The Bar Of Ireland

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Hundreds of barristers have volunteered to carry out coronavirus contact tracing for the HSE in order to relieve pressure on health staff. A total of 385 barristers, about a sixth of all practising barristers, had signed up by Friday night, the Irish Independent reports.

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The inaugural ‘Justice Week’ kicks off today, spearheaded by The Bar of Ireland. The objective of the week is to raise awareness amongst under-25s of the importance of the justice system, and how the law protects fundamental rights and freedoms.

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The Bar of Ireland has written to all election candidates, political parties and members of the Oireachtas to call on them to "safeguard justice" in the looming general election. The regulatory body for barristers has highlighted four key "pillars" in its communication: safeguarding the constitution

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Newly-qualified barristers are giving up on criminal work in favour of better-paying work in the civil courts, new figures suggest. Of the 197 new barristers who started practising in criminal between 2011 and the end of 2019, just 88 remain, according to figures published by the Irish Independent.

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A new coalition of legal bodies, charities and NGOs has launched a campaign calling on the Government to immediately allocate the funding necessary to develop a dedicated family law courts complex at the Hammond Lane site. The "Courting Disaster" campaign involves the Law Society of Ireland, The Bar

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The Bar of Ireland has presented its annual human rights award to Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental in recognition of his work promoting tolerance and in educating young people about the importance of remembrance and reconciliation.

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Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental will be recognised by The Bar of Ireland at an awards ceremony later this month. Mr Reichental will receive the Bar's Human Rights Award 2019 in recognition of his work promoting tolerance and educating young people about the importance of remembrance and reconcili

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The Government has come under increasing pressure to progress legislation and funding to deliver a major overhaul of the family law system. In a report published today, the Oireachtas justice committee has called for the Government to give urgent priority to promised legislation for the establishmen

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The new Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) has blamed a Government department for the delay in rolling out its new complaints system, according to reports. The LSRA has said the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform did not approve the hiring of critical staff in time for roll-out this

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The Bar of Ireland will establish an in-house fee recovery service later this year out of concerns about the low recovery rate for barristers' fees. The new service, which will also provide for the central collection of information about outstanding fees, will be in place by "the forthcoming legal y

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Barristers could go on strike if the State does not consider pay restoration for prosecuting barristers, The Bar of Ireland has warned. Ciara Murphy, chief executive of The Bar of Ireland, wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) last month after its case for higher fees was rejected by th

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