Letter: Law Library fees are no longer worth it
I sought a reduction to my subscription as I do not use or need the DX system. This DX costs me approximately €1,000 per year. I sought the reduction to bring me more into line with country members. I was refused.
Because of the low fees paid to barristers practising in the criminal courts, I will not be renewing my Law Library membership. The fees are too expensive, and it does not make business sense to pay such fees, for little in return.
The Bar of Ireland were unable to negotiate an increase in legal aid fees, so it took a group of independent barristers to campaign on behalf of all barristers. The Bar of Ireland have not impressed with their negotiation skills and still expect members to pay expensive fees.
I will not be doing so.
William Morrin BL