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Cert in Property Law & Conveyancing (Legal Execs)

Start Date 09 October 2021 at 10:00 AM
Assessment Continuous assessment (30%) and final written assignment (70%).
Delivery Method Live online lectures Thursdays 6pm to 9pm and online workshops. Also available to view on demand; opening day on Saturday 9 October 2021 at 10:00am.
CPD Hours The number of hours of CPD that you may claim in relation to this course will depend on the way in which you access each of the individual sessions.  For further information and the booklet, see CPD scheme.
Course Leader Suzanne Crilly, Solicitor, Course Leader: S.Crilly@LawSociety.ie
Price €1,750.00

Application information

The course has commenced but we are still accepting late applications. Please contact us if you wish to apply.

The closing date for applications for this course was Friday 24 September 2021. We are happy to announce that the deadline has been extended. Late applications are accepted but confirmation of course registration may take a number of days as the deadline has passed. Thank you for bearing with us. To apply for this course please follow the instructions below. 

We welcome applications for this course from suitably qualified professionals. Your application must be approved before you can formally register on the course. To apply please email the following documents to diplomateam@lawsociety.ie :

  1. A completed application form (see below)
  2. Your Curriculum Vitae
  3. A short cover letter setting out your relevant experience


If you are interested in applying for a future offering of the course please register for our Interested List . 

Further information on this course including course structure, module scheme, faculty and workshop dates are set out below. Clicking on the links will bring you directly to that section or simply scroll through to read all the content.

Programme objectives

On completion of this training programme, participants will be able to:

  • Summarise the steps in a conveyancing transaction;
  • Review documentation in relation to conveyancing transactions and identify problem issues arising;
  • Lodge applications in the Land Registry and identify common errors with the preparation of documents to be lodged;
  • Discuss the historical background of land law, its policy goals, and modern position;
  • Describe and outline the rights, equitable principles, and legislation that govern how land is acquired, held, and transferred in Ireland.

Programme structure and approach to learning

This certificate is an innovative programme that will offer legal executives an opportunity to develop their practical skills and conveyancing knowledge. The course will provide participants with a grounding in the property law principles that underpin conveyancing practice. The course gives a comprehensive review of the legal documentation that is produced during a conveyancing transaction to include contract for sale, family law declarations and requisitions on title. Students will gain an understanding of all the steps in a conveyancing transaction from initial instructions and investigation of title through to completion and registration in the Property Registration Authority. 


The programme is based on the following module scheme and covers key themes as listed below

Module 1: Introduction to property law

  • The historical background, evolution, and policy goals of land law,
  • Ownership and legal estates,
  • Governing legislation and case law.

Module 2: Conveyancing transaction overview

  • Steps in a conveyancing transaction,
  • File management,
  • General Data Protection Regulation; anti-money-laundering. 

Module 3: The contract stage

  • Why investigate title?
  • The Conditions of Sale 2019,
  • Requisitions on Title 2019.

Module 4: Discrete areas of conveyancing practice

  • New developments,
  • Dealing with the banks,
  • The family home.

Module 5: Closing and post-completion

  • Closing documentation – acting for the vendor,
  • Taxation and stamping,
  • Property Registration Authority masterclass for legal executives,
  • Scheduling of title documents.


    Workshops are a key feature of this course and the online release of lectures is bookended by online workshops. These are designed to be interactive and involve working through  selected case-study problems and analysis, with an emphasis on the application of conveyancing law to common scenarios encountered in practice. 

    1Tuesday 09 November 20216:00pm - 8:00pm
    2Tuesday 30 November 20216:00pm - 8:00pm
    3Tuesday 25 January 20226:00pm - 8:00pm


    Continuous assessment (30%) and final written assignment (70%).

    Who should attend?

    The course is open to applications from legal executives with a minimum of two years’ experience working in property practice. Applicants should explain their interest in the course and set out any relevant experience in a cover letter and a brief CV. 


    Lecturers and tutors are leading practitioners and experienced educators in the area of conveyancing practice. Previous lecturers on the course have included:

    • Gabriel Brennan, Law Society of Ireland,
    • Joe Thomas, O’Reilly Thomas Solicitors,
    • Joanna Jackson, Sean Costello Solicitors,
    • Martin Colman, Dillon Eustace,
    • Rachel Niall, Chief State Solicitor’s Office,
    • Michelle McLoughlin, McLoughlin & Co. Solicitors,
    • Áine Gleeson, AMOSS,
    • Áine Ruddy, Property Registration Authority,
    • David Soden, Solicitor.


    We have designed our courses to enable you to satisfy as much of your CPD requirement as possible. Time spent attending lectures and workshops in person or completing these via e-learning as part of your course can be claimed towards your annual CPD requirement. The number of hours of CPD that you may claim in relation to your diploma/certificate course will depend on the way in which you access each of the individual sessions. Please note that the limit for e-learning has been removed for the 2021 CPD cycle. For further information, visit the CPD scheme  and download the CPD booklet. 

    The Diploma Centre team will host our annual CPD conference in November 2021. This complimentary event is a dedicated management and professional development skills and regulatory matters session. We will post an invitation on your Diploma Hub page later in the year. 


    Suzanne Crilly, Solicitor, Course Leader: S.Crilly@LawSociety.ie .

    *Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained in these pages is accurate and up to date. However timetables and course content are subject to change and date and time changes may occur due to factors beyond our control.

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