Published on Thursday27thOctober2016

Tánaiste Welcomes the First Meeting of the New Legal Services Regulatory Authority


Tánaiste with Legal Services Regulatory Authority Board

Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald, has met the board members of the Legal Services Regulatory Authority, which held its first meeting today.

The Tánaiste said:

Today’s inaugural meeting of the Authority is a further key step in the historical structural reform of the legal services and legal costs regimes under the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015.

I am delighted that Dr. Don Thornhill and the members of the Authority have held their first meeting today He and his colleagues on the Authority will bring much experience, knowledge and direction to the roll-out of the new regulatory regime being introduced under the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015. The new Authority is now an independent regulator in its own right.

Along with officials of her Department, the Tánaiste will continue to facilitate the new body in assuming all of its functions over the coming period.