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Castleblayney event for solicitors in north-east
LSRA chief executive Dr Brian Doherty

13 Oct 2023 / law society Print

Castleblayney event for solicitors in north-east

Law Society Skillnet is hosting an event for solicitors in Louth, Cavan and Monaghan on Friday 20 October.

North-East CPD Day 2023 will take place at the Glencarn Hotel, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, from 9am to 5.30pm.

The event is being held in partnership with Cavan Bar Association, Drogheda Bar Association, Louth Bar Association and Monaghan Bar Association.

It is worth six CPD hours.

Practical update

The aims of this training and education event are to provide an opportunity for practitioners to update their knowledge in areas of law relevant to general practice.

They will receive 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

Topics and Issues include:

  • Solicitors Accounts Regulations 2023,
  • Assisted decision-making and enduring powers of attorney,
  • An overview of the complaints unit of the Legal Services Regulatory Authority,
  • Property Law: rights of ways,
  • Probate: recent developments,
  • Management and professional development,
  • Domestic violence and coercive control,
  • Protected witnesses.

Chairperson and speakers include:

  • Justine Carty (member of Guidance and Ethics Committee and solicitor, PRAI),
  • Garry Clarke (chair of Regulation of Practice Committee and principal, Lanigan Clarke Solicitors),
  • Dr Brian Doherty (CEO Legal Services Regulatory Authority),
  • Zoe Hughes (solicitor, St John Solicitors LLP),
  • Debbie Leonard (solicitor, secretary to Conveyancing Committee),
  • Conor MacGuill (principal, Conor MacGuill Solicitors),
  • Sonia McEntee (principal, Sonia McEntee Solicitors and Law Society Council member),
  • Michael O’Higgins SC,
  • Hilda-Clare O’Shea (solicitor, St John Solicitors LLP),
  • Keith Walsh SC (member of Family Law and Child Law Committee and partner, Keith Walsh Solicitors LLP).
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