The Law Society of Ireland has launched a new strategic plan to support small Irish law firms. It comes after it commissioned consultancy firm Crowe to examine the 2,043 solicitor firms in Ireland with five or fewer solicitors.
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
The Law Society of Ireland has expanded an initiative that sees trainee solicitors teach prisoners about the law. The Street Law Prisons programme is now offered in a number of Irish prisons, including Wheatfield Prison, Mountjoy, the Dóchas Centre and Arbour Hill, as well as The Pathways Cen
The Law Society of Ireland has urged "extreme caution" following reports that the Government is planning to take action to reduce the level of personal injury pay-outs in Ireland. According to The Irish Times, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has written to the Mr Justice Frank Clarke, the Chief Ju
Solicitor Moya Quinlan, the first woman to be elected president of the Law Society of Ireland, has passed away at the age of 99. Ms Quinlan, who qualified as a solicitor in 1946 and served as president in 1980/81, died at a Dublin nursing home yesterday, The Irish Times reports.
The Law Society of Ireland has issued a new practice note encouraging solicitors to draft a data retention policy in the wake of recent cyber breaches and the GDPR. The practice note points out that clients are "now actively concerned with how long their data is held", and solicitors therefore "need
Arthur Cox has the highest number of practising solicitors of any Irish law firm, according to new figures from the Law Society of Ireland. There were 294 solicitors with practising certificates (PCs) at the firm as of 31 December 2018, up by 20 on the same date in 2017.
The Law Society of Ireland has instructed solicitors to remove references to the CervicalCheck scandal from their online posts, The Times reports. John Elliot, director of regulation, said the Law Society had recently met to discuss whether firms were breaching strict advertising rules by highlighti
The Law Society of Ireland has paid out €240,000 to meet the liabilities of struck-off Co Carlow solicitor Imelda Leahy, The Irish Times reports. Ms Leahy, formerly practising as Imelda Leahy & Company Solicitors in Bagenalstown, was struck off in July after it was found she took over &euro
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
A Dublin law firm transferred around €97,000 to cyber-criminals after falling victim to a bank transfer scam, the Law Society of Ireland has revealed. The loss, incurred after fraudsters intercepted emails about a mortgage redemption and changed the bank account details, will be covered by the