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29 September 2011

Realising the New Legal Horizons Down Under

“Realising the new opportunities and legal horizons in Australia” was the central theme of a seminar held today at Law Society House in Belfast for over one hundred local solicitors.

Speaking at the seminar was Mr Alex Ward, the President of the Law Council of Australia who was in Belfast at the invitation of the Law Society to speak to its members about the challenges and opportunities facing the legal profession.

In his key note address to delegates Mr Ward provided an overview of the legal landscape in Australia as well as outlining to delegates the new and unrealised opportunities which exist for Northern Ireland solicitors to develop their careers and hone their legal skills in Australia.

Commenting on his visit, Mr Ward said:

“I am grateful to the Society for allowing me the opportunity to meet with its members and to reflect on the new challenges and opportunities which exist in the global market place for the legal profession”.

Speaking after the seminar the President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland said:

“The Law Society is delighted to welcome Alex to Northern Ireland to address our members on a number of important issues not least the challenges and opportunities which face all who work within the legal profession.

Alex has outlined that there are real opportunities for solicitors who may wish to consider practising law in Australia.

This should be seen in terms of the real opportunities which exist for our members to enhance their skills sets, build upon their careers and to offer to future clients at home and abroad the wealth of their legal experiences”.  


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Brian Speers, President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland and Alex Ward, President of the Law Council of Australia