15 February 2019
Society welcomes new Chair and Secretary of the IPG
The President of the Law Society of Northern
Ireland, Suzanne Rice and Chief Executive, Alan Hunter welcomed
solicitors Ashleigh Garcia and Sinead Marmion to Law Society
House to mark their election as Chair and Secretary of the Law Society of
Northern Ireland's Immigration Practitioners Group (IPG).
Ashleigh who works for HHD Solicitors in Belfast
was recently elected Chair and Sinead who works in Tim McQuiod Solicitors was elected as
the IPG's new Secretary.
Commenting the President of the Law Society,
Suzanne Rice said:
"I wish to congratulate Ashleigh and Sinead on
their election as Chair and Secretary of the Society's IPG and I look forward
to working with them to highlight the issues of importance affecting
immigration practitioners and their clients".
Speaking on behalf of the IPG, its new Chair, and
Ashleigh Garcia said;
"In light of Brexit, the
Immigration Practitioner’s Group must support practitioners to navigate the
changing landscape of immigration law in Northern Ireland. It is
important that we continue to develop best practice, and strongly advocate for
access to justice for those most vulnerable. We should also begin to
establish expertise in emerging areas of immigration, such as corporate and
education, and reach out to our counter-parts in other jurisdictions to help us
achieve that aim".