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Drusilla Hawthorne

c/o The Law Society of Northern Ireland

Dispute Resolution Service, 96 Victoria Street





Solicitor and Solicitor Advocate

Areas of Practice

Civil litigation – all court tiers/levels
Fair Employment and Industrial tribunals
High Court – Judicial Reviews

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I have post qualifying experience gained over three decades firstly as a Solicitor in private practice in the firms of GAH Lockhart and Carleton Atkinson and Sloan, TD Gibson and Co ,secondly in senior legal roles within the Fair Employment Commission and Equality Commission, and thirdly as Director of Legal Services within the Legal Aid Department of the Law Society of Northern Ireland and, from 2005 until 2017, as Principal Legal Advisor within its successors the Legal Services Commission of NI and Legal Services Agency NI which is an Agency of the Department of Justice.

I hold a Master’s degree in Human Rights and Discrimination Law and my interests include law reform and social justice and provision for older people.

Mediation Focus

Civil & Commercial Mediation
Family Mediation
Workplace & Employment Mediation