23 May 2022
Law Society welcomes Master of Rolls to CLA Mediation Conference
The Law Society of Northern
Ireland was delighted to welcome Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of the Rolls, to
Law Society house as a keynote
speaker at the Commonwealth Mediation Conference 2022.
The conference was organised by
the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) in partnership with the Law Society
Mediation Service (LSMS) and provided a platform to
discuss the growing importance of mediation to resolve disputes.
The Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, Dame
Siobhan Keegan DBE, opened the two-day conference which
was attended by members of the judiciary and lawyers from countries including Singapore,
Malaysia, Trinidad and Tobago, the Bahamas, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, and India.
Those attending had an opportunity to hear
contributions from Mr Justice Knowles from the International Forum of
Commercial Courts (SIFoCC) and George Lim, Chair Singapore International
Mediation Centre and Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of the Rolls.
Commenting the President of the
Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) and local Northern Ireland solicitor,
Brian Speers said:
“This is the second time that Northern
Ireland has hosted this prestigious conference and it is a reflection of the
growing interest in mediation and lawyers as problem solvers that delegates
from around the world have once again joined us”.
Speaking the President of the Law
Society of Northern Ireland, Brigid Napier said:
“The Law Society is
delighted to welcome colleagues from across the world to Belfast to lead
discussion in this growing and developing area of law.”