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Essential Solicitor Update Connaught 2024

Event Type
Law Society Skillnet
Breaffy House Hotel, Breaffy House Resort, Castlebar, Co Mayo
Discounted Fee
CPD Hours
4.5 general 1 hour Client Care & Professional Development .5 Professional Development & Solicitor Wellbeing. Total 6 hours (by group study)
Thursday 24 October 2024 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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 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 over a hot lunch and a drinks reception.

Topics include

  • How to prepare for an audit - top tips for the solicitor
  • Family Law Update 
  • Law Society services for solicitors  
  • Tax Clearance on estates
  • Assisted Decision Making Legislation: a practical guide to the process
  • Litigation update
  • Conveyancing update
  • Criminal Legal Aid update
  • Communication Skills/Time Management

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.


Catherine Bourke, President Mayo Solicitors’ Bar Association, Partner Adrian P Bourke & Co, Ballina Co Mayo


Laura Byrne BL, Co. Mayo
Hilda-Clare O’Shea, St John Solicitors, Dublin
Debbie Leonard, Executive Secretary to the Conveyancing Committee, Law Society of Ireland
Ailbhe Burke, Sweeney Solicitors, Galway
Padraic Courtney, Course Manager and Secretary to the Probate and Trusts Committee, Law Society of Ireland
Matthew Kenny, O’Sullivan Kenny LLP, Chairperson of the Dublin Solicitor Bar Association
Roger Murray, Callan Tansey Solicitors
Member Services Team/Member of Practice Regulation, Law Society of Ireland
Barry McLoughlin, The Communications Clinic


  • This is an in-person event and, unless otherwise stated, will not be available online or as a recording
  • To reduce waste and to support the work of the Law Society Environmental and Sustainability in Practice Taskforce, materials will not be printed. Instead, they will be emailed before the event
  • Please see www.lawsociety.ie/Solicitors/rules-legislation/CPD-Scheme for the CPD hour required to be fulfilled in any given year
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