Legal & Professional Standards Office


The Legal and Professional Standards Office (LPSO) was established in 2012 to bring together in one single entity the management of legal cases for the Irish Prison Service ranging in scope from employment law issues to civil litigation cases. The office also has responsibility for the provision of advice and guidance to the Director General, the various Directorates and prison governors in relation to legal matters of relevance to the organisation. The Legal and Professional Standards Office is also responsible for the Policy Documents Centre and the provision of training and support in the development of Irish Prison Service policies and related documents.

Contact details:

Legal and Professional Standards Office, Irish Prison Service, Phibsborough Office, 397e North Circular Road, Dublin 7 D07TAC9

Jim Mitchell, Head of the Legal and Professional Standards Office

Jim Mitchell, Head of the Legal and Professional Standards Office

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