Law Society of Ireland

Law Society provides online training for solicitors in north east

On Friday 9 October, 98 solicitors from Monaghan, Cavan and Louth attended the annual North East CPD 2020, which took place online for the first time in the event’s history.

Published 23 October 2020

Law Society calls for virtual participants for Calcutta Run

The Law Society of Ireland has invited lawyers, their family and friends to take part in a virtual Calcutta Run this year.

Published 20 October 2020

Law Society pays tribute to retiring director general

The president of the Law Society of Ireland has led tributes to its outgoing director general Ken Murphy on his announced retirement.

Published 19 October 2020

Ken Murphy to retire as director general of Law Society

Ken Murphy is set to retire as director general of the Law Society of Ireland early next year after over 25 years in the post.

Published 16 October 2020

'Record' €3 billion allocated to justice sector in Budget 2021

The justice sector has been allocated a record €3 billion in the 2021 Budget revealed by ministers yesterday afternoon.

Published 14 October 2020

Solicitors named senior counsel in virtual ceremony

Around a dozen-and-a-half solicitors have made Irish legal history after being formally granted patents of precedence and given the designation of senior counsel.

Published 12 October 2020

Law Society drops 'Dear Sirs' as formal salutation

The Law Society of Ireland will no longer use "Dear Sirs" as a salutation in formal letters and emails as part of its commitment to gender equality.

Published 5 October 2020

Family law reform bill 'reflects Law Society's vision'

The Law Society of Ireland has welcomed yesterday's government announcement on family law reform as "reflective of the vision the Law Society called for".

Published 1 October 2020

'No evidence' that capping personal injury pay-outs will lower insurance premiums

There is "no evidence" that capping personal injury pay-outs will lead to lower insurance premiums, the Law Society of Ireland has said.

Published 1 October 2020

Blindboy to star at Law Society wellbeing summit

Comedy hip-hop star Blindboy will feature as a special guest at the Law Society of Ireland's Business of Wellbeing Summit tomorrow, which over 650 solicitors have registered to attend.

Published 29 September 2020

Law Society welcomes move to ratify Lanzarote Convention

The Law Society of Ireland has welcomed news that the government is to ratify the Lanzarote Convention on child sexual exploitation and sexual abuse.

Published 28 September 2020

Law Society calls for reduced VAT on legal services

The Law Society of Ireland has urged government ministers to introduce a reduced VAT rate for legal services to end the "inappropriate application of what is effectively a consumer tax on such services".

Published 21 September 2020

Law Society creates new online information sessions for young solicitors

The Law Society of Ireland has developed a new series of free online information sessions for newly qualified and trainee solicitors across the country, the first of which will take place tonight.

Published 15 September 2020

Solicitors to be named senior counsel in landmark moment

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.

Published 3 September 2020

Solicitors required to collect contact tracing information

Solicitors will have to collect contact details for contact tracing purposes from all people attending court on behalf of the party they represent under a new practice direction.

Published 1 September 2020