One year on and the ceasefire in Northern Ireland is still intact. Criminal solicitors are adapting their practices to take account of the changes.
However, the courage and bravery of Northern Irish solicitors in dealing professionally with their difficult caseload in the past 25 years is seldom acknowledged. The President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland Aidan Canavan says it puts them in a unique position to act as community leaders in the future.
As the reputation of the legal profession dwindles in other parts of the world, the integrity of Northern Irish solicitors is there for all to see.