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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.

At first committee meeting of 2021 the following positions were confirmed:

  • Chair: William Nugent (TC Solicitors);

  • Vice Chair: John O’Kelly (HHD Solicitors);

  • Treasurer: Ruaidhri Austin (Lacey Solicitors);

  • Secretary: Hannah Stewart (Carson McDowell);

  • CPD: Tiarnan McKeown (A & L Goodbody);

  • Membership/Social Media: Shannon Gawley (Carson McDowell) and Ross White (Millar McCall Wylie); and

  • Past Chair: Owen Williamson (Shean Dickson Merrick)

Also on the committee are:

  • Lauren Jones (HHD Solicitors);

  • Natasha Moffett (DAC Beachcroft); and

  • Ellen Forester (Tughans)


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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