21 October 2021
Darren Patterson appointed as Head of Professional Development
The Law Society of Northern Ireland
has announced the appointment of Darren Patterson as Head of Professional
Darren joined the Society in
October and brings with him an impressive portfolio of experience in the area
of talent development and organisational change across a range of sectors.
He will lead the Society’s
work on entry into the Solicitor profession and lifelong learning.
Prior to joining the Society, Darren spent
over three years as Associate Director within Grant Thornton Ireland where he
helped to establish the firm’s People and Change consulting practice.
He has also worked for a number of global
‘big four’ management consulting firms and spent nine years in industry as Head
of Talent Management at one on Northern Ireland’s largest employers.
Commenting on his appointment, he said:
“I am delighted to take up my
new role as Head of Professional Development with The Law Society of Northern
Ireland. I look forward to working with colleagues and members on the
admission of newly qualified solicitors to the profession and their continuing
professional development throughout their careers.”