British lawyers enroll in the Republic to preserve their right to work in European Courts…

Interesting piece in the Gurdian today, suggesting there’s a bit of a rush to enroll as solicitors in the Republic:

Ken Murphy, the director general of the Law Society of Ireland, confirmed that 543 solicitors from England and Wales and 21 solicitors from Northern Ireland have been admitted to the roll of solicitors in Ireland so far this year. A further 145 applications are being processed. The figures compare with an average of 50 to 100 admissions a year from England and Wales in previous years.

“Of the EU member states, Ireland is the legal jurisdiction most equivalent to the UK,” said Murphy before the referendum. “We are both English-speaking, both common law jurisdictions and our legal institutions are much the same. This makes Ireland the destination of choice for solicitors in England, in particular, who are concerned about the possibility of the UK voting to leave the EU.”

“The right to argue before EU tribunals such as the court of justice of the European Union is only afforded to lawyers qualified in an EU state. It is our understanding that the majority of the solicitors who are completing this process will continue to practise in London or Brussels and do not intend to set up a physical practice in Ireland.”

  • murdockp

    sounds like and excellent opportunity for a tax for non resident solicitors. £5k per lawyer is £2.5m. that will surely pay for restocking Michael d Higgins wine cellar when he eventually leaves office.

  • chrisjones2

    And expect to see more brass plate companies to be set up as evil Bristish Companies evade any Brussels controls

    Shocking

  • Croiteir

    Bit of old news, that was discussed here a few weeks ago?

  • Kevin Breslin

    Hilarious stuff, you do realise what the European Union is doing is actually quite logical?

    These lawyers, most of which will not be brass plates are registering inside the Republic of Ireland because it’s the only 1 of the 27 countries who will be sympathetic to British free movement of services when the United Kingdom tries to make its own service market almost a closed shop to people from the continent.

    They are doing this not because of Brussels but because they are being messed over by Westminstercrats here.

    The same Westminstercrats who want to destroy workers rights so they can make British workers serfs in some vain ideological delusion that they can restore the Empires of the past.

  • Brian Walker
  • chrisjones2

    As opposed to the Eurocrats who have done the same already

  • Kevin Breslin

    Do you honestly think scrapping the Working Time Directive is going to help with the Greek debt crisis, it won’t … unhealthier tired workers are unproductive workers.

    I’d love to believe there is some skewed logic that scrapping the Working Time Directive was a desire to please UK deprived workaholics rather than “unscrupulous bosses”.

    The whole Brexit process relies on drawing more on your own internal energies rather than networks of convenience. Already two senior Quitters have called the UK population Lazy for physically not being able to get the prosperity demanded from the Brexit prophesies.

    Migration rather than drive up unemployment has actually saw employment within the United Kingdom fall and the economy grow. Bar a Global Recession that spread across almost the entire Americentric Northern hemisphere hitting Switzerland, Russia and Japan in its tracks, the UK has seen continual growth from the Winter of Discontent as generations got more than the ones before.

    Tell you what, when EU people non-resident in the UK are getting British passports for other things than going to Kazakhstan or registering international services in the UK without the intentions of picking the fat and bones off of semi-privatized public services/tenders, then I will agree with you the Westminstercrats are thinking of bigger things than the hedonistic desires of their paymasters.

  • john millar

    “These lawyers, most of which will not be brass plates are registering inside the Republic of Ireland because it’s the only 1 of the 27 countries who will be sympathetic to British free movement of services when the United Kingdom tries to make its own service market almost a closed shop to people from the continent.”

    “It is our understanding that the majority of the solicitors who are completing this process will continue to practise in London or Brussels and do not intend to set up a physical practice in Ireland.”

  • Kevin Breslin

    I never mentioned PRACTICING … I said Registering … that’s a vital difference.

    They may well Practice in Ireland, but I doubt it has a deficiency of them that it needs to import a lot more British ones.