Skip to Main Content
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 Development.  

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.”



The Law Society of Northern Ireland website use cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. For more details about cookies and how to manage them see our cookie policy

Accept and close