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25 April 2022

Belfast To Host International Law Conference

Belfast is preparing to host an important international conference which will bring together members of the judiciary and legal professionals from across the world.

The Commonwealth Mediation Conference will take place on 19th and 20th May 2022 and will provide a platform to discuss the growing importance and use of mediation to resolve disputes.

Organised by the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) in partnership with the Law Society Mediation Service (LSMS) the Conference will include keynote presentations and contributions from Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of the Rolls, Mr Justice Knowles from the International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC) and George Lim, Chair Singapore International Mediation Centre.  The Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland will open the Conference.

In attendance at the conference will be members of the judiciary and lawyers from jurisdictions including Trinidad and Tobago, the Bahamas, Ghana, Nigeria, Singapore, Malaysia, Kenya, India and the UK.

Speaking in advance of the conference the President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, Brigid Napier said:

“We are delighted to be working with the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA), and to welcome international colleagues to Law Society House in Belfast for this important conference on mediation”.

Commenting the President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA), Brian Speers said:

“This is a significant achievement which will see Belfast hosting a prestigious international conference on the increasing importance of mediation to resolve disputes and the approaches adopted or under consideration in other jurisdictions”.

The Conference is open to local members of the Judiciary, solicitors, and barristers and those with an interest in dispute resolution and mediation. Early booking recommended as places are limited.

Full details of the conference are available by clicking here



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