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Certificate in Conveyancing

Start Date
Thursday 14 March 2024 at 6:00 PM
2,500-word written assignment (80%) and continuous assessment through online activities (20%)
Delivery Method
Blended learning: Lectures released online with two interactive workshops. Also available to view on-demand.
CPD Hours
The number of hours of CPD that you may claim in relation to this course will depend on the way in which you access each of the individual sessions.  For further information and the booklet, see CPD scheme.
Course Leader
Suzanne Crilly, Solicitor: s.crilly@lawsociety.ie
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Application information

Applications are no longer being accepted for this course. If you are interested in applying for a future offering of the course please register for our Interested List. 

Please note that you must be a qualified solicitor or a trainee solicitor who has completed PPC 1 to apply. 

Solicitors and Trainees

To pay online click on the 'Book Now' button. For all other methods of payment including, draft, cheque and EFT please see our methods of payment .


Further information on this course including course structure, module scheme, faculty and workshop dates are set out below. Clicking on the links will bring you directly to that section or simply scroll through to read all the content. 

Programme objectives

On completion of this training programme, participants will be able to: 

  • Draft documentation to highest standards in both residential and commercial transactions;
  • Identify and summarise the changes to conveyancing practice;
  • Complete and lodge complex first registrations in the Land Registry;
  • Act and advise on either side of a property transaction within an insolvency process or with licences transferring;
  • Review, negotiate, and advise clients in relation to commercial leases;
  • Explain the tax implications of a property transaction.

    Programme structure and approach to learning

    In 2019 we saw the introduction of the new “pre-contract investigation of title” (PCIT) system, which improved the conveyancing process by ensuring any questions relating to the property’s title are raised and resolved before the contracts are signed. The new system is a fundamental change to the legal practice and procedures involved in buying and selling property. This certificate provides attendees with a comprehensive overview and understanding of the issues currently relevant to conveyancing practitioners. 

    This course is delivered via an innovative “flipped classroom” approach that offers participants ultimate flexibility in how they approach their learning. This format sees lectures released in an online tranche to enable participants to view the recorded content and complete online learning activities in a self-paced manner. The online releases are bookended by two days of on-site workshops.

    Designed with a practical focus, the course will review conveyancing best practice and consider the impact of recent practice updates and legislative changes. Students will be provided with precedents and learn through problem-based scenarios. 

    Participants will receive a copy of the Law Society Conveyancing and Landlord and Tenant Law manuals on registration. 


    The programme is based on the following module scheme and covers key themes as listed below:

    PART A
    Module 1: Key conveyancing fundamentals

    • Pre-contract investigation of title,
    • The contract for sale,
    • Requisitions on title,
    • Drafting. 

    Module 2: Development

    • New houses and the combined contract for sale and building agreement,
    • Schemes of development,
    • The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014,
    • The Multi-Unit Development Act 2011; dealing with managed properties.

    Module 3: Land Registry updates

    • Conversion of possessory title; applications based on adverse possession,
    • Applications for registration in cases of insolvency,
    • Complex first registrations.

    PART B
    Module 1: Ethical issues

    • Undertakings,
    • Conflicts,
    • File management.

    Module 2: Landlord and tenant

    • Agreement for lease,
    • Rent review,
    • Key lease issues.

    Module 3: Taxation issues for conveyancers

    • Local Property Tax update, household charge, and Non Principal Private Residence (NPPR),
    • VAT and CGT issues for conveyancers.


    Workshops are a key feature of this course and the online release of lectures is bookended by workshops. These are designed to be interactive and involve working through  selected case-study problems and analysis, with an emphasis on the application of conveyancing law to common scenarios encountered in practice. 

    1Complex Land Registry Applications 
    Drafting Special Conditions 
    Case Study
    Saturday 27 April 202410am

    Commercial Leases, Taxation 

    Saturday 18 May 202410am


    2,500-word written assignment (80%) and continuous assessment through online activities (20%)

    Who should attend?

    • This course is reserved for solicitors and post-PPCI trainees,
    • It will appeal to seasoned professionals who are looking for a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the practical issues that they are currently facing,
    • It will also appeal to newly qualified solicitors and trainees, as it will provide a strong grounding in conveyancing practice and the law regarding residential and commercial property – areas that remain the bedrock of many practices.

    Hear from our graduates

    Niamh Ni Luing

    “The course provided a solid basis in general conveyancing and leasing issues from pre-contract enquiries through to registrations with the Property Registration Authority. The materials, which were provided both online and at the various workshops run throughout the course, are an invaluable resource and offer practical guidance on everyday conveyancing matters. The course is an excellent opportunity for those seeking to expand, refresh, or update their knowledge of conveyancing and leasing practice.”
    Niamh Ní Lúing (Simmons & Simmons) 


    Lecturers and tutors consist of practitioners with in-depth knowledge of conveyancing law. Previous lecturers have included:

    • Suzanne Bainton, Liston & Company,
    • Alison O’Sullivan, Byrne Wallace,
    • Justine Carty, Tailte Eireann
    • Áine Gleeson, AMOSS Solicitors,
    • Jarleth Heneghan, William Fry,
    • Michelle McVeigh, Byrne Wallace
    • Rachel Niall, Chief State Solicitor’s Office,
    • Valerie Hourigan, Byrne Wallace,
    • Aine Ruddy, Tailte Eireann,
    • Rosemarie Carr, Tailte Eireann,
    • Patrick Sweetman,
    • Joe Thomas, O’Reilly Thomas,
    • David Soden, David Soden Solicitors,
    • Derville White, Byrne Wallace,
    • Anna Murphy, O’Reilly Thomas,
    • Niall Dunne, Byrne Wallace,
    • Michelle McLoughlin, Michelle McLoughlin Solicitors,
    • Bryan O’Gorman, Byrne Wallace.

      We have designed our courses to enable you to satisfy as much of your CPD requirement as possible. Time spent attending lectures and workshops in person or completing these via e-learning as part of your course can be claimed towards your annual CPD requirement. The number of hours of CPD that you may claim in relation to your diploma/certificate course will depend on the way in which you access each of the individual sessions. For further information, visit the CPD scheme and download the CPD booklet. 

      The Diploma Centre team will host our annual CPD conference in November 2024. This complimentary event is a dedicated professional development and solicitor wellbeing and client care and professional standards session. We will post an invitation on your Diploma Hub page later in the year. 


      Suzanne Crilly, Solicitor Course Leader: S.Crilly@LawSociety.ie  

      *Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained in these pages is accurate and up to date. However timetables and course content are subject to change and date and time changes may occur due to factors beyond our control.


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