Plans to give the District Court jurisdiction over a wide range of family law matters worth up to €1 million are "very likely to cause chaos in the District Court", a family lawyer has warned. Keith Walsh, a prominent family law solicitor in Dublin, told Irish Legal News that changes to the jur
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There has been a "flight of solicitors" from the legal aid family law panel due to the poor rates paid for legal aid work, a leading family lawyer has said. Keith Walsh, who practises in Dublin, made the comments following the launch of the Legal Aid Board's annual report for 2021 yesterday.
Family lawyer Aidan Reynolds has been appointed as a partner at Keith Walsh Solicitors in Dublin. Mr Reynolds was the longest-serving partner at family law firm Gallagher Shatter, which dissolved on Saturday. He joined the firm in September 1988 and became a partner in October 1991.
Family law "remains the poor relation" in the Department of Justice's latest annual plan, a prominent Dublin solicitor has said, with little indication of what resources have been committed to reform. Justice Plan 2022, which was launched by justice minister Helen McEntee yesterday, sets out 159 act
Lawyers have cautiously welcomed a commitment to family law reform in the draft Programme for Government agreed by Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party. The deal struck between the three parties after protracted talks includes the creation of a new dedicated family court within the exis
Concerns that parents could secretly record remote childcare hearings "must be weighed against the importance of cases continuing to be heard", a leading family lawyer has said. Speaking to Irish Legal News, solicitor Keith Walsh said he accepted that virtual hearings in the District Court "present
Family lawyer Keith Walsh has set out practical tips for solicitors attending remote hearings. The Dublin solicitor has been involved in a number of remote hearings, including some of the first divorce cases heard remotely in Dublin Circuit Court.
The granting of divorces in remote court hearings for the first time in Irish legal history has been welcomed as a "quantum leap from the 19th to the 21st century for courts, lawyers, judges and court users". Family lawyer Keith Walsh acted in a number of divorce cases heard remotely in Dublin Circu
New court rules required under the Domestic Violence Act 2018 have come into effect. The District Court Rules have been amended to facilitate the operation of the significant Act, which was commenced at the start of the year.
Law Society: ‘Crisis’ in family law system makes the case for specialist division of courts and judges
The Irish family law system is "in crisis", lawyers have told the Oireachtas joint committee on justice and equality. The committee heard evidence this morning from representatives of the Law Society of Ireland, the Children's Rights Alliance, Rape Crisis Network Ireland and Dr Conor O'Mahony of Uni
Dublin solicitor Keith Walsh, chair of the Law Society of Ireland's child and family law committee, writes for Irish Legal News on the government's announcement of a divorce referendum in May 2019. The confirmation by Ministers Flanagan and Madigan that the referendum to reduce the waiting time for
Leading family lawyer Keith Walsh has welcomed an increase in security at Phoenix House following an incident late last year. Speaking to Irish Legal News, Mr Walsh said the increased security measures revealed today are "required for those very rare occasions when people's emotions get the better o