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Two of our PPC I trainees won the Brown-Mosten International Client Consultation Competition at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, 8-12 April 2014.
Dr Geoffrey Shannon has welcomed the Children and Family Relationships Bill as an attempt to reflect “the social reality of contemporary family life in Ireland".
Some accommodation is still available in Dromoland Castle for the Law Society of Ireland Annual Conference on 25-26 April, 2014.
The Commission has published an Issues Paper on Disclosure and Discovery in Criminal Cases and is seeking views from interested parties.
The Law Society of Ireland has expressed shock and concern at revelations of recording of telephone conversations to and from a large number of Garda stations...
Ken Murphy, Director General, was interviewed on RTE Radio 1’s Drivetime programme on 25 March 2014 about calls at Garda stations.
Another submission was made by the Law Society on the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 and Advanced Healthcare Directives in March 2014.
The dates for the High Court Civil Jury Actions for Easter Term 2014 have been changed.
The Society is concerned at the coverage in certain newspapers of the Society's contribution to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health & Children's (the Health Committee) consultation on 'plain packaging' for tobacco products.
The Law Society Human Rights Committee invites entries for the Annual Human Rights Essay Prize 2014.
A re-designed and significantly revamped Gazette magazine has just been launched – in both traditional printed form and in a new interactive digital format.
The Law Society has sent a 38 page submission to Justice Minister Alan Shatter recommending major changes designed to de-politicise the system for appointing judges.
The maximum amount of damages for mental distress that can be awarded to dependants of a deceased person in wrongful death cases has been increased from €25,394.76 to €35,000.
A new HSE information booklet 'Protect Yourself from Elder Abuse’ is aimed at older people, their families and the general public.
The Law Society has added extra exam dates in 2014 to assist FE-1 students.
Please note that the “firm” Duke Solicitors or Duke Chambers is not registered with or regulated by the Law Society of Ireland.
The Law Society Gazette's 2013 index of articles is now available on the Gazette area of the website.
Minister Shatter announces the coming into operation of reforms to the in camera rule in family law and childcare proceedings.
Changes to the monetary jurisdictions of the civil courts will take effect on 3rd February, 2014.
The Society has been informed that letters have been sent out to members of the public in Canada in the name of the “firm” MBN Solicitors and “solicitor” Mr Christopher M Nolan ...
The Law Society Gazette has been named ‘Best Magazine of the Year’ at this year’s Magazines Ireland Awards (IMA) in the business-to-business category.
The Law Society welcomes the sentence today of twelve years imprisonment (sixteen years with four suspended) handed down by His Honour Judge Patrick McCartan to former solicitor Thomas Byrne.
An eBulletin was sent to Law Society members on 21st November regarding the latest update on the Pay & File deadline for 2014.
The Law Society welcomes the verdicts of the jury in the Thomas Byrne case.
Ken Murphy, Director General, was interviewed on RTE Radio's Drivetime programme on 7th November, 2013 to discuss the Legal Services Bill.
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, was warm in his praise for the Law Society on Monday, 4th November, 2013 at the launch of its third edition of A Guide to Good Professional Conduct for Solicitors at Blackhall Place.
The 2012/13 Annual Report (and Audited Accounts) is now available on the Law Society website.
An eBulletin was sent to the profession on 24th September, 2013 by the President James McCourt, urging members to vote 'Yes' in the upcoming Referendum.
View a transcript of RTE Radio One's interview with Ken Murphy, Director General, regarding the upcoming vote on a new Court of Appeal.
The Society's Litigation Committee has negotiated a new protocol with Vhi Healthcare ('Vhi') in respect of solicitors' undertakings to the Vhi, with an implementation date of 1st August, 2013.
The Courts Service has advised that new court fees orders are expected imminently. The changes are being introduced on a phased basis.
The Law Society has been informed of a website under the name "Chai Frank Lloyd & Co Solicitors" at address 4 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7.
The Law Society has been informed of a website under the name "McKeever Nolan, Solicitors" at address 30 Francis Street, Dublin 8.
The Law Society of Ireland has written to the British Prime Minister, Mr David Cameron MP, demanding a public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane, solicitor.
Applicants for registration have until 30th November 2021 to register (instead of 30th November 2012 as had been the case prior to the 2011 amending legislation)
Change of trading name from ‘National Irish Bank’ to ‘Danske Bank’ as of 12 November 2012.
The Law Society has elected its new President, James McCourt, who has called for a "Yes" vote in the forthcoming Children's Referendum
The Conveyancing Conflicts Task Force Report is now available to download.
In the July 2012 issue of the Law Society Gazette, the following 'Missing Will' notice was inadvertently omitted.
In April 2012, the website was launched, providing free access to zoning in approximately 400 development and local area plans across the country.
Ken Murphy, Director General, was interviewed by RTE Radio One and Today FM on 9th February, 2012 regarding solicitor fees.
An eBulletin was sent to the profession on 3rd February, 2012 by the President Donald Binchy, with an update on the Legal Services Regulation Bill, 2011.
An eBulletin was sent to members on 8th December regarding a conference on Threat to the independence of the legal profession.
Dublin solicitor, Stuart Gilhooly, has scooped the top prize for journalists at the Irish Magazines Awards 2011.
Donald Binchy has been elected President of the Law Society of Ireland for 2011/12, with effect from Friday, 11th November 2011.
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Annual Report 2010 is now available to download.
An eBulletin was sent to the profession on 26th September, 2011 on the Proposed Legal Services Bill.
Applications are invited for the position of Director of Public Prosecutions.
Can you give a qualified solicitor worthwhile, valuable and relevant workplace experience?
View the latest PPC 1 2011 timetable information.
Volunteer positions for lawyers are available in the West Bank and Nepal.
Donald Binchy, Senior Vice-President, was interviewed on RTE Radio 1 to discuss legal charges and self-regulation.
Members vote 'yes' on SMDF ballot.
The Law Society of Ireland has announced the winners of its annual Justice Media Awards 2011.
Solicitors permitted to apply for Advisory Counsel Grade III posts in the AG's Office.
View the transcript of a Newstalk programme on the 'legal industry' broadcast on 27th February, 2011.
The 2011 CPD Scheme booklet and record card are now available to download.
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