Legal Representation

In advance of attending a matter in Court, it is always advisable to seek legal advice or better still to be represented by a solicitor at the hearing. However everyone is entitled to represent themselves in court and someone without legal representation is referred to as a lay litigant. A lay litigant can present his/her case before the judge and/or respond to any application or summons issued against them. Equally a lay litigant can negotiate a settlement directly with the legal representatives of the other party.


Contacts

Legal Aid Board

  • Address: Legal Aid Board, Quay Street, Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry.
  • Also 33 full time offices nationwide – other part-time offices
  • Tel: (066) 947 1000 Lo-call No: 1890 615 200  Fax: (066) 947 1035
  • Website: http://www.legalaidboard.ie

Free Legal Advice Centre

  • Address: Free Legal Advice Centre, 13 Lower Dorset Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
  • Legal information lines: Lo-Call: 1890 350 250 / +353 1 874 5690
  • Website: http://www.flac.ie/

 Family Mediation Service

Citizens Information

The Courts Service

  • Address: 15 – 24 Phoenix Street North, Smithfield, Dublin 7
  • Tel: 01 1 888 6000 (main switchboard)
  • Website: http://www.courts.ie