Senior Counsel

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Patents of precedence have been granted to 25 barristers and 12 solicitors, entitling them to use the title of senior counsel. The barristers are William Abrahamson, Ray Boland, Conor Bourke, John Byrne, Dermot Cahill, Oisin Collins, Ruth Fitzgerald, Robert Fitzpatrick, Tom Flynn, Ted Harding, Ronan

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Justice Minister Helen McEntee has encouraged women lawyers to apply to be granted the title of senior counsel this year. The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) last month announced the opening of applications for the second round of the patents of precedence process.

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Solicitors and barristers have been invited to apply to be granted the title of senior counsel next year. The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) has announced the opening of applications for the second round of the patents of precedence process.

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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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Women solicitors have been urged to apply for recognition as senior counsel after just two women were named among the first 17 solicitors to receive the honour. Solicitors Áine Hynes and Helen Noble are set to become the first women solicitors with the right to use the title after their appli

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As 17 solicitors from across Ireland, representing the smallest to the largest firms in the country, successfully applied for patents of precedence, the Law Society of Ireland has highlighted the vast breadth of experience and expertise they will bring to their new roles. President of the Law Societ

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