The Bar of Ireland
The Bar of Ireland has called for the urgent restoration of fees paid to criminal barristers as new figures show that two-thirds abandon a career in criminal law after just six years.
Published 10 June 2021
Barristers and solicitors will be able to form legal partnerships together under new legislation announced by ministers this morning – in spite of concerns that the reforms will undermine the independent referral Bar.
Published 8 June 2021
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
Barristers should be included in the "key worker" category for the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine, the Bar Council of Ireland has said.
Published 12 January 2021
Dr Michael J Ryan, the Irish leader of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) global response to the Covid-19 pandemic, yesterday received the The Bar of Ireland’s annual human rights award.
Published 27 November 2020
An Irish man leading the World Health Organisation's (WHO) global response to the Covid-19 pandemic is to receive The Bar of Ireland's annual human rights award.
Published 26 November 2020
The Bar Council of Ireland is challenging an attempt by Dublin City Council to force around 150 barristers to return €750,000 in grants aimed at supporting businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Published 24 November 2020
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
Aspiring barristers have been invited to apply for the Denham Fellowship, which assists those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a career as a barrister.
Published 12 November 2020
The Bar Council of Ireland has raised concerns with the Courts Service about devils missing out on courtroom experience due to Covid-19 restrictions, according to reports.
Published 2 November 2020
The Supreme Court has formally called 20 barristers to the Inner Bar in a virtual ceremony.
Published 7 October 2020
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
Around 170 charities, NGOs and civic society groups are due to participate in a virtual advocacy training workshop hosted by The Bar of Ireland tomorrow.
Published 29 September 2020
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