Women at Ireland's largest law firms are earning up to 61 per cent less than their male colleagues, figures released under Ireland's gender pay gap reporting law suggest.
James Lawless is one of the busiest backbenchers in the Dáil. The barrister and Fianna Fáil politician has chaired the Oireachtas justice committee for the past two years — a hard-working body which deals with more legislation than every other committee combined. The committee's
Around €2.5 million has been set aside in anticipation of a "significant increase in the number of judges" in the State, justice minister Helen McEntee has said. An increase in judicial numbers is likely to be a headline recommendation of the judicial planning working group headed by civil serv
Lawyer and technologist Professor Richard Susskind OBE put the cat among the pigeons at the Law Society of Northern Ireland's centenary conference when he suggested that solicitors may one day be rendered obsolete by technological advances. His keynote speech on Friday morning came after the Law Soc
As strikes grind the English courts to a halt, barristers in Ireland have talked up the case for similar action here as a minister reportedly gives consideration to long-awaited fee restoration. Members of the Bar Council last week met with Michael McGrath, the minister for public expenditure and re
Judge Síofra O'Leary, the Irish judge on the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), has been tipped as the frontrunner in the election for the court's presidency. Human rights campaigners and legal experts speaking to Irish Legal News have warmly welcomed the Dublin-born judge's potenti
Lawyers must brace themselves for the advent of online courts where civil disputes are resolved "from desk to desk" without a traditional hearing in which all parties are simultaneously present, a Supreme Court judge has said. Addressing a packed room at the launch of the Corporate and Insolvency Ba
Wikipedia is influencing the decision-making of Irish judges, according to ground-breaking new research carried out by academics in the US and Ireland.
There’s no denying that Jodie Comer's West End début, brought to cinemas yesterday by National Theatre Live, is electrifying. From the moment she walks on stage as Tessa, a confident criminal defence lawyer on the verge of greatness at the London bar, Comer demands nothing less than rap
Dr Vicky Conway, an accomplished legal academic and one of Ireland's foremost researchers on policing, has passed away. In a short statement this morning, the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University (DCU) said: "We are terribly sad to have to share the passing of our colleague Vicky C
A government decision to suspend the visa exemption for refugees travelling to Ireland from other European countries has been slammed as "shameful". Ministers yesterday agreed to suspend the operation of the European Agreement on the Abolition of Visas for Refugees from today for at least 12 months.
An aspiring solicitor in Dublin has gone viral on TikTok with millions of views on videos sharing study tips and insights into her journey towards practising law. Sophie McDermott, who is currently completing an internship with a major Irish law firm while studying a two-year Masters in Common Law a
Three senior counsel will compete this week for election as chairperson of the Bar Council for a two-year term. The candidates in the running to succeed Maura McNally SC, who is held in great esteem by the bar and is regarded as having been an effective spokesperson for the profession, are Sara
Barristers are owed an average of €27,000 by solicitors and may require legislative change allowing them to sue for unpaid fees, a landmark report has said. Published this morning, the independent report and strategic review completed by EY has been welcomed by Bar Council chairperson Maura McN
"We are on the cusp, I believe, of the commencement and introduction of one of the most transformational pieces of legislation in Irish history," says Annette Hickey, senior associate and head of the surrogacy and fertility law team at Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan LLP (PKHL). Ms Hickey is one of a number