Welcome to the website of the Legal Service Regulatory Authority
Updates: 10 April 2018 -
Roll of Practising Barristers:
Part 9 of the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 relates to the obligations of a practising barrister under the Act.
This includes obligations in respect of requirement of practising barristers to be entered onto the roll (section 134).
The LSRA intends to commence the roll of practising barristers, as required by section 133 of the 2015 Act, in the second quarter of 2018.
Once commenced, the LSRA will have six months to enter on the roll the name of every person who is a practising barrister as defined in the Act.
This website will continue to be updated with progress on the implementation plan for the roll.
The Strategic Plan for the LSRA was approved by the Authority members at the Authority meeting on 15 February 2018.
The plan will be submitted to the Minister for Justice and Equality in accordance with section 20 of the 2015 Act.
Once the Strategic Plan has been laid before the Oireachtas by the Minister it will be published in the reports section of the website.
The LSRA Annual Report for 2017 is currently being prepared and will be submitted to the Minister prior to 30 April 2018 as per s.21 of the 2015 Act.
The Reports section of the website is here.
Section 6 Review of the Act
The LSRA have commenced the review of the Legal Services Regulation Act, 2015 as required under section 6 of the Act.
A public consultation on the review of the Act will commence shortly.
Section 34 Report on the Education and Training for Legal Practitioners
The LSRA will also be conducting a public consultation process in relation to the education and training arrangements in the State for legal practitioners.
The LSRA are required to submit a report on the education and training of Legal Practitioners to the Minister by 1 October 2018.
The LSRA is currently focused on developing the framework necessary for the introduction of Legal Partnerships as required by the Legal Services Regulation Act, 2015.
The LSRA has held workshops with the Law Society, the Honorable Society of the King’s Inns and the Bar of Ireland.
The LSRA is developing draft regulations and a Code of Practice.
Minutes for Authority Meeting of 16 November 2017 are now published in our Meetings section.
The Law Society of Ireland has recently uploaded its professional codes to its website along with other useful information here.
Update in Detail:
A fuller update on the work of the LSRA can be found here - LSRA Update March 2018.