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15 October 2019

Over 300 solicitors attended Annual Conveyancing Conference 2019

Over 300 solicitors from across Northern Ireland were in attendance at the Law Society's Annual Conveyancing Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Templepatrick.

This years conference was sponsored by Willis Towers Watson.

Now in its sixth year, the Law Society Conveyancing Conference has become a regular feature of the legal calendar.

This years conference programme covered current issues of importance and relevance to solicitors who undertake conveyancing transactions as well as a general overview of the increased threats from Cyber-Crime.

Those attending had an opportunity to hear from a number of keynote speakers who spoke on the following issues of interest -

Welcome by the Chair of the Conference - Alan Reid, Chair of Conveyancing and Property Committee -

Revised General Conditions of Sale (4th Edition) - Simon Murray, Murray Kelly Moore Solicitors

Revised Home Charter Scheme documents - Mary Murnaghan, Murnaghan Colton Solicitors

Domestic Discharge Consents: The Current Process and the Future Ahead - Stephanie Millar, Northern Ireland Environment Agency

Lessons learned from the Lender Claims Culture - Simon Hunter, Willis Towers Watson 

Current cyber threats to the NI Legal Sector - Sam Kinkaid, PSNI Cyber Crime Centre 

Cyber issues and the regulatory framework of the Law Society of Northern Ireland - Catherine McKay

Cyber protection - Harry Weir, Willis Towers Watson

A Judicial Perspective - The Honourable Madam Justice McBride

Commenting on the conference, Alan Reid, Conference Chair said:

"The Society is delighted that so many local solicitors attended the annual conveyancing conference.

We are especially grateful to our key note speakers. our exhibitors and our principal sponsor Willis Towers Watson for their contribution in making the 2019 conference such a success". 



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