Law Society Of Ireland

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The Law Society of Ireland has published the provisional results of its 2023 Council election, with Cavan solicitor Sonia McEntee topping the poll. Just under 3,000 solicitors voted in this year's elections, which were the first to use a new eVoting system in a bid to increase turnout.

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Peter McKenna explains the significance of this year's Law Society Council elections — the first with electronic voting in place. The Law Society Council election is held every year in which 15—16 ordinary members, and two provincial delegates, are elected to serve for a two-year period.

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In a statement published below in full, the Council of the Law Society of Ireland calls on government ministers to accept the "irrefutable" case for restoration of criminal legal aid fees in the 2024 budget. The failure by successive governments to adequately invest in the criminal justice system is

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The Family Courts Bill represents long-awaited progress to reform Ireland’s family courts system in the public interest. Since this was first promoted by the Law Reform Commission in the 1970s, families have faced long delays, courthouses not fit for purpose, and unequal access to ancillary se

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Legislation providing for the establishment of a Family Court as divisions within the existing Irish court structures requires significant improvement and will fail without greater investment, the Law Society has said. Peter Doyle, principal solicitor at Doyle Fox & Associates and chair of the L

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The Law Society of Ireland has congratulated fifth class students from Stanhope Street Primary School on their graduation from its Apple Everyone Can Code programme. Since 2019, the Law Society has been teaching the students of Stanhope Street Primary School about coding through Everyone Can Code. T

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Trainee solicitors Steven Scanlan, Andrea Whelton, Niamh Ferry and Sarah Courtney have emerged as winners of the 2023 Michael Peart Challenge Cup. Mr Scanlan, of RDJ, and Ms Whelton, Ms Ferry and Ms Courtney, all of Arthur Cox, represented the Law Society of Ireland at the competition in Belfast.

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Trainee solicitors Mariah Donnelly and Doreen McCarthy have triumphed in the Brown Mosten International Client Consultation Competition. Ms Donnelly, of Michael Kelleher Solicitors, and Ms McCarthy, of A&L Goodbody, represented the Law Society at the competition in Maastricht University in the N

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The Law Society of Ireland has published the shortlist for the Justice Media Awards 2023. This year, there was a record 340 entries across 15 categories. The competition is growing each year, demonstrating a high calibre of legal journalism in Ireland.

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The Law Society of Ireland has published a new version of the Guide for In-house Solicitors Employed in the Corporate and Public Sectors. Produced by the Law Society's in-house and public sector committee, the updated Guide is now available on the Law Society website as an interactive PDF with links

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Solicitors now have until Friday to respond to a consultation being carried out by the Law Society of Ireland to assist in the development of its strategy for 2024–28. The first phase of the strategic review consultation process began last month with an anonymous survey sent to those on the ro

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Over 160 solicitors attended the Law Society of Ireland and the Central Bank of Ireland's joint event on new regulations earlier this week. The "Enhanced governance, performance and accountability in financial services – the Individual Accountability Framework" event took place at Blackhall Pl

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Solicitors will be required to do more to protect client moneys under new regulations coming into effect this summer. The Solicitors Accounts Regulations 2023 will come into force from 1 July 2023, replacing most of the Solicitor Accounts Regulations 2014.

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