Retired Belfast solicitor Gerald Harrison, whose legal career spanned over four decades, has passed away. Mr Harrison was admitted to the roll of solicitors in 1954 and later became principal of Belfast-based Harrison Leitch & Logan.
Solicitors in Northern Ireland have been invited to join online classes part of an initiative to promote their health and wellbeing. The Law Society of Northern Ireland has organised the Well-being Day on Friday 9 October 2020, which includes online fitnesses classes and mental health advice.
The Law Society of Northern Ireland has published its latest edition of Folio, the conveyancing and land law journal. The latest edition, which can be found here, includes six articles written by legal professions that cover a range of conveyancing and land law issues.
Belfast city centre firm Robert G Sinclair & Co Ltd has been taken over by the Law Society of Northern Ireland as part of an ongoing investigation. In a statement provided to Irish Legal News, the Law Society said: "The Law Society of Northern Ireland has intervened, pursuant to its statutory po
The first issue of the Journal of Elder Law and Capacity for 2020 has been published online as an "e-issue". A hard copy of the journal, launched by the Law Society of Northern Ireland last May, will be sent to subscribers later in the year.
A new online complaints portal has been launched by the Law Society of Northern Ireland to support clients seeking to make a complaint about their solicitor. The portal aims to provide clients with access to an online platform on which to submit their complaint, underscoring the Society’s comm
Solicitors have been invited to apply for membership of the Law Society of Northern Ireland's new human rights and equality group. Belfast solicitor Maria McCloskey was named last month as the chair of the new group, set up in response to international protests against racism and police violence.
The Law Society of Northern Ireland has written to solicitors to urge them to apply for two vacant positions on the High Court. Rowan White, president of the Law Society, said the appointment of Mr Justice Ian Huddleston in January 2019 "clearly demonstrates" that court advocacy "is not an essential
The Law Society of Northern Ireland has donated £10,000 to the Access to Justice Foundation's Community Justice Fund. The fund was set up to make grants of up to £100,000 available to specialist social welfare law advice agencies dealing with the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
Retired solicitor John R. Sullivan has passed away, the Law Society of Northern Ireland has said. Mr Sullivan was admitted to the roll of solicitors in 1977, having previously pursued a career in teaching and youth employment.
Belfast solicitor Maria McCloskey has been selected to chair the Law Society of Northern Ireland's new human rights and equality group. Ms McCloskey, an experienced immigration solicitor with the Children's Law Centre and a prominent campaigner for the protection of refugees, will help the group to
Solicitors have welcomed the re-opening of the Northern Ireland housing market from today. Emergency coronavirus laws have been amended by the Northern Ireland Executive to allow activities relating to house moves to take place from today.
Castlerock solicitor Frances C. Buchanan, née O'Hara, has passed away following a short illness. Ms Buchanan, who qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland in 1982, is survived by her husband Clark.
The reconstitution of the Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency's (NIGALA) solicitor panel has been postponed for at least six months. The current 95-solicitor panel, constituted in 2015, is approaching the end of its five-year term and a new panel was due to be constituted.
Belfast solicitor Eibhlínn McAleer (née Lynch) has suddenly passed away, the Law Society of Northern Ireland has announced. Ms McAleer qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and had worked in private practice as well as as a personal assistant to Judge Corinne Philpott QC.