Property Law Update 2019

Event Type Law Society Professional Training
Venue Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7
Discounted Fee €160.00*
CPD Hours 3.5 General (by Group study)
Date 17 October 2019 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm



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Aims and Objectives
The aim of this conference is to provide practitioners with an overview of recent and on-going developments in Conveyancing practice. The objective is to equip Conveyancing practitioners with the necessary practical knowledge to embrace recent and future changes and developments. The seminar is designed in collaboration with members of the Conveyancing Committee of the Law Society.

Topics to be covered include

  • Review of Practice Notes – Oct 2018 to Oct 2019                                    
  • PRA practice update 
  • PRA engagement – Committee’s perspective                 
  • eConveyancing update     
  • Property Market – where are we?
  • PCIT – update     


Dr. Gabriel Brennan, Law Society of Ireland
Dr. Gabriel Brennan has been involved in the provision of legal education for over twenty years. Gabriel practiced with Abercorn Solicitors before joining the Law Society’s Law School as a Course Manager with responsibility for the design and delivery of numerous property and skills related courses. She has been a member of the Law Society Conveyancing Committee since 1997 and is a member of the Property Registration Authority eRegistration Project Board. She is also a member of the Society’s eConveyancing Task Force, acts as Senior Advisor to the eConveyancing Project and chairs the eSignatures Working Group. Gabriel has written and edited numerous course texts and published many articles. She is author of Ground Rents: A Practitioner’s Guide published by Thomson Round Hall and The Impact of eConveyancing on Title Registration; A Risk Assessment published by Springer International. 


Deirdre Fox, Deirdre Fox & Associates Solicitors, Co Wicklow
Deirdre qualified as a solicitor in 1993. She practiced in Cork for a number of years post qualification and in 1996 joined the fulltime teaching staff in the Law School with overall responsibility for Landlord and Tenant and Conveyancing. In 1997 she took up a position as Head of Conveyancing in the Legal Department of Board Telecom Eireann (as it then was) where she remained until 2006, when she left to set up her own practice, Deirdre Fox & Associates. She is a member of the conveyancing committee and a contributor to the Conveyancing Manual. 

Michael Walsh, Partner, ByrneWallace, Dublin 
Michael is the Head of Property at ByrneWallace. Michael is an accomplished practitioner with extensive experience in a broad range of real estate matters. Michael has been a regular contributor for over ten years to the Law Society's Continuing Professional Development and Diploma programmes.  He is a contributing author to the Law Society's "Complex Conveyancing" manual. Michael has been a member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Committee since 2015 and he is the convener of the Law Society’s Pre-Contract Title Investigation Task Force.

Ronan Lyons, Assistant Professor of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. 
Ronan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin, where his research focuses on urban economics and economic history, in particular housing markets over the long-run. His doctorate at Oxford was on Ireland’s housing market boom and bust of the early 21st Century and his work has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Housing Economics, Energy Economics, and Regional Science & Urban Economics. He is a frequent contributor to national and international media on Irish housing and the broader economy and he is also the author of the quarterly Reports on the Irish housing market.

Sandra Murphy, Solicitor, IRC PhD Scholar, School of Law, NUI Galway. 
Sandra is a practising Solicitor and an Irish Research Council PhD Scholar in the School of Law, Galway.  She holds a BA (Legal Science), an LL.B and a First Class Honours LL.M (Public Law) from NUI Galway.  She qualified as a Solicitor in 1992 and since that time has practised in leading West of Ireland Law firms currently working as a partner in Gilmartin & Murphy Solicitors in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo.  She is a member of the Law Society of Ireland Conveyancing Committee and the Land Registry and Pre-Contract Task Forces of that Committee.  She holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Third Level learning, teaching and assessment from DIT and is admitted to the role of Solicitors of England and Wales.  She is a co-editor of a book ‘e-Conveyancing and Title Registration in Ireland’ published in 2019 by Clarus Press.  

Áine Ruddy, Examiner of Titles, PRAI.


* Applicable to Law Society Finuas Skillnet members



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