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 (...)

Former District Court Judge Heather Perrin, arriving at the Criminal Courts of Justice to be sentanced after being convicted for attempting to decieve an elderly friend out of half of his 1 Milliion Euro Estate. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

A disgraced former district court judge is facing being struck off for a second time following a Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal on yesterday. In 201(...)

Former district court judge Heather Perrin, at the Criminal Courts of Justice for her original case. Also in the photograph is Cahir O’Higgins, solicitor (left), and husband Albert Perrin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A former district court judge sent to prison for deception faces two allegations of professional misconduct. The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal is h(...)

The report for the Law Society  found gross incomes for self- employed solicitors fell 43 per cent from 2007 to 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke

The 15 largest law firms in the Republic employ more than twice as many solicitors as they did in 2007, a new report shows. However, it has found t(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has been the target of industry lobbying to tone down the measure. Photograph: David Sleator

The Revenue Commissioners have accused tax advisers of stirring up unnecessary distress over impending changes in the rules for tax on gifts from par(...)

One Revenue official said  the reason for the changes to the tax treatment of gifts  was precisely to prevent compliant taxpayers being disadvantaged.  Photograph: Alan Betson

In times of austerity, it can sometimes seem that all the odds are stacked against the little guy. And so it was, with the revelation this week that a(...)

Mr Justice George Birmingham’s  clear impression was that Ms O’Connor had entered the property market “at exactly the wrong time”. Photograph: Reuters

A judge has dismissed claims by a barrister that she was misled by two solicitors when buying investment properties for some €2 million. Mr Justice G(...)