Retired Central Criminal Court judge Barry White wants to resume practise as a barrister ‘due to economic necessity’ but is being prevented from doing so by an unconstitutional Bar Council rule, it has been claimed at the High Court. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Retired Central Criminal Court judge Barry White has been asked to disclose details of his financial affairs as part of his legal challenge seeking to(...)

Mick Wallace is facing an application in the Commercial Court for a €2 million summary judgment from the Promontoria (Aran) Ltd fund. Photograph: Eric Luke

A former government minister and an entire Dáil committee are among the names featuring in the Four Courts lists in the opening law term of 2016. W(...)

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(...)

Outgoing president of the High Court Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns said many commentators now seem to feel successive court interventions have ‘virtually paralysed’ the investigatory process ‘where accountability for matters of serious public concern is required’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The courts should be mindful of the potential “Pandora’s box” effect of their decisions, particularly those which impact on accountability for matter(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has been urged in the Seanad to withdraw the Legal Services Regulation Bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald could be a candidate for the Guinness Book of Records for 105 amendments she made to a single page of a Bill (...)

“It is unfortunate that on this issue the Bar Council’s motto “Nolumus Mutari” (We Shall Not Be Changed) has triumphed.” Photograph: Frank Miller

During December the Legal Services Regulation Bill should complete its passage through both Houses of the Oireachtas. Unfortunately, because (...)

 Alan Shatter:  clashed with the Bar Council over the Legal Services Regulation Bill when he introduced it.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has excoriated the Bar Council for fighting “tooth and nail” against every reform proposed for the legal pr(...)

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(...)

The milk-and-watery terms of the Legal Services Regulation Bill represent a triumph for the lobbying powers of the Bar Council and the Law Society and(...)