Solicitors are facing a fight for survival, DSBA chief warns

The new president of the Dublin Solicitors’ Bar Association believes his members will struggle this year, writes Kieron Wood

20th November, 2010

As a student at Malahide Community School in Dublin, Stuart Gilhooly planned a career in journalism. But his father, senior counsel James Gilhooly, persuaded young Stuart that the life of a lawyer was a safer bet. Stuart took his father’s advice and qualified as a solicitor in 1995.

Since then, the profession has experienced its most turbulent years, with many solicitors going out of business due to the collapse in the economy, the resulting...

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