Law Society Of Ireland

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The codification of Irish criminal law would introduce "clarity and consistency", the Law Society of Ireland has said in response to comments by a Supreme Court judge. Mr Justice Peter Charleton told The Irish Times that the gradual codification of criminal law would solve the problem of having

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The Law Society of Ireland has welcomed the launch by Justice Minister Helen McEntee this week of a strategy to help complainants and witnesses in sexual violence case. The President of the Law Society Michele O’Boyle said that the move was an "important step in protecting vulnerable victims o

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The Law Society of Ireland has published its annual report for 2019/2020. President of the Law Society, Michele O’Boyle, welcomed the publication of the report, saying: “No part of legal practice or the solicitors’ profession was immune to the challenges that inevitably arose as a

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On Friday 9 October, 98 solicitors from Monaghan, Cavan and Louth attended the annual North East CPD 2020, which took place online for the first time in the event’s history. Organised by the Law Society Finuas Skillnet in association with Monaghan, Cavan, Drogheda and Louth Solicitors’ B

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The Law Society of Ireland has invited lawyers, their family and friends to take part in a virtual Calcutta Run this year. The legal fundraiser was originally due to take place in May but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The president of the Law Society of Ireland has led tributes to its outgoing director general Ken Murphy on his announced retirement. Mr Murphy will retire in March 2021 after reaching his 65th birthday, having completed 26 years as director general, as Irish Legal News reported on Friday.

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Ken Murphy is set to retire as director general of the Law Society of Ireland early next year after over 25 years in the post. Mr Murphy left his position as a partner at A&L Goodbody to take up the most senior role in the Law Society in 1995.

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The justice sector has been allocated a record €3 billion in the 2021 Budget revealed by ministers yesterday afternoon. Justice Minister Helen McEntee said the allocation will fund the recruitment of extra gardaí and Garda staff, the reform and upgrade of digital infrastructure across th

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Around a dozen-and-a-half solicitors have made Irish legal history after being formally granted patents of precedence and given the designation of senior counsel. In a series of small online ceremonies on Friday, the honour traditionally reserved for barristers was bestowed on 17 of their solicitor

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The Law Society of Ireland will no longer use "Dear Sirs" as a salutation in formal letters and emails as part of its commitment to gender equality. Writing in her latest bulletin, Law Society president Michele O'Boyle said the Society would "lead the way in discontinuing the use of this outdated gr

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The Law Society of Ireland has welcomed yesterday's government announcement on family law reform as "reflective of the vision the Law Society called for". Justice Minister Helen McEntee yesterday announced that government ministers have approved the drafting of a Family Court Bill, which will provid

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Comedy hip-hop star Blindboy will feature as a special guest at the Law Society of Ireland's Business of Wellbeing Summit tomorrow, which over 650 solicitors have registered to attend. The summit, which is free and taking place online, will explore the business case for investing in professional wel

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The Law Society of Ireland has welcomed news that the government is to ratify the Lanzarote Convention on child sexual exploitation and sexual abuse. Earlier this month, Ireland became the only Council of Europe member state that had not ratified the Lanzarote Convention, which it signed in October

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The Law Society of Ireland has urged government ministers to introduce a reduced VAT rate for legal services to end the "inappropriate application of what is effectively a consumer tax on such services". It is one of a range of recommendations in a letter sent to Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe ahe

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