The Personal Insolvency Bill, which at the moment runs to 200 pages, will be published by the end of the month, the Minister for Justice said today.

Alan Shatter was speaking at the publication of the Free Legal Advice Centre (Flac) annual report, which revealed an increase in the number of people seeking legal assistance from the legal rights organisation, particularly relating to personal debt.

Mr Shatter also said he hoped the Legal Services Regulation Bill would be enacted by the end of the year and acknowledged Flac’s submission on it.

The Minister said Flac had made a significant input into the Personal Insolvency Bill, including a very detailed submission. He also said its conference – Legislating for Personal Insolvency in Ireland, last April – which had been attended by one of his officials dealing with the Bill, had provided very valuable insights.  Read full article