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# law-society - Monday 6 April, 2020

Court-ordered access to children for separated parents advised to continue during pandemic

The pandemic can’t be used as an “excuse to prevent separated parents having contact with their children”, the Law Society says.

# law-society - Monday 14 October, 2019

Law Society claims 'tits and filth' WhatsApp group contained no reference to female students

‘Offensive’ content was allegedly circulated among students at Blackhall Place.

# law-society - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Law Society to investigate 'tits and filth' WhatsApp group about female students

‘Offensive’ content was allegedly circulated among male students at Blackhall Place.

# law-society - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

'It's in crisis': Law Society raises concerns over security issues in family courts system

Members of the Law Society’s family and child law committee are to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Justice this morning.

# law-society - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

A 'faster, more efficient' way to buy and sell property takes effect from today

This will ensure any questions about the property’s title are raised and resolved before the contracts are signed, the Law Society said.

# law-society - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

New part-time training course to become a solicitor set to be offered

That is one recommendation in a new report launched by the Law Society of Ireland today.

# law-society - Friday 22 June, 2018

Journal Media won four awards at yesterday's Justice Media Awards

Reporters Gráinne Ní Aodha, Sean Murray, Paul O’Donoghue and Cianan Brennan picked up prizes for their articles.

# law-society - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Woman has lost over €100,000 since car accident affected by Setanta collapse

Lost income, medical expenses and legal fees have taken a huge toll on her life.

# law-society - Friday 3 November, 2017

'Cramped, grim courts are no place for children': Calls for improved family courts to be rolled out

The Law Society of Ireland says a 21st century approach to family law is needed.

# law-society - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Would you know who to call if you were arrested?

Gardai must inform you of your right to contact a solicitor, but nothing more.

# law-society - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Journal Media reporters win five plaudits at Justice Media Awards

Incisive reporting and investigation by our reporters into tribunals, High Court proceedings, Garda strike action, wills and company law has been rewarded.

# law-society - Monday 5 December, 2016

Brexit has led to 'a tsunami' of new solicitors in Ireland from the UK

It’s beaten previous records.

# law-society - Sunday 27 November, 2016

FactCheck: Are motor insurance claims and legal fees going up or down?

Using previously unpublished data, FactCheck steps in to referee a heated dispute between the Law Society and the insurance industry.

# law-society - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Fully-qualified solicitors doing a JobBridge? It's 'a joke'

Not everyone is happy about the situation.

# law-society - Monday 22 September, 2014

Swords, Balbriggan, Tallaght and Dún Laoghaire - You're keeping your courthouses

A plan to close them has been shelved.

# law-society - Monday 23 June, 2014

Lawyers warn that plans to close four Dublin courts threaten 'the fabric of Ireland's justice system'

77 local courts around the country have closed down in the last six years – and now four Dublin courts are on the chopping block.

# law-society - Thursday 13 February, 2014

It's highly likely there will be a legal challenge to plain tobacco packaging, says Law Society

The director general of the Law Society said Ireland would be setting a precedent in Europe.

# law-society - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Ministers agree reform of legal services, with new regulator to consult on ‘one-stop-shops’

A newly-established legal services regulator will hold a consultation on the establishment of multi-disciplinary panels or ‘one-stop-shops’ once the Legal Services Regulation Bill is enacted.

# law-society - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Student petition successful as Law Society adds exam dates

A shortened schedule had led to concerns that results would be impacted.

# law-society - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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Students launch petition after Law Society exams date moved

The students say that they now have two fewer weeks in which to study for their exams.

# law-society - Friday 13 December, 2013

€17.7m paid out to victims of rogue solicitors in 5 years

Minister Alan Shatter says that the State will not take over the scheme from the Law Society as it would “not be in the public interest” to stump up out of their own pocket.

# law-society - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Byrne victims call on Law Society to pay compensation

The Law Society has said it has done everything it can for people who have lost money in attempting to regain control of their homes.

# law-society - Monday 2 December, 2013

'Reckless journalism' could affect Thomas Byrne's prison safety, claims lawyer

A number of newspaper reports claiming that Byrne had acted on behalf of suspected criminal figures were rejected in court today.

# law-society - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Majority of solicitors don’t expect legal change to cut fees

An annual survey of law firms reveals broad cynicism in the industry about the effects of the Legal Services Bill.

# law-society - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Savita solicitor: We released details slowly to keep media interest

Gerard O’Donnell, who represents Praveen Halappanavar, says his clients case has benefited from ‘sustained exposure’.

# law-society - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Legal Services Bill is not an ambush on the sector, says Shatter

The Justice Minister also compared some of the legal rites of passage to those of Harry Potter’s school, Hogwarts.

# law-society - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Shatter at loggerheads with barristers over legal reforms

The Bar Council has said that proposed reforms would result in increased costs amounting to millions every year.

# law-society - Friday 3 February, 2012

Column: Legal reform is a chance to finally do the right thing for consumers

Solicitors and barristers exist for their clients – not the other way around. That’s why reform of the legal system is crucial, writes Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

# law-society - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Column: ‘This is a blueprint for Government control of the legal profession’

Yes, we need reform – but we can’t risk undermining key principles of democracy, writes director-general of the Law Society Ken Murphy.

# law-society - Monday 30 January, 2012

Shatter says there's 'no reason for concern' over legal reforms

The Justice Minister criticised the “unfortunate hysteria” over his proposed wide-ranging reforms to the legal sector in Ireland.

# law-society - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Shatter hopes lawyers will call off 'extraordinary' strike action

Criminal law solicitors and barristers are expected to strike on Thursday over cuts to the Criminal Legal Aid scheme.

# law-society - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Legal Services Bill proposes new regulator and more transparent fees

The Bill also proposes new protections for legal whistleblowers and removes the wig-wearing requirement for legal professionals in court.

# law-society - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Runaway solicitor Michael Lynn could be extradited over alleged fraud

The solicitor fled Ireland owing millions to banks and is now living in Portugal.

# law-society - Tuesday 14 September, 2010

Solicitor bought several properties from client's estate

Ruairí Ó Ceallaigh used €2.4m of cleints’ money to buy houses and gamble on the stock market.