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20 October 2020

500 Local Solicitors Attend 'Online Conveyancing Conference' 2020

Over 500 solicitors from across Northern Ireland attended the Law Society’s Conveyancing Conference on Monday 19th October 2020.

Now in its seventh year, the Law Society Conveyancing Conference has become a regular feature of the legal calendar.

This year’s conference was held ‘online’ in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and those attending participated from their offices and homes across Northern Ireland and further afield.

The focus of the conference was the launch of the Society’s new Home Charter Scheme with attendees being provided with an overview of the new Scheme and precedent documents.

Attendees also had an opportunity to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on conveyancing in Northern Ireland and the response of the profession in keeping the market moving.

A number of keynote speakers provided presentations including:

·        Alan Reid, Chair, Law Society Conveyancing and Property Committee on the work of Law Society Conveyancing and Property Committee including the Home Charter Review and the impact of coronavirus.

·        Rowan White, President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland,  Review of Regulations.

·        Simon Murray, Murray Kelly Moore Solicitors, New General Conditions of Sale.

·        Mary Murnaghan, Murnaghan Legal, Review of Documents.

·        Dawson McConkey, Carson McDowell Solicitors, New Commercial Schedule to the General Conditions of Sale.

·        Andrew Kirkpatrick, Head of Policy, Law Society of Northern Ireland, Coronavirus Special Conditions.

Despite the conference being online this year attendees still had the opportunity to engage with speakers and ask questions.



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