Lawyers showing 'lack of willingness' to resolve consumer complaints informally

Lawyers are showing a "lack of willingness" to engage with the informal resolution or mediation process following consumer complaints, the Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) has said.

Published 7 April 2021

Lawyers urged to review advertising after complaints upheld

Lawyers have been urged to review their online, print and other advertising to ensure it is fully compliant with regulations brought in last year.

Published 7 April 2021

Conveyancers could become profession in their own right

Conveyancers could become a regulated profession in their own right under government plans to drive down legal costs.

Published 4 March 2021

Women encouraged to apply to become senior counsel

Justice Minister Helen McEntee has encouraged women lawyers to apply to be granted the title of senior counsel this year.

Published 12 January 2021

New regulations introduced for advertising by legal practitioners

New regulations governing advertising by legal practitioners have been published by the Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA).

Published 18 December 2020

Lawyers invited to apply to become senior counsel next year

Solicitors and barristers have been invited to apply to be granted the title of senior counsel next year.

Published 8 December 2020

Solicitors under misconduct investigations over unpaid barrister fees, some as old as 15 years

Solicitors are facing potential misconduct investigations over the alleged non-payment of hundreds of thousands of euros in fees due to barristers, in one case dating as far back as 15 years ago, new figures reveal.

Published 19 November 2020

Regulator proposes end of solicitor and barrister education monopolies

The Law Society of Ireland and the King's Inns should not have a monopoly on training solicitors and barristers, the Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) has suggested in a new report.

Published 19 November 2020

Paltry number of lawyers engage with review into unification of legal professions

Fewer than a dozen lawyers made submissions to a consultation on the proposed unification of the solicitor and barrister professions in Ireland.

Published 19 November 2020

Solicitor Simon Murphy joins Legal Services Regulatory Authority

Cork solicitor Simon Murphy has been appointed to the Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA).

Published 12 November 2020

Solicitors named senior counsel in virtual ceremony

Around a dozen-and-a-half solicitors have made Irish legal history after being formally granted patents of precedence and given the designation of senior counsel.

Published 12 October 2020

Reciprocal recognition arrangements for barristers on pause

Reciprocal arrangements allowing for Irish barristers to be called to the bar in Northern Ireland or England and Wales have effectively been put on pause pending a review.

Published 5 October 2020

Male solicitors more successful in applications for senior counsel

Male solicitors were twice as likely as women to succeed in their applications for recognition as senior counsel, according to new figures.

Published 18 September 2020

Solicitors to be named senior counsel in landmark moment

Around a dozen-and-a-half solicitors are set to make Irish legal history by being appointed as senior counsel, the first time the honour traditionally reserved for barristers has been bestowed on their solicitor colleagues.

Published 3 September 2020

Solicitors invited to apply to become senior counsel for first time

Solicitors have been invited to apply to become senior counsel for the first time in Irish legal history.

Published 2 July 2020