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North-east event helps solicitors to upskill
(L to R): Justine Carty, Conor MacGuill, Barbara Russell, Patricia Hickey, and Darren Cave at the North East CPD Day Pic: Law Society

04 Nov 2022 / law society Print

Event helps north-east solicitors to upskill

Almost 100 solicitors from across Louth, Cavan and Monaghan attended the North East CPD Day 2022, a major legal conference that took place at the Four Seasons Hotel & Leisure Club in Monaghan on Friday 21 October.

Organised by Law Society Skillnet in association with the Drogheda, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan bar associations, the event was the sixth in an annual series of specialised training events designed to support solicitors to upskill on topics related to legal practice.

Solicitor Conor MacGuill (Conor MacGuill Solicitors, Dundalk) is President of the Louth Bar Association and chaired the event.

He said that the association was encouraged to see such a positive response to this year’s in-person event.

“Legal experts on conveyancing, probate, and litigation addressed local solicitors to ensure we are up to date on importance practice changes, so that we can provide the best possible service to our clients and communities,” McGuill stated.


He continued: “For many, buying or selling a home is an important milestone. It is typically one of the biggest financial decisions a person can make in their life.

“The North East CPD Day 2022 discussed the top ten conveyancing and registration tips to ensure that local solicitors are providing their clients with the best advice when it comes to their next property transaction.

“Mistakes made in the buying or selling process can cause significant delays and have long-lasting financial consequences,” warned Mr MacGuill.

“Thankfully, your local solicitor is an expert in conveyancing matters and can guide you each step of the way to make the process as stress free as possible.”

Making a will

The conference also discussed important updates relating to making a will.

“Solicitors are at the heart of local communities and deal with clients of varying needs every day,” explained MacGuill.

“We understand the importance of making a will and ensuring it is kept up to date, and we encourage every adult to have their will made.

“Ensuring your will is up-to-date and valid can give you and your loved ones peace of mind, and can help avoid heartbreak down the line.

“If you need to make a will, talk to your local solicitor who can guide you each step of the way.”

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