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Are you and your clients planning to return to the workplace? There may be employment law challenges - Webinar 18 May
Employment Law: Returning to the Workplace is a practical and up-to-date insight into employment issues arising from employees returning to the work place during times of covid-19. Topics include: GDPR and working from home, managing the workforce and the challenges arising from employees’ return to the workplace, and providing a safe working environment for employees.
 
Speakers and Chair include
Kate Colleary is a director of Pembroke Privacy and chairwoman of international data protection consulting practice, Strand Advisory. She is the Irish Country Leader for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world’s largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community. Kate is a Certified Data Protection Practitioner (CIPP/E), a Certified Information Privacy Management Professional (CIPM).  Kate also trains professionals undertaking the IAPP’s CIPP/E and CIPM exams. She previously led the Data Protection and IP team of an international law firm. Kate is a highly qualified and well-regarded data protection professional. She is a qualified solicitor and has many years’ experience of providing data protection consulting services. She is a consultant to the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland on their Data Protection post-graduate programme, and she lectures on the King’s Inns Data Protection courses. She has been a qualified practicing solicitor since 1999 and is the Principal of Colleary & Co, a law firm specialising in data protection and IP. She gained an honours degree in law from Trinity College Dublin in 1995. 
 
Melanie Crowley is Head of the Employment Law & Benefits team in Mason Hayes & Curran in Dublin. Her diverse practice covers the full range of employment law issues, both for employers and employees, as an advisor to clients on complex non-contentious workplace issues and as an experienced litigator before all employment related fora. Melanie is the go-to employment lawyer for some of Ireland’s biggest domestic and multi-national companies and employers
 
Richard Grogan is the principal of Richard Grogan & Associates. Richard is a recognised specialist in Employment Law, Capital Taxation and Litigation. Richard also has a strong knowledge of Taxation Law as it applies to Employers and Employees. Richard has been involved as the lead lawyer in some of the most challenging Employment Law cases. Richard acts for both employers and employees
 
Criona Turley, CEO & Co-Founder Capella Workplace Solutions, an Irish business with offices in Dublin and New York. Capella supports employers in ensuring that their staff are set up safely while working from home through remote training and risk-assessment. With a background in design and employee engagement, Criona is a mentor in the Smurfit Business School and has studied at UCD, DIT and Harvard University
 
Date18 May 2021
Mode of DeliveryZoom webinar with Live Q&A
Fee€186
 
Discounted* Fee€160
CPD Hours2 General and 1 Management and Professional Development Skills (by eLearning) Total 3 CPD Hours
 
Aims and Objectives
 
This masterclass gives practitioners a highly practical and up-to-date insight into employment issues arising from employees returning to the work place during times of covid-19. The speakers will give advice on:
•GDPR issues arising from working from home, 
•a practical guide to managing the workforce and the challenges arising from employees’ return to the workplace, and
•how to provide a safe working environment for employees.
 
Course materials will include a set of detailed papers written by the speakers.
 
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. 
Make a Booking
To book your place click on Employment Law: Returning to the Workplace
 
For assistance, contact us on:
Email: lspt@lawsociety.ie
Tel:01 881 5727.
 
 
Launch of Autumn 2021 Diploma Programme
The award-winning Diploma Centre has launched its autumn 2021 programme. With a diverse range of innovative courses on offer, there are topics which will appeal to both solicitors and other professionals Applications are now open!
 
The Diploma Team is delighted to offer a total of 20 courses, including certificates, diplomas and the Professional Doctorate in Law.
 
Courses on offer this autumn include the:
 
 
 
All live lectures and workshops are also recorded and available to view on playback, which offers flexibility for the busy professional. Interactive workshops are an additional feature of all courses with a focus on the practical application of the law. 
 
To comply with Covid-19 public health advice, our autumn 2021 courses may commence online initially and then move both onsite and online when feasible. 
 
We look forward to welcoming you to the Diploma Centre this autumn! 
 
For further information or to apply visit www.lawsociety.ie/diplomacentre  or telephone: 
01 672 4802.
 
CPD Clusters: General Practice Updates on 20 May, 17 June and 2 July in collaboration with bar associations as on-line webinars
Each event is different. Speakers and topics include: Anne Stephenson and Padraic Courtney on probate; Stuart Gilhooly and Colette Reid on litigation; Helen Coughlan, Keith Walsh and Siún Hurley on family law and Marguerite Bolger S.C. on employment. See below for more detail about these and other speakers and topics.
 
The annual programme of CPD Cluster events offers a mix of general, regulatory matters and management and professional development CPD hours. In order to enable access for all, these events will be available to attend as webinars with live Q&As. All materials will be sent to delegates in advance.
 
Make a booking
Choose from the list below and click for more details and to make a booking.
 
20 May – Midland General Practice Update 2021 in partnership with the Laois Solicitors’ Association, Kildare Bar Association, Midland Bar Association and Carlow Bar Association. Speakers and topics include: Padraic Courtney - probate, Richard Hammond S.C. - negative interest rate charges; Barry McCarthy – a guide to professional indemnity insurance, Colette Reid – litigation; Helen Coughlan, Siún Hurley, Keith Walsh in a panel session with His Honour Judge Keenan Johnson - family law; 
 
17 June – North West Practice Update 2021 in partnership with the Donegal Bar Association and Inishowen Bar Association. Speakers and topics include: Anne Stephenson – Probate; Richard Hammond - negative interest rate charges; Fiona Stanley – Solicitors’ Accounts Regulations and preparing for an investigation in a virtual world; Stuart Gilhooly – litigation.
 
