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A private member's bill on the protection of hedgerows, drawn up with the help of the Climate Bar Association, has been introduced to the Dáil. The Protection of Hedgerows Bill 2024 was drafted by the Hedgerows Legislation Project, a working group of Comhshaol, the Climate Bar Association, an

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Activist and sports journalist Joanne O'Riordan was welcomed to the King's Inns last week as keynote speaker for the Bar of Ireland's ninth annual International Women's Day dinner. Ms O'Riordan studied criminology in University College Cork (UCC) and is only one of seven people in the world living w

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Barristers have been told they will have to pay two new bills totalling hundreds of euros next year as the Bar Council will no longer be covering the costs of the LSRA's annual levy on their behalf. As a result of unexpected delays affecting the 2022 levy, barristers can expect to receive two bills

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The newly-elected Bar Council formally took the reins yesterday, with Sara Phelan SC continuing to lead the Council in her second year as chair. Ms Phelan is joined by Seán Ó hUallacháin SC as vice-chair and Roderick Maguire BL as treasurer on the 25-person Council, which includ

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Imogen McGrath SC and Shauna Keniry BL set out the key legal principles to consider when terminating construction contracts. Challenges faced by the construction industry come into sharp focus during straitened economic times. Projects are often beset by the cost of credit, cash flow pressures, infl

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The Bar Council of Ireland has called on criminal barristers to take part in a one-day strike this October in a major escalation of its campaign for fee restoration. Sara Phelan SC, chair, said the Bar Council had been "left with no choice" as a result of the government's failure to restore fees for

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Sara Phelan SC has been re-elected as chair of the Bar Council of Ireland for the 2023/24 legal year. She took up the role in 2022, becoming the third woman to ever serve as Bar Council chairperson, and has been re-elected for a second year in line with convention.

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Senior lawyers, judges and politicians gathered at the King's Inns last night for The Bar of Ireland's annual chair's dinner, hosted by Sara Phelan SC. Ms Phelan — widely expected to be confirmed shortly as chair of the Bar Council for a second year — addressed the event and later introd

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The Bar of Ireland is seeking talks with ministers over fee restoration for barristers after reports that the government would consider increases in exchange for unspecified concessions. Professional fees paid to barristers practising criminal law on behalf of the State were slashed by amounts rangi

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Over 130 practitioners attended a recent Bar of Ireland conference marking the commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015. Delegates heard from a panel of legal experts, academics and from those on the front line of the forthcoming service.

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Around €1.1 million in unpaid barristers' fees has been recovered through The Bar of Ireland's in-house fee recovery service since its launch less than three years ago. Over 175 members of the Law Library are now "actively using" the Bar's practice support and fee recovery service for assistanc

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A new Media, Internet and Data Protection Bar Association (MIDBA) is to be launched by The Bar of Ireland this week. The new specialist bar association is aimed at legal professionals who practice, or have an interest, in the areas of media, internet, and data protection law.

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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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