All applicants must have taken the call to the Irish Bar.
Please see Qualifying as a Barrister for further information.
Applications for 2020 are now closed. Please see below regarding late applications.
The application process is open from 1st May to 30th June. Outside of these dates there is a late application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form . See below for the rules governing Late Applications.
Please return completed applications to:
Applicants must complete the application form in full and with the required attachments and submit same before the closing date 30th June (after such date a late application fee will apply):
All applicants must attach:
An application processing fee of €150 via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) bank details provided in the Application Form
*Note LSRA Regulation S.I. Number 572, this provides that barristers practising in Ireland (including those based in Other Jurisdictions and working in Ireland intermittently) must now purchase professional indemnity insurance from an insurer “…licensed and authorised to transact business in Ireland” (Part IV paragraph 9). http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2019/si/572/made/en/print The insurer must also meet the minimum financial strength rating.
LSRA HAS FORMALLY APPROVED THE BAR OF IRELAND GROUP SCHEME OF PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE (PII)
In August, applicants will be issued with an Acceptance Letter containing:
Details of Law Library subscription rates
Junior Subscription €3,185 (based on 2019/20 subscriptions)
Senior Subscription €8,515 (based on 2019/20 subscriptions)
Information on the Law Library Orientation Day which takes place during the week prior to the start of term will be sent via email. Orientation covers the practicalities of Law Library membership plus information and pointers on personal and professional development of benefit to you as you progress through your career as a barrister. It is not compulsory to attend orientation.
Late Applications for applicants from other Jurisdictions:
Applications received between 30th June and 31st August, are subject to a late application fee of €800 (non-refundable).
Applications received after 31st August, are subject to a late application fee of €1,000 (non-refundable).
Acceptance of late applications are at the complete discretion of the Library Committee and there is no guarantee that applications received after 30th June in the applicable year will be accepted in to the Law Library.
During the Late Application period, applicants must contact The Bar of Ireland Member Services Department for an application form.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com.