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#Solicitors

# solicitors - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Defence lawyer: Rates of payment are miserable compared to the time, work and skill required
# Barrister Protest
# Barrister Protest

Defence lawyer: Rates of payment are miserable compared to the time, work and skill required

Apr 7th 2022, 9:19 AM 28,091 Views 27 Comments

Darren Lalor is leading the campaign for better legal aid rates for barristers defending criminal cases in the District Court.

# solicitors - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

Michael Lynn trial: Solicitor says she never acted for accused in purchase of €5.5 million property
# Trial
# Trial

Michael Lynn trial: Solicitor says she never acted for accused in purchase of €5.5 million property

Mar 29th 2022, 6:02 PM 17,545 Views 0 Comments

Lynn (53) is on trial accused of the theft of around €27 million from seven financial institutions.

# solicitors - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Married couple donned wigs and disguises as part of €400,000 fraud from banks, court hears
# Cork
# Cork

Married couple donned wigs and disguises as part of €400,000 fraud from banks, court hears

Oct 27th 2020, 7:15 PM 48,998 Views 0 Comments

Former solicitors Keith Flynn and Lyndsey Clarke have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud.

# solicitors - Monday 5 October, 2020

Over 600 complaints made against barristers and solicitors in six-month period
# Legal Argument
# Legal Argument

Over 600 complaints made against barristers and solicitors in six-month period

Oct 5th 2020, 2:29 PM 31,649 Views 38 Comments

Over 340 related to alleged misconduct.

# solicitors - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Solicitors say they can't social distance properly while providing advice to clients in custody
# Garda Stations
# Garda Stations

Solicitors say they can't social distance properly while providing advice to clients in custody

May 26th 2020, 6:15 AM 12,282 Views 29 Comments

Gardaí said obtaining PPE for solicitors is not their job.

# solicitors - Monday 31 July, 2017

Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee
# Free Legal Aid
# Free Legal Aid

Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee

Jul 31st 2017, 6:00 AM 103,084 Views 91 Comments

The woman’s case has been highlighted by Flac today as it calls for this fee to be waived for victims of domestic abuse.

# solicitors - Monday 5 December, 2016

Brexit has led to 'a tsunami' of new solicitors in Ireland from the UK
# Send Over The Lawyers
# Send Over The Lawyers

Brexit has led to 'a tsunami' of new solicitors in Ireland from the UK

Dec 5th 2016, 4:15 PM 24,420 Views 39 Comments

It’s beaten previous records.

# solicitors - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Gardagate: 13 years’ of tapes that could be impossible to analyse
# Fennelly Commission
# Fennelly Commission

Gardagate: 13 years’ of tapes that could be impossible to analyse

Nov 18th 2015, 6:27 PM 11,193 Views 34 Comments

The Fennelly Commission has published an interim report outlining the scale of the task facing the inquiry.

# solicitors - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Fully-qualified solicitors doing a JobBridge? It's 'a joke'
# Objection
# Objection

Fully-qualified solicitors doing a JobBridge? It's 'a joke'

Mar 26th 2015, 5:09 PM 25,174 Views 75 Comments

Not everyone is happy about the situation.

# solicitors - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Is the legal side of buying a house as scary as it seems?
# Conveyance
# Conveyance

Is the legal side of buying a house as scary as it seems?

Jan 22nd 2015, 4:58 PM 3,646 Views 1 Comment

To find out more about the process of conveyance, TheJournal.ie spoke to an expert.

# solicitors - Friday 24 October, 2014

Solicitors for group accused by Maíria Cahill claim Enda is holding 'kangaroo courts'
# Abuse Claims
# Abuse Claims

Solicitors for group accused by Maíria Cahill claim Enda is holding 'kangaroo courts'

Oct 24th 2014, 9:42 PM 16,812 Views 0 Comments

“Processes have been undermined before they have even begun.”

# solicitors - Monday 21 July, 2014

Flannery 'holding options open' on proceedings over PAC's Rehab inquiry
# Rehab Group
# Rehab Group

Flannery 'holding options open' on proceedings over PAC's Rehab inquiry

Jul 21st 2014, 7:20 PM 12,468 Views 0 Comments

Angela Kerins has launched legal action against ‘deeply distressing’ inquiry into her involvement with Rehab.

# solicitors - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Shatter orders urgent investigation into the recording of prisoner phone calls
# Prisoners
# Prisoners

Shatter orders urgent investigation into the recording of prisoner phone calls

Apr 2nd 2014, 8:30 PM 4,267 Views 15 Comments

The minister has charged the the Inspector of Prisons to carry out the investigation.

# solicitors - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Luke Ming Flanagan contacts solicitors over RTÉ 2FM show
# Legal
# Legal

Luke Ming Flanagan contacts solicitors over RTÉ 2FM show

Feb 11th 2014, 5:04 PM 49,190 Views 0 Comments

The TD said that an ‘appalling’ accusation was made on air this morning.

# solicitors - Friday 7 February, 2014

RTÉ stands by its account of Panti events, says Waters’ apology was ‘unacceptable’
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

RTÉ stands by its account of Panti events, says Waters’ apology was ‘unacceptable’

Feb 7th 2014, 10:50 PM 67,599 Views 364 Comments

Solicitor Kevin Brophy claimed RTÉ’s version was “grossly misleading”, adding that Waters proposed the charitable donation.

# solicitors - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Ministers agree reform of legal services, with new regulator to consult on ‘one-stop-shops’
# Lawyers
# Lawyers

Ministers agree reform of legal services, with new regulator to consult on ‘one-stop-shops’

Jan 28th 2014, 7:05 PM 7,611 Views 9 Comments

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.

