The Bar Of Ireland

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Barristers and solicitors will be able to form legal partnerships together under new legislation announced by ministers this morning – in spite of concerns that the reforms will undermine the independent referral Bar. Justice Minister Heather Humphreys and minister of state James Browne today

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An Irish man leading the World Health Organisation's (WHO) global response to the Covid-19 pandemic is to receive The Bar of Ireland's annual human rights award. Dr Michael J Ryan, WHO executive director, has been nominated for the award in recognition of his tireless work and leadership in the fiel

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The Bar Council of Ireland is challenging an attempt by Dublin City Council to force around 150 barristers to return €750,000 in grants aimed at supporting businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic. The local authority yesterday asked barristers to repay grants received through the Restart Grant

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Aspiring barristers have been invited to apply for the Denham Fellowship, which assists those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a career as a barrister. Established in 2017, the Fellowship is run by The Bar of Ireland in association with The Honorable Society of King's Inns

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The Bar Council of Ireland has raised concerns with the Courts Service about devils missing out on courtroom experience due to Covid-19 restrictions, according to reports. Despite early assurances, devils are being routinely denied entry to courtrooms due to strict restrictions on the number of peop

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Reciprocal arrangements allowing for Irish barristers to be called to the bar in Northern Ireland or England and Wales have effectively been put on pause pending a review. Irish barristers are required to produce a "certificate of good standing" in support of their application, which has been provid

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Around 170 charities, NGOs and civic society groups are due to participate in a virtual advocacy training workshop hosted by The Bar of Ireland tomorrow. The "Speaking for Ourselves: Digital Advocacy & Engagement with Policymakers" workshop has been organised by the Bar as part of its Voluntary

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Ireland's first Chinese-born barrister, Fei Liang, will receive the prestigious Trinity Praeses Elit Award this week. Ms Liang made history earlier this month when she was called to The Bar of Ireland. She moved to Ireland in 2008 and qualified as an accountant in 2014 before studying for the bar.

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Around a dozen-and-a-half solicitors are set to make Irish legal history by being appointed as senior counsel, the first time the honour traditionally reserved for barristers has been bestowed on their solicitor colleagues. Éamonn Conlon, Paul Egan, Patrick Groarke, Richard Hammond, Bill Holo

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The Bar Council of Ireland has pushed back at claims from the head of the Courts Service that some practitioners have "made a fortune" during the COVID-19 crisis. In an interview published by The Irish Times last Thursday, Angela Denning, CEO of the Courts Service, suggested that while some lawyers

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