Senior Counsel



Patents of precedence granted to 25 barristers and 12 solicitors

Patents of precedence have been granted to 25 barristers and 12 solicitors, entitling them to use the title of senior counsel.

Published 16 June 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

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 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

Barristers called to Inner Bar in virtual ceremony

The Supreme Court has formally called 20 barristers to the Inner Bar in a virtual ceremony.

Published 7 October 2020

Women solicitors urged to apply to become senior counsel

Women solicitors have been urged to apply for recognition as senior counsel after just two women were named among the first 17 solicitors to receive the honour.

Published 7 September 2020

Law Society President highlights expertise of new senior counsel

As 17 solicitors from across Ireland, representing the smallest to the largest firms in the country, successfully applied for patents of precedence, the Law Society of Ireland has highlighted the vast breadth of experience and expertise they will bring to their new roles.

Published 4 September 2020