The Bar Of Ireland

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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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The Bar Council of Ireland's response to the long-awaited review of protections for vulnerable witnesses in the investigation and prosecution of sexual offences is reproduced in full below. We welcome the publication this morning of the Report on the Review of Protections for Vulnerable Witness

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Maura McNally SC has been elected as chair of the Council of The Bar of Ireland, succeeding Mícheál P. O’Higgins SC after two years in the post. She becomes the second-ever woman elected to the position, following Ms Justice Mella Carroll who held the role more than four decades

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Lawyers and judges have paid tribute to Mr Justice Peter Kelly, president of the High Court, on his retirement today. Micheál P O’Higgins SC, chairman of the Council of the Bar of Ireland, called him "an advertisement for the Irish bar and bench".

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The Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) has become an approved professional body with access to the The Bar of Ireland's direct access scheme. Approved organisations can access the services of any of 1,825 barristers without going through a solicitor through the Direct Professional Acces

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Suggestions that ordinary criminal trials should take place without juries or with a smaller number of jurors during the COVID-19 emergency have been rejected by The Bar of Ireland. In a submission to the Courts Service, the barristers' body said the "draconian measure" of reducing the number of jur

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The Bar of Ireland has failed in a bid to secure a rent suspension for its use of two floors in the Criminal Courts of Justice. The representative body for barristers wrote to the Courts Service to request a suspension from March 2020 because its income has been "adversely affected" by the COVID-19

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The Bar of Ireland has pushed back against reports that it is considering proposals to expand the use of non-jury trials during the COVID-19 crisis. A report in The Irish Times, citing an anonymous barrister said to be involved in the process, said the Bar Council is currently "researching the idea"

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Irish barristers have joined legal colleagues around the world in condemning the arrests of lawyers and democracy activists in Hong Kong. The Council of The Bar of Ireland wrote to Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam and to China's embassy in Ireland following the arrests of Martin Lee QC and Dr

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Approved organisations have been reminded by The Bar of Ireland that they can directly access barristers for legal opinion on a wide range of matters. The Bar issued the reminder about the Direct Professional Access Scheme in response to widespread legal uncertainty created by the coronavirus crisis

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