Sligo solicitor Michele O'Boyle has been appointed as the 149th president of the Law Society of Ireland. The first woman to serve as Law Society president since 2003 and the fourth woman of all time, Ms O'Boyle has pledged to make women in leadership one of the priorities of her term.
Fifteen solicitors have been deemed provisionally elected to the Law Society Council following a ballot of solicitors. There were 4,029 valid votes in the election, representing just under a fifth of the total number on the roll.
Solicitor partnerships will be able to register as limited liability partnerships (LLP) from this Friday. The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) has confirmed it will accept applications from 1 November 2019, with further information regarding LLPs and the application process to be made avai
The Law Society of Ireland has celebrated the "historic milestone" of having more than 20,000 solicitors on the roll after the Brexit boost from England and Wales. Around 1,700 solicitors from England and Wales were admitted to the roll this year alone, according to the Law Society's annual report f
A private WhatsApp group in which law students are said to have exchanged "highly offensive" messages does not contain references to female students, the Law Society of Ireland has said. The Law Society launched an investigation last week into allegations that students at its law school had posted "
Co Kerry solicitor Maurice O'Sullivan will be struck off the roll at the end of the year after being found guilty of professional misconduct. The High Court granted a stay on the strike-off orders to allow for the transfer of files relating to undertakings he had failed to honour, The Irish Times re
Solicitor Gary Lee has been endorsed by the Independent Law Centres Network in his bid for election to the Law Society Council. Mr Lee, managing solicitor at Ballymun Community Law Centre, is competing for one of 15 places on the governing body.
The Law Society of Ireland has said it is investigating allegations about a private text messaging group in which law students are said to have posted "highly offensive" messages about their female colleagues. Students at the Law Society's law school have been warned by email that the alleged conduc
Retired judge Mr Justice Bryan McMahon will examine the impact of direct provision on asylum seekers at the Law Society of Ireland's annual human rights conference tomorrow. The former High Court judge, who chairs the working group on direct provision and the protection process, joins a range of not
Mental health experts will discuss the importance of mindfulness in improving general mental health and productivity at a conference organised by the Law Society's younger members committee later today. The conference, organised in partnership with Law Society Finuas Skillnet, is one of a series of
The Law Society of Ireland has announced the launch of a new initiative designed to promote wellbeing in the solicitors' profession in Ireland. Independent research recently commissioned by the Law Society revealed that 57 per cent of solicitors frequently experience very high or extreme levels of s
The number of solicitors on the Irish roll reached a record high of 20,531 at the end of August, the Law Society of Ireland has announced. Writing in the Law Society Gazette, director general Ken Murphy said the "biggest factor in the remarkable rate of increase in recent years has been the tsunami
A black solicitor has called on the Law Society of Ireland to carry out annual research on the numbers of Irish lawyers from ethnic minority backgrounds. Matthew Emeka Ezeani, who co-founded Ireland's first ethnic minority-led practice in 2002, told The Times that he believed "institutional racism"