Law Society of Northern Ireland Centenary Conference 2022 Shaping our Future Together

Friday 23 September 2022, 9:00am
Hilton Belfast, Belfast, BT1 3LP
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The Law Society of Northern Ireland will be celebrating its centenary with a flagship conference on ‘Shaping our Future Together’ which will be held in the heart of Belfast's legal quarter on Friday 23rd September 2022. 

The special Centenary Conference aims to provide attendees with thought leadership and discussion on key issues that will impact the profession in the next 100 years, including:

  •  - The Future of the Profession & Law Tech
  •  - Climate Justice
  •  - Health & Wellbeing 
  •  - Media & The Law

Delegates are invited from the Society’s membership alongside those from the legal/professional services sector across public, private and voluntary sectors in Northern Ireland. 

The conference will provide hrs of CPD General Study for Solicitors and is priced at £100 + VAT per person to include full conference hospitality. 

To register, please select the number of tickets you wish to book and complete the lead name on the order form, then each guest name and email if known. You can use a repeat email address and confirm attendee names in due course. 



Event Registration

+ £20.00 VAT Per person


  • 08:45 - 09:30

    Registration & Refreshments

    Delegates can enjoy arrival refreshments and pastries in the Lagan Suite Mezzanine.

    09:30 - 09:35


    Sarah Travers
    Conference Host

    09:35 - 09:40

    President's Address

    Brigid Napier
    President, The Law Society of Northern Ireland

    09:40 - 09:50

    Welcome Address

    The Right Honourable Dame Siobhan Keegan
    Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland

    09:50 - 10:10

    The Law Society of Northern Ireland - Challenges and Opportunities

    David A. Lavery CB
    Chief Executive, Law Society of Northern Ireland

    10:10 - 10:50

    Keynote: LawTech as a Disruptor

    Professor Richard Susskind 

    10:50 - 11:15


    with Professor Richard Susskind and David A. Lavery CB

    11:15 - 11:45

    Coffee & Networking

    Lagan Suite Mezzanine

    11:45 - 11:50

    Session 2 Overview - Climate Justice

    11:50 - 12:00

    Special Address: Climate Justice

    Mary Robinson
    Former Irish President, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Climate Justice Activist

    12:00 - 12:25

    Keynote: Building a Fair and Sustainable Future for all

    Tara Shine
    Environmentalist and former Policy Adviser to Professor Mary Robinson

    12:25 - 13:00

    Q&A and Floor Discussion

    with Tara Shine 

    13:00 - 14:00

    Networking Buffet Lunch

    14:00 - 14:05

    Session 3 Overview - Health & Wellbeing

    14:05 - 14:45

    Keynote: In Conversation with Fergal Keane

    Fergal Keane
    Award-Winning Journalist and Author and former BBC Correspondent

    14:45 - 15:00

    Comfort Break

    15:00 - 15:05

    Session 4 Overview - Media & The Law

    Session Chair: Paul Tweed

    15:05 - 16:15

    Panel: Are social media companies entitled to be treated differently from the mainstream media?

    Panel Discussion with 

    Miriam O'Callaghan, RTE Presenter & Broadcaster
    Stephen Nolan, BBC Presenter & Broadcaster 
    and other guests

    16:15 - 16:30

    Closing Remarks & Reflections

    16:30 - 18:30

    Post Conference Cocktail Reception

    Taking place in the No4 Cocktail Lounge at Hilton Belfast


Contact us

The Law Society of Northern Ireland have engaged Morrow Communications to assist the planning and delivery of the Centenary Conference. Invoices for tickets will be issued by and payments should be made directly to Morrow Communications.  


Jane Watson, Events Director 

Tel: 028 90 393837 

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