Update on Legal Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships

The LSRA has prepared draft regulations under the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015, to provide for the operation and management of Legal Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships. It has begun a process of informal consultation on the draft regulations with the professional bodies as defined in the Act.

The LSRA invites practising barristers, who are not members of such bodies but who may be subject to the proposed regulations, to contact the LSRA at lsra-inbox@lsra.ie  to request a copy of the draft regulations and to make observations on same should they so wish. Any observations would be welcomed as soon as possible but in any event not later than 14 December 2018.

Update on Professional Indemnity Insurance

The LSRA has prepared draft regulations regarding professional indemnity insurance as required under the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015. In accordance with Section 47(2) of the Act the LSRA has begun the process of statutory consultation on the draft regulations with the professional bodies, as defined in the Act. 

In addition to its statutory obligation to consult with the professional bodies, the LSRA is keen to hear from practising barristers who are not members of such bodies but who may be subject to the proposed regulations.

The LSRA invites any such barristers to contact the LSRA at lsra-inbox@lsra.ie to request a copy of the regulations and to make observations on same should they so wish. Any observations would be welcomed as soon as possible but in any event not later than 14 December 2018.

Draft Code of Practice for Practising Barristers:

Consultation Notice in respect of the Draft Code of Practice for Practising Barristers:

Consultation Notice - Code of Practice for Practising Barristers

Draft Code of Practice for Practising Barristers:

Draft Code of Practice - Barristers

 

Roll of Practising Barristers:

Guidance Notes and Application Form for the Roll of Practising Barristers

The following Note provides General Guidance on the Roll of Practising Barristers:

General Guidance Note for the Roll of Practising Barristers

Treoir maidir le Rolla na nAbhcóidí Cleachtacha

 

The following Guidance note relates to Practising Barristers in Employment:

Guidance for Practising Barristers in Employment

Treoir d'Abhcóidí Cleachtacha atá i bhFostaíocht

 

The following Guidance note relates to Practising Barristers in the Full-Time Service of the State:

Guidance Note in respect of Full-Time Service of the State

Treoir maidir le Seirbhís Lánaimseartha an Stáit agus Rolla na nAbhcóidí Cleachtacha

 

Before considering completing an Application Form for Entry on the Roll of Practising Barristers, please read the following associated Guidance Note:

IMPORTANT - Guidance for Application Form

TÁBHACHTACH - Treoir maidir leis an bhFoirm Iarratais 

The Application Form for Entry on the Roll can be downloaded from here (Revised 19 September 2018):

Application Form for the Roll

Foirm Iarratais chun Duine a chur ar an Rolla