The Bar of Ireland
Ireland's first Chinese-born barrister, Fei Liang, will receive the prestigious Trinity Praeses Elit Award this week.
Published 28 September 2020
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
The Bar Council of Ireland has pushed back at claims from the head of the Courts Service that some practitioners have "made a fortune" during the COVID-19 crisis.
Published 31 August 2020
The Bar Council of Ireland's response to the long-awaited review of protections for vulnerable witnesses in the investigation and prosecution of sexual offences is reproduced in full below.
Published 6 August 2020
Maura McNally SC has been elected as chair of the Council of The Bar of Ireland, succeeding Mícheál P. O’Higgins SC after two years in the post.
Published 16 July 2020
Lawyers and judges have paid tribute to Mr Justice Peter Kelly, president of the High Court, on his retirement today.
Published 18 June 2020
'European law? I was told there's no future in that': Lawyers share experiences of building a career in EU law
Lawyers have shared their perspectives and experiences of building a career in EU law in an online event hosted by the Irish Society for European Law (ISEL) and the Young Bar Committee of The Bar of Ireland.
Published 10 June 2020
The Bar Council of Ireland should be slapped with a €2 million bill and asked to pay market rent for the continued use of the Law Library building at the Four Courts or be evicted to make way for a family courts complex, a barrister has said.
Published 9 June 2020
The Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) has become an approved professional body with access to the The Bar of Ireland's direct access scheme.
Published 22 May 2020
Suggestions that ordinary criminal trials should take place without juries or with a smaller number of jurors during the COVID-19 emergency have been rejected by The Bar of Ireland.
Published 19 May 2020
The Bar of Ireland has failed in a bid to secure a rent suspension for its use of two floors in the Criminal Courts of Justice.
Published 12 May 2020
The Bar of Ireland has pushed back against reports that it is considering proposals to expand the use of non-jury trials during the COVID-19 crisis.
Published 6 May 2020
Irish barristers have joined legal colleagues around the world in condemning the arrests of lawyers and democracy activists in Hong Kong.
Published 24 April 2020
Approved organisations have been reminded by The Bar of Ireland that they can directly access barristers for legal opinion on a wide range of matters.
Published 21 April 2020
Hundreds of barristers have volunteered to carry out coronavirus contact tracing for the HSE in order to relieve pressure on health staff.
Published 30 March 2020