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04 February 2013

Seminar Series Launched to Flagship Important Role of Women in the Law

The importance of women in the legal profession in Northern Ireland will be highlighted in a series of seminars organised by the Law Society of Northern Ireland and the Bar Council taking place over the coming months.

The seminars are a follow up to the very successful “Women in the Law and Business Conference” which took place at the Titanic Centre in Belfast in September 2012 and which was attended by over two hundred and fifty solicitors and barristers.

Following on from the success of the conference the Law Society and Bar Council have organised a series of seminars which will be delivered by experienced and senior female practitioners on a wide range of issues and subject matters.

The first of the seminars will be take place at Law Society House on Tuesday 5th February 2013 and will be attended by the Lord Chief Justice for Northern Ireland, Sir Declan Morgan who has been supportive of the women in the law initiative. The presentations at the seminar will be delivered by two eminent lawyers, Phyllis Agnew from Tughans solicitors and Denise McBride, QC.

Commenting the Senior Vice President of the Law Society, Imelda McMillan said;

“The Law Society of Northern Ireland is delighted to be working with the Bar Council in delivering these important seminars which will help raise awareness of the importance of women in the legal profession and provide a vehicle for greater examination of the issues of concern and interest to practitioners”.

Denise McBride said:

"The Bar Council are pleased to be contributing to these series of seminars which we hope will positively highlight the significant contribution female barristers and solicitors make to the legal profession and our community as a whole".