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International Protection Solicitors Panel

What is the Panel?

The Legal Aid Board is one of the largest providers of services to asylum seekers in Ireland. We provide services through our three law centres in Dublin (Smithfield), Cork (Popes Quay) and Galway (Seville House) and our International Protection Solicitors Panel.

What does the Panel cover?

The Panel covers legal assistance to asylum seekers in making their applications for international protection and permission to remain in the State, including at questionnaire and interview stage, appeal to the International Protection Appeals Tribunal, and representation in relation to permission to remain.

Please note that the panel does not cover judicial review applications. Asylum seekers who are seeking legal aid for a judicial review of any aspect of their application for international protection will need to apply to a law centre.

How do I get work?

Cases will be referred to the Panel by law centres in accordance with management guidelines. The Board cannot guarantee a minimum level of work for any practitioner or that any individual case will be referred. A rota is in operation and cases are referred directly to private practitioners by law centres in accordance with the rota.

Fees payable

There is a standard scale of fees payable per case to solicitors/firms on the Panel for the provision of services. Claims may be made on the IP-Panel-Claim-Form

International Protection Regularisation Scheme

For more information on this, please click here