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Annual symposium on practice and regulation
Law Society of Ireland

28 Nov 2023 / law society Print

Annual symposium on practice and regulation

Law Society Skillnet will host its annual symposium on practice and regulation in Dublin on Wednesday 6 December.

The event will take place at the College Green Hotel, Dublin 2 (10am to 5pm).

It is worth a total of six CPD hours by group study – three management and professional-development skills, and three regulatory matters.

The symposium’s objective is to provide an opportunity for practitioners to update their knowledge in areas of practice-management and regulation. The topics covered will be relevant to those in general practice, in-house, and in specialised firms.

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 lunch and an evening drinks reception.

Topics and speakers

The main topics include:

  • Regulation: the new Solicitors’ Accounts Regulations,
  • Talent: attracting and retaining solicitors, trainees and support staff, identifying possible successors to your practice,
  • Your practice viability: present and future options – including expanding, merging, succession and retirement,
  • Regulation compliance: expanding and buying a practice, succession, incapacity and closure,
  • Ireland’s remarkable progress: optimism for our future,
  • AI: your firm and the future.

Speakers include:

  • Richard Hammond SC (chair of Law Society Education Committee, co-chair of Law Society Skillnet Steering Committee, partner at Hammond Good Solicitors)
  • Gary Clarke (chair of Law Society Regulation of Practice Committee, principal at Lanigan Clarke Solicitors),
  • Sorcha Hayes (Head of Practice Regulation at Law Society),
  • Dr Mark Henry (author and professional communicator),
  • John Macklin (legal recruiter, Prospects Recruitment),
  • Mike O’Reilly (O’Reilly Business Services),
  • David Kerrigan (author and international keynote speaker on emerging technologies).
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