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Northern Ireland Young Solicitors' Association (NIYSA)

The Northern Ireland Young Solicitors' Association was set up in 1984 by Harry Coll, the then President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland.

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The Northern Ireland Young Solicitors' Association (NIYSA) was set up in 1984 by Harry Coll, the then President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland.

The aims of the NIYSA are to:-

· represent the views of young solicitors in Northern Ireland;

· promote and advance the interests of young solicitors generally and those of the legal profession;

· organise activities of an educational and social nature; and

· encourage contact with other young solicitors’ Associations and with other professions.

Every solicitor who has not reached ten years’ post qualification experience (PQE) automatically becomes a member of the NIYSA.

The committee members for 2022/23 are

  • Ruaidhrí Austin (Chair) of Lacey Solicitiors

  • Shannon Gawley and Hannah Stewart of Carson McDowell;

  • Ellen Forester and Robert Bellingham of Tughans;

  • Emma Falloon of Kennedys;

  • Natasha Moffett of DAC Beachcroft;

  • Ross White of Mills Selig; and

  • William Nugent and William Wilson of Thompson Crooks.


How can I stay up to date with NIYSA events?


Don't forget to join the NIYSA Facebook group at www.facebook.com/NIYoungSolicitorsAssociation or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/theniysa to stay up to date with the latest NIYSA events.

Your name can also be added to our email distribution list by contacting our Membership Secretary, Shannon Gawley, at shannon.gawley@carson-mcdowell.com

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