# solicitors - Monday 2 December, 2013

'Reckless journalism' could affect Thomas Byrne's prison safety, claims lawyer
# Thomas Byrne
# Thomas Byrne

'Reckless journalism' could affect Thomas Byrne's prison safety, claims lawyer

Dec 2nd 2013, 8:00 PM 13,852 Views 23 Comments

A number of newspaper reports claiming that Byrne had acted on behalf of suspected criminal figures were rejected in court today.

# solicitors - Monday 5 August, 2013

Over €5 million spent on bank guarantee legal advice since 2011
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

Over €5 million spent on bank guarantee legal advice since 2011

Aug 5th 2013, 7:50 PM 7,018 Views 60 Comments

Over €5 million has been spent with one legal firm alone since 2011 on advice related to the controversial bank guarantee scheme of 2008.

# solicitors - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Shatter offers olive branch to lawyers over appointment of new regulators
# Legal Reform
# Legal Reform

Shatter offers olive branch to lawyers over appointment of new regulators

May 11th 2013, 2:36 PM 5,232 Views 27 Comments

The Minister for Justice says he will allow other bodies to nominate members of the new legal services regulator.

# solicitors - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Some Magdalenes still in care 'not allowed fill out compensation form'
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Some Magdalenes still in care 'not allowed fill out compensation form'

Apr 17th 2013, 6:01 PM 11,128 Views 22 Comments

Meanwhile, a landmark meeting to discuss compensation will take place with Justice John Quirke tomorrow afternoon.

# solicitors - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Law firm in Ireland sets up 'German Group'
# GUTEN TAG
# GUTEN TAG

Law firm in Ireland sets up 'German Group'

Dec 18th 2012, 6:45 AM 7,289 Views 9 Comments

A&L Goodbody says that “significant” German business interaction with Ireland led them to set up dedicated German-speaking department.

# solicitors - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Twelve new judges appointed to the courts
# New Job
# New Job

Twelve new judges appointed to the courts

Mar 13th 2012, 6:31 PM 8,155 Views 18 Comments

Seven judges have been nominated to the Circuit Court and five have been put forward for the District Court.

# solicitors - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Shatter at loggerheads with barristers over legal reforms
# Legal Reform
# Legal Reform

Shatter at loggerheads with barristers over legal reforms

Mar 6th 2012, 9:54 AM 4,763 Views 78 Comments

The Bar Council has said that proposed reforms would result in increased costs amounting to millions every year.

# solicitors - Saturday 4 February, 2012

# solicitors - Friday 3 February, 2012

Column: Legal reform is a chance to finally do the right thing for consumers
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Legal reform is a chance to finally do the right thing for consumers

Feb 3rd 2012, 7:00 PM 124 Views 9 Comments

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.

Shatter calls on legal system to engage "constructively" on law reform
# Law Reform
# Law Reform

Shatter calls on legal system to engage "constructively" on law reform

Feb 3rd 2012, 7:00 PM 1,502 Views 7 Comments

The Minister for Justice said that planned legal reform is based on the idea that “solicitors and barristers exist for their clients, not the other way round”.

# solicitors - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Column: ‘This is a blueprint for Government control of the legal profession’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘This is a blueprint for Government control of the legal profession’

Feb 2nd 2012, 7:30 AM 106 Views 37 Comments

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
# Legal Reform
# Legal Reform

Former attorney general raises fears over Shatter’s legal reform

Feb 2nd 2012, 7:15 AM 3,208 Views 45 Comments

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

# solicitors - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Here’s how much the Government spent on legal fees last year...
# Millions
# Millions

Here’s how much the Government spent on legal fees last year...

Jan 21st 2012, 5:37 PM 5,093 Views 103 Comments

Enda Kenny said proposals for a competitive tendering process to cut costs have been rejected.

# solicitors - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Over 100 cases affected as Shatter questions legality of lawyers' strike
# Lawyers
# Lawyers

Over 100 cases affected as Shatter questions legality of lawyers' strike

Dec 8th 2011, 9:19 PM 3,484 Views 23 Comments

The Minister for Justice Alan Shatter described the actions of criminal law barristers and solicitors today as “absolutely extraordinary”.

Criminal courts may stop hearings as lawyers begin strike
# Legal Strike
# Legal Strike

Criminal courts may stop hearings as lawyers begin strike

Dec 8th 2011, 7:18 AM 1,620 Views 8 Comments

Barristers and solicitors are due to strike today over possible cuts to legal aid fees.

# solicitors - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Shatter hopes lawyers will call off 'extraordinary' strike action
# Lawyers
# Lawyers

Shatter hopes lawyers will call off 'extraordinary' strike action

Dec 4th 2011, 4:04 PM 4,172 Views 31 Comments

Criminal law solicitors and barristers are expected to strike on Thursday over cuts to the Criminal Legal Aid scheme.

# solicitors - Friday 25 November, 2011

'Significant' rise in numbers referred to free legal scheme
# Recession
# Recession

'Significant' rise in numbers referred to free legal scheme

Nov 25th 2011, 11:24 AM 947 Views 0 Comments

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

# solicitors - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Legal aid lawyers have fees cut by another 10 per cent
# Legal Fees
# Legal Fees

Legal aid lawyers have fees cut by another 10 per cent

Jul 14th 2011, 2:11 PM 779 Views 22 Comments

Almost one-third has been knocked off solicitor and counsel fees in criminal legal aid scheme since 2009.