‘Number of solicitors becoming High and Supreme Court judges will rise’

President of High Court says the lion’s share of legal work in Ireland is carried out by solicitors

12th November, 2020
‘Number of solicitors becoming High and Supreme Court judges will rise’
In September 17 solicitors were granted the title of senior counsel for the first time in Ireland. Picture: Getty

Ms Justice Mary Irvine, President of the High Court, expects the numbers of solicitors appointed to the High Court and Supreme Court to grow in the coming years.

“As the number of solicitors practising as senior counsel increases, I expect the number of judges appointed to the superior courts from the solicitors’ profession to grow year on year,” she said.

“Never before have the two arms of the legal profession been closer...

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