The Bar of Ireland

Barristers call for urgent fee restoration amid concerns for future of profession

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

New legal partnerships spark concern over future of independent referral Bar

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

Law Society has not asked for solicitors to be included in priority vaccine roll-out

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 appeal for inclusion in 'key worker' category for vaccine roll-out

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

#InPictures: Irish leader of global response to Covid-19 wins human rights award

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

Irish man leading global Covid-19 response to receive Bar human rights award

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

Bar Council challenges withdrawal of Covid grants from barristers

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 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

Aspiring barristers invited to apply for Denham Fellowship

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

Bar Council raises concerns over devils' access to courtrooms

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

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

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

Charities to benefit from virtual advocacy training workshop

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 to receive Praeses Elit Award

Ireland's first Chinese-born barrister, Fei Liang, will receive the prestigious Trinity Praeses Elit Award this week.

Published 28 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