Sunday February 23, 2020

Interview: Shatter the scrapper is fighting on all fronts

If the Minister for Justice can steer his Legal Services Bill through the Oireachtas, he will change the face of the legal profession, writes Niamh Connolly.

2nd June, 2012
Alan Shatter: 'It was always intended that we would have an independent regulatory process'. Photo: Tony O'Shea

Alan Shatter is a man on a mission: to change the face of the legal profession in this country. If he succeeds with his controversial Legal Services Bill, the justice minister will have blazed a trail in reforming a system he describes as outmoded. But not without ruffling a few feathers among the legal eagles in the Law Library.

Shatter, 61, doesn't baulk at the prospect of tackling what he describes as "vested interests" in...

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