David Lavery

Job Title



Access to Justice


From 1998 until 2001 he served as Principal Private Secretary to Northern Ireland’s First Minister, the Rt Hon David Trimble. Mr Lavery became head of the DOJ’s Access to Justice Directorate in November 2011. Called to the Northern Ireland Bar in 1980, he has degrees from Queen’s University, Belfast and Harvard Law School. He was made a CB in 2008

Role at Ulster University

Prof. Lavery has undertaken a key role as a mentor to students on the BSc (hons) Accounting and Law course.  He has arranged seminars and contributes to the activities of the Business School and its courses.

He has hosted visits for students such as visits to Laganside Courts allowing students to hear from members of the NI court and being briefed on their processes.