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LSRA report highlights 33% increase in complaints about legal practitioners

2021-04-23T09:20:25+00:00April 7th, 2021|

Regulator highlights concerns about online advertising by solicitors The LSRA today publishes its first complaints report for 2021 which shows it received 805 complaints in a six month period, a 33% increase on the previous reporting period. The report, Independent Complaints Handling, provides details of the number and nature of complaints received and investigated during the [...]

Public Consultation on the Admission Policies of the Legal Professions

2020-07-27T20:09:11+00:00December 19th, 2019|

The Legal Services Regulatory Authority invites written submissions in relation to the admission policies of the legal professions, prior to preparing an annual report to the Minister for Justice and Equality as required under section 33 of the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015. The closing date for receipt of submissions is 3 February 2020. The detailed Consultation [...]

LSRA addresses Oireachtas Committee hearing on legal costs

2020-07-27T20:09:12+00:00December 18th, 2019|

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality heard today from the LSRA in relation to the issue of legal costs. In an opening statement and submission to the Committee, the LSRA's chief executive officer Dr Brian Doherty outlined the work of the Authority with a particular focus on its statutory remit in relation to legal [...]

LSRA takes over complaints about legal practitioners

2020-07-27T20:09:13+00:00October 7th, 2019|

The LSRA today takes over the receipt and investigation of complaints about solicitors and barristers. This follows the signing  by the Minister for Justice and Equality of the commencement order to introduce the new complaints mechanism under Part 6 of the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015. The Complaints and Resolutions Unit of the LSRA has a [...]