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24 January 2017

Law Societies 'Four Jurisdictions' Meeting Held in Belfast

The offices of the Law Society of Northern Ireland in Belfast were the venue for a meeting of the Four Jurisdictions attended by the Presidential and Chief Executive Teams of the Law Societies of Northern Ireland, England and Wales, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

The regular meeting was held in Belfast to discuss issues affecting the solicitor branch of the legal profession and to explore areas of mutual interest.

Attending the meeting were:

Ian Huddleston (President) – Law Society of Northern Ireland

Eileen Ewing (Junior Vice-President) – Law Society of Northern Ireland

Alan Hunter (CEO) - Law Society of Northern Ireland

Joe Egan (Vice-President) – Law Society of England and Wales

Catherine Dixon (CEO) – Law Society of England and Wales

Eilidh Wiseman (President) – Law Society of Scotland

Graham Matthews (Vice-President) – Law Society of Scotland

Lorna Jack (CEO) – Law Society of Scotland

Stuart Gilhooly (President) – Law Society of Ireland

Michael Quinlan (Senior Vice-President) – Law Society of Ireland

Ken Murphy (Director General) – Law Society of Ireland

The President of the Law Society, Ian Huddleston welcomed his colleagues to Belfast.

Commenting the President said:

"We are delighted to be hosting the meeting of the 4 jurisdictions in Belfast and to welcome the Presidents and Chief Executives from the Law Societies of England and Wales, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

Today's meeting provides an opportunity to discuss issues of importance and commonality to the solicitor profession in each of the 4 jurisdictions and to build the strong working partnerships with our colleagues in each of the four Law Societies".