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Between 2002 and 2016 the branch of the legal profession with about 80 per cent of the legal practitioners in the State – solicitors – has produced just 8 per cent of the superior court judicial appointments. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The process by which we select judges is important because of the impact judges’ decisions have on people’s lives, individually and collectively. In (...)

The Law Society has cracked down on illegal advertising practices by Irish solicitors. Photograph: Eric Luke

A crackdown on illegal advertising practices by Irish solicitors has led to the closure of “claims harvesting” websites which procure and sell inform(...)

Stephen Manning, whose book DIY Justice in Ireland has irritated some in the legal system. Photograph: Collins Courts

Dealing with cases involving a number of people facing repossession orders for their homes last week, High Court judge Mr Justice Séamus Noonan questi(...)

The amount paid out in claims by the Law Society to compensate clients of rogue solicitors totalled €2.29 million in 2015. The Law Society has in pla(...)

The Law Society’s accounts for 2015 show that it recorded a modest operating loss of €36,495 in 2015 after enjoying a surplus of €1.2 million in 2014.

Seventeen top executives at the Law Society along with the Law Society president shared €2.5 million in remuneration in 2015. That is according to th(...)

Ken Murphy, director general of the Law Society of Ireland, said that  solicitors’ firms are coming on the roll to ensure they maintain the status of EU membership. Photograph: Eric Luke

A record number of new solicitors will be added to the Law Society of Ireland roll by the end of the year due to Brexit, the society has said. There(...)

 Finian McGrath, left, said he and Shane Ross had agreed to compromise on the issue of judicial appointments. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Judges “will have to declare their interests” as part of proposed reforms of the judiciary, Independent Alliance minister Finian McGrath has said. Sp(...)

The Central Bank said “national financial regulators have no role in setting or capping premiums or renewal rates”

There was a predictably mixed response to Thursday’s Joint Committee on Finance’s report on the rising cost of motor insurance. The legal profession(...)

Ken Murphy (above) director general and Simon Murphy president of the Law Society held talks with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, a London and Manchester-based legal firm on transfer. Photograph Joe St Leger

Nearly 600 solicitors in England and Wales have applied for the right to practise in the Irish courts since the Brexit vote. So far, 568 solicitor(...)

Late afternoon traffic in Auckland, New Zealand, where a no-fault insurance model for cars has been operation since 1928

When even the protesters are being reasonable, you know things have become serious. Whenever someone lets fly with the splenetic outburst of rage, esp(...)

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