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20 May 2022

Belfast hosts international mediation conference

The Law Society of Northern Ireland was delighted to welcome Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of the Rolls to Law Society house in Belfast as a keynote speaker at the Commonwealth Mediation Conference. 

The conference was organised by the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) in partnership with the Law Society Mediation Service (LSMS) and provided the perfect platform to discuss the growing importance of mediation to resolve disputes and to showcase Belfast. 

The Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, Dame Siobhan Keegan DBE, opened the two-day conference which was attended by members of the judiciary and lawyers from countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Trinidad and Tobago, the Bahamas, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, and India.

Those attending had an opportunity to hear contributions from Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of the Rolls, Mr Justice Knowles from the International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC) and George Lim, Chair Singapore International Mediation Centre. 

Commenting the President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) and local Northern Ireland solicitor, Brian Speers said: 

“This is the second time that Northern Ireland has hosted this prestigious conference and it is a reflection of the growing interest in mediation and lawyers as problem solvers that delegates from around the world have once again joined us”.

Speaking the President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, Brigid Napier said:  

“The Law Society is delighted to host this important international mediation and to welcome colleagues from across the world to Belfast to lead discussion in this growing and developing area of law”.



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