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Ireland Law Society claims 'tits and filth' WhatsApp group contained no reference to female students

20:05  14 october  2019
20:05  14 october  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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THE LAW SOCIETY of Ireland has launched an investigation into a messaging group which is alleged to have targeted female students attending courses at the solicitors’ training body. A number of messaging services have been blocked from the wifi network at the Law Society after inappropriate

THE Law Society of Ireland has launched an investigation after "highly offensive" messages were sent about female students in a WhatsApp group titled 't He wrote: "It has been brought to the attention of the Law School staff that a group of students has been posting inappropriate content relating to

  Law Society claims 'tits and filth' WhatsApp group contained no reference to female students

THERE WERE NO references to female students found in a WhatsApp group being investigated by the Law Society of Ireland.

A number of messaging services were blocked from the wifi network at the Law Society after inappropriate content was reported to have been circulated among male students, including in a WhatsApp group titled ‘tits and filth’.

The group was alleged to have targeted female students attending courses at the solicitors’ training body. 

The Law Society of Ireland launched an investigation into the matter last week and said that it was taking the claims “extremely seriously”. 

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THE Law Society of Ireland is investigating claims male trainee solicitors exchanged inappropriate content regarding their female classmates. Updated: 11 Oct 2019, 18:53. THE chief suspect behind a “highly offensive” ­ WhatsApp group titled ‘t*ts and filth ’ insists he isn’t a misogynist.

A trainee solicitor at the Law Society of Ireland has described a WhatsApp group set up to share offensive messages about female students The body said the group contained “highly offensive” messages about female students and warned that it has caused “deep distress to many students .”

In a statement today, it confirmed that while the investigation into the private messaging group by a small number of students is not yet finished, a review of the contents of the WhatsApp group has been completed. 

“The Law Society remains very concerned about students engaging in any appropriate messaging on WhatsApp or otherwise,” the statement said. 

However, the Law Society confirmed that the WhatsApp group “does not contain references to any female students”. 

“Once the investigation has been completed the Law Society will determine what further disciplinary steps are required.” 

a car parked in front of a building: Law Society of Ireland Blackhall Place Dublin © Google Street View Law Society of Ireland Blackhall Place Dublin In a general email to trainee students last week, Director of Education at the Law Society TP Kennedy said that an investigation was underway into the allegations.

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The Law Society of Ireland has warned that “a group of students have been posting inappropriate content relating to female students in messaging groups ”. Legal Cheek has been told that the group was named “ Tits and Filth ”, confirming reports in the Irish press.

The Law Society of Ireland is investigating allegations that some of its students have posted “highly offensive” comments about female trainee solicitors on a private The posts were allegedly made by a small group of students in a private messaging group entitled “ tits and filth ,” The Irish Times reports.

He wrote:

The content of these posts is highly offensive and has given rise to profound ethical concerns. Several students have provided us with details of these groups and we are investigating them.

These messages have caused deep distress to many students. This kind of behaviour will not be tolerated and has no place on a professional training course.

Kennedy also told trainees that they were subject to the same rules and regulations as practising solicitors regarding their ethical behaviour.

He warned students that posting inappropriate content could bring the legal profession into disrepute and raise concerns as to whether those involved in generating or circulating such content were “fit and proper” to be admitted as solicitors.

Counselling and training is being provided to students at the Law Society as a result of the allegations.

Established in 1830 and based at Blackhall Place in Dublin, the Law Society is the educational, representative and regulatory body of the solicitors’ profession in Ireland.

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The Law Society has started blocking the use of some messaging apps on its premises after The remarks were circulated within a messaging group entitled ‘ tits and filth ’ and have prompted a “The Law School’s counselling service is providing additional supports and services to students in light of

It has a range of functions, including the education of legal professionals, the regulation of the legal profession, dealing with disciplinary matters and protecting solicitors’ clients.

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