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Section 150 Legal Costs Seminar 2021

Event Type Law Society Professional Training
Venue Streamed LIVE online Via Zoom
CPD Hours 3 Regulatory Matters (by eLearning)
Date 22 September 2021 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Price €0.00

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This Conference is now fully booked. Please email LSPT@lawsociety.ie if you wish to be added to a waiting list.

Aim and Objectives

Presented in collaboration with the Legal Costs Task Force this seminar and workshop will introduce and outline the comprehensive S150 template pack with the aid of worked examples. The online workshops/breakout rooms will give delegates an opportunity to engage with the templates in their particular field of practice. Number of attendees is limited to ensure workshop sessions are effective

Delegates will be asked to choose from the following breakout room workshops in advance of the event: PI Litigation scenarios; Commercial (non- litigation) scenarios; Commercial (litigation) scenarios; Family Law litigation scenarios; and Property scenarios. Members of the Task Force will facilitate the workshop sessions. Any workshop examples/guidelines will be circulated to all delegates after the event.

Topics and Issues to be covered 
S150 - updates
Introduction/general guidance to template pack
General templates (Litigation and non-litigation)
Outline of stages (including PIAB, Defamation, Debt Collection)

Chairperson and speaker
Paul Keane, Managing Partner and Head of Business Law Department at Reddy Charlton, Dublin

Keith Walsh SC, Principal, Keith Walsh Solicitors
Keith practices mainly in the area of family law and is a qualified and experienced mediator. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2021 by the government.  He is a former Chairperson of the Law Society’s Child & Family Law Committee. He started his career in the legal aid board, worked for a number of firms in Dublin and is principal of Keith Walsh solicitors, a three solicitor firm for the past 14 years. Keith is former Chairperson of the LSRA costs sub-group, member of the Law Society Council and of the LSRA Task Force.

Liam Kennedy SC, Former Chair Litigation Committee, CEDR Accredited Mediator, Partner A&L Goodbody
Liam Kennedy, an A&L Goodbody Partner, specialises in commercial dispute resolution including: product liability; M&A; securities/auditors’ litigation (including international class actions); EU and competition law; and constitutional litigation. Liam is also a member of the Council of the Law Society of Ireland and a Law Society nominee on the Ireland for Law initiative (which promotes Irish law and Irish lawyers internationally), on the Superior Courts Rules Committee and the Remote Courts Taskforce.

Flor McCarthy, McCarthy & Co Solicitors
Flor McCarthy is Managing Partner of McCarthy + Co is a niche nationwide online practice specialising in personal injury and medical negligence litigation.  The multi award winning firm was first in Munster to achieve Q9000 Gold Standard and the first law firm in Ireland to be accredited as a Business All Star.  Flor is a Council member and Chair of the Complaints and Client Relations Committee.  He is also a member of the LSRA Taskforce, the Technology Committee and the Intellectual Property and Data Protection Committee.

Workshop facilitators (in addition to speakers): 
Paul Egan SC, Mason Hayes & Curran.

Paul Egan SC is a senior consultant with Mason Hayes & Curran and Chair of the Company Law Review Group, practising in company law and transactional matters.  Paul is a member of Council and the Finance and Education Committees as well as the LSRA Task Force.

Morette Kinsella, Parker Law

Aine Hynes SC, St John Solicitors

Áine Hynes is an elected Council Member of the Law Society of Ireland. She sits on Regulation of Practice Committee and the Litigation Committee and is a member of the Legal Services Regulation Task Force. She chairs the Law Society Task Force on Mental Health and Capacity Law. She is former President of the DSBA and was one of the first solicitors in Ireland to have obtained the title of Senior Counsel.  


  • Your login information will be emailed to you 3 working days before the event. In this case, you must login and attend online in order to avail of the CPD hours on offer.
  • This event will not be recorded, so if you have chosen to attend online and miss the live streaming you cannot play back the event.
    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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