Three Irish Examiner journalists have been honoured at the Law Society of Ireland's Justice Media Awards.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018
The President of the High Court has made orders directing that a website involved in a practice known as 'claims harvesting' be shut down.
Thu, 30 Nov, 2017
A struck-off solicitor who had a deficit of €625,000 on a client account is not a fit person to be a member of the solicitors profession, the President of the High Court has held.
Thu, 19 Oct, 2017
The Supreme Court will give judgment next week on the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland’s appeal over decisions it is potentially liable for claims brought against collapsed insurer Setanta.
Fri, 19 May, 2017
The move to hold employment hearings behind closed doors could be in breach of constitutional requirement that justice should be done in public, an expert has warned.
Mon, 30 Jan, 2017
Wed, 21 Dec, 2016
Two Irish Examiner journalists have won a top prize at the annual Justice Media Awards.
Fri, 24 Jun, 2016
Mon, 23 May, 2016
Mon, 23 Nov, 2015
A solicitor tried to defraud Revenue by underpaying €147,000 stamp duty due on a property transaction because a client persuaded him to do so, the High Court has heard.
Tue, 21 Jul, 2015
Two solicitors overcharged by €340,000 for their work on administering the estate of a woman who left €14m to the St Vincent de Paul charitable society, the High Court has heard.
Sat, 13 Jun, 2015
The director general of the Law Society Ken Murphy has defended the pay of more than €2,000 per week to the society’s elected president.
Mon, 24 Nov, 2014
The Law Society has apologised in the High Court to a Kerry carpenter over an article which incorrectly stated that he had been certified insane.
Fri, 21 Nov, 2014
The High Court has dismissed solicitor Gerald Kean’s appeal against a finding of professional misconduct arising out of his handling of a former client’s case.
Wed, 24 Sep, 2014
The Law Society is warning that cuts to court services are now threatening the "very fabric of our justice system".
Mon, 23 Jun, 2014
Employment rates of solicitors at the country’s top 20 legal firms grew by 7%, or 127, last year, confirming a strong year for the largest legal practices.
Thu, 22 May, 2014
The director general of the Law Society has joined calls for a major overhaul of judicial appointments to ensure the system is free of political bias.
Fri, 07 Feb, 2014
The Law Society of Ireland could face a class action for compensation by clients of Thomas Byrne, the solicitor jailed for committing one of the biggest frauds by a legal professional in the history of the State.
Wed, 04 Dec, 2013
The Law Society claims that it has done everything in its power to help the victims of fraudster Thomas Byrne.
Tue, 03 Dec, 2013
A former solicitor who stole €52m by fraudulently using his clients' homes to secure bank loans is due to be sentenced today.
Mon, 02 Dec, 2013
One hundred and fifty six separate complaints were made against one solicitor over the past year, new figures provided by the Law Society show.
Mon, 18 Nov, 2013
The theft and fraud trial of Thomas Byrne has heard of the day “everything went horribly wrong” for the former solicitor when one of his employees reported him to the authorities.
Wed, 30 Oct, 2013
The Law Society is to deploy undercover agents around the country’s court venues in a bid to expose unscrupulous solicitors touting for business.
Wed, 12 Jun, 2013
The president of the Law Society has advised its 14,000 members there is no Irish Medical Organisation (IMO)-type situation at the society.
Sat, 25 May, 2013
The Law Society’s compensation fund incurred losses of over €2.24m in 2011 and 2010.
Mon, 01 Apr, 2013
The inquest into the death of singer Amy Winehouse will be reheard, according to a spokesman for Camden Council.
Mon, 17 Dec, 2012
A farm leader warned yesterday that solicitors cannot be allowed to introduce regulations that will ultimately benefit their own members at the expense of people who wish to transfer their property to the next generation.
Sat, 01 Dec, 2012
Only one-in-five court judgments is ever satisfied, according to the Law Society of Ireland, leaving banks and the revenue commissioners hundreds of millions of euro out of pocket.
Fri, 13 Jul, 2012
The High Court has struck off a Cork-based solicitor found by the Law Society’s disciplinary tribunal to have improperly used client monies to fund her property portfolio.
Wed, 11 Jul, 2012
The President of the High Court has struck off a Dublin solicitor whose treatment of some of his clients was described as "an absolute disgrace".
Mon, 19 Dec, 2011
LAWYERS are making “bogus” claims about threats to the independence of the profession in order to escape regulation, according to Justice Minister Alan Shatter.
Sat, 17 Dec, 2011
There are growing calls for a no vote in the referendum on giving the Oireachtas powers to conduct inquiries.
Fri, 21 Oct, 2011
THE High Court has frozen the assets of and suspended a solicitor whom it is alleged has €900,000 missing from his firms’ client accounts.
Fri, 02 Sep, 2011
JUSTICE Minister Alan Shatter has said he intends to appoint a Legal Services Ombudsman to investigate complaints against solicitors and barristers.
Mon, 14 Mar, 2011
THE number of law graduates training as solicitors has dropped by almost 40% in the last four years. Demand for university places on law courses has also fallen.
Thu, 10 Mar, 2011
A 84-year-old retired lorry driver has today resolved his legal action over the Law Society's refusal to compensate him for more than €500,000 after his daughter, a solicitor, allegedly misappropriated money from the estate in which he was the main beneficiary.
Thu, 16 Dec, 2010
A 84-YEAR-OLD retired lorry driver has brought a legal challenge over the Law Society’s refusal to compensate him for more than €500,000 after his daughter, a solicitor, allegedly misappropriated money from the estate in which he was the main beneficiary.
Thu, 11 Nov, 2010
The Law Society's Regulation of Practice committee is strongly opposed to solicitor's firm with a deficit of more than €6.3m being allowed to continue to trade any longer, the High Court has heard.
Tue, 28 Sep, 2010
The High Court has rejected a Law Society recommendation to shut down a family solicitors where one of the partners admits gambling away millions of euros of clients' money.
Tue, 28 Sep, 2010
The High Court has suspended a partner of a highly respected family law firm, and has frozen the practise's bank accounts, after being informed that €2.4m is missing from the firm's client's funds.
Tue, 31 Aug, 2010
An independent watchdog with the power to strike off lawyers should be established in Northern Ireland, it was claimed today.
Thu, 26 Aug, 2010
IRA terrorists behind a two-year bombing campaign in the 1970s compiled lists of hundreds of possible targets, including British MPs, soldiers and Buckingham Palace, newly released files revealed today.
Wed, 28 Oct, 2009
The Law Society has secured a High Court order allowing it to have more than €900,000 transferred from client accounts operated by fugitive solicitor Michael Lynn to the society's compensation fund.
Wed, 14 Oct, 2009