Law Society of Ireland



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

Women make up majority of Irish solicitors but only a third of partners

Women make up a majority of all practising solicitors in Ireland but just over a third of those at partner level, the Law Society of Ireland has revealed.

Published 8 March 2021

Law societies condemn Myanmar military coup

The presidents of the law societies of Northern Ireland, Ireland and Scotland have condemned the military coup in Myanmar.

Published 4 March 2021

Law Society urges implementation of clinical negligence claims management review

The Law Society of Ireland has urged the government to implement the recommendations of a major review of the management of clinical negligence claims.

Published 19 February 2021

Law Society to fight 'unjust' application of negative interest rates to client accounts

Solicitor client accounts should not be made subject to so-called negative interest rates, the Law Society of Ireland has strongly affirmed as it gears up for a national campaign on the matter.

Published 8 February 2021

Matheson becomes Ireland's largest law firm

Commercial law firm Matheson is now the largest law firm in Ireland with nearly 330 lawyers following a "whopping" expansion.

Published 5 February 2021

Law Society has not asked for solicitors to be included in priority vaccine roll-out

The Law Society of Ireland has not followed the Bar Council in asking the government to include lawyers in the "key worker" priority category for the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out.

Published 14 January 2021

Calcutta Run raises €285k in spite of Covid-19 pandemic

The legal profession's annual Calcutta Run has raised €285,000 for homelessness charities in Dublin and Kolkata despite taking place "virtually" due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 18 December 2020

Practising certificate renewals to go entirely online next year

The practising certificate renewal process will be moved entirely online for 2021, the Law Society of Ireland has announced.

Published 8 December 2020

Over 100 solicitors attend Cork and Kerry practitioner update

Over 100 solicitors from Cork and Kerry have attended the annual Practitioner Update Cork & Kerry 2020, which took place online for the first time.

Published 23 November 2020

Mayo solicitor James Cahill takes office as the 150th president of the Law Society

Mayo solicitor James Cahill has taken office today as the 150th president of the Law Society of Ireland.

Published 13 November 2020

'Brexit refugee' solicitors to be denied Irish practising certificates

Thousands of "Brexit refugee" solicitors based in England and Wales who have enrolled in Ireland since 2016 will be denied practising certificates, the Law Society of Ireland has said.

Published 13 November 2020