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Conference helps Kerry solicitors to upskill
Attendees and speakers at the 2022 Kerry event Pic: Law Society

22 Sep 2022 / law society Print

Conference helps Kerry solicitors to upskill

Dozens of solicitors from across Kerry recently attended the Essential Solicitor Update Kerry 2022, a major legal conference that took place at the Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee (15 September).

Organised by Law Society Skillnet in association with Kerry Law Society, the event is the fifth in an annual series of specialised training events designed to support local solicitors to upskill on topics related to legal practice.

Tralee solicitor John Galvin (Secretary of the Kerry Law Society) said that the Society was heartened to see such a positive response to this year’s conference, which returned in-person for the first time since 2019

“Over 120 solicitors from across Kerry and the surrounding areas attended the conference, investing their time and energy to upskill in essential areas of practice to better serve local clients.

“Expert speakers in conveyancing and probate addressed the conference, highlighting key issues for local solicitors and their clients – including buying and selling property, making a will, and planning ahead.”


Galvin described the process of buying or selling a home as “one of the biggest financial decisions a person can make in their life”.

He warned that any mistakes in the process could cause delays, and have long-lasting financial consequences.

“This is why it is important to talk to your solicitor early in the buying or selling process,” he said.

“The Essential Solicitor Update Kerry 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.

“Your local solicitor is a legal expert and can guide you each step of the way,” Galvin added.

Planning ahead

The conference also discussed recent developments to the Fair Deal Scheme, and how solicitors could help their clients plan ahead.

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

“We understand the importance of making a will and ensuring it is kept up-to-date, and we encourage everyone above the age of 18 to have a will made.

“We also understand the pressures that come with caring for loved ones, whether that is making decisions on their behalf or establishing plans for their long-term care needs. For this reason, local solicitors are up to date and can advise on initiatives like the Fair Deal Scheme, and how it can best work for your family’s personal circumstances.”

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