Statement re Family Court Incident

20 December 2018


The shocking events in the Family Court in Phoenix House this morning and other recent high profile incidents involving assaults on barristers are of utmost concern to The Bar of Ireland. Issues of safety and security of barristers and all those working in the Courts system are an absolute priority for the Bar and these matters have previously been raised with the Courts Service. The Bar of Ireland will continue to actively engage with all relevant parties to ensure the protection of our members and to facilitate a safe environment in which barristers can advocate on behalf of their clients.