David Barniville,  chairman of  the  Bar Council: “I think perhaps it was a bit provocative and I don’t think it represents the views of many solicitors either.”    Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The representative body for barristers has described as “unfortunate and rather silly” a claim by the Law Society that solicitors have wider experienc(...)

Judge Alan Mahon: chaired planning tribunal from 2003-2012. Photograph: Frank Miller

The judge who led the planning tribunal is to be promoted to the Court of Appeal after the Cabinet filled seven key judicial vacancies. Circuit Court(...)

Alan Mahon is among the seven judges who will fill key vacancies. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The judge who led the planning tribunal is to be promoted to the Court of Appeal after the cabinet moved to fill seven key judicial vacancies. (...)

Blank ad boards: a 2006 Competition Authority report cited the “near blanket-ban on advertising by barristers and some unnecessary restrictions on solicitor advertising” as factors limiting access, choice and value for money for consumers of legal services

Lawyers, unlike other professionals, are restricted from advertising freely by their governing bodies.Barristers are restricted by the rules of the Ba(...)

The Courts Service, which is responsible for managing the courts, said in June the proposals would result in improved services in courtrooms that were equipped with facilities and support services that could not be provided in suburban courthouses.

A proposal to close four courthouses in Dublin and reorganise how the services are delivered in the capital has been shelved, the Courts Service has (...)

“I think they have an inscription in Latin over the King’s Inns which effectively means nothing will ever change”

The Minister for Finance has hit back at claims by the Law Society that proposals to cut court services are short-sighted and flawed, insisting “thin(...)

Cuts to court services around the country have reached an unjustifiable level according to the Law Society

Cuts to court services around the country have reached an unjustifiable level and now pose a threat to “the very fabric of our justice system”, the(...)

The average conveyancing  time is 22 weeks, but e-conveyancing  could reduce that to five working days where the buyer has the funds available. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The development of a fully electronic conveyancing system will reduce the total transaction time for buying a house to as little as five days, the Law(...)

 Ken Murphy, director general of the Law Society of Ireland. “People in custody are in an extremely vulnerable position, and their rights, recognised by the European Convention as well as our Constitution, should be protected”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There is unanimous agreement among lawyers that the improper recording of conversations between prisoners and their legal representat(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said he had no doubt the principles detailed by the Supreme Court will be complied with. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said today’s Supreme Court ruling relating to the questioning of suspects in Garda custody clearly impact(...)