Belfast Solicitors Association

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CPD Lecture : Wednesday 20 September 2017

September 13th, 2017

The BSA would like to advise members that the following CPD lecture will take place on Wednesday 20 September 2017

“IT Security in the Modern Practice” by Leaf Consultancy

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

Football Challenge 2017

September 6th, 2017

Belfast Solicitors challenge Barristers to football match

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Pictured (l-r): Mal Donaghy, Michael Ward BL, Andy Waterworth, and Eoghan Mckenna

Inspired to promote positive mental health, members of the Belfast Solicitors Association (BSA) have challenged their barrister colleagues to a charity football match in aid of charity Inspire.

This week, they joined football legend coaches Mal Donaghy and Andy Waterworth to go through their paces.

BSA chair Eoghan McKenna said: “It’s a bit overwhelming to be here at Windsor Park today with Manchester United and Linfield legends and we are so grateful to the IFA for their support.

“We in BSA are committed to raising awareness of mental health issues and helping to break down the stigma that still exists.

“The football match in October is a great way for us to play a part in this and, whilst ourselves and the Barristers have our eyes firmly on lifting the cup, the real winner has to be the charity and its work to promote positive mental health.”

IFA and Linfield’s Andy Waterworth added: “I’ve been supporting Inspire’s work for over a year now and hope that this match will raise awareness especially with young men who can find it difficult to talk about their mental health.”

Former Northern Ireland and Manchester United player Mal Donaghy said: “Sport, both played and watched, can have a positive effect in helping people who are perhaps struggling with mental health. It’s important that we play our part and we are delighted to support BSA and Inspire in their preparation for this match.

“The barristers’ team captain, Michael Ward, is an ex Leeds United player so we’ll not be going easy on them in training!”

Nuala Dalcz, director of external affairs for Inspire, said: “The whole BSA team have been so supportive in terms of raising funds and awareness of mental health. With the additional support of the IFA, this promises to be great event.

“During the course of a year one in four people will experience some type of mental health issue. Anyone may be affected, regardless of age, gender, social class or lifestyle. Inspire provides mental health, addiction and learning disability support services across Northern Ireland and helps thousands of people every week.

“The support from the individuals in the BSA is invaluable.”

CPD Lecture : Friday 8 September 2017

September 1st, 2017

The BSA would like to advise members that the following CPD lecture will take place on Friday 8 September 2017

“The Parole Commissioners for NI – A Practitioner’s Guide” by Christine Glenn – Chief Commissioner and Joanne Williams – Head of Operational Delivery

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

Client Care and Practice Management – Change of Date

July 11th, 2017

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FOR THE CLIENT CARE SEMINAR BELOW.  THERE WILL BE NO SEMINAR ON THE 15 DECEMBER AND ANYONE BOOKED TO ATTEND IN DECEMBER WILL BE ON THE ATTENDANCE LIST FOR 24 NOVEMBER 2017

 

Friday 24 November 2017 – Client Care Half day Seminar – In Partnership with Harbinson Mulholland Accountants  2 – 5pm

“Insolvency: Everything You Always Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask”.

“The 40/40 Principle” by Jeremy Harbinson – Find Out How To Prosper In Business And Thrive In Life.

CPD Schedule – September to December 2017

June 30th, 2017

Friday 8th September 2017The Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland – A Practitioner’s Guide

Christine Glenn, Chief Commissioner & Joanne Williams, Head Of Operational Delivery    1 – 2 pm

 

Wednesday 20th September 2017Computer Forensics in Court Proceedings

Leaf Consultancy / Computers & Clouds    1 – 2 pm

 

Friday 29th Sept 2017 – Conveyancing Half Day Seminar – (In Partnership with First Title Insurance?)   2 – 5pm

Conveyancing Refresher and Updates.

The Practitioner’s Perspective including Common Pitfalls

Law Society Home Charter Inspections

 

Thursday 12th October 2017“Bits, Bytes, Blow Ups and Blogs” Digital Evidence and CCTV

Professor Allan Jamieson – The Forensic Institute, Glasgow  1 – 2pm

 

Wednesday 18 October 2018 – Risk Management Seminar

Willis Towers Watson 2 – 4pm

 

Thursday 26th October 2017Gareth Peirce- A Presentation by the Leading Solicitor and Human Rights Activist

Gareth Peirce, Birnberg Peirce Solicitors   1 – 2pm

 

Thursday 9th November 2017 – Improving Your Practice With Technology – Document Management and Cashflow Solutions

One Advanced – Legal Technology   1 – 2pm

 

Wednesday 22nd November 2017 – Family Law Half Day Seminar

Perspectives from Private Practice and Public Bodies   2 – 5pm

 

Friday 24th November 2017 – Client Care Half day Seminar – In Partnership with Harbinson Mulholland Accountants  2 – 5pm

“Insolvency: Everything You Always Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask”.

