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Sinn Féin’s finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said legal costs and claims are going down yet insurance premiums are going up.

Data from the courts showing a slight decrease in the number of personal injury cases taken last year, and a 29 per cent fall in the value of awards a(...)

Maria Bailey told a Sunday newspaper she wanted to ‘draw a line in the sand’ on the issue, insisting that she had been hurt in the incident and left with €7,000 worth of medical bills. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted that Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey’s now-dropped personal injuries claim against a Dublin hotel caused “reputational h(...)

The Law Society sent out a letter that has been interpreted as meaning that even if you are registered on the Irish Roll, you won’t be able to practice as an Irish-registered solicitor unless you have a place of establishment here. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The number of English and Welsh solicitors who took the trouble to register on the Irish Roll of Solicitors, in the expectation it would be of help po(...)

Since the Brexit vote, 2,722 English and Welsh solicitors have register the Law Society. Photograph: Eric Luke

Steps taken by more than 2,700 English and Welsh solicitors to ensure they are able to continue practising in the EU after Brexit, have been thrown in(...)

This week’s raids were in response to 20 suspect claims involving so-called “slips and trips” compensation, many of which were processed by repeat claimants using fake identities. File photograph: Getty

The Law Society has said it has never received a single complaint against a solicitor being knowingly involved in fraudulent personal injury claims. (...)

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(...)

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 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(...)

Statistics from the Courts Service show that asylum and immigration cases accounted for 497 new judicial review cases in 2017, more than the 464 taken in all other areas of the law

New rules for asylum and immigration disputes make practising that area of law less attractive, according to solicitor Wendy Lyon, who specialises in (...)

The exact shape Brexit will take remains uncertain. Photograph: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland is likely to issue an increasing number of authorisations for financial groups seeking to move operations to Dublin from London ahead of Brit(...)

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