Law Society Of Ireland

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New personal injury guidelines coming into effect tomorrow will give insurers too much of an advantage over claimants, the Law Society of Ireland has said. "The pendulum has swung too far in favour of the insurance industry," Law Society president James Cahill said today as he called for the balance

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Ireland has been left with "third world infrastructure" in the family courts and urgent investment is needed to prevent children and vulnerable people from paying the price, the Law Society of Ireland has said. Helen Coughlan, chair of the Law Society's family and child law committee, said the gener

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The Law Society of Ireland has announced it has reached a reciprocal qualifying agreement with the Solicitors Regulation Authority in England and Wales. A slightly more complex agreement, involving a reciprocal exam, has also been reached with the Law Society of Scotland.

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Ken Murphy retired from the Law Society of Ireland today after serving for 26 years as its director general. There were only 5,000 solicitors in Ireland when Mr Murphy took up office in 1995, and he leaves the Law Society with more than 22,000 solicitors on the roll today.

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Women make up a majority of all practising solicitors in Ireland but just over a third of those at partner level, the Law Society of Ireland has revealed. To mark International Women's Day, the Law Society is calling for "renewed collective efforts to increase access to leadership roles for women in

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The presidents of the law societies of Northern Ireland, Ireland and Scotland have condemned the military coup in Myanmar. The Tatmadaw, the armed forces of Myanmar, seized power at the start of February, detaining government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other prominent members of her party.

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The Law Society of Ireland has urged the government to implement the recommendations of a major review of the management of clinical negligence claims. An expert group chaired by Mr Justice Charles Meenan published its final report, containing 17 recommendations, just before Christmas with very litt

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Commercial law firm Matheson is now the largest law firm in Ireland with nearly 330 lawyers following a "whopping" expansion. The firm, led by managing partner Michael Jackson and new chairperson Tara Doyle, unexpectedly leapfrogged A&L Goodbody and Arthur Cox, who have traditionally swapped the

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The practising certificate renewal process will be moved entirely online for 2021, the Law Society of Ireland has announced. The move was "necessitated by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the need to ensure a timely and efficient PC renewal process", solicitors were told in the latest president's b

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Over 100 solicitors from Cork and Kerry have attended the annual Practitioner Update Cork & Kerry 2020, which took place online for the first time. Organised by the Law Society Finuas Skillnet in association with the Southern Law Association and Kerry Law Society, the conference provided an oppo

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