100 local solicitors gathering to discuss crucial regional legal issues affecting Donegal

The Lough Eske Castle Hotel in Donegal is hosting an important annual conference for local solicitors.

  • Major regional legal conference drawing solicitors from all parts of Donegal
  • Event to address challenges of emerging issues in probate and wills, conveyancing
  • Fair Deal scheme and acting for elderly and vulnerable clients to be discussed

The Lough Eske Castle Hotel in Donegal is hosting an important annual conference over two days this week (Thursday 29 and Friday 30 June 2017), with 100 local solicitors gathering to discuss national and legal issues affecting communities in the north-west of Ireland.

Ms Margaret Mulrine and Ms Geraldine Conaghan are Presidents of the Donegal and Inishowen Bar Associations, respectively.

“Local solicitors are on the frontline of many of life’s big moments. We are routinely advising and representing our clients on major decisions that need to be made in business, during challenging probate matters, or when buying or selling a home or farm,” said Ms Mulrine. “While our professional advice and experience is sought, it is crucial that as a profession we have a high standard of knowledge and are able to tap into the expertise of our peers.”

Ms Conaghan noted, “Just consider the emerging areas of law like data protection – this issue was rarely discussed even up to a few years ago. That’s where this conference is so crucial to the local profession and our local clients.”

The conference will see solicitors from across Donegal and the north-west learning about the latest trends and changes across the national legal landscape, however it will have a very strong focus on information that is relevant to the local area. It will include specific sessions on topics ranging from representing elderly clients, to family law and conveyancing.

“The complexities around the buying and selling of homes is always a hot topic in this area and the conference will have a strong focus on that.  From a personal perspective, I believe there will also be immense value for local solicitors during the session on representing vulnerable clients – particularly the elderly. These are critically important to the communities we serve in Donegal and the north-west of Ireland.”

The conference has been organised by Law Society Skillnet and the Donegal Bar Association and Inishowen Bar Association.

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