The Legal Services Regulatory Authority invites submissions as part of a consultation prior to a report to the Minister for Justice and Equality on the admission policies of the legal professions.

Under section 33 (1) of the Legal Services Regulation Act, 2015, the LSRA is required to prepare and submit to the Minister an annual report on admission policies of the legal professions.

For the purposes of preparing this report, the LSRA is required under section 33 (2) to conduct a consultation with professional bodies and such persons as it considers appropriate for the purpose of preparing the report.

The LSRA is interested to hear from those who are directly involved in the provision of legal services as well as from employers, state agencies, non-governmental bodies and other organisations and individuals who use the services of legal professionals.

The LSRA is interested in views on whether there are any potential developments which are external to the legal sector (e.g. economic, social or technological) which might impact on the availability of the services of solicitors and barristers at a reasonable cost.

Responses which provide insight into the experiences of other professions and jurisdictions would also be useful.

The detailed Public Consultation Notice can be found here.

19 December 2019