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01 July 2022

Newly admitted solicitors welcomed to the legal profession

Over 70 newly admitted solicitors joined Masters, family, and friends for a special event held at the Assembly Buildings in Belfast City Centre this week.

They were attending the Law Society of Northern Ireland’s, 2022 Admissions Ceremony, an important event in the legal calendar.

This is first time that the ceremony has taken place ‘in person’ since the start of the Covid pandemic.

Its welcome return was reflective in the large numbers in attendance at Assembly Buildings.

As part of the ceremony the Registrar of Solicitors, David A. Lavery CB presented the newly admitted solicitors to the Lady Chief Justice for Northern Ireland, Dame Siobhan Keegan and the Society’s President, Brigid Napier.

Following the admission of the newly admitted solicitors the Lady Chief Justice and the President took the opportunity to present several prizes including the Thomasena McKinney Prize, for the top Trainee Solicitor.

This was awarded to Christopher Coulter who also achieved first place in the Professional Conduct Prize Course at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies. 

Sasha Conlon was awarded the Solicitors Accounts Prize.

Commenting on the admission of new solicitors the President of the Law Society, Brigid Napier said:

"The Law Society of Northern Ireland has today welcomed the next generation of solicitors to the legal profession. I am confident that they will continue to provide the invaluable and often unseen support which solicitors provide to their clients and the community throughout Northern Ireland".





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