29 September 2021
Justice Minister opens The Meeting Space at Law Society House
A new state of the art meeting venue is now
available in the heart of Belfast’s Legal Quarter.
The Meeting Space at Law Society House was
officially opened by the Justice Minister, Naomi Long MLA, on Wednesday at an
event attended by Northern Ireland’s new Lady Chief Justice.
The new venue is a major development by the
Law Society in support of its Members.
The Meeting Space is a contemporary venue
designed with communication at its heart and offering every user an exceptional
Its facilities can be configured to
accommodate meetings, mediations, seminars and negotiations. Formal meeting
rooms are supported with break out areas. Each area is equipped with high
specification audio visual facilities, wifi and internet access.
Commenting on the opening of The Meeting Space
the President of the Law Society Rowan White said:
“As the Law
Society approaches its Centenary next year, the new Meeting Space at Law
Society House reflects our commitment to investing in the future by providing state
of the art facilities to support the legal profession.
Speaking at the Justice Minster, Naomi Long,
“I welcome the opening of these state of the
art facilities and the additional capacity the space will provide for
mediations which, in appropriate cases, can enhance access to justice and
I have prioritised
action on Alternative Dispute Resolution in plans being taken forward for the
modernisation of the civil justice system, with the aim of making the system
more accessible as well as fairer, more proportionate and more responsive.
I recognise enhancing the use of
ADR can go a long way to achieving those objectives and I am delighted to see the continued steps
being taken by the Law Society to further support its use.”
The Meeting Space at Law Society House