LSRA Survey Privacy Notice
The Minister for Justice (the “Minister”) has asked the Legal Services Regulatory Authority (“LSRA”) to consider the economic and other barriers that continue to be faced by young barristers and solicitors following their professional qualification from the King’s Inns and the Law Society respectively. In considering these issues, the Minister has requested that the LSRA pay particular attention to equity of access and entry into the legal professions, and the objective of achieving greater diversity within the professions.
The Minister has asked the LSRA to engage appropriately with all relevant stakeholders, including with university law students, those students currently studying in the King’s Inns and the Law Society and newly qualified members of both professions. The Minister has further asked that the LSRA, having considered these issues, make recommendations for changes which could be introduced by way of effective reform of the present system.
On foot of the Minister’s request, the LSRA proposes to prepare a report for the Minister (the “Report”) in accordance with section 34(1) of the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (the “2015 Act”). For the purpose of preparing the Report, and in accordance with section 13(2)(i) the 2015 Act, the LSRA proposes to carry out an anonymous survey of (a) trainee and qualified solicitors with up to 7 years post qualification experience, (b) student barristers and barristers with up to 7 years post qualification experience and (c) certain law undergraduates (the “Online Anonymised Survey”).
The LSRA has engaged an external research/survey company, Behaviour & Attitudes (“B&A”), in order to assist with the design of, and to conduct, the Online Anonymised Survey. The Online Anonymised Survey will be distributed by email with the support of the Registration, Levy and Fees Unit of the LSRA, the Law Society of Ireland, the King’s Inns and the Bar of Ireland (the “Representative Bodies”) and certain colleges and ITs (the “colleges”) as follows: Athlone IT; IT Carlow; DCU; Limerick IT; LYIT; Maynooth University; NUIG; Technical University Dublin; TCD; UCC; UCD; University of Limerick; Griffith College; and Dublin Business School. Waterford IT will share a link to the Online Anonymised Survey with law undergraduates via the Moodle programme pages of law courses.
Privacy Notice / Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
This Privacy Notice/FAQ has been prepared to provide respondents with certain information in relation to the processing of their data for the purposes of carrying out the Online Anonymised Survey and to answer some frequently asked questions that you may have.
Up to date as of 21 October 2021.