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Essential Practitioner Update 2019 Parts I and II

Event Type Law Society Finuas Skillnet
Venue Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim & streamed LIVE Online
CPD Hours 5 General, 3 M & PD Skills , 2 Regulatory (2 Accounting and AML Compliance) Total 10 Hours (by Group Study)
Start Date 09 May 2019 at 2:00 PM
End Date 10 May 2019 at 5:30 PM



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Law Society Finuas Skillnet in association with Leitrim Bar Association, Roscommon Bar Association and Sligo Bar Association

Aim and Objectives
The aim and objectives of the day and half are to provide an opportunity for practitioners to update their knowledge in areas of law of essential relevance to most in general practice. 

In Part I on 9 May the course will include an opportunity for practitioners to update their knowledge in areas of management, professional development and regulation, including the new rules on law firms and Limited Liability Partnerships. The aim is to offer practitioners a practical update in relevant areas from experienced practitioners and speakers. 

In Part II on 10 May as well as updates on relevant areas of law which include: conveyancing, landlord and tenant, probate, criminal law, cyber security and regulation, there will also be an opportunity to network with other practitioners.

A practitioner who attends this day and half course will complete 10 CPD hours which will include 3 Management & Professional Development Skills, 2 Regulatory Matters (including 2 accounting and AML compliance) and 5 General CPD hours.

Topics to be covered include

Part I on 9 May
New business models for solicitors
Regulation – recent developments including the impact of LLPs and Anti-money Laundering
How to draft a bill of costs to maximize profitability and avoid taxation
Leading myself - Tools for Success
e-Licensing Pilot

Part II on 10 May
Probate Essentials – Current developments and issues including welfare claims
Conveyancing Essential – Current issues including new conditions and requisitions
Termination of Residential and Commercial Tenancies
Criminal law: an update including the new drink driving laws
Cyber Security – new risks for practitioners
Cessation of practice – regulatory requirements – this is relevant to all who are planning to retire and/or merge their firm – it is never too early to start to plan

Chairs and Speakers include
  • Padraic Courtney, Solicitor, Course Manager and Secretary of Probate, Administration and Trusts Committee, Law Society of Ireland
  • John Elliot, Director of Regulation, Law Society of Ireland
  • Patrick Flynn, Hughes Flynn, Legal Costs Accountants, Athlone, Co Westmeath
  • Darach Greene, ICT Manager, Courts Services
  • Sorcha Hayes, Head of Practice Regulation, Law Society of Ireland
  • Tom Hennessy, MD Alive Coaching
  • Patrick Johnson, Change Programme Officer, Courts Services
  • Fergal Mawe, Solicitor, Regulation Department, Law Society of Ireland
  • Michael Monahan, Principal Michael Monahan Solicitors, Sligo, President Sligo Bar Association
  • Catherine O’Flaherty, Solicitor, Secretary to the Conveyancing Committee, Law Society of Ireland
  • Kieran Ryan, Partner Kelly and Ryan Solicitors, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim, President Leitrim Bar Association
  • David Soden, Principal, David Soden Solicitors, Dublin
  • David Staunton BL




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