Eighty solicitors gather for North West learning event

Eighty solicitors gather for North West learning event

Eighty solicitors from across the North West gathered in Donegal yesterday for the first part of a two-day learning and networking event designed with the local area in mind.

The North West General Practice Update 2016, part of a nationwide programme of cluster events taking place this year, has been organised by Law Society Skillnet in collaboration with the Donegal Bar Association and Inishowen Bar Association.

Teri Kelly, director of member services at the Law Society of Ireland, said: “Local solicitors have identified a range of legal issues – including the Legal Services Regulation Act, conveyancing and probate – as being of key importance for the North West.”

She said the event has seen experts on these topics “deliver updates and highlight recent developments in the law and provide a forum for discussion and debate”.

The event is chaired by local solicitor Brendan Twomey, the Revenue Sherriff of Donegal for nearly thirty years and the Principal Solicitor at James P. Sweeney & Co, located on Main Street in Falcarragh.

Mr Twomey said: “Donegal solicitors are seeing a definite increase in conveyancing business. We know that increased house-buying would tend to indicate an upturn in the overall economy of the area.”

Ms Kelly added: “In designing this seminar, we have been guided strongly by what the people of the North West need from their solicitors.

“It is important for the Law Society to reach out to our members around the country. These cluster events allow us to tailor our seminars around the particular needs of local solicitors and the local communities they serve.”

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