The Corporate & Insolvency Bar Association (CIBA) is set to hold its inaugural conference next week, with Mr Justice Michael Quinn of the Commercial Court and Lord Justice Snowden of the Court of Appeal in England among the keynote speakers. The association, which was established last year, said
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The Bar of Ireland has launched a new policy aimed at promoting equitable briefing amongst male and female barristers. The Equitable Briefing Policy is a targeted initiative which asks signatories to consider the gender of counsel once the objectives of seniority, expertise and experience have been
Mark D Finan BL and Rose Caroline McGrath BL explore a new development in litigation seeking damages arising from data breaches in Ireland. Data Protection Day 2023 brought a new development in litigation seeking damages arising from data breaches in Ireland pursuant to Article 82 GDPR and s.117 Dat
Cian McGoldrick BL: Recent corporate restructuring demonstrates Ireland’s growing strength in cross-border insolvency
Cian McGoldrick BL considers recent examinership proceedings before the Irish courts and contends that they serve as an excellent example of the potency of the corporate insolvency regime in this jurisdiction. The recent examinership proceedings before the Irish High Court involving the well-known g
Bar Council chair Sara Phelan SC has urged public expenditure and reform minister Michael McGrath to make a decision on fee restoration for barristers ahead of the coming government reshuffle. The Bar has called repeatedly for the reversal of cuts to professional fees paid to barristers practising c
The Bar of Ireland is celebrating the achievements of the legal community in 2022. Join them on 24th November at 5.30pm, at Matheson LLP, Dublin 2 at an event which includes the launch of the first Pro Bono Pledge Ireland Report.
The Bar of Ireland marked International Men's Day last week with a coffee morning raising funds for charity Pieta.
Women make up a fifth of silks at the Irish bar for the first time after 27 barristers, including 15 women, were called to the Inner Bar today.
Judges have a role in effecting social change in Ireland but have to push their own views "to the back of our minds" when making decisions, High Court president Mr Justice David Barniville has said. The judge was joined by Mr Justice Gerard Hogan, Ms Justice Siobhán Phelan, Ms Justice Iseult
An increase in Law Library membership subscription rates is set to come into effect later this week. In an email sent to barristers on behalf of the Bar Council, Séamus Clarke SC said the general increase of 6.5 per cent from 1 October 2022 is "required to deliver all current member services
The new Bar Council, chaired by Sara Phelan SC, has come into effect. Ms Phelan was elected in July to succeed Maura McNally SC in the prominent role, which she will hold from today until 11 September 2023.
John Breslin SC has been elected as chair of the newly-launched Financial Services Bar Association (FSBA). Mr Justice David Barniville, president of the High Court, will address the launch of the new specialist bar association in the Distillery Building today at 4.30pm.
Sara Phelan SC has been elected as the next chair of the Council of the Bar of Ireland, taking up the role from September 2022. Succeeding Maura McNally SC, who has held the post for two years, she will become only the third woman to ever serve as Bar Council chairperson.
Hundreds of barristers who pay reduced subscriptions to the Law Library because they are based more than 150 kilometres from the Four Courts will see their fees increase. A recent meeting of the Bar Council agreed to increase subscription fees for so-called "country members" by 15 to 20 per cent ove
The Bar of Ireland will promote "equitable briefing practices" as part of plans to improve women's representation at senior levels of practice. The first-ever equality action plan published by the Bar sets out recommended actions in five areas: