Midlands General Practice Update 2017

Event Type Law Society Skillnet
CPD Hours 4.5 General, 1 Management & Professional Development Skills, 0.5 Regulatory Matters (by Group Study)
Date 05 May 2017 10:00 am - 5:30 pm




Law Society Skillnet in partnership with the Laois Solicitors’ Association, Carlow Bar Association, Midland Bar Association and Kildare Bar Association

Aim and Objectives

The aim and objectives of the day are to provide an opportunity for practitioners to update their knowledge in areas of law of essential relevance to most in general practice. There will also be an opportunity to network with other practitioners.

 Topics and Issues Covered

  • Family Law Update
    -Children and Family Relationships Act 2015
    -Child Law
    -Case Law and Legislation
  • Company Law – a practical look at recent developments
  • Regulation Compliance – Costs, including s150
  • Cybersecurity – an introduction
  • Maximising your fee income
  • Civil Litigation – what is new in 2017
  • Conveyancing Update for 2017
    -Conditions for sale
    -Banks and repossessions
    -Distressed borrowers and how to help them


Stuart Gilhooly, President, Law Society of Ireland, H J Ward Solicitors, Dublin

Speakers include

Keith Walsh, Keith Walsh Solicitors, Dublin
Catherine Ghent, Gallagher Shatter Solicitors, Dublin
Stephen Fitzpatrick, Legal Cost Accountant
Ann Henry, Chair IP & Data Protection Law Committee, Philip Lee Solicitors, Dublin
Christopher Callan, Callan Tansey Solicitors, Sligo
Catherine O’Flaherty, Secretary to Conveyancing Committee, Law Society of Ireland
Ashling Walsh, Ronan Daly Jermyn Solicitors, Cork

 Irish Institute of Training & Development - (IITD) – Award Winners 
Awarded for excellence and innovation in training and development.