Join Our Member Community

King’s Inns is working on developing a member community with the help of our new Member Relations Officer, Diane Sutton. Diane will be working directly with our members (Benchers, practising and non–practising Barristers, and degree of Barrister– at–Law students) to develop a range of events to strengthen relationships and provide further career and networking opportunities in Ireland and internationally.

All graduates of the degree of Barrister–at–Law can become subscribing members of King’s Inns. Benchers, Law Library members and degree of Barrister–at–Law students are automatically subscribing members once their fees are paid.

Graduates who are disbarred or voluntary removed from the Register of Members of the Society are not eligible to become subscribing members.

Subscribing Member Discount

To receive the discount on renting a carpark space, our advanced diploma courses or hiring the main building as a venue, you must be a subscribing member to King’s Inns.

Please contact Diane Sutton at members@kingsinns.ie for more information. Discount codes will only be issued to members who are subscribed to one of the categories below. Please look for a discount code from Diane before applying to any of the advanced diploma courses.

Category of Membership

  1. Practising – Non Law Library Members
  2. Practising – Law Library Members
  3. Non–Practising – all graduates who are not practising as a Barrister in or outside the State. Graduates who are practising law outside the State are also welcome to join under this category
  4. Newly Qualified Barrister
  5. Current degree of Barrister–at–Law Student

Membership 1: BL Graduate: Non Law Library Member - €250.00

  • Entered on the Roll of Practising Barristers (maintained by The Legal Services Regulatory Authority).
  • Practising barristers who provide legal services only as an employee of a partnership of solicitors.
  • Practising barristers who provide legal services only as part of their employment within the State for an employer who is not a legal practice.
  • Practising barristers in any public, education and private sector employment within the State.
  • Annual subscription fee: €250.00 (January to December).

Benefits

  • Right to dine at King’s Inns and bring guests;
  • Member discount on renting a carpark space at King’s Inns;
  • 10% discount on use of the main building as a venue;
  • 10% discount on professional development courses (Advanced Diplomas);
  • Access to the King’s Inns Library; *please see note below
  • Member social events, talks and conferences;
  • Right to receive notice of and attend the AGM.

Purchase

Membership 2: BL Graduate: Law Library Member - €0.00

  • Entered on the Roll of Practising Barristers (maintained by The Legal Services Regulatory Authority).
  • Member of The Bar of Ireland
  • Annual subscription fee: You are automatically a subscribing member, as a subvention to King’s Inns is included in your fees to The Bar of Ireland. 

Benefits

  • Right to dine at King’s Inns and bring guests;
  • Member discount on renting a carpark space at King’s Inns;
  • 10% discount on use of the main building as a venue;
  • 10% discount on professional development courses (Advanced Diplomas);
  • Access to the King’s Inns Library; *please see note below
  • Member social events, talks and conferences;
  • Right to receive notice of and attend the AGM.

Membership 3: BL Graduate: Non–practising - €250.00

  • Any Barrister–at–Law graduate who have not practised and are based in or outside the State.
  • Members who once practised in the State and not practising anymore.
  • Members who are retired from practising with the Courts.
  • Practising barristers in jurisdictions outside the State.
  • Practising barristers in public, education and private sector employment outside the State.
  • Annual subscription fee: €250.00 (January to December).

Benefits

  • Right to dine at King’s Inns and bring guests;
  • Member discount on renting a carpark space at King’s Inns;
  • 10% discount on use of the main building as a venue;
  • 10% discount on professional development courses (Advanced Diplomas);
  • Access to the King’s Inns Library; *please see note below
  • Member social events, talks and conferences;
  • Right to receive notice of and attend the AGM.

Purchase

Membership 4: Newly Qualified Barrister - €50.00

  • All Barrister–at–Law graduates can avail of an 80% discount on membership in their first year as a barrister.
  • Your Barrister–at–Law tuition fee covers your membership (option 5 below) to the end of the calendar year, after which Graduate membership is applicable.
  • Graduate membership is valid for 1 calendar year.
  • Barristers who go on to practise at The Bar of Ireland, you are automatically a subscribing member, as a subvention to King’s Inns is included in your fees.
  • Annual subscription fee: €50.00 (January to December).

Benefits

  • Right to dine at King’s Inns and bring guests;
  • Member discount on renting a carpark space at King’s Inns;
  • 10% discount on use of the main building as a venue;
  • 10% discount on professional development courses (Advanced Diplomas);
  • Access to the King’s Inns Library; *please see note below
  • Member social events, talks and conferences;
  • Right to receive notice of and attend the AGM.

Purchase

Membership 5: Current degree of Barrister–at–Law Student - €0.00

  • You are automatically a subscribing student member if your fees are paid.

Benefits

  • Please refer to your student handbook for your membership benefits.

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* Use of Library

  1. Current students hold library cards – all other members should sign the attendance book on arrival.
  2. Current registered students and Benchers are entitled to borrow books from the Library only.
  3. If you wish to photocopy/print using the Library’s smart card, there is a discounted rate available for members at a cost of 12 cent per page.
  4. We hold academic licences for all our electronic databases which only entitle current registered students to access them; they are not accessible by any other category of user.

More Information

For more information, please contact our Member Relations Officer, Diane Sutton at members@kingsinns.ie.

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