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07 February 2013

Legal Seminar Highlights Important Role of Women


 
The importance of women in the legal profession in Northern Ireland was highlighted today at a seminar organised by the Law Society of Northern Ireland and the Bar Council. The seminar was the first in a series of planned lectures which will be delivered by experienced and senior female practitioners on a wide range of issues and subject matters. Today’s seminar took place at Law Society House and was attended by the Lord Chief Justice for Northern Ireland, Sir Declan Morgan who has been supportive of the initiative. Presenting at the seminar were two eminent lawyers, Phyllis Agnew from Tughans solicitors and Denise McBride, QC.

Commenting the Senior Vice President of the Law Society, Imelda McMillan said:

“The Law Society of Northern Ireland is delighted to be working with the Bar Council in delivering these important seminars which will help raise awareness of the importance of women in the legal profession but also provide a vehicle for greater examination of the issues of concern and interest to practitioners”.

Denise McBride QC from the Bar Council said:

"The Bar Council are pleased to be contributing to these series of seminars which we hope will positively highlight the significant contribution female barristers and solicitors make to the legal profession and our community as a whole".


From left to right
 

Phyllis Agnew from Tughans Solicitors, Sarah Witchell from the Law Society of Northern Ireland and Denise McBride, QC from the Bar Council