A website advertising a fake law firm has been pulled from the web after it was exposed by the Law Society of Ireland. In a notice published on its website, the Law Society said it did not authorise or regulate a practice called "O'Leary & Zemen".
English and Welsh lawyers who obtained a practising certificate in Ireland as part of their Brexit preparations may still not be allowed to practise before the EU courts, according to reports. A letter sent by the Law Society of Ireland and seen by The Irish Times, dated 25 March 2019, states that s
More than two dozen lawyers have qualified to practice the law in the Irish language in the past two years, figures reveal. In 2017, 16 students at the Law Society of Ireland and eight students at the King's Inns completed the advanced Irish language course necessary for admission to the registers o
English and Welsh solicitors are continuing to join the Irish roll of solicitors in significant numbers nearly three years on from the Brexit vote, new figures reveal. A total of 2,772 solicitors from England and Wales have been admitted to the Irish roll, according to the latest Law Society of Irel
The Law Society of Ireland has invited solicitors to take part in a free five-week online course in arts, entertainment and media law. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), which is worth 10 CPD points, will begin on Tuesday 7 May and provides an overview of law, business practices and commercial r
Mr Justice Peter Kelly, president of the High Court, will join mediation experts in Dublin today to examine the impact of the Mediation Act 2017 one year on from its commencement. Other speakers at the event in Blackhall Place this afternoon include Ger Deering, the financial services and pensions o
New court rules required under the Domestic Violence Act 2018 have come into effect. The District Court Rules have been amended to facilitate the operation of the significant Act, which was commenced at the start of the year.
Senior Irish lawyers will travel to Washington D.C. this week to launch a Government-backed initiative to promote Ireland as an international legal centre after Brexit. The Law Society of Ireland's director-general Ken Murphy and president Patrick Dorgan are travelling to the US today and will take
The Law Society of Ireland has promised to continue working towards "higher standards of gender equality, diversity and inclusion", five years on from the Irish solicitor profession reaching gender parity. The Irish solicitor profession became the first legal profession in the world to reach gender
Lawyers have been encouraged to raise cash for homelessness charities for a 21st consecutive year at the launch of the 2019 Calcutta Run in the Dublin offices of Walkers. The legal fundraiser, organised by the Law Society of Ireland, will see up to 1,500 legal professionals walk, run or cycle to rai
The Law Society of Ireland has launched a new Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in the Society and the solicitors’ profession. The Task Force comprises 16 members from various minority, disability, LGBT+ and socio-economic backgrou
The Law Society of Ireland has reaffirmed its commitment to using the latest digital education technology to train solicitors with "21st century skills". An expert group chaired by Mr Justice Michael Peart of the Court of Appeal last year praised the Law Society's use of digital education technology
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