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09 May 2013

Head of Professional Conduct (Law Society of Northern Ireland)

Reference: NA

Closing Date: 24th May 2013


Description and Duties

The Law Society of Northern Ireland, under the Solicitors (Northern Ireland) Order 1976, is the regulatory body for Solicitors in Northern Ireland and has statutory powers to educate, discipline and supervise the conduct of Solicitors in the public interest.

The Law Society of Northern Ireland (“the Law Society”) seeks to recruit a Head of Professional Conduct to take up appointment late 2013 – early 2014.  This will allow a handover period.

The Head of Professional Conduct for the Law Society will be part of the Senior Management Team within the Law Society. The duties include responsibility for the programme of regulation of conduct matters and of certain Regulatory Committees relative to the solicitors’ branch of the legal profession.

The post-holder will report to the Chief Executive.

The criteria for appointment include the essential requirement that at the closing date for applications an applicant must be a qualified solicitor and on the Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland or alternatively must be eligible to be admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland. Additionally a minimum of 5 years professional experience in a range of practice areas including a minimum of 3 years experience of responsibility for managing budgets and human resources in a professional capacity is essential.

Contact Details

Full information on the criteria and the selection process is contained within the application pack.

For further information and an application pack, please write to:-

PA to the Chief Executive,

The Law Society of Northern Ireland,

96 Victoria Street,

Belfast, BT1 3GN.

or e mail at :

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is - 24th May 2013 at 2.00 p.m.

The Law Society reserves the right to select for interview those candidates who, from the information provided, appear to it to best meet the criteria for appointment.

The Law Society is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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