Ciaran Fegan elected chair of new In-House Lawyers’ Group Northern Ireland
The first meeting of the newly appointed In-House Lawyers’ Group Northern Ireland (IHLGNI) committee took place on 27 October.
Ciaran Fegan (Graham Group) was elected as chair of the IHLHNI for 2022/23. Julie-Ann McCaffrey (Greentown Environmental), was appointed as secretary; Anne MacRandal (Autism Initiatives Group) was appointed as treasurer and Emma O’Donnell (BT) was appointed as CPD events secretary with Sean Grego (Citibank), Holly Poots (BT) and Claire Marley (Coca-Cola) making up the committee.
Mr Fegan, who is general counsel for Graham Group, said: “I am delighted to have been re-elected onto the IHLGNI committee and to take up the position of chair, a position which I am honoured to have held previously at the formation of IHLGNI back in 2014. I would like to express my thanks, and those of the newly convened committee, to our outgoing committee members Niall McPeake and Kathryn Walls for all of their hard work and dedication during an incredibly busy 2021/22.
“Thank you also to our contributors and supporters, and in particular, A&L Goodbody, Pinsent Masons, Eversheds, TLT, Gateley Legal and Abacus Recruitment for their continuing support of the IHLGNI over the last year, and for some of our supporters many more years than that. Without the support of local law firms and business, IHLGNI would not be able to deliver the breadth of events which our members need, and we look forward to strengthening our network of supporters over the course of the current year.
“The past committee year was the busiest in the history of IHLGNI, notwithstanding that much of that year was spent still subject to COVID restrictions. We have held our first in-person event since 2019, and based on the valuable feedback received from our members, we intend to start re-integrating in-person and social events to our very successful series of webinars.
“I look forward to working with the new committee in the months ahead promoting the interests of in-house lawyers in Northern Ireland and delivering CPD and networking events to support our members’ needs.”
The End of Year Legal Review, the next event for the IHLGNI, will take place on 6 December 2022 and will be hosted by Pinsent Masons.