Regulation of the Profession

The Code of Conduct for The Bar of Ireland sets out the rules by which barristers perform their work and operate within the courts and outside. It covers a multitude of details from relationships between parties, to duties in a criminal case, to registration of foreign lawyers and are the guiding principles for barristers operating in the Republic of Ireland. Many common queries from the public are answered in this Code, including: 

  • Relations between Barrister and Client
  • Relations between Barristers and Solicitors
  • Relations between Barristers and the Court and other bodies exercising quasi-judicial functions
  • Relations between Barristers and the Public
  • Relations between Barristers and Barristers, foreign and registered lawyers
  • Relations between Barristers, the Law Library and the Bar Council
  • Practising certificates and Continuing Professional Development
  • Duty of a Barrister in the Conduct of a Criminal Case

The Code of Conduct of the Bar of Ireland - Full Text [PDF]