Legal Guides

Click on the links in this section to download helpful Law Society information on a range of legal areas.

The Law Society has compiled helpful information for consumers about a range of legal topics - click on the links below to download these leaflets:

Guide to Professional Conduct of Solicitors in Ireland

The legal framework for the regulation of the conduct of solicitors in Ireland is the Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2011 and the regulations under those acts. In addition, there are recognised principles of good professional conduct, such as honesty, independence, confidentiality and avoidance of conflict of interest situations, contravention of which may amount to misconduct. This Guide is a statement of the accepted principles of good conduct in practice for solicitors, illustrated in the context of practical situations, including those which are most frequently the subject of queries to the Law Society from solicitors. 

Talk to your solicitor

If you are seeking legal advice, we would recommend that you speak with a solicitor who has the expertise to help you. The Law Society cannot provide legal advice on any matter. Talk to your solicitor.

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