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#Legal Services Regulation Bill

# legal-services-regulation-bill - 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.

# legal-services-regulation-bill - 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.

# legal-services-regulation-bill - 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.

# legal-services-regulation-bill - 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.

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.

# legal-services-regulation-bill - 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.

# legal-services-regulation-bill - 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.