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General Practice Update Kilkenny 2021

Event Type
Law Society Finuas Skillnet
Hotel Kilkenny, College Rd, Sugarloafhill, Kilkenny
CPD Hours
3 General, 1 Regulatory Matters (incl. Accounting & AML Compliance), 2 Management & Professional Development Skills. Total: 6 Hours (by Group Study)
Thursday 11 November 2021 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Law Society Finuas Skillnet in partnership with Carlow Bar Association, Kilkenny Bar Association, Wexford Bar Association and Waterford Law Society

This is a live in-person event and will not be available online or available as a recording.*

Please note: There will be no printed materials. Materials will be emailed to delegates in advance of the event.**

Please note due to recent Government Guidance and Hotel policy the following guidelines will need to be adhered to while attending this event.

1.         Covid Vaccination Certificates  will be required by all attendees
2.         Photo ID must be presented when checking Covid Vaccination Certificates
3.         Wearing of masks will be required 
4.         Adherence to a minimum of 1 metre/1 seat distancing will be required.

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 relevant to general practice. The day also includes information on recent developments in regulation. The aim is to offer practitioners a practical update in relevant areas from experienced practitioners and expert speakers. There will also be an opportunity to network with colleagues.

Topics to be covered include

  • Regulatory matters 2021 to include: limited liability partnerships – a practical guide and negative interest rate charges
  • The new world of litigation to include: litigation and remote hearings, personal injury changes
  • Probate Practice 2021 to include: completion of the new Probate Office forms and fees, completion of the Revenue SA2 form, changes in practice
  • Conveyancing Practice 2021: Prescriptive easements and general issues
  • Family Law: an update and watching brief for future developments including the new Family Courts Bill
  • Family Law: Mediation
  • Dealing with expert witnesses
  • Leadership and team building: the importance of leading your team

Further topics to be confirmed

Speakers include

  • Helen Coughlan, Chair Family Law and Child Law Committee and Partner Patrick J Farrell & Co. Solicitors, Co Kildare
  • Padraic Courtney, Law Society of Ireland
  • John Elliot, Director of Regulation, Law Society of Ireland
  • Laurie Grace, Principle Grace Solicitors, Kilkenny
  • Aine Hynes S.C., Partner St. John Solicitors, Dublin, member of Litigation Committee Law Society of Ireland
  • Sara Phelan S.C.
  • Tony Shone, Director and Facilitator, Invisio
  • Patrick Sweetman, Member Conveyancing Committee, Partner, Matheson Solicitor
  • Mark Tottenham B.L.

Further speakers are to be confirmed.

Learning outcomes 
A delegate who attends this practice update will gain knowledge and understanding of areas of law and regulatory matters relevant for their day-to-day work as a legal practitioner.

*Live, in-person events are scheduled subject to government guidelines and are subject to change.

**In order to reduce waste and to support the work of the Law Society Environmental and Sustainability in Practice Taskforce materials will not be available in hard copy on the day of the symposium. Instead materials will be emailed to delegates in advance of the event. The materials can be downloaded on to a phone, laptop or iPad. If individual delegates wish to print the materials they are free to do so.


  • This is a live in-person event and will not be available online or available as a recording.
  • There will be no printed materials. Materials will be emailed to delegates in advance of the event.
  • For information on CPD hours and requirements see www.lawsociety.ie/CPDscheme
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