English & Welsh Property Law & Practice Certificate

Event Type Law Society Skillnet
Discounted Fee € 440 Law Society Skillnet Members.00
Start Date 18 April 2012 at 4:00 pm
End Date 31 July 2012 at 6:00 pm



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Certificate: The aim of this course is to examine the conveyancing practice and procedure in England and Wales.

This course is FULLY BOOKED.

This course is FULLY BOOKED - 
to register your interest in a future course in 2012, email lspt@lawsociety.ie

The full list of contact dates and times are as follows:

Wed 18th April:  4:00 – 6:00pm (Lectures 1 & 2)
Wed 25th April: 3:00 – 5:00pm  (Lectures 3 & 4)
Tues 1st May: 3:00 – 5:00pm (Lectures 5 & 6)
Wed 2nd May: 3:00 – 6:00pm (Lectures 7, 8 & 9) 

Assessment Date: 23rd May (5:00 - 7:00pm).

Aim and Objectives
The aim of this course is to examine the conveyancing practice and procedure in England and Wales. The objective, on successful completion of an online assessment, is to provide practitioners with the ability to establish and transfer proprietary rights and interests in England and Wales as set out in the Solicitors Regulation Authority for England and Wales Legal Practice Course outcomes. It will enable solicitors who have qualified in Ireland to apply to be admitted on the roll of solicitors in England and Wales.     

On completion of this course participants will be able to identify and perform the critical steps in a conveyancing transaction in England and Wales, determine how legal estates and interests differ between the two jurisdictions, draft and complete the appropriate documentation for a conveyancing transaction in England and Wales and understand the law on easements and covenants for title in England and Wales. Moreover, participants will be in a position to assess how the practice of conveyancing in England and Wales differs from the practice of conveyancing in Ireland and adapt their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of clients in both jurisdictions. 

Topics and Issues covered include:

Steps in a conveyancing transaction

  • Introduction
  • Sequence of steps
  • Taking instruction and other initial matters
  • Pre contract searches and enquiries
  • Town and Country planning enquiries
  • National Land Information Service (NLIS)
  • Deduction and investigation of title
  • Between exchange and completion
  • Procedures; pre and post completion

Types of Legal Estates and Interests

  • Different types of legal estates and interests
  • Commonhold
  • Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002
  • New leases
  • Existing leases 


  • Preparation and drafting of the contract
  • Standard conditions of sale
  • Conveyancing protocol
  • Formation
  • Formula for exchange over the telephone
  • Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989
  • Methods of exchange
  • Completion by post.

Covenants for Title

  • Implied covenants
  • Full and limited title guarantee
  • Creating new covenants
  • Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1994


  • Grant and reservation of new easements
  • Prescription period 

Registered Land

  • Conveyancing of registered land
  • Interests which may be registered
  • Land Registration Act 2002
  • Third party forms of protection
  • Priority searches
  • Overriding interests
  • Rights of non-owning spouses and civil partners
  • Land registry rules
  • Prescribed forms 

The English and Irish conveyancing system – a contrast


  • Professor John Wylie
  • Michael Devlin
  • Breda Fallon
  • John Keaney
  • David Lane
  • Labhaoise Ni Fhaloain
  • Trevor Parr

Places are limited so early booking is advised.

The Law Society Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.


2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards - Irish Institute of Training & Development - (IITD)
Most Innovative Use of Technology Category
Work Placement - Graduate and Non-Graduate Category
Awarded for excellence in training and development.



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