Law Society of Ireland



Updated court rules under Domestic Violence Act now in effect

New court rules required under the Domestic Violence Act 2018 have come into effect.

Published 19 March 2019

Senior Irish lawyers to join Washington D.C. launch of Ireland's bid to become post-Brexit legal hub

Senior Irish lawyers will travel to Washington D.C. this week to launch a Government-backed initiative to promote Ireland as an international legal centre after Brexit.

Published 13 March 2019

Law Society reaffirms commitment to gender equality on International Women's Day

The Law Society of Ireland has promised to continue working towards "higher standards of gender equality, diversity and inclusion", five years on from the Irish solicitor profession reaching gender parity.

Published 8 March 2019

Lawyers encouraged to take part in Calcutta Run 2019

Lawyers have been encouraged to raise cash for homelessness charities for a 21st consecutive year at the launch of the 2019 Calcutta Run in the Dublin offices of Walkers.

Published 8 March 2019

Law Society launches gender and equality task force

The Law Society of Ireland has launched a new Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in the Society and the solicitors’ profession.

Published 5 March 2019

Law Society reaffirms commitment to training '21st century solicitors' with latest educational tech

The Law Society of Ireland has reaffirmed its commitment to using the latest digital education technology to train solicitors with "21st century skills".

Published 25 February 2019

Law Society launches strategic plan to support small law firms

The Law Society of Ireland has launched a new strategic plan to support small Irish law firms.

Published 21 February 2019

Law Society: 'Crisis' in family law system makes the case for specialist division of courts and judges

The Irish family law system is "in crisis", lawyers have told the Oireachtas joint committee on justice and equality.

Published 20 February 2019

Law Society expands legal education programme in Irish prisons

The Law Society of Ireland has expanded an initiative that sees trainee solicitors teach prisoners about the law.

Published 19 February 2019

Law Society urges 'caution' on Government plans to bring down personal injury awards

The Law Society of Ireland has urged "extreme caution" following reports that the Government is planning to take action to reduce the level of personal injury pay-outs in Ireland.

Published 15 February 2019

Moya Quinlan, first woman president of the Law Society, passes away

Solicitor Moya Quinlan, the first woman to be elected president of the Law Society of Ireland, has passed away at the age of 99.

Published 13 February 2019

Law Society encourages solicitors to draft data retention policies

The Law Society of Ireland has issued a new practice note encouraging solicitors to draft a data retention policy in the wake of recent cyber breaches and the GDPR.

Published 7 February 2019

Arthur Cox tops chart for most practising solicitors in Ireland

Arthur Cox has the highest number of practising solicitors of any Irish law firm, according to new figures from the Law Society of Ireland.

Published 4 February 2019

Law Society orders lawyers to pull ads referencing CervicalCheck scandal

The Law Society of Ireland has instructed solicitors to remove references to the CervicalCheck scandal from their online posts, The Times reports.

Published 4 February 2019

Law Society pays out €240,000 to cover liabilities of struck-off solicitor

The Law Society of Ireland has paid out €240,000 to meet the liabilities of struck-off Co Carlow solicitor Imelda Leahy, The Irish Times reports.

Published 14 January 2019