Popular Diploma in Family Law returns this September


Applications are now being accepted for the Diploma in Family Law which commences on 28 September 2021.

family law diploma

This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of family law in this jurisdiction and will examine recent cutting-edge developments in core areas of family law and practice. The objective of this diploma is to provide practitioners with an essential overview of the many recent developments in family law and the implications for day-to-day client advice, practice, and procedure. 

Course content

Legislative initiatives to be considered will include:

  • The Children and Family Relationships Act 2015,
  • The Domestic Violence Act 2018(which brings in significant changes to reliefs available to those in an intimate relationship), and
  • the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017.

The course also focuses on topical family law issues such as family breakdown, child custody, the impact of Brexit on Family Law and the increasingly practical issue of enforcement of orders abroad. Other matters reviewed will include parentage, surrogacy arrangements, and the law relating to guardianship, custody of, and access to, children.

The module structure for the course includes:

  • Module 1: Course introduction and advising clients
  • Module 2: Prenuptial agreements, nullity and separation agreements
  • Module 3: Judicial separation, divorce and recognition of foreign divorce decrees
  • Module 4: Maintenance, ancillary orders, pensions on separation and divorce
  • Module 5: Domestic violence and child law

For further information visit www.lawsociety.ie/diplomacentre or contact Course Leader Riona Leahy.


This article originally appeared in the 20 July Member eZine. For more information, and to subscribe, visit eNewsletters.