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#Bar Council

# bar-council - 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.

# bar-council - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

As it happened: Legal experts address Oireachtas on proposed new abortion laws Live This post contains videos

As it happened: Legal experts address Oireachtas on proposed new abortion laws

Academics from NUIG, TCD and UL, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, the Law Library and a former Supreme Court judge will offer their thoughts to politicians today.

Oireachtas told: 'Ireland already allows abortion of unviable pregnancies'

Supreme Court rulings mean a foetus which cannot survive outside the womb does not possess ‘life’ under the constitution.

Legal experts to address second day of Oireachtas abortion hearings

The Bar Council has withdrawn from today’s hearings, saying it would be too hard to reflect its variety of views.

# bar-council - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Bar Council will not participate in Oireachtas abortion hearings

A spokesperson for the body told the invitation to the hearing was never formally accepted.

# bar-council - 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.

# bar-council - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Former attorney general raises fears over Shatter’s legal reform

Dermot Gleeson has said he shares the concerns that have been raised by barristers and solicitors – including fears over independence and increased legal costs.

# bar-council - 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.

# bar-council - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: All you need to know about Budget 2012; what the Taoiseach said about his former advisor’s pay rise; and why was the Bar Council’s website hacked?

Bar Council website hacked

The hacking took place last night by a person or group calling themselves ‘BRWSK007′. The site has since been restored to normal operation.

# bar-council - 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.

# bar-council - Friday 25 November, 2011

'Significant' rise in numbers referred to free legal scheme

The Bar Council’s Voluntary Assistance Scheme is seeing more people with debt issues who cannot afford legal representation.

# bar-council - Friday 21 October, 2011

Bar Council says vote no in referendums

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has also asked people to vote no in the referendum on Oireachtas inquiries, calling the proposals ‘rushed and ill-considered’.