Law Society Of Ireland

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The number of new solicitor trainees in Ireland is at its highest level since 2008, the Law Society of Ireland has revealed. A total of 538 new trainees started the two-year process of qualification in 2021 (PPC I), with a significant majority (61 per cent) of them being women. Across the PPC I, PPC

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Mark Little, CEO and co-founder of Kinzen, will deliver the Law Society of Ireland's annual human rights lecture this year. Taking place on Wednesday 18 May at 6pm, Mr Little will speak on the "Complex Relationship Between Digital Misinformation and Fundamental Human Rights", exploring how the sprea

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The Law Society of Ireland has warned that government plans for the implementation of landmark new capacity laws could leave a six-month gap in which people who lack capacity will have no access to justice. The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015, which will abolish Ireland's existing wards

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The Law Society of Ireland has triumphed in the Irish national rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The Law Society team of Alysha Hoare, Bessy Zhu, Cormac Bergin and Megan Fanning bested their opponents from the King's Inns and will now move on to the internation

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The Law Society of Ireland has launched a new sanctions resource hub to help solicitors ensure compliance with EU sanctions on Russia and Belarus. The online hub is aimed at sole practitioners and small to medium law firms in particular, helping them to respond to sanctions which are rapidly increas

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The Law Society of Ireland has issued a warning to solicitors over a fake email purporting to come from the Law Society. The email, which some solicitors received on Friday, purports to contain a "February Round-up from Representation and Member Services", but was not sent by the Law Society and doe

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The Law Society of Ireland has joined the international condemnation of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. In a statement issued on Friday evening, Law Society president Michelle Ní Longáin said: "This use of threat and force is a clear violation of international law by which all UN member

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Law Society trainees Enya Levy and Kevin Barrett have been named the overall winners of the National Negotiation Competition. Ms Levy of Arthur Cox and Mr Barrett of McCann FitzGerald triumphed over the Trinity College Dublin team of Lana Bader Eddin and Raman Malashchanka in the final held at Black

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More solicitors, women and people with diverse backgrounds should be granted the title of senior counsel, the Law Society of Ireland has said. The honour, traditionally reserved for barristers, has been bestowed on solicitors since 2020. Of the 29 solicitors who have so far received this recognition

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The Law Society of Ireland's law school has been recognised as a "distinguished school" by tech giant Apple for the third time. The law school is one of only six educational institutions in Ireland to achieve this status, which it will hold until 2024.

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Solicitors are upbeat about the future in spite of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new survey commissioned by the Law Society of Ireland suggests. The business recovery survey report, based on research conducted by independent consultant Crowe between March and May 2021, found that most solic

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ByrneWallace LLP partner Michelle Ní Longáin has been appointed as president of the Law Society of Ireland. An employment, equality and administrative law specialist, Ms Ní Longáin becomes the 151st president of the Law Society and the fifth woman to serve in the role. Sh

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The Law Society of Ireland is highlighting a range of evidence-based recommendations in the Dignity Matters Report to address bullying, harassment and sexual harassment in the solicitors’ profession.  Senior vice-president of the Law Society and chairperson of the Law Society’s gend

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