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From TheJournal.ie 'It's in crisis': Law Society raises concerns over security issues in family courts system Family Court

'It's in crisis': Law Society raises concerns over security issues in family courts system

Members of the Law Society’s family and child law committee are to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Justice this morning.

From TheJournal.ie A 'faster, more efficient' way to buy and sell property takes effect from today Legal Process

A 'faster, more efficient' way to buy and sell property takes effect from today

This will ensure any questions about the property’s title are raised and resolved before the contracts are signed, the Law Society said.

From TheJournal.ie New part-time training course to become a solicitor set to be offered Fully Qualified

New part-time training course to become a solicitor set to be offered

That is one recommendation in a new report launched by the Law Society of Ireland today.

From TheJournal.ie Journal Media won four awards at yesterday's Justice Media Awards Justice

Journal Media won four awards at yesterday's Justice Media Awards

Reporters Gráinne Ní Aodha, Sean Murray, Paul O’Donoghue and Cianan Brennan picked up prizes for their articles.

From TheJournal.ie Woman has lost over €100,000 since car accident affected by Setanta collapse Chronic Pain

Woman has lost over €100,000 since car accident affected by Setanta collapse

Lost income, medical expenses and legal fees have taken a huge toll on her life.

From TheJournal.ie 'Cramped, grim courts are no place for children': Calls for improved family courts to be rolled out Child Welfare

'Cramped, grim courts are no place for children': Calls for improved family courts to be rolled out

The Law Society of Ireland says a 21st century approach to family law is needed.

From TheJournal.ie Would you know who to call if you were arrested? Who You Gonna Call?

Would you know who to call if you were arrested?

Gardai must inform you of your right to contact a solicitor, but nothing more.

From TheJournal.ie Journal Media reporters win five plaudits at Justice Media Awards Legal Eagles

Journal Media reporters win five plaudits at Justice Media Awards

Incisive reporting and investigation by our reporters into tribunals, High Court proceedings, Garda strike action, wills and company law has been rewarded.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit has led to 'a tsunami' of new solicitors in Ireland from the UK Send Over The Lawyers

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

It’s beaten previous records.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are motor insurance claims and legal fees going up or down? Factcheck

FactCheck: Are motor insurance claims and legal fees going up or down?

Using previously unpublished data, FactCheck steps in to referee a heated dispute between the Law Society and the insurance industry.

From TheJournal.ie Fully-qualified solicitors doing a JobBridge? It's 'a joke' Objection

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

Not everyone is happy about the situation.

From TheJournal.ie Swords, Balbriggan, Tallaght and Dún Laoghaire - You're keeping your courthouses Justice

Swords, Balbriggan, Tallaght and Dún Laoghaire - You're keeping your courthouses

A plan to close them has been shelved.

From TheJournal.ie Lawyers warn that plans to close four Dublin courts threaten 'the fabric of Ireland's justice system' Chopping Block

Lawyers warn that plans to close four Dublin courts threaten 'the fabric of Ireland's justice system'

77 local courts around the country have closed down in the last six years – and now four Dublin courts are on the chopping block.

From TheJournal.ie It's highly likely there will be a legal challenge to plain tobacco packaging, says Law Society Smoking

It's highly likely there will be a legal challenge to plain tobacco packaging, says Law Society

The director general of the Law Society said Ireland would be setting a precedent in Europe.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Student petition successful as Law Society adds exam dates Exam Stress

Student petition successful as Law Society adds exam dates

A shortened schedule had led to concerns that results would be impacted.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day…

From TheJournal.ie Students launch petition after Law Society exams date moved Law Society

Students launch petition after Law Society exams date moved

The students say that they now have two fewer weeks in which to study for their exams.

From TheJournal.ie €17.7m paid out to victims of rogue solicitors in 5 years Law Society

€17.7m paid out to victims of rogue solicitors in 5 years

Minister Alan Shatter says that the State will not take over the scheme from the Law Society as it would “not be in the public interest” to stump up out of their own pocket.

From TheJournal.ie Byrne victims call on Law Society to pay compensation Thomas Byrne

Byrne victims call on Law Society to pay compensation

The Law Society has said it has done everything it can for people who have lost money in attempting to regain control of their homes.

From TheJournal.ie 'Reckless journalism' could affect Thomas Byrne's prison safety, claims lawyer Thomas Byrne

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Majority of solicitors don’t expect legal change to cut fees Lawyers

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.

From TheJournal.ie Savita solicitor: We released details slowly to keep media interest Savita

Savita solicitor: We released details slowly to keep media interest

Gerard O’Donnell, who represents Praveen Halappanavar, says his clients case has benefited from ‘sustained exposure’.

From TheJournal.ie Legal Services Bill is not an ambush on the sector, says Shatter Reform

Legal Services Bill is not an ambush on the sector, says Shatter

The Justice Minister also compared some of the legal rites of passage to those of Harry Potter’s school, Hogwarts.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter at loggerheads with barristers over legal reforms Legal Reform

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Legal reform is a chance to finally do the right thing for consumers Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘This is a blueprint for Government control of the legal profession’ Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter says there's 'no reason for concern' over legal reforms Legal Reforms

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.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter hopes lawyers will call off 'extraordinary' strike action Lawyers

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.

From TheJournal.ie Legal Services Bill proposes new regulator and more transparent fees Legal Services

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.

From TheJournal.ie Runaway solicitor Michael Lynn could be extradited over alleged fraud Michael Lynn

Runaway solicitor Michael Lynn could be extradited over alleged fraud

The solicitor fled Ireland owing millions to banks and is now living in Portugal.

From TheJournal.ie Solicitor bought several properties from client's estate Ó Ceallaigh

Solicitor bought several properties from client's estate

Ruairí Ó Ceallaigh used €2.4m of cleints’ money to buy houses and gamble on the stock market.