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Ken Murphy has been the Director General of the Law Society of Ireland since 1995. Ken qualified as a solicitor in 1981. From 1983 to 1995 he practised in one of Ireland’s largest commercial law firms, A & L Goodbody, where he became a partner in 1990. He practised primarily in litigation and in EU and competition law including, for four years, in the firm’s Brussels office. He is the Society’s main spokesman in the media and he has served on numerous Government and Courts Service-appointed task forces including those which led to the creation of the Courts Service and the Court of Appeal. In October 2012 he completed a two-year term as the President of the International Institute of Law Association Chief Executives (IILACE) which is the worldwide Association of Chief Executives of Law Associations with members in more than 90 jurisdictions across the globe. In 2016 he was elected an Officer of the Bar Issues Commission which oversees all matters involving Bars and Law Societies worldwide within the International Bar Association.