14 May 2014
Margaret Ritchie Mp Addresses Council
On 14 May 2014, the Council of the Society welcomed Margaret Ritchie, Member of Parliament (MP) to Law Society House. Miss Ritchie had been invited to address the Council of the Society on a number of key justice issues and on her representational work at Westminster as an MP.
Following the Minister’s address, the President of the Society, Richard Palmer invited Council members to raise with Miss Ritchie a number of issues of interest affecting members. She acknowledged the contribution made by the Solicitor branch of the legal profession and was receptive to the comments and questions posed by Council members.
Miss Ritchie’s address to the Council of the Society continues the programme of engagement launched by the Society’s Chief Executive, Alan Hunter, to strengthen working relationships with key informed parties within the justice system including members of the Judiciary, the Ministers of the Executive, and Members of Parliament and the Assembly.