Law Society Of Northern Ireland

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Women's concerns over their representation within the legal profession have been highlighted in a new report from the Law Society of Northern Ireland. Despite women making up the majority of working solicitors, men account for the majority of senior roles in law firms. This was borne out in the resp

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has donated a collection of books to Irish Rule of Law International (IRLI). Derval McFetridge, the Society's information and research manager, presented the books to Aonghus Kelly, executive director of IRLI, on a visit to the law library last week.

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Law firms in Northern Ireland will shortly receive a free copy of a new book celebrating one hundred years of the Law Society of Northern Ireland. The publication was officially launched yesterday at a ceremony in the Great Hall at Parliament Buildings Stormont, attended by over 120 members of the l

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has issued a warning about a scammer calling himself "Andy Williams" or "Andrew Williams". The scammer is contacting solicitor firms in Northern Ireland and seeking to obtain their bank details. "We are aware that he called one solicitor firm multiple times seekin

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Law firms in Northern Ireland should take action to address gender imbalance at a partner level, the Law Society has said, with women holding just three out of every 10 partner positions in private practice. Brigid Napier, the 10th woman to hold the position of Law Society president in its 100-year

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Proposed cuts to Northern Ireland's justice budget have the "potential to cause generational harm", the Law Society and the Bar have warned. In a joint submission to the Department of Finance and the Department of Justice, the representative bodies said many solicitor firms "would simply not survive

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland raised over £1,500 in support of Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI at a charity event taking place at Hobbs and Phase Eight stores in Belfast. Those attending, including senior Northern Ireland legal figures, had the opportunity to network and engage in some retai

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has paid tribute to Heather Semple, who passed away yesterday morning after 32 years' service as the Society's librarian and latterly as the head of its library and information service. Mrs Semple was diagnosed with "a very serious medical condition" shortly befor

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland's annual legal walk for charity will resume after a three-year hiatus this May. This year's walk/run will take place on Friday 20 May 2022 to raise funds for Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI, the Law Society's chosen charity of the year.

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Proposed cuts to Northern Ireland's justice budget would create "legal aid deserts" with access to justice severely curtailed or completely non-existent in many local towns, Stormont's justice committee will be warned today. Representatives from the Law Society and the Bar will tell MLAs that propos

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The Bar of Northern Ireland and the Law Society of Northern Ireland have issued a stark joint warning over proposed cuts to Northern Ireland's justice budget, which the professions say will undermine access to justice. Representatives of the barrister and solicitor professions have been meeting with

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has announced the establishment of two new special interest groups focusing on climate justice and law tech. Brigid Napier, president of the Law Society, said: "As we approach the Law Society’s centenary year, it is important to look forward to the next 100

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland is preparing to celebrate its centenary next year on an optimistic note, new president Brigid Napier has said. Writing in the latest edition of The Writ, published last week, Ms Napier said she is "mindful of the continuing pressures that face the Society" but tha

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has named Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI as its charity of the year for 2022. Brigid Napier, president of the Law Society, joined the charity's chair, Richard Buchanan, and Dr Lisa Crawford, a researcher at the Patrick G. Johnston Centre for Cancer Research in Belfas

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