Mr Justice John Murray, who has retired from the Supreme Court. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Attorney General has lead tributes to a former chief justice, Mr Justice John Murray, on his retirement as a Supreme Court judge. Mr Justice Mur(...)

William Hubbard, president of the American Bar Association photographed in the Conrad Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The American legal system is going through a significant shift – and lawyers who don’t believe it are in for a shock, according to the president of th(...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney, who has retired, has been  described as an “innovator” and a “strong advocate” of the rights of victims who was instrumental in putting together a structured criminal justice system that is “fit for purpose”. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The country’s most senior criminal judge Mr Justice Paul Carney has retired after warm tributes were paid to him at the Four Courts.Tributes were lead(...)

This way for . . . Senior counsel reported doing the highest proportion of free legal advice work in a recent survey, with 50 per cent giving their time frequently

“It’s definitely a new movement, but it’s one that is growing,” said Pila coordinator Rachel Power of pro bono work in the legal profession.Pila (Publ(...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney: he was praised  for his willingness to embrace technology and it was  recalled how he had once used a video link to charge a jury in a case from his hospital bed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tributes have been paid to Mr Justice Paul Carney by the members of the legal profession in Cork ahead of his retirement next month after over 20 yea(...)

The President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, has said “comfortable assumptions” that legal fees should continue as before “without the slightest regard for privations experienced by citizens”, including other professionals, does not serve “the interests of justice”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The President of the High Court has said “comfortable assumptions” that legal fees should continue as before “without the slightest regard for privati(...)

Last week the Medical Protection Society said large increases in the cost of cover, driven by high legal costs, were driving some doctors out of practice. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire.

The Bar Council has rejected claims that excessive legal costs are driving up the cost of medical indemnity and forcing doctors into emigration and r(...)

Relations between Government and the judiciary have grown warmer since Frances Fitzgerald replaced Alan Shatter at the Department of Justice last year. PHOTOGRAPH: ERIC LUKE

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is to publish legislation in the coming months to change to way in which judges are selected for appointment. (...)

The Ana Liffey Project has committed to introducing residential stabilisation services nationwide aimed at helping existing drug users to overcome their addictions. File photograph: PA Photo.

Draft legislation to introduce medical injection centres for users of opiates such as heroin may be put to Government early next year, according to An(...)

David Barniville: new chairman of the Bar Council, which represents barristers and runs the Law Library. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

These are uncertain times for the Law Library. The economic collapse has meant that an increasing number of barristers are in competition for a smalle(...)