Lawyers from Britain, Jersey, Isle of Man and Cyprus welcomed to Belfast for Commonwealth Lawyers Association meeting

Lawyers from Britain, Jersey, the Isle of Man and Cyprus were welcomed to Belfast for the second meeting of the European Hub of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA).

The meeting at Law Society House was chaired by Belfast solicitor Brian Speers, president of the CLA, with support from John Almeida, vice-president for Europe; Brigid Watson, secretary general; and Laurie Watt, treasurer.

The focus of the meeting was on child marriage and trafficking, with presentations on the matter by the PSNI, but it also considered legal professional regulation and complaints handling.

It was attended by representatives from the Law Society of Northern Ireland, the Law Society of Scotland, the Bar of England and Wales, the Law Society of Jersey, the Law Society of Isle of Man and the Law Society of Cyprus.