2 July – Essential Solicitors’ Update 2021 in partnership with the Clare Bar Association and Limerick Bar Association. Speakers and topics include: Joyce Good – conveyancing; Stuart Gilhooly – litigation; Marguerite Bolger S.C. – employment law; Richard Hammond S.C. - negative interest rate charges; Suzanne Kearney – digital signatures; Paula Reid – online presentations and meetings.
There will be more Clusters announced in the coming weeks, further details are to be finalised.
 
To book your place at one of the 2021 clusters, please click the link above, or contact a member of the Finuas Skillnet Team for more information. 
Email: Finuas Skillnet@lawsociety.ie
Tel: 01 881 5727

 

Careers take flight with our aviation course!
Ireland is truly a global hub for the aviation industry – and education is vital to ensuring that a skilled workforce can continue the industry’s growth and success. Our Certificate in Aviation Leasing and Finance can move your career forward.
 
The popular Certificate will commence on 30 September 2021. This course will benefit those who wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the legal issues relating to the aviation leasing and finance industry. It provides an overview of the key legal, finance and technical issues, as well as an understanding of the regulation, tax and insurance aspects relevant to aircraft leasing and finance. 
 
The teaching faculty is comprised of an impressive array of industry leader and experts. It is not necessary to have prior experience or in depth knowledge of the aviation industry in order to apply for this certificate. This certificate also functions as a preparatory course for those intending to take the Diploma in Aviation Finance and Leasing but who do not meet the entry requirements.
For further information visit www.lawsociety.ie/diplomacentre or contact the Course Leader Claire O’Mahony by emailing: c.omahony@lawsociety.ie 
 
Watch our short video testimonial.

 

NEW - Unlocking Wellness Together, Anxiety Awareness Training Course – Online On Demand
Caroline Foran, award winning journalist and no.1 international bestselling author and podcaster of  Owning It: Your Bulls*t Free Guide to Living With Anxiety, has worked with the Law Society Finuas Skillnet Team to develop a NEW online Anxiety Awareness Training Course for Solicitors. This course explores what anxiety is and tools and techniques to help you and others to deal with anxiety as a healthy part of your life. 
 
This CPD series has been designed by solicitors for solicitors with expert guidance from professional wellbeing, psychological and educational experts. Its aim is to provide wellbeing awareness training to support you to unlock your own wellbeing and to support colleagues to do so too. Click here to access this Free course www.lawsociety.ie/legaledtalks 
 
This series is brought to you by Law Society Finuas Skillnet to support the Law Society Professional Wellbeing project. Click here to access additional wellbeing supports www.lawsociety.ie/wellbeinghub 
 
Course available from May 14 2021
 
For assistance, contact us on:
Email: finuasskillnet@lawsociety.ie 
Tel:01 881 5727.
 
Intellectual Property Law Seminar 2021: Copyright, Patents and Trade Marks – live webinar 3 June 2021
The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is due for implementation on 7 June. Attendees at this live webinar will hear an outline of the main issues and implications for copyright holders together with a panel discussion from leading experts. Also covered will be recent patent cases on preliminary injunction and a practical update on handling unauthorised on-line trade mark use disputes.
Chairperson, speakers and panelists:
 
Deirdre Kilroy, Chair Intellectual Property & Data Protection Law Committee, Partner Matheson Solicitors, Dublin
 
Colette Brady, Partner William Fry Solicitors, Dublin
Dr Mark Hyland, Law Society IMRO Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property
Aoife Murphy, Partner Whitney Moore Solicitors, Dublin; member of Intellectual Property & Data Protection Law Committee
Alistair Payne, Principal Acuatus Intellectual Property & Technology Law, Dublin; member of Intellectual Property & Data Protection Law Committee
 
Date Thursday 3 June 2021
 
Time 2.00pm to 5.00pm
 
Venue Online webinar with Q&A via zoom
 
Fee€186
 
Discounted* Fee €160
 
CPD Hours3 hours General (By eLearning)
 
Aim and Objectives
The Aims and objectives are to update practitioners in recent developments in intellectual property law. The seminar includes an opportunity to hear a discussion of the implications of the Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market from a panel of experts in the area. There is also an update in patent case law and a practical guide to handling unauthorised on-line trade mark use disputes. The seminar is relevant to all practitioners who have involvement in intellectual property law.
 
Topics include
 
•Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market: An outline of the main issues and the implications for copyright holders arising from implementation on 7 June;
Patents: recent Irish cases on preliminary injunction
•Trade Marks: practical update on handling unauthorised on-line Trade Mark Use Disputes:
•unauthorised on-line trade mark use and dispute resolution strategies;
•Example cases: (a) unauthorised key word advertising; (b) fake commercial website; (c) fraudulent social media handle use.
•The future of on-line trade mark disputes under the proposed European “Digital Services Act”
 
Learning Outcomes
On completion of the seminar participants will have a knowledge and awareness of:
•the main issues and implications arising from the implementation of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market;
•recent Irish patent cases on preliminary injunction, and
•how to handle unauthorised on-line trade mark use disputes.
 
To book your place please click Intellectual Property Law Seminar 2021, or contact a member of the Finuas Skillnet Team for more information. 
Email: Finuas Skillnet@lawsociety.ie
Tel: 01 881 5727
 
 
 
*Law Society Finuas Skillnet members
 
 
 
 
 
Open for applications: the Professional Doctorate in Law
The