Almost 2,000 drivers have been able to avoid, over a 27-month period, conviction for driving offences, and the consequent application of penalty points on their licences

Judges should apply the law as enacted by the Oireachtas and end the practice of giving defendants the choice of paying into the poor box, Law Societ(...)

The overall €3.67 million paid out by the Law Society compensation fund in 2014 compared to €2.85 million in 2013, €4.3 million in 2012 and €3.69 million in 2011. File photograph: Getty Images

The amount paid out in claims by the Law Society to compensate clients of rogue solicitors rose by 29 per cent to €3.67 million in 2014. The Law Soci(...)

The Bar Council retains the right to refuse membership of the Law Library to barristers in employment or new business models. The Law Society retains financial and accounting oversight of solicitors.

After years of delay, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald expects to commence legislation to overhaul the legal professions early in 2016. Records(...)

The Law Society of Ireland has said there were 4,623 practising female solicitors and 4,609 male solicitors in the Republic at the end of 2014. File photograph: Getty Images

The trend whereby about two-thirds of all newly qualified solicitors in Ireland are female is likely to continue, the Law Society of Ireland has said.(...)

Kevin O’Higgins: unable to locate chain since he last wore it at an official function in July. Photograph: Eric Luke

The body that represents solicitors in Ireland is to commission a new gold chain for its president after the original was lost. The Law Society of Ir(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly: is expected to set about applying in the High Court the demanding standards he imposed in the Commercial Court. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A striking aspect of the Government’s decision to nominate Mr Justice Peter Kelly (65) as the next president of the High Court is that he was at the c(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald amended  the bill on the advice of the attorney general that the Bar Council could sue. Pic: Collins Photos.

That the Government was told by the Attorney General that the barristers’ representative body, the Bar Council, would go to court over a proposed c(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Legislation to bring about the biggest change to the legal services sector since the foundation of the State will be enacted before the Dáil rises for(...)

Ken Murphy, president of Glenwood Adventure Company and Lakota Guides: “Having connections won’t bring you the whole way, but it will open doors for you.”

Kenneth Murphy always wanted to work in the sports or outdoor recreation industry. When he finished school in 1988, he was offered a place in St Mary(...)

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) heard the starting salary for solicitors in the public sector is about €30,000, while the equivalent for trainees in private firms stands at about €60,000.  The latter figure was revised to a maximum of €50,000 in Dublin by legal sources. File photograph: Getty Images

The State’s legal services are being undermined by the private sector offering significantly higher salary levels to attract qualified solicitors and (...)