Law Society of Ireland



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

Around 140 solicitors from the west of Ireland upskill at online conference

Nearly 140 solicitors from Clare, Limerick and Mayo attended this year's Essential Solicitors’ Update, which took place online for the first time in the event’s history.

Published 12 November 2020

Law Society endorses judge's call for codification of criminal law

The codification of Irish criminal law would introduce "clarity and consistency", the Law Society of Ireland has said in response to comments by a Supreme Court judge.

Published 10 November 2020

Law Society welcomes specialist training in sexual violence cases

The Law Society of Ireland has welcomed the launch by Justice Minister Helen McEntee this week of a strategy to help complainants and witnesses in sexual violence case.

Published 30 October 2020

Law Society of Ireland publishes annual report

The Law Society of Ireland has published its annual report for 2019/2020.

Published 30 October 2020

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