Nominations have opened for elections to the Law Society of Ireland Council ahead of the Society's AGM in November. The Council is the governing body of the Law Society and elects the president and vice-president every year.
The new Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) has blamed a Government department for the delay in rolling out its new complaints system, according to reports. The LSRA has said the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform did not approve the hiring of critical staff in time for roll-out this
The Law Society of Ireland is offering guided tours of its Blackhall Place headquarters as part of National Heritage Week. The tours will cover the history of Oxmanstown Green, the local landscape throughout the centuries, the original Blue Coat School and Thomas Ivory’s majestic vision for th
The Law Society of Ireland is expected to save around €2.5 million over the next three years after winning a vacant site levy appeal. A one-acre portion of land owned by its subsidiary, Benburb Street Property Company Limited, was placed on the vacant site register by Dublin City Council in 201
The Law Society of Ireland's mentorship programme for women wishing to advance their careers to a senior level has now opened for applications from mentees. The redesigned Women in Leadership Mentoring Programme 2019 aims to promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion within the solicitors' pro
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has called on the Law Society of Ireland to discipline solicitors who are knowingly bringing false insurance claims to court. The minister said he fully endorsed comments made by Judge Jacqueline Linnane of the Circuit Court last week, The Times reports.
A man who took out a €190,000 mortgage to purchase property which he mistakenly believed to be in the ownership of a solicitor in 2008 has had his application for judicial review dismissed in the High Court. Finding no error in the decision taken by the Law Society of Ireland to award compensat
The Law Society of Ireland has called on the Government to introduce a formal technical consultation before publishing the next Finance Bill. In its pre-Budget 2020 submission, the Law Society has argued for adequate time to allow both practitioners and Revenue to consult properly on changes to key
Players from countries across the world will compete at the Law Society's headquarters next weekend in the 10th Annual SARI UNHCR World Refugee Day Fair Play Cup. The Fair Play Cup is Ireland's largest World Refugee Day event, held every year to draw attention to the millions of refugees who have be
The judge presiding over the first opioid intervention court in the US will deliver the Law Society of Ireland's annual human rights lecture next week. Judge Craig D. Hannah presides over the Opioid Intervention Court in Buffalo City Court, New York, which has won recognition for its unusual and pio
Ireland's family law system is "broken and failing the most vulnerable in our society", solicitor Helen Coughlan has warned. Ms Coughlan, vice-chair of the Law Society's family and child law committee, made the remarks to the annual general meeting of Treoir, the national federation of services for
The Law Society of Ireland has helped nearly 100 solicitors return to work after an extended period of leave in the past three years. A total of 93 solicitors from across the country have completed the Returners Programme, which the Law Society has run four times since 2016.
Retired judge Nicholas Kearns, who chaired the Personal Injuries Commission, has questioned whether the Law Society of Ireland could do more to stop solicitors representing fraudulent personal injury claimants. Mr Kearns, a former president of the High Court, told an international fraud prevention c