Carlow solicitors' firm sets up company to employ lawyers
Two senior counsel have advised the Law Society that employing solicitors through a company is illegal, writes Kieron Wood.
ACo Carlow solicitors' firm has set up a limited liability company to employ assistant solicitors.
The Law Society has been advised that operating in this fashion is illegal.
Section 64 of the 1954 Solicitors Act says it is an offence for a limited company, or a director of the company, to imply that it is qualified to act as a solicitor. At present, a partner in a solicitor's firm can be sued for all his...
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