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BrexED Talks

Event Type Law Society Finuas Skillnet
Venue Online, On-Demand
Discounted Fee €160*
CPD Hours Dependent on each section completed, (by eLearning)
Price €186.00

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Aim and Objectives
The primary objective of BrexED Talks is to equip solicitors with the knowledge and skills to navigate the post Brexit landscape. This will be achieved through a series of inspiring talks from legal and political experts delivering a comprehensive analysis of the relevant changes for legal practice and law. 

The most immediate changes that impact on all solicitors will be addressed in the first four lectures, all of which are available now. These include an overall assessment of what Brexit will mean for legal practitioners, changes in criminal law, family and child law and in-house practice. An initial eight lectures will be released between 15 December 2020 and 31 March 2021. Additional sessions will be added as new legal changes arise. 

Session 1 Criminal Law – A Panel Discussion on the Impact of Brexit

Release date: available now
Panel discussion on the arrest, detention, prosecution and extradition in the aftermath of Brexit by Helena Kiely, Chief Prosecution Solicitor, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions; James MacGuill SC,  MacGuill & Company,  Second Vice President, CCBE; Peter Mc Namee, BL, Legal Adviser, CCBE; Murdo MacLeod QC; Helen Malcolm QC.

CPD Hours: 1 Hour General (by eLearning)

Session 2 Preparing for Brexit – an In-House Legal Perspective 

Release date: available now

Conor Keeling, Head of AIB Corporate, Institutional and Business Banking Legal and Geraldine Buckley, Treasury Solicitor, AIB give an overview of AIB’s preparation for Brexit from the perspective of its in-house lawyers,including a more detailed look at the preparations of the Bank’s Treasury function.

  • Mobilising the Bank’s Brexit preparations – structures & governance, information gathering, etc.
  • The key challenges – regulatory permissions, data protection, treasury
  • Looking to the future – dealing with new reality of EU-UK relations, future direction of financial regulation without UK as a member state
  • Impact of Brexit on the Treasury function – considering some of the key risks and contingency measures taken to prepare.

CPD Hours: 0.5 Hour General (by eLearning)

Session 3 EU Committee – What the UK’s Withdrawal from the EU Might Mean for Irish Practitioners

Release date: available now

Cormac Little SC, Partner, William Fry, discusses the challenges and opportunities for the legal practitioner.

  • Brief recap on process to date
  • EU's infringement suit against the UK
  • Effect of Brexit on prominence of common law in the EU
  • Will the UK be able to rid itself of the influence of the EU Court of Justice
  • Will Dublin benefit from London's likely decline as a centre of EU law
  • Whither UK law in Irish courts
  • Overall Assessment

CPD Hours: 0.5 Hour General (by eLearning) 

Session 4 Family and Child Law – The Brexit Divorce and its Impact for Family and Child Law Cases

Release date: available now

Jennifer O’Brien, Principal, Jennifer O’Brien Solicitors, Dublin and Karen O'Leary, Partner, Caldwell & Robinson Solicitors discuss:

  • Oct 2020 - approaching end of Transition period
  • Current impact of EU law on both UK & Irish Family Law
  • Brussels 2 bis & the basis for jurisdiction in matters pertaining to divorce, legal separation or marriage annulment 
  • Recognition of foreign divorce
  • Family Law Act 2019 & further proposed legislation yet to emerge
  • Parental responsibility
  • Hague Child Protection Convention 1996
  • Child Abduction B2bis & Hague
  • Maintenance Regulation  
  • MH v MH - still an interesting case
  • Agreement on compliance - where does that leave us in the event of a dispute. 

CPD Hours: 1 Hour General (by eLearning)

Session 5 Intellectual Property and Data Protection – The new rules, impact and consequences for solicitors and clients

Release date: available now

Maureen Daly, Partner and Head of Technology and Intellectual Property and Freedom of Information Team, Beauchamps Solicitors and member of Intellectual Property & Data Protection Law Committee, Law Society of Ireland

CPD Hours: 0.5 Hour General (by eLearning)

Session 6 Taxes post Brexit – Calculating the Fallout

Release date: Available now

John Cuddigan, Partner, Ronan Daly Jermyn

CPD Hours: 0.5 Hour General (by eLearning)


  • Once you complete each talk session you can avail of the CPD hour(s) on offer for that particular session. 
  • This course is available from date of registration to 31 December 2021. You should download any course materials you require before this date as you cannot access the course after 31 December 2021 
  • Solicitors may now complete the entire 2021 CPD requirement of 20 hours online. For more information see www.lawsociety.ie/CPDscheme
  • If you have additional queries contact a member of the Finuas Skillnet team on  Finuasskillnet@lawsociety.ie
  • For full programme details download the  Brochure
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Law Society Finuas Skillnet is funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund.


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