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Being an Approved Body means that entities can access a barrister directly for legal assistance in non-contentious matters – legal opinions – without having to go through an instructing solicitor.  Services accessed under the scheme do not include litigation services (e.g. court proceedings). Examples of Direct Professional Access Services Drafting Policies & Guidances Legal Opinion … Continued


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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Creating a fairer, more equitable environment for all members of the independent referral bar is a key priority of the Council. It aims to ensure…


Barristers have been practising in Ireland for over 450 years. In 1541, The Honorable Society of King’s Inns was established when a lease was granted…

Look into Law – TY Programme

The Bar of Ireland’s “Look into Law” Transition Year Programme is an exciting initiative aimed at increasing students’ awareness of the work of The…

In the Community

The Bar of Ireland, and Law Library members have a proud tradition of working in the community, bringing its legal knowledge, volunteering heritage…


Integrity is a defining value of the Bar of Ireland. Good corporate and organisational governance forms part of that framework and serves to give…