Law Society Of Ireland

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Louth transition year student Saorla McDonagh Sharkey has been named winner of the Law Society of Ireland's inaugural National Gráinne O’Neill Memorial Legal Essay Competition. The competition invited 1,500-word essays on the topic "The law and social media: striking a balance between f

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A new protocol governing the commissioning of medical reports by solicitors has been published by the Law Society of Ireland in response to recent judicial comments. The Law Society's litigation committee developed the protocol with reference to the decision of Mr Justice Cian Ferriter in McLaughlin

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Proposals to overhaul Ireland's planning system could restrict access to justice for citizens as they currently stand, the Law Society of Ireland has warned. Rachel Minch SC, chair of the Law Society's environmental and planning law committee, appeared before the join Oireachtas committee on housing

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An American judge who heads the country's first mental health court will deliver the Law Society of Ireland's annual human rights lecture this year. Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren is currently the presiding County Court judge of the Misdemeanor Mental Health Court of the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward C

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The Law Society of Ireland has urged the government to commit the "necessary resources" to ensure that planned reforms to the family courts system can be put into practice. The long-awaited Family Courts Bill 2022, which will provide for the establishment of a Family Court as divisions within the ex

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Tipperary solicitor Maura Derivan has been appointed as president of the Law Society of Ireland for 2022/23. Ms Derivan, managing partner of Derivan Sexton & Company, becomes the 152nd president of the Law Society and the sixth woman to serve in the role. This is the second time in history that

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The Law Society of Ireland has encouraged solicitors considering a return to work after a career break or an extended period of leave to join its returners programme, which commences today. The returners programme is designed to support Law Society members on their journey returning to practice, wit

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The Law Society of Ireland has awarded its inaugural Justice Award to the people of Ukraine. The new award was created to recognise extraordinary contributions to the discourse and development of Ireland's legal landscape through legal practice, academia, social justice or rights advocacy.

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Ireland must quickly move its corporation tax regime to a territorial system of taxation to avoid being at a "major competitive disadvantage" to other countries, some of the largest corporate law firms in the State have told the government. The government last year launched a consultation on Ireland

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The Law Society of Ireland has called on the government to introduce tax measures to improve housing and accommodation supply in Ireland. In its Budget 2023 submission ahead of the publication of the Finance Bill 2022, the Law Society also outlines measures to help tackle climate change and keep Ire

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The Law Society of Ireland will use an online voting system to elect its Council for the first time. At a special general meeting in March, 96 per cent of members voted to introduce electronic voting for Council elections.

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The Law Society of Ireland will launch a new and improved website on Monday. The professional body has shared a preview of the new website on its social media profiles.

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The Law Society of Ireland has congratulated the six solicitors granted patents of precedence this week. In a historic first, the number of women solicitors named is greater than the number of men. President of the Law Society, Michelle Ní Longáin, said: “We are proud to congratu

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The Law Society of Ireland has announced the winners of the Justice Media Awards 2022 following an awards ceremony which took place at the Law Society yesterday. The top award was presented to Mary Carolan and Simon Carswell for their Irish Times article ‘Inside the District Courts’. Thi

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