Updates from the Law Society of Northern Ireland

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Updates from the Law Society of Northern Ireland

The Law Society of Northern Ireland makes representations to Ministers and MPs

The President, Ian Huddleston, Junior Vice President, Eileen Ewing and Chief Executive, Alan Hunter of the Law Society of Northern Ireland were in London at the Houses of Parliament in November to meet with Ministers and MPs to discuss issues surrounding Brexit. The Law Society reported that the series of meetings were productive and practical.

Law Society Marks European Lawyers Day

On 25 October, over 50 solicitors were in attendance at a special conference held at Law Society House in Belfast to mark European Lawyers Day 2017.

Now in its third year the conference, which was hosted by theLaw Society of Northern Ireland, provides an opportunity to mark European Lawyers Day by highlighting the legal profession’s significant contribution to the rule of law and justice system throughout Europe.

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has been working in conjunction with other members of Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) to actively promote the overarching theme of European lawyers Day of ‘E-volving Lawyers; How digital transformation can enrich the relationship between the citizen and the lawyer’.

Those attending the conference had an opportunity to hear from a number of keynote speakers including the President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, Ian Huddleston and Stephen Beattie and Andrew Bennett from Allen & Overy LLP.

Speaking after the conference the President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, Ian Huddleston said;

“We are delighted to have welcomed so many colleagues to this important conference marking European Lawyers Day and to have provided a platform to examine issues of importance affecting lawyers and their clients throughout Europe and further afield”.

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