Law Society of Ireland

Irish law firms approached by 'claims harvesting' website

A number of Irish law firms have been approached by a UK-based "claims harvesting" website offering to refer clients for a fee, the Law Society of Ireland has said.

Published 5 February 2020

Law Society issues warning about fake immigration law firms

The Law Society of Ireland has issued a warning about fake law firms operating under the names Immigration Solicitors Dublin and Immigration Lawyer Cork.

Published 16 January 2020

#InPictures: William Fry and Maples trainees to compete in international environmental law moot

Two trainees from William Fry and one from Maples will represent Ireland at an international environmental law moot in April.

Published 13 January 2020

Coalition calls for immediate funding for dedicated family law courts complex

A new coalition of legal bodies, charities and NGOs has launched a campaign calling on the Government to immediately allocate the funding necessary to develop a dedicated family law courts complex at the Hammond Lane site.

Published 10 December 2019

Record number of English solicitors admitted to Irish roll in anticipation of Brexit

An all-time record number of solicitors in England and Wales were admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland this year, the Law Society of Ireland has said.

Published 29 November 2019

Staggering €300,000 raised at Calcutta Run presented to homelessness charities

A staggering €300,000 raised by the legal profession at this year's Calcutta Run has been presented to the Peter McVerry Trust and The Hope Foundation.

Published 15 November 2019

Michele O'Boyle becomes first woman to head Law Society in 15 years

Sligo solicitor Michele O'Boyle has been appointed as the 149th president of the Law Society of Ireland.

Published 11 November 2019

Fifteen solicitors provisionally elected to Law Society Council

Fifteen solicitors have been deemed provisionally elected to the Law Society Council following a ballot of solicitors.

Published 4 November 2019

Solicitor partnerships to be allowed to register as LLPs from Friday

Solicitor partnerships will be able to register as limited liability partnerships (LLP) from this Friday.

Published 29 October 2019

Over 20,000 solicitors on the Irish roll at end of landmark year

The Law Society of Ireland has celebrated the "historic milestone" of having more than 20,000 solicitors on the roll after the Brexit boost from England and Wales.

Published 25 October 2019

Law Society: No female students referenced in 'highly offensive' WhatsApp group

A private WhatsApp group in which law students are said to have exchanged "highly offensive" messages does not contain references to female students, the Law Society of Ireland has said.

Published 15 October 2019

Co Kerry solicitor to be struck off at end of year

Co Kerry solicitor Maurice O'Sullivan will be struck off the roll at the end of the year after being found guilty of professional misconduct.

Published 15 October 2019

Independent Law Centres Network endorses Gary Lee in Law Society election bid

Solicitor Gary Lee has been endorsed by the Independent Law Centres Network in his bid for election to the Law Society Council.

Published 14 October 2019

Law Society investigating allegations about 'highly offensive' private messaging group

The Law Society of Ireland has said it is investigating allegations about a private text messaging group in which law students are said to have posted "highly offensive" messages about their female colleagues.

Published 11 October 2019

Mr Justice McMahon to speak on direct provision at human rights conference

Retired judge Mr Justice Bryan McMahon will examine the impact of direct provision on asylum seekers at the Law Society of Ireland's annual human rights conference tomorrow.

Published 11 October 2019