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Pre-Contract Investigation of Title 2021

Event Type Law Society Professional Training
Venue Online, On-Demand
CPD Hours 3 General (by eLearning)
Price €95.00

Aims and Objectives

This online course provides practitioners with an overview of the new conveyancing system in light of the introduction in 2019 of the pre-contract title investigation procedure.  The objective is to equip Conveyancing practitioners with the necessary practical knowledge to embrace this change. This online course includes a panel discussion dealing with Frequently Asked Questions. The seminar is designed in collaboration with members of the Conveyancing Committee Pre-Contract Title Investigation Task Force.

Topics and issues covered

Contract for Sale 
Joe Thomas, Partner, O’Reilly Thomas, Drogheda, Co. Louth

  • Existing system
  • Consultation with the profession
  • Arguments for and against

2019 Contract for Sale 
Patrick Sweetman, former Head of the Commercial Property Dept., Matheson, Dublin

  • Pre–Contract Investigation of Title
  • 2019 Contract - Principal Changes

2019 Contract for Sale – Additional Changes
Michael Walsh, Head of Property, ByrneWallace, Dublin

  • Requisition 2019 edition
  • Dead deals / billing practices

FAQs and Feedback from the profession 
Catherine O’Flaherty, Secretary to Conveyancing Committee, Law Society of Ireland
Nicola Walsh, Head of Property Department, Lavelle Solicitors, Dublin
Patrick Sweetman, former Head of the Commercial Property Dept., Matheson, Dublin
Joe Thomas, Partner, O’Reilly Thomas, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Michael Walsh, Head of Property, ByrneWallace, Dublin

Documents included in this online course and available for download:

  • Definitions and Interpretation
  • Draft General conditions of Sale 2019 – 10.08.2018 Definitions and Interpretation
  • Conditions of Sale 2019 Edition – Explanatory Memorandum

Chairperson: Professor John Wylie, Consultant, A&L Goodbody Solicitors

Speakers

Michael Walsh, Head of Property, 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 committee’s Pre-Contract Investigation of Title Task Force.

Patrick Sweetman, Matheson, former Head of the Commercial Property Dept., Matheson, Dublin
Patrick is former head of the Commercial Property Department at Matheson.  He is a longstanding member and current chair of the Conveyancing Committee of The Law Society and is a member of its Pre-Contract Investigation of Title Task force. Patrick has acted for a number of leading developers in Ireland, as well as receivers, banks, NAMA, and inward investors. He has advised on many planning applications, appeals and judicial reviews, and environmental issues arising on the acquisition, development and disposal of land. He has lectured regularly on property, planning and environmental matters for The Law Society. 

Joseph Thomas, Partner, O’Reilly Thomas, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Joe is partner with O’Reilly Thomas in Drogheda. Joe has extensive experience of acting for developers, commercial and private clients in the area of conveyancing. Joe regularly lectures and tutors in the Law Society on conveyancing and has also acted as internal examiner on conveyancing in the Law School. He is a former chair and a current member of the Conveyancing Committee of the Law Society and is a member of its Pre-Contract Investigation of Title Task Force. 

Catherine O’Flaherty, Law Society of Ireland
Catherine is a solicitor and is secretary to Conveyancing Committee, Law Society of Ireland and a member of its Pre-Contract Investigation of Title Task Force

Nicola Walsh, Head of Property Department, Lavelle Solicitors, Dublin
Nicola is the Head of Lavelle’s Property Department. She is a dual qualified Solicitor in both Ireland and England and Wales and she has extensive experience in all commercial property, property development and property finance matters in both the English and Irish markets. Nicola spent a number of years working in the property department of a London law firm prior to returning to Ireland in 2015. She is also a qualified tax adviser (AITI) and she specialised in tax for a number of years prior to becoming a property specialist. She is an experienced practitioner and she has advised a wide variety of clients across a number of sectors including retail, residential, hotel, State agencies and financial services. She is a member of the conveyancing Committee’s Pre-Contract Investigation of Title Task Force. 

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  • On receipt of payment, login details will be sent to you by a member of our team via your provided email address. If you have not received login details within 2 working days of your booking please contact us on LSPT@lawsociety.ie or call the Law Society Professional Training Team in Dublin on 01 881 5727
  • This course must be completed in full to avail of the CPD hours on offer – a partially completed course will not qualify for any CPD accreditation.
  • This course is available from date of purchase 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
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