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Judicial Review Lecture

Posted on: June 1st, 2017 by Briege Williamson

PLEASE NOTE THIS LECTURE IS FROM  1 – 2PM – SEE E-MAIL BELOW

 

The BSA would like to advise members that the following CPD lecture will take place on Thursday 22 June 2017

“Judicial Review – The Ten leading cases of 2016/17″  by Professor Gordon Anthony BL

The Lecture will be held at Law Society House, Victoria Street, Belfast

Time : 1 – 2 pm

Tea/coffee and sandwiches served from 12.30pm

1 CPD Point

Fee £20 members  £40 non-members

Risk Management : 18 October 2017

Posted on: May 19th, 2017 by Briege Williamson

 

Dear Member

This year the Law Society Council has introduced an additional CPD requirement that principal, assistant and consultant solicitors in private practice must attend two hours’ compulsory CPD in Risk Management.  The Professional Indemnity Insurer, Willis Towers Watson, has identified three areas which must be addressed in these two Risk Management CPD hours namely File Management, Cyber-Risks and Undertakings.

The BSA is pleased to announce an additional 2 hour CPD event to cover this new requirement.

Admission to the event is FREE to our CPD Season Ticket Holders

“Risk Management” Willis Towers Watson

The Lecture will be held at Law Society House, Victoria Street, Belfast

Time : 2 – 4  pm

Tea/coffee and sandwiches served from 1.30pm

2 hours Risk Management

Fee £20 members  £30 non-members

 

 

BSA ANNUAL GALA DINNER DANCE – 3 JUNE 2017

Posted on: May 12th, 2017 by Briege Williamson

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ANNUAL GALA DINNER DANCE

Posted on: May 9th, 2017 by t c

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BSA Golf Day – 18 May 2017

Posted on: May 5th, 2017 by t c

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CPD Lecture : 25 May 2017

Posted on: May 5th, 2017 by Briege Williamson

 

The BSA would like to advise members that the following CPD lecture will take place on Thursday 25 May 2017

“Professional Indemnity Claims and How to Avoid Them” Hugh McGrattan, Partner – Carson McDowell LLP

The Lecture will be held at Law Society House, Victoria Street, Belfast

Time : 1 – 2 pm

Tea/coffee and sandwiches served from 12.30pm

1 CPD Point

Fee £20 members  £40 non-members

CHARITY CYCLE 18 JUNE 2017

Posted on: May 4th, 2017 by t c

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This year the BSA’s nominated charity is Inspire (the new name for NIAMH, the Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health – which is the largest and longest established independent charity focusing on mental health and well-being services in Northern Ireland).

 

In conjunction with Inspire the BSA is pleased to announce a proposed Charity cycle ride joining the North Down Cycling Club’s “Coastal Challenge 2017” –  a scenic coastal route of 100 km around the Ards Peninsula on Sunday 18th June 2017.

 

Further details will follow but initial expressions of interest would be greatly appreciated in order to assess likely numbers.

 

If interested please email any of the following :

 

  1. Steven Millar of Culbert & Martin Solicitors  –   smillar@culbert-martin.co.uk
  2. Enda Lavery of BLM Solicitors – enda.lavery@blmlaw.com
  3. Niall Hargan of Carson & McDowell Solicitors – niall.hargan@carson-mcdowell.com

 

 

It is anticipated there will be an opportunity for individual and team fundraising for this very worthwhile cause, which will have affected many of the profession both directly and indirectly.

 

It is hoped that BSA team event cycle jerseys will be available.

 

 

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CPD Lecture : 4 May 2017

Posted on: April 27th, 2017 by Briege Williamson

The BSA would like to advise members that the following CPD lecture will take place on Thursday 4 May 2017

“Life After Debt” – Exploring the Implications of Bankruptcy – by Maria Glover, Solicitor, Napier & Sons, Solicitors

The Lecture will be held at Law Society House, Victoria Street, Belfast

Time : 1 – 2 pm

Tea/coffee and sandwiches served from 12.30pm

1 CPD Point

Fee £20 members  £40 non-members

Law Society White Collar Boxing Event – 5 May 2017

Posted on: April 20th, 2017 by Briege Williamson

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Dear BSA Member,

As you may have heard, the Law Society, with the help of White Collar Boxing, are organising a major fundraising event, which is a boxing night at the Europa Hotel on Friday the 5th of May 2017.

The fundraising effort is twofold. Firstly, in memory of Judge Corinne Philpott QC, who sadly passed away on the 17th of June 2016, the Law Society would like to set up a memorial prize fund in her name at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies. Secondly, once funds have been secured for this, all proceeds will go to Marie Curie.

Unfortunately for the other brave souls taking part, the BSA’s very own Honorary Secretary Steven “Time to Pay” Keown will also take to the ring on fight night, and he would be very grateful if you would consider sponsoring him for this event and the worthy causes.

The intensive training programme is already well under way, and the boxers are being trained by former Olympic boxer Cathal O’Grady and European Silver Medalist Cathal McMonagle.

Please see the link for the Just Giving fundraising page below (you will need to click on the Arleen Elliott link).

If you are good enough to sponsor please put Steven’s name at the start of your sponsorship as it is important that pledges are allocated to the correct boxer.

https://www.justgiving.com/teams/LegalPunchUpBelfast 

Only the Institute of Professional Legal Studies is currently linked to the page, but it will be switched to Marie Curie when the first target is reached. 

Alternatively, cheques payable to “The Queen’s University of Belfast Foundation” can be sent to:

Steven Keown

McCallion Keown Solicitors

462a Oldpark Road,

Belfast,

BT14 6QG

 

Solicitors aim for swinging success in charity golf day

Posted on: April 17th, 2017 by t c

The Belfast Solicitors’ Association (BSA) has launched its annual Golf Day with mental health in mind. This year’s chosen charity, Inspire well being(formerly Niamh), is one of the longest established mental health and learning disability charities in Northern Ireland.

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On the 18th May in
Malone Golf Club all the
budding Sergio Garcias
will take to the fairway
to raise munch needed
funds for inspire and to
have a great day of golf.

 

As an extra bit of encouragement Traction Finance have kindly offered a Fiat Abarth 595 convertible as a prize for a hole in one on the day.Speaking at the launch
of the event Eoghan McKenna, Chair of Belfast Solicitors’ Association encouraged people to sign up for what is sure to be a most enjoyable occasion. “We In the BSA are anxious to assist our 2017 charity partner, Inspire, in their crucial endeavors in the times ahead and we are appreciative to all for their assistance in doing so. Our golf day at Malone is always a fantastic day on a great course and all monies raise will go to such a great cause. I also have to thank Traction Finance for raising the competitive spirit with the added incentive of a convertible for a hole in one.” Paul McGuire, Managing Director form Traction Finance added “We’re proud to support Belfast Solicitors’ Association because, as a local SME ourselves, we want to recognize and celebrate the great contribution of Association members to our community as well as the valuable work of the Association itself. That’s why we’ll be