Law Society of Ireland

Law Society: No female students referenced in 'highly offensive' WhatsApp group

A private WhatsApp group in which law students are said to have exchanged "highly offensive" messages does not contain references to female students, the Law Society of Ireland has said.

Published 15 October 2019

Co Kerry solicitor to be struck off at end of year

Co Kerry solicitor Maurice O'Sullivan will be struck off the roll at the end of the year after being found guilty of professional misconduct.

Published 15 October 2019

Independent Law Centres Network endorses Gary Lee in Law Society election bid

Solicitor Gary Lee has been endorsed by the Independent Law Centres Network in his bid for election to the Law Society Council.

Published 14 October 2019

Law Society investigating allegations about 'highly offensive' private messaging group

The Law Society of Ireland has said it is investigating allegations about a private text messaging group in which law students are said to have posted "highly offensive" messages about their female colleagues.

Published 11 October 2019

Mr Justice McMahon to speak on direct provision at human rights conference

Retired judge Mr Justice Bryan McMahon will examine the impact of direct provision on asylum seekers at the Law Society of Ireland's annual human rights conference tomorrow.

Published 11 October 2019

Mental health experts to address Law Society conference

Mental health experts will discuss the importance of mindfulness in improving general mental health and productivity at a conference organised by the Law Society's younger members committee later today.

Published 10 October 2019

Law Society launches project to improve wellbeing of Irish solicitors

The Law Society of Ireland has announced the launch of a new initiative designed to promote wellbeing in the solicitors' profession in Ireland.

Published 8 October 2019

Street Law programme delivered to 3,000 school students across Ireland

Over 3,000 transition year students have completed the Law Society of Ireland's Street Law programme since its roll-out six years ago.

Published 7 October 2019

Number of solicitors on Irish roll reaches 20,531

The number of solicitors on the Irish roll reached a record high of 20,531 at the end of August, the Law Society of Ireland has announced.

Published 13 September 2019

Black solicitor calls on Law Society to conduct annual research on ethnic minority lawyers

A black solicitor has called on the Law Society of Ireland to carry out annual research on the numbers of Irish lawyers from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Published 2 September 2019

Nominations open for Law Society Council elections

Nominations have opened for elections to the Law Society of Ireland Council ahead of the Society's AGM in November.

Published 27 August 2019

Legal watchdog blames delay in complaints process roll-out on Public Expenditure

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.

Published 26 August 2019

Law Society to open doors for National Heritage Week

The Law Society of Ireland is offering guided tours of its Blackhall Place headquarters as part of National Heritage Week.

Published 20 August 2019

Law Society to save €2.5m following vacant site levy appeal

The Law Society of Ireland is expected to save around €2.5 million over the next three years after winning a vacant site levy appeal.

Published 16 August 2019

Law Society opens mentee applications for women mentorship programme

The Law Society of Ireland's mentorship programme for women wishing to advance their careers to a senior level has now opened for applications from mentees.

Published 16 August 2019