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Negative Interest Rate Charges and Solicitors’ Accounts Regulations – Practice Guidance and Need to Know Essentials for day-to-day Practice – 26 March
This is an essential webinar for all practitioners. Speakers include John Elliot, Director of Regulation. This is a practical look at the Law Society Practice Note with an opportunity to ask questions.  Attendance gives 1 Regulatory matters (accounting) CPD hour.
 
 
Date26 March 2021
 
Time 2.30pm to 3.30pm
 
VenueZoom webinar with live Q&A 
 
Fee€95
 
Discounted* Fee €75
 
CPD Hours1 Regulatory Matters (including 1 Accounting) (by eLearning)
 
Aims and objectives
A Practice Note has been issued by the Registrar of Solicitors and Director of Regulation setting out the regulatory implications of negative interest charges that some banks are seeking to impose on a firm’s client account. This practice note provides practical information and guidance regarding how a solicitor should comply with their obligations under the Solicitors Accounts Regulations where their bank imposes such charges on their client accounts. This seminar is an opportunity to hear the Director of Regulation and a member of the Law Society Task Force on Negative Interest Rate Charges give a practical explanation of the guidance notes and how this will impact on day-to-day practice. 
 
Learning outcomes
A delegate who attends this seminar will 
•gain an understanding of the actions a solicitor should take when notified of negative interest charges on their client account,
•gain an understanding of how negative interest charges may be recovered in the context of a solicitor and client relationship, and
•gain an understanding of the general obligations and arrangements in respect of client moneys.
Speakers:
 
John Elliot has been Director of Regulation of the Law Society of Ireland since 2004.  He is responsible for direction and management of the regulatory function of the Society and holds the statutory office of Registrar of Solicitors.  He is a solicitor and previously worked in-house in financial services in both Ireland and the UK, having started his career in private practice.
 
Richard Hammond S.C. is a Partner with Hammond Good, Solicitors & Notaries Public, in Mallow in north County Cork. He is a member of the Council of the Law Society.  He is a member of the Task Force established to give guidance on negative interest rates. He is or has been involved in a number of committees of the Law Society of Ireland including inter alia the Probate, Administration & Trusts Committee, the Mental Health & Capacity Task Force, the Gazette Editorial Board, the Professional Indemnity Insurance Committee, the Education Committee, and the Complaints & Client Relations Committee.  Richard was the President of the Southern Law Association 2018-2019.
 
 
If you have any questions, or concerns about attending an online event, please do not hesitate to get in touch. A member of the LSPT team will be glad to help. 
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To book your place click on negative interest rate charges
 
For assistance, contact us on:
Email: lspt@lawsociety.ie
Tel:01 881 5727.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Law Society Finuas Skillnet members
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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