“The 40/40 Principle” by Jeremy Harbinson – Find Out How To Prosper In Business And Thrive In Life.

 

Monday 27th November 2017

Police And Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 – A Practical Guide to PACE Legislation & Advising the Suspect in the Police Station.  1 – 2pm

 

 

 

 

 

BSA Charity Cycle Ride – “Cycle for Wellbeing”

June 23rd, 2017

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Inspire Media Release

Date: 22 June 2017

Solicitors in the Saddle for charity cycle

On June 18th over 20 intrepid members of Belfast Solicitor’s Association (BSA) took to their bikes to support their charity partner – Inspire. Their first “cycle for wellbeing” challenge was the 100 kilometre NDCC Coastal Challenge.

Steven Millar from Culbert-Martin Solicitors said “I was delighted to get involved in this cycle ride to support Inspire and the vital work it does to support mental health in our communities. The cycle ride itself was quite a challenge and all our riders have varying levels of experience but we were all supporting each other along the way. To say it was a hot day would be an understatement but we all made it home safely and raised over £2,000 along the way.”

Nuala Dalcz, Director of External Affairs for Inspire offered her thanks, “The whole BSA team have been so supportive in terms of raising awareness of mental health and, with events like this cycle, raising money for our services. Inspire provides mental health, addiction and learning disability support services across Northern Ireland and helps thousands of people every week. To see the 20-strong BSA peloton completing such an immense challenge is fantastic.”

Through the cycle, the BSA aimed not only to raise funds but also to raise awareness about mental health.

Eoghan McKenna, Chair of Belfast Solicitors’ Association, added “We in BSA are dedicated to playing our part in breaking down the stigma around mental illness. Partnering with Inspire we want to encourage people to look after their mental health and, through events like last weekend’s cycle for wellbeing, raise the profile of this important cause.”

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For further information:

Nuala Dalcz, Director of External Affairs, Inspire Tel: 02890 328474                                                                                                          Email:n.dalcz@inspirewellbeing.org

Notes to Editors:

About Inspire: Inspire, the new name for Niamh (the Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health), is a long established local charity and social enterprise that delivers a range of wellbeing services across Northern Ireland. We focus on promoting wellbeing for all through our mental health, professional wellbeing, addiction and disability services. More recently, we have expanded our range of supports across the island of Ireland and into the rest of the United Kingdom.

Inspire Mental Health, formerly known as Beacon provides a wide range of recovery-orientated services to people with experience of mental ill-health through supported housing, community wellbeing services and advocacy services, floating support and a number of specific wellbeing projects.

Inspire Workplaces, Inspire Students and Inspire Knowledge & Leadership, the new name for Carecall and EAP Consultants provides therapeutic support through workplace-based wellbeing services such as employee assistance programmes (EAP) and counselling, and training and preventative services in a wide variety of contexts including schools, colleges and workplaces throughout the UK and Ireland.

Inspire Disability Services, previously known as Inspire Wellbeing provides support for adults with learning/intellectual disabilities and/or complex needs in a number of residential locations throughout Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Addiction NI is the leading alcohol and drug treatment charity in NI with over 38 years’ experience of delivering services to individuals affected by theirs or someone else’s alcohol and/or drug use across Northern Ireland, they joined the Inspire group at the start of July 2016.

Inspire also actively campaigns and lobbies to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing-related issues including through its partnership anti-stigma campaign delivered with the Public Health Agency (NI) known as Change Your Mind.

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BSA Annual Golf Day and Annual Gala Dinner Dance

June 23rd, 2017

 

 

Photos of the BSA Annual Golf Day and the Annual Gala Dinner will be in the July issue of the Ulster Tatler – on sale from 27 June 2017

 

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July Tatler

June 23rd, 2017

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Belfast Solicitors’ Association Charity Cycle

June 9th, 2017

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BELFAST SOLICITORS’ ASSOCIATION CHARITY CYCLE

 

CYCLE FOR WELL BEING

Many thanks to all of those who responded. We still have room for some more, friends and bar members etc – if anyone you know would be up for it  and wants to join in let me know.

Could you please ensure you are registered on line by the 11th June which is cut  – off date. See link below

Also the charity is  very kindly supplying cycling tops to spread the word.

There will be more information this week . There is also a Just Giving Page for Donations etc – see link

To those who did the Grand Fondo – well done this will be a training run for you !!

Regards and will be in touch in a few days

 

Steven Millar

 

justgiving.com/BelfastSolicitorsAssociation

 

https://www.entrycentral.com/NDCCCoastalChallenge

 

 

 

BSA Annual Golf Event: A thanks and Prize Winner Announcement from Traction

June 6th, 2017