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The man told gardai  that he felt he was entitled to the payments because he had been excluded from compensatory payments made to victims of birth defects caused by the Thalidomide drug. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A solicitor impacted by the effects of the drug Thalidomide who fraudulently claimed over €120,000 in social welfare payments will begin a jail term n(...)

Covid-19 vaccination centre in  Dublin. A leading personal injuries solicitors published a post on its website describing injuries that can be caused by ’poor vaccination technique’ . Photograph: Alan Betson Photograph: Alan Betson

A leading personal injuries solicitors has removed a webpage detailing possible injuries related to the Covid-19 vaccine, following an online backlash(...)

Stuart Gilhooly, a former president of the Law Society: ‘On no Monday do I expect premiums to come down, no less this one.’

There is “not a hope” that insurance premiums will start coming down quickly following the introduction into force of new guidelines on personal injur(...)

Since 2016, more than 4,500 qualified solicitors from England and Wales have added their names to the Irish Roll of Solicitors. Photograph: iStock

Irish solicitors, along with solicitors in Wales and England, will be able to practice in each other’s jurisdiction under an agreement reached by the (...)

Ken Murphy, outgoing director general of the Law Society at Blackhall Place. He first took up the position  in March 1995, when he was 38 years old. Photograph: Alan Betson

The effect of the pandemic on the legal profession is not uniform, but everyone’s income is being hit, according to the outgoing director general of t(...)

The judge  wondered whether the industry was “building a case” against passing on award reductions resulting from the new guidelines.

A High Court judge has expressed scepticism whether the insurance industry will see that the public benefits from expected cuts in personal injury dam(...)

Prior to the introduction of the loan clause sellers could rest easy in the knowledge that once a contract was signed they could make arrangements to proceed with their own moving plans. Photograph: Getty Images

In 2009 the Law Society advised its member solicitors that when acting for purchasers using mortgage finance to buy a property, a special condition sh(...)

The Four Courts. Photograph: iStock

More than half of barristers are worried about their ability to stay in practice this year as the coronavirus pandemic continues to bite, according to(...)

George Salmon, provost of Trinity College Dublin from 1888 to 1904. He was fiercely opposed to the admission of female students to the university. Photograph: Frank Miller

It’s more than a century since the former provost of Trinity College Dublin George Salmon is reputed to have said: “Over my dead body will women enter(...)

Mr Justice Richard Humphreys  held there was a prima facie case for an inquiry into some complaints, but stressed the court was only dealing with whether there is a prima facie case, not with the ultimate correctness or otherwise of the complaints

A High Court judge has directed the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal to hold an inquiry into certain allegations made by a woman against a solicitor. (...)

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