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(...)

Tree surgeon Stephen Buchanan working on trees near Maynooth , Co KildarePhotograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Stephen Buchanan was about five years old when he first saw a tree being felled. It was in the family’s garden in Castleknock when Dutch elm struck(...)

A solicitor who failed to comply with undertakings to banks in relation to property transactions for clients has been struck off by the High Court. J (...)

Last November, the Government confirmed that a local division of the Unified Patent Court will be established in Ireland, which would allow businesses to resolve disputes around intellectual property rights (IPR) locally rather than in other EU member states. File photograph: Getty Images

The establishment of a new court described as crucial to securing the future of the so-called “knowledge economy” will require a referendum to amend t(...)

Typically, for life insurance cover, it’s recommended that between 10 and 15 times your current annual income is needed to maintain your lifestyle

If you have been following this series you will have already taken charge of your savings and considered your plans for retirement. Now it’s time to e(...)

The High Court has struck off a solicitor for professional misconduct, including for misrepresenting himself as a partner in a law firm when he was no(...)

Brazil’s supreme court has voted to allow the extradition of fugitive solicitor Michael Lynn back to Ireland. Picture Garrett White / Collins

More than 8,000km from Dublin, in the modernist halls of the Supreme Federal Court in Brasilia, a remarkable seven-year saga edged towards its dénouem(...)

 Larry Murrin: gave talk about diversity in Dublin Castle.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Ibec co-hosted a conference this week with the Department of Justice promoting gender equality in business. So far, so progressive.How unfortunate, th(...)

Rising up: legal firms are reporting growth in business across a variety of areas, but the property, construction and conveyancing headings are out in front. Photograph: Edwin Tuyay/Bloomberg

Ireland’s law firms have a reputation for being conservative, cautious and closed. With some notable exceptions, they don’t seem particularly keen to (...)

In its apology, the Law Society said it reiterated the outcome of that Circuit Court case represented a “full vindication of Mr Bailey’s good name”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Law Society has apologised in the High Court to a carpenter over an article which incorrectly stated he had been certified insane.The apology was (...)