premises at 43 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2.

2002 Westlaw IE Current Awareness is launched.

2003 Case materials from the IRLM and ELR, Annotated Legislation and the Irish Law Times are added to Westlaw IE.

2004 sees the very first Round Hall Professional Development Conference which was held in association with the Department of Law at DIT, Aungier St. The 1st Annual Employment Law Conference is a great success.