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The Bar Council of Ireland represents barristers in Ireland. They are here to help, protect and promote barristers across Ireland.


LAW GOVERNING BODIES The Bar Council of Ireland &

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Barrister’s Professional Conduct Tribunal

The Bar Council publishes a Code of Conduct and a Disciplinary Code that all barristers must obey. If a barrister does not follow the Code of Conduct or the Disciplinary Code, a client may complain about them to the Tribunal. There are various steps that should be taken to prior to complaining about a barrister to the Tribunal. Languages: Website in English

The Law Society of Ireland

T: +353 (0)1 817 5000 F: +353 (0)1 817 5150 Bar Council Administration Office Four Courts Dublin 7 Barristers’ Professional Conduct Tribunal 145/146 Church Street Dublin 7

The Law Society of Ireland represents solicitors in Ireland. They are here to help, protect and promote solicitors across Ireland, as well as deal with any complaints.


Lists of solicitors and a search tool to find a local solicitor is available on the Law Society website.

T: + 353 (0)1 672 4800 F: + 353 (0)1 672 4801

Languages: Website in English.

Blackhall Place, Dublin 7

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Complaints and Client Relations Section E: [email protected] T: +353 (0)1 879 8700 F: +353 (0)1 879 8785 George's Court, George's Lane, Dublin 7 OMBUDSMEN Office of the Ombudsman Oifig an Ombudsman

The Ombudsman reviews complaints and take action to redress any injustice where possible in cases where public bodies are failing / have not acted properly / have provided a poor service in relation to Ireland’s government department, or one of its agencies. Complaints can be made only after the complainant tried to redress situation with organisation involved first. The Ombudsman also provides outreach services in various towns and cities across Ireland on specific dates.

Website: E: [email protected] T: +353 (0)1 639 5600 F: +353 (0)1 639 5674 18 Lower Leeson Street Dublin 2

Languages: Website in English and Irish Garda Ombudsman Commission (GSOC)


The GSOC deals with complaints made by the public about the conduct of the garda. If you have a complaint to make against a garda officer, you should contact the Commission.


Complaints are expected within 6 months of the incident in question, but the GSOC may extend this time limit if it considers that there are good reasons for doing so.

T: +353 (0)1 871 67 27 LoCall: 1890 600 800

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150 Abbey Street Upper Dublin 1

LEGAL ADVICE Citizen’s Information

The Citizens Information Board is an organisation that supports the provision of information, advice and advocacy on a broad range of public and social services





Faisnéis do Shaoránaigh

. This is a national agency which is responsible for giving information and advice on social services and money matters. It also provides advocacy services. Information is available through the citizen’s information services in person, by phone or on the website.

T: 076 107 4000 (9am-8pm, Monday-Friday) T: +353 761 07 9000 F: +353 1 605 9099

Citizen’s Advice has a Self-help website with legal and practical advice from Citizen’s Information Centres across the country. Languages: Website in English and Irish, with some information also available in certain in Polish, French and Romanian. Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC)<