Policy and Law Reform is driven by the elected President and Council of the Law Society.
The team also comprises the Society's Director General, Deputy Director General and Committees, as well as dedicated staff who help to execute the objectives of this function.
President James Cahill
Mayo Solicitor James Cahill was appointed President of the Law Society of Ireland for the year 2020/2021 with effect from Friday, 13 November 2020. James has been active since qualification in his local Mayo Solicitors’ Bar Association and held the role of president for two years. He has been a committed member of the Law Society’s Council for 21 years.
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Director General - Ken Murphy
As Director General, Ken Murphy frequently acts as spokesman for the Society in the media and he has represented the Society before Dáil Committees and as a Society nominee on Ministerial Working Groups.
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Deputy Director General & Director of Policy and Public Affairs - Mary Keane
Mary Keane oversees the Policy Committees and co-ordination of the Society’s policy output.
See details of the Policy and Public Affairs Department's operational plan
Our policy committees are comprised of volunteer solicitors across Ireland who help to shape the Society’s law reform agenda by providing submissions to Government relating to a range of legal areas.
Providing expert opinion and perspective on policies impacting on practitioners and their clients, each of the Committees are supported by Committee Secretaries who are proficient in the particular legal discipline.
Public Affairs Manager
Fiona Cullen manages both public and Government affairs on behalf of the Law Society and works with the team to deliver the objectives of this function. Contact Fiona.
Strategy & Reports
Annual Reports & Accounts