Updates from the Law Society of Northern Ireland

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The LSNI launches its new GDPR training programme ‘Ready Steady GDPR - The Complete “How To” Guide to getting GDPR ready’

The Law Society of Northern Ireland is participating in the official EU ‘TRADATA project’.

The Society has partnered with 8 other EU countries to provide comprehensive training on Data Protection Reform (GDPR).

As part of the TRADATA Project the Society has organised a GDPR Conference which will take place on 13 April 2018 and will be repeated on 20 April 2018.

The Conference will provide attendees with the necessary information to support them during this crucial phase of implementation. The training has international recognition and local application. Those attending will gain access to the training materials (in English) from the 8 partner countries - Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Ireland, England & Wales, France and Belgium. This will be an invaluable resource for this developing field of law.

The Conference will provide 5 CPD hours spanning a full day with the potential to access further online training throughout the year. Attendance at this Conference will fully cover the 2018 Client Care and Practice Management CPD requirement. The additional 2 hours of Client Care and Practice Management can be carried over into the General Group Study section.

EU participation in this project has ensured that the price has been subsidised – the full day, fully catered Conference is being offered to members of the Law Society at £95 per person - a significant reduction on the normal fee for an event such as this.

Regardless of the size of your firm this Conference will provide you with practical tips and guidance on GDPR from expert speakers.

For further information or to book a place on the conference please e-mail cpdbookings@lawsoc-ni.org 

 Law Society’s President & Chief Executive hold Brexit meetings

 The President, Eileen Ewing and the Society’s Chief Executive, Alan Hunter, attended a series of meetings in Brussels where they raised members’ issues regarding new relationships post Brexit.

  New Immigration Practitioners’ Group launched

 Representatives from the legal, business and community/voluntary sectors were in attendance at Law Society House in Belfast on 1 February 2018 for the launch of the ‘Immigration Practitioners’ Group’.

 The new group, which has been set up by the Law Society of Northern Ireland, will be a forum for immigration practitioners to share information and to enhance training, by organising seminars and courses, in this ever-evolving and complex area of law. Central to the aims of the group is finding new and better ways in which solicitors can engage with and support members of the community in Northern Ireland who may be from another country and who may not speak English as a first language.

 The launch of the new group marks the continuation of the Law Society of Northern Ireland’s ongoing work in raising awareness of issues around diversity, equality and human rights.



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