European Young Bar Association Conference (EYBA) 2016
27 Nov 2015-28 Nov 2015
Brightwater was delighted to be a key sponsor of the EYBA Conference, hosted by the NIYSA (Northern Ireland Young Solicitors Association) in Belfast on the 7th - 9th April.
- Street Ten Square Hotel
- City Belfast
The theme of the conference was "The Law of Attraction" and the audience was riveted by guest speakers which included the following:
- Lisa McLaughlin - Director of Herbert Smith Freehills Belfast
- Brian Dologhan - Executive Director, Business & Sector Development Group for Invest NI
- Derek Reilly - BNI Managing Area Director
- Ronan Lavery - QC
- Jerry Buting - Criminal Defence Attorney who was also involved in the documentary "Making a Murderer"
The conference began with a drinks reception in the Ivory Bar on the Thursday but all of the presentations were on Friday in Ten Square Hotel, after which a gala dinner was held in Crumlin Road Gaol. Saturday saw a trip to the Titanic where the EYBA delegates were treated to a tour of the site and a presentation on shipping law before a drinks reception that night.
Brightwater's legal team Fionntan Gamble and Michael Minogue were there to listen to all the speakers. It was a great weekend and congratulations to Julie Ann McCaffrey, Chair of the NIYSA for hosting such an unforgettable conference.