Law Society welcomes new president

The NI Law Society's new presidential and chief executive team. From left - Alan Hunter (chief executive), Eileen Ewing (senior vice president), Suzanne Rice (president) and Rowan White (junior vice president). Photo: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

THE Law Society of Northern Ireland has appointed Suzanne Rice as its president for 2019.

She takes up the post with a pledge to continue to represent the interests of solicitors and their clients and to meet the challenges of the coming year.

Ms Rice said: “It is my intention to support our members and to promote the excellence of the profession at home and abroad. As president I will continue to highlight the invaluable contribution that solicitors make to the economy as employers and businesses in the local community.

"Most importantly I will continue to underscore the importance of the network of solicitor firms across Northern Ireland which provides the community with advice and access to a solicitor of their choice and therefore access to justice."

She added: "Meeting the challenges of the year ahead are important, but so are realising the opportunities which exist to showcase the legal services provided by Northern Ireland legal firms to wider audiences and to develop new revenue streams for our members.”

The new president will be supported by Eileen Ewing (senior vice president), Rowan White (junior vice president) and Alan Hunter (Law Society chief executive).

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