The Legal Services Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Ireland has launched an anonymous survey to capture the views of solicitors and barristers who have qualified since 2014 and have chosen not to practice. The aim of the research is to uncover the economic and other barriers faced by newly qualified barristers and solicitors. The survey will also take in those who practiced after qualification but are no longer in the profession.

The research comes after a request by the Ministry of Justice with the LSRA having been asked to pay particular attention to equity of access and entry into the legal professions with the objective of achieving greater diversity in the professions.

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