For details on the LSRA's further consultation under Section 34, visit our Consultations page


Report to the Minister for Justice & Equality under Section 34 of the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Education and Training of Legal Practitioners):

The Legal Services Regulatory Authority has submitted a report to the Minister for Justice and Equality on the education and training of legal practitioners, as required by section 34 of the 2015 Act. The report has been laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas and is available at the link below.

In fulfilling its obligations under section 34 of the Act, the Authority engaged Hook Tangaza consultants to conduct a review of legal education and training, and their detailed report to the Authority is also available at the second link below.

The Authority is not making recommendations to the Minister for Justice and Equality under section 34 at this time, as there is a programme of further work still to be carried out. The Authority’s report to the Minister outlines our plan to conduct further engagement with the key stakeholders in the area of legal education, leading to a symposium to be held next year.

Submissions Received under the Section 34 Public Consultation are also included below


S34 Cover Report from Authority

S34 Review - Hook Tangaza Report


Section 34 - Public Consultation Submissions received

S34 Submission - Honorable Society of King's Inns

S34 Submission - Law Society of Ireland

S34 Submission - Bar of Ireland

S34 Submission - CCPC

S34 Submission - ACCA

S34 Submission - An Bord Pleanála

S34 Submission - Association of Judges (Ireland)

S34 Submission - Bar of Northern Ireland

S34 Submission - Christopher Mills

S34 Submission - Courts Service

S34 Submission - DCU

S34 Submission - Department of Justice and Equality

S34 Submission - DSBA (Part 1)

S34 Submission - DSBA (Part 2)

S34 Submission - Enterprise Ireland

S34 Submission Faculty of Notaries Public (Ire)

S34 Submission - FLAC

S34 Submission - An Garda Síochána

S34 Submission - Griffith College

S34 Joint Submission - Heads of Law Schools

S34 Submission - Irish Criminal Bar Association

S34 Submission - Legal Aid Board

S34 Submission Letterkenny Institute of Technology

S34 Submission - Limerick Institute of Technology

S34 Submission - Maynooth University

S34 Submission - Institute of Legal Executives (Part 1)

S34 Submission - Institute of Legal Executives (Part 2)

S34 Submission - Institute of Legal Executives (Part 3)

S34 Submission - QQI

S34 Submission - Solicitors Regulatory Authority

S34 Submission - Southern Law Association

S34 Submission - UCC School of Law

S34 Submission - UCD

S34 Submission - University of Limerick

S34 Submission - Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

S34 Submission - The CAI

S34 Submission - McCann Fitzgerald

S34 Submission - A&L Goodbody

S34 Submission - Matheson

S34 Submission - Arthur Cox

S34 Submission - Rape Crisis Centres