Law Society of Ireland



€300,000 target set as Calcutta Run goes virtual for 2021

The Law Society of Ireland has invited legal professionals to take place in this year's virtual Calcutta Run on 17-26 September 2021.

Published 15 July 2021

Law Society of Ireland calls for mental health law reform

The Law Society of Ireland has urged the government to finalise reforms to the Mental Health Act 2001, calling for 16- and 17-year-olds to have presumed capacity to consent.

Published 13 July 2021

Podcast claims top prize at Justice Media Awards

A podcast series about George Gibney, the former Irish swimming coach accused of child sexual abuse, has been recognised by the Law Society of Ireland at the 2021 Justice Media Awards.

Published 25 June 2021

Smaller rural law firms encouraged to apply to traineeship grant scheme

Smaller solicitor practices in rural Ireland have been encouraged to apply for €25,000 grants to assist with the cost of employing a trainee solicitor.

Published 23 June 2021

Law Society raises concerns over rights of way registration deadline

The Law Society of Ireland has raised concerns about the impending deadline for registration of rights of way created by long use.

Published 22 June 2021

Law Society urges move away from non-statutory system of direct provision

The Law Society of Ireland has reiterated its call for an end to the non-statutory system of direct provision ahead of UN World Refugee Day on Sunday.

Published 18 June 2021

Hazel Chu to take part in panel discussion during Law Society MOOC

Hazel Chu, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, will take part in a live panel discussion tonight as part of the final week of the Law Society of Ireland's massive open online course (MOOC) on environmental law and climate change.

Published 15 June 2021

Health minister slated for 'offensive and disrespectful' comments about solicitors' profession

The Law Society of Ireland has called on Health Minister Stephen Donnelly to apologise to the solicitors' profession after he suggested lawyers were "licking their lips" over the HSE cyber attack.

Published 24 May 2021

Law Society to probe bullying, harassment and sexual harassment in solicitors' profession

The Law Society of Ireland has launched a first-of-its-kind study into bullying, harassment and sexual harassment in the solicitors' profession.

Published 19 May 2021

Dr Mary Robinson to open Law Society MOOC on climate justice

Dr Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and adjunct professor of climate justice at Trinity College Dublin, will deliver the opening presentation of the Law Society of Ireland's new five-week online course on climate justice.

Published 18 May 2021

Personal injury guidelines 'swing pendulum too far' in favour of insurers

New personal injury guidelines coming into effect tomorrow will give insurers too much of an advantage over claimants, the Law Society of Ireland has said.

Published 23 April 2021

Law Society slams 'third world infrastructure' for family justice

Ireland has been left with "third world infrastructure" in the family courts and urgent investment is needed to prevent children and vulnerable people from paying the price, the Law Society of Ireland has said.

Published 7 April 2021

Law Society strikes post-Brexit reciprocal qualifying agreements

The Law Society of Ireland has announced it has reached a reciprocal qualifying agreement with the Solicitors Regulation Authority in England and Wales.

Published 1 April 2021

Mary Keane becomes first woman to serve as Law Society director general

Mary Keane has become the first woman to serve as director general of the Law Society of Ireland in its 191-year history.

Published 24 March 2021

Ken Murphy retires from the Law Society

Ken Murphy retired from the Law Society of Ireland today after serving for 26 years as its director general.

Published 22 March 2021