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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(...)

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(...)

Four Ford Transit vans lay burned out following Sunday night’s violence at the property in Strokestown. Photograph: Brian Farrell

A sister and one of her brothers evicted from a Roscommon farmhouse last week, prompting a violent retaliation by vigilantes against security guards (...)

The report contains 30 recommendations setting out “a vision for the future of solicitor training”.

Measures to increase access to the law profession for trainees from poorer socio-economic backgrounds have been announced by the Law Society. The or(...)

Declan O’Callaghan, the senior solicitor and principal of Kilrane O’Callaghan, Ballaghaderreen’s best-known and largest legal practice. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

December 2009 should have been an unremarkable month in the young life of Brian Colleran. The 21-year-old from Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon was a ke(...)

Since the beginning of 2016, 1,644 English and Welsh solicitors have joined the Irish Roll of Solicitors. Photograph: iStock

More than 9 per cent of all solicitors listed in the Republic are now lawyers from England and Wales, many of whom rushed to register after the UK vot(...)

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

More than 9 per cent of all solicitors listed in Ireland are now lawyers from England and Wales, many of whom rushed to register after the UK voted to(...)

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