In an era of constant activity and noise, having a suitable place to talk through any issue is invaluable. The Meeting Space at Law Society House is a state-of-the-art multi-function facility that provides room to think and act with clarity and care.
Offering both formal and informal areas, with flexibility in size and layout, the Meeting Space delivers the privacy and convenience that effective engagement demands. Mediation, a venue for business gatherings, or a place where you can bring clients: the Meeting Space is a calm, quiet and friendly place to talk.
Located in the heart of Belfast’s Legal Quarter, with spacious plenary and meeting rooms, break out areas and coffee docks, it is the perfect city centre base for solicitors and also an excellent choice for seminars, presentations and gatherings for any business sector.
Close to the courts, restaurants, and shopping areas, with ample nearby parking and easy access to motorways and rail links, you will be hosted by a professional team dedicated to ensuring your event is a success.
We all know that face-to-face communication is hard to beat. However, virtual and hybrid meetings have become a way of life and therefore every room is equipped with the highest specification audio-visual facilities, high-speed connectivity, and wide-screen video conferencing.
Our five meeting rooms seat up to eight people boardroom style, while the three plenary rooms each accommodate double that number. The seminar room can comfortably accommodate up to 40 people for larger events and meetings, seminars or tribunals.
The new facilities were officially opened by the Justice Minister, Naomi Long MLA, on Wednesday 29 September 2021 at an event attended by Northern Ireland’s new Lady Chief Justice and invited guests.
Speaking at the opening, the President of the Law Society, Rowan White, said: “As the Law Society approaches its centenary next year, the new Meeting Space at Law Society House reflects our commitment to investing in the future by providing state of the art facilities to support the legal profession.
“We are delighted that the Justice Minister, Naomi Long MLA and the new Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, the Honourable Dame Siobhan Keegan, have taken time out of their busy schedules to join us at the official opening.”
Justice Minster, Naomi Long MLA said: “I welcome the opening of these state-of-the-art facilities and the additional capacity the space will provide for mediations which, in appropriate cases, can enhance access to justice and improve outcomes.
“I have prioritised action on Alternative Dispute Resolution in plans being taken forward for the modernisation of the civil justice system, with the aim of making the system more accessible as well as fairer, more proportionate and more responsive.
“I recognise enhancing the use of ADR can go a long way to achieving those objectives and I am delighted to see the continued steps being taken by the Law Society to further support its use.”