Law Society of Northern Ireland

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Registration as it was on 11 Nov 2022
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Lobbying Costs

10,000€ - 24,999€

Financial year: Nov 2021 - Oct 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.1 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Law Society of Northern Ireland   (LSNI)

    EU Transparency Register

    07797487044-04 First registered on 27 Oct 2011

    Goals / Remit

    The Law Society of Northern Ireland is a professional body, which has the authority to represent discipline, educate and regulate practising solicitors in Northern Ireland (at the moment, approximately 2,800).

    Under the Solicitors (Northern Ireland) Order 1976, the Law Society acts as the regulatory authority governing the education, accounts, discipline and professional conduct of solicitors in order to maintain the independence, ethical standards, professional competence and quality of services offered to the public. It carries out these functions to ensure that solicitors receive the highest level of support and that their clients receive the required standard of work.

    Since its establishment in 1922 under Royal Charter, the Law Society of Northern Ireland has proven to be an exemplar of legal professionalism and service delivery. Undoubtedly its positive and contributory role has helped shape the legal system within Northern Ireland.

    Main EU files targeted

    The dossiers covered by the office in 2021-22 include:
    Monitoring of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement implementation
    Dossiers related to the Withdrawal Agreement
    UK’s accession to the Lugano Convention
    Commission proposal on the EU accession to The Hague 2019 Convention COM(2021) 388 final


    Head Office
    Victoria Street, 96
    Belfast BT1 3GN
    EU Office
    Victoria Street, 96
    Belfast BT1 3GN


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    The above figure represents the share of the full time equivalent (FTE) that is dedicated to carrying out the activities covered by the register in the name of the Law Society of Northern Ireland by its Brussels Office. The Brussels Office was shared between the Law Society of England and Wales, Law Society of Scotland and Law Society of Northern Ireland. It closed in October 2022.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade unions and professional associations

  • Networking


    The Law Society is a member of the UK delegation to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).

    Up until its closure in October 2022, the Brussels Office was a member of the British Chamber of Commerce for EU and Belgium and European Policy Centre. Also, three staff working in the Brussels office were members of the Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Nov 2021 - Oct 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    10,000€ - 24,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    10,000€ - 24,999€

    Other financial info

    This figure represented a proportion of the Law Society's contribution to the operation of its Brussels office, which was operated jointly with the Law Society of Scotland and the Law Society of England and Wales. Please note that the Joint Brussels Office was closed at the end of October 2022.

    Please also note that the financial year for our organisation runs from November to October, that is 1 November 2021 to 31 October 2022.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    The Law Society’s representational activities at the EU level focus primarily on issues that affect the regulation of the legal profession and the way in which lawyers practise. In particular, these include the Directives on lawyers, legislation on the provision of services, competition law as it applies to professional services, international trade in services, anti-money laundering legislation and policy that impacts on questions of deontology.

    The Law Society’s activities also cover other areas of EU legal policy that are pertinent to solicitors’ areas of practice and to the advice they give to their clients. This includes a broad range of policy areas including civil law, company law and financial services, competition law, criminal law, consumer law, employment law, environment law, family law, intellectual property law, and tax law.

  • Meetings


    None declared

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