Essential Practitioner Update 2017 Parts I and II - Thursday and Friday - Leitrim

Event Type Law Society Skillnet
CPD Hours 6.5 General, 2.5 Management & Professional Development Skills, 1 Regulatory Matters – Accounting and AML Compliance (by Group Study)
Start Date 11 May 2017 at 2:00 pm
End Date 12 May 2017 at 5:30 pm



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This event is taking place in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Thursday 11 May and Friday 12 May 2017. The fee of €170 includes refreshments on 11 May and a hot lunch and networking drinks reception on 12 May.

This Skillnet cluster event is presented in partnership with Leitrim, Longford, Roscommon and Sligo Bar Associations and the Law Society Skillnet. 

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 11 May the course will include an opportunity for practitioners to update their knowledge in areas of probate, management, professional development and wards of court. The aim is to offer practitioners a practical update in relevant areas from experienced practitioners and speakers.

In Part II on 12 May as well as updates on relevant areas of law 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 2.5 Management & Professional Training, 1 Regulatory Matters (Accounting and AML Compliance) and 6.5 General CPD points.

Topics and Issues Covered

Part I on 11 May

  • Wills and Probate
    • Case Law update
    • Farm Entitlements
  • Revenue audits
  • Wards of Court – pitfalls in practice, current and future regimes
  • How to deal with Client Complaints

Part II on 12 May

  • Civil litigation update including
    • PI Costs and Case Law
  • Conveyancing update including
    • New requisitions on title
    • New contract conditions
  • Road traffic and drink driving offences
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Data protection: what you need to know
  • Defamation update
  • Family law update including
    • Pension adjustment orders
  • Legal Services and Regulation: an update

Chairpersons and Speakers include

Stuart Gilhooly, President, Law Society of Ireland
Kieran Ryan, President Leitrim Bar Association, Kelly & Ryan Solicitors, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim

Padraic Courtney, Law Society of Ireland
Margaret Finlay, Finlay and Company Solicitors, Dublin
Patricia Hickey, General Solicitor for Minors and Wards of Court
Darach McCarthy, Darach McCarthy & Co, Solicitors, Limerick
Patricia McGovern, DFMG Solicitors, Dublin
Michael Kealey, Solicitor DMG Media Ireland
Linda Kirwan, Law Society of Ireland
Ken Murphy, Director General, Law Society of Ireland
Catherine O’Flaherty, Secretary to Conveyancing Committee Law Society of Ireland
Dara Robinson, Sheehan & Partners, Dublin
Justin Spain, Justin Spain Solicitors, Dublin

 The Law Society Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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