Professional Codes

Codes of practice for legal professionals set out requirements, rules and standards. On this page you can keep up to date with the LSRA’s work in setting and improving standards for legal services provision.

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Codes of Practice

The Authority has the power to issue codes of practice for legal professionals where this is necessary to set and improve standards for the provision of legal services.

After reviewing a professional code, the Authority may also issue a notice directing the relevant professional body to amend the code.

Draft Code of Practice for Practising Barristers
The Authority has consulted on a Code of Practice for Practising Barristers. The purpose of the Code is to provide a statement of the accepted principles of good conduct and practice for all practising barristers.

The Consultation Notice is available here. The Draft Code of Practice for Practising Barristers is available here.

Professional Codes

The Law Society of Ireland professional codes can be found on their website along with other useful information here.

The Bar of Ireland Code of Conduct can be found here and the Disciplinary Code can be found here.