Solicitor Gerald Kean: his barrister argued that there was no conduct of a disgraceful or morally culpable nature, or any gross negligence on his part. Photograph: Alan Betson/The irish Times

Solicitor Gerald Kean made “elaborate and increasingly desperate” efforts over months to cover up his alleged failures in dealing with a client’s cas(...)

Gerald Kean, at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in Smithfield, Dublin in November last year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Solicitor Gerald Kean’s denial of complaints made against him by a former client was “incoherent, confused and made very, very little sense”, the Law (...)

Then  minister for health James Reilly  after the cabinet’s decision in June to approve the publication of the Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill 2014, which will place Ireland as the first country in the EU to legislate for plain packaging for tobacco products. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The State may lose tax revenue through the introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products but this will be offset by savings from reduced dea(...)

Ruairí Ó Ceallaigh: Former solicitor jailed for three years for theft and fraud from his family law firm. Pic: Courtpix

A struck off solicitor described as a “devout Christian” has been jailed for three years for stealing €2.8 million from former client accounts to fund(...)

A Law Society Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal recommended last May that Gerald Kean (above) be fined €20,000 for misconduct following complaints by a former client over services rendered by the solicitor. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An appeal by solicitor Gerald Kean arising from a finding of professional misconduct against him has been adjourned to September.A Law Society Solicit(...)

Former solicitor Ruairí Ó Ceallaigh at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

A former solicitor described as a “devout Christian” stole €2.8 million from the accounts of seven clients of his family’s law firm and used the money(...)

Scales of Justice: The simple truth is that the litigation system in Ireland needs reform and the debate has to be started somewhere

Carlsberg doesn’t do litigation in Ireland but if it did, let’s face it, there would be a courtroom that none of us recognises.The judge might wear a (...)

Plans for the closure of principal courthouses in the Dublin area and a restructuring of services have led to intense disagreement between members of (...)

Acc Bank accused certain solicitors of misconduct. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

ACC Bank abused the courts process by bringing a “trivial” case over a technical breach by a law firm in relation to its duty to register a mortgage o(...)

Solicitors have  taken issue with Minister for Finance Michael Noonan for saying the legal profession  had resisted all change. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There will be far fewer gardaí available for normal duties if plans to close four suburban courthouses in Dublin go ahead, the group representing Dub(...)