‘The Story Thus Far’

The function of our regulatory authority, The Legal Services Regulatory Authority, is to regulate the provision of legal services by legal practitioners and to ensure the maintenance and improvement of standards in the provision of such services in the State.

At the helm is CEO, Brian Doherty, who updates us on where the LSRA is in December 2019 on such matters as:

  • The Legal Services Regulation Act 2015
  • The LSRA Objectives, Functions and Values
  • The Complaints Process
  • LP/LLPs
  • The Roll of Practising Barristers
  • The Levy on the Legal Professions
  • The Training and Education of Legal Practitioners
  • Strategic Plan 2019-2021.


Brian J. Doherty is the Chief Executive Officer of the Legal Service Regulatory Authority. He was called to the Bar in 1996 and initially practised in Belfast. He joined the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland when it was set up in 2000 as one of the first civilian investigators, working on allegations of misconduct against the then RUC, later the PSNI. In 2007 he moved to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission as a senior investigating officer, later progressing to acting deputy director of investigations. He returned to the Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman in 2014 as Director of Investigations. Brian took up post as the CEO of the LSRA in September 2017.

Category of CPD: Category C / B / A
Duration: 1 Hour

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