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Books in the Law Library in the Four Courts, Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator

The Brexit-inspired surge in UK-based lawyers joining the Irish roll of solicitors has reached record levels as more than 1,200 have gained or are see(...)

Companies based in Ireland will have until the end of November to submit information on their beneficial owners or risk significant fines. Photograph: iStock

Companies based in Ireland will have until the end of November to submit information on their beneficial owners or risk significant fines and a possib(...)

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly refused a Law Society application to strike off Thomas D’Alton and said the alternative sanction fashioned by the court was a “proportionate” response to the solicitor’s wrongdoing.

A solicitor who admitted professional misconduct, including using €10,000 in client monies towards paying his personal tax bill, has been suspended fo(...)

The average whiplash award in Ireland is 4.4 times that in the UK. Photograph: iStock

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said he does not see a compelling argument for regulating firms that tout for business in personal injuri(...)

The Law Society has assembled a gender equality and diversity taskforce as part of an effort to address inequality in the legal profession. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The Law Society has assembled a gender equality and diversity taskforce as part of an effort to address inequality in the legal profession. The task(...)

The committee heard from legal experts and children’s rights advocates. File photograph: Getty Images

The State is not in compliance with its constitutional obligation to ensure that the voices of children are heard in court cases concerning them, the (...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly was told in the High Court on Monday it is “very uncertain” at this stage whether the Law Society’s compensation fund will have to reimburse clients of Moya O’Donnell’s practice.

A Co Donegal solicitor who admitted dishonesty and professional misconduct has been struck off the roll of solicitors by the president of the High Cou(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke:  wrote a ‘strongly worded letter’ to Charlie Flanagan. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Chief Justice, Frank Clarke, has written “a strongly worded letter” to Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan outlining his frustration at having t(...)

Criminal Courts of Justice, Dublin. The average fees paid to one of the top 10 earning solicitors’ firms, including VAT, came to €473,417 in 2018. Photograph: Frank Miller

Fees paid under the State’s criminal-legal aid system rose by more than 11.5 per cent last year, with almost €65 million paid out to solicitors and ba(...)

The Law Society of Ireland’s building at Blackhall Place, Dublin Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of solicitors with Irish practising certificates (PC) rose by 4.8 per cent to 10,972 last year, with McCann Fitzgerald, Mason Hayes & C(...)

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