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Legal Representation

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. 



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: 

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: 

 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: 

University College Cork

Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh

College Road, Cork T12 K8AF