Senior Partner, Brian Speers attended the SADCLA Conference in Gaborone, Botswana

Senior Partner Brian Speers further extended his international reputation in the area of mediation when he attended the AGM of the Southern Africa Development Community Lawyers Association (SADCLA) in Gaborone, Botswana from 9th to 11th August.  Speaking as a guest of the Law Society of Botswana and in his capacity as Vice President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association Brian spoke of the challenges of establishing mediation within sometimes resistant legal professions and explained the UK…

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Partner Brian Speers contributes to a new book EU Mediation Law Handbook

Partner Brian Speers was honoured to contribute to a new publication - EU Mediation Law Handbook. This substantial books considers mediation in all the member states and Brian contributed the chapter dealing with mediation in Northern Ireland.

Brian is growing international recognition for his work as mediator and as a mediator trainer, and in March chaired a mediation panel discussion at the Commonwealth Lawyers Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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Brian Speers Discusses Enduring Powers of Attorney on Radio Ulster

Pictured Linda McAuley presenter and Brian Speers.

Senior Partner Brian Speers discussed enduring powers of Attorney, Joint bank accounts and the need to make an enduring powers of Attorney for each jurisdiction where persons hold assets on the Radio Ulster consumer programme On Your Behalf on Saturday 10th December.


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Brian Speers Chairs a Major Conference on Conveyancing

Senior Partner Brian Speers was the chair of a major conference on Conveyancing on 26th October.  Attended by over 200 solicitors the Law Society Annual Conveyancing Conference was held at the Ramada Hotel on Wednesday 26th October.  Brian introduced speakers, asked and facilitated questions from a range of speakers and contributed personally to 2 sessions – on new housing development and on recent case law affecting land and property.

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Brian Speers Chairs an event: International Perspectives on Mediation

Senior Partner Brian Speers speaking as Chair of the Dispute Resolution Service at an event attended by nearly 200 lawyers on 5th October.  The event was entitled “International Perspectives on Mediation” and Brian chaired a panel of speakers including Sir Paul Girvan former Lord Justice of Appeal, Dr Martin Brink Chair of the Commercial Mediation Association The Netherlands and Alex Ward President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association from Adelaide Australia.


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Brian Speers on radio Ulster Programme On Your Behalf

Managing partner, Brian Speers appeared with other guests on the Radio Ulster programme "On Your Behalf" on 17th September when he discussed management issues affecting common areas in apartments and other housing schemes.

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Recent changes to Stamp Duty discussed by Brian Speers on Radio Ulster


Following changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax introduced in the Budget on 16th March partner Brian Speers was asked to discuss the implications on Radio Ulster's On Your Behalf programme and he explains how an expensive surcharge is payable to the Revenue if you acquire an additional residence.


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Brian Speers delivered mediation training to lawyers in Windhoek, Namibia

Partner Brian Speers who has been described as a “pioneer” of mediation in Northern Ireland delivered training in February 2016 to lawyers in Namibia.  As part of an initiative between the Law Society of Namibia and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association or CLA (on which Brian serves as a Council member and as a member of the Executive Committee) the CLA agreed to deliver in country training for lawyers interested in mediation.  Brian devised the training programme and delivered the...

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CMG Cunningham Dickey Solicitors is expanding its Belfast office

CMG Cunningham Dickey Solicitors has completed a refurbishment of its May Street office in Belfast in an investment worth over £500,000. The investment was part funded by Danske Bank.

The legal firm currently employs 16 people and will create another five jobs in the coming months. 

The business was formed when long-established Belfast and Bangor firms Carnson Morrow Graham Solicitors and Cunningham and Dickey Solicitors merged in June 2015.

In addition to the Belfast office, the...

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