Law Society of Northern Ireland



Belfast council to allow solicitors to apply for property certificates by email

Belfast City Council has put temporary measures in place to allow solicitors to continue to apply for property certificates via e-mail during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 9 April 2020

Jacinta McCullough

Retired Belfast solicitor Jacinta McCullough has passed away, the Law Society of Northern Ireland has said.

Published 8 April 2020

Law Society seeks 'urgent resolution' to Land Registry closure

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has raised concerns over the impact of the Land Registry's closure during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 6 April 2020

Law Society regulation team to carry out 'desk-top reviews' in lieu of full inspections

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has said its professional conduct department will carry out off-site "desk-top reviews" instead of full inspections until further notice.

Published 23 March 2020

John P. Shearer

Retired lawyer and judge John P. Shearer has passed away, the Law Society of Northern Ireland has said.

Published 16 March 2020

Una Boyd named chair of Immigration Practitioners' Group

Belfast solicitor Una Boyd has been named chair of the Law Society of Northern Ireland's Immigration Practitioners' Group (IPG).

Published 13 March 2020

John Lawson Baxter

Retired Coleraine solicitor John Lawson Baxter has passed away, the Law Society of Northern Ireland has announced.

Published 12 March 2020

Triumph for IPLS trainees in Client Consultation Competition 2020

Trainees at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) triumphed over law students at Queen's University Belfast to win the Northern Ireland heat of the Client Consultation Competition 2020.

Published 9 March 2020

Law Society welcomes 86 newly-qualified solicitors

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has welcomed 86 newly-qualified solicitors to the legal profession.

Published 28 February 2020

Law Society complaints system 'open, accessible and timely'

The Law Society of Northern Ireland's complaints system is open, accessible and timely, the Lay Observer for Northern Ireland has found.

Published 28 February 2020

Solicitor jailed after stealing nearly £1m from law firm and clients

A solicitor has been jailed for over two years after being found guilty of stealing nearly £1 million from his former law firm and its clients.

Published 19 February 2020

Immigration lawyers raise £1,000 for human trafficking charity

Immigration lawyers in Northern Ireland have raised £1,000 for human trafficking charity Flourish NI.

Published 11 February 2020

Protecting liberty 'must be priority' in rolling out capacity law reforms

Protecting the basic human right of liberty "must be a priority" in the roll-out of new capacity law reforms, a conference hosted by the Law Society of Northern Ireland has heard.

Published 10 February 2020

#InPictures: Law Society officials travel to Brussels for rule of law talk

Senior officials from the Law Society of Northern Ireland joined colleagues from across Europe at a special reception hosted at the Law Societies Joint Brussels Office in Belgium.

Published 6 February 2020

Solicitors explore future of family law in Britain and Ireland at Malaga conference

Solicitors from Northern Ireland joined colleagues from across Britain and Ireland at a major family law conference at Malaga over the weekend.

Published 4 February 2020