In-House update – November 2022


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The In-House Counsel & Gender Parity Survey, carried out by law firm Mason Hayes & Curran (MHC), indicates that the number of women in senior leadership positions in Ireland has declined in recent years. The survey was carried out during the summer of this year among more than 100 in-house counsel working in Ireland.

The deadline for submission of responses to the draft Competency Framework for Solicitors in Ireland has been extended to 30 November 2022. The Competency framework sets out day one competence in the practice of solicitors in Ireland. It also provides an advisory framework for continuing competence. Recognising the diverse and changing nature of the profession, the document focuses upon the threshold competences that might be expected of solicitors now and in the near future.

There is little post-GDPR guidance for data controllers on assessing whether further processing for a different purpose is compatible. However, pre-GDPR guidance and case law may remain applicable, writes Morgane Conaty in the November Gazette.


A Budget 2023 factsheet is now available to download. The factsheet, produced by the Law Society Practice Support team, highlights key changes from the budget affecting income tax, the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme, and more.

The latest issue of LawWatch highights judgments on valuation of property, alleged corporate fraud, and more, along with the popular 'precedent of the week', new legislation, and featured articles. If you don't already read LawWatch in email form, you can access content each week online.


Law Society Skillnet is holding a live Zoom webinar, New Laws Applicable to Technology Use and Creation, on 22 November. The webinar will provide a practical update and understanding of new technologies and their impact on our professional lives and businesses, together with knowledge of the new tech laws evolving to accommodate the new technologies.

Booking is now open for the Diploma Centre's spring 2023 programme. Along with popular long-standing courses such as the Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance and Certificate in Company Secretarial Law & Practice, the programme includes other topics relevant to in-house practice, including commercial contracts, charity governance, regulation and more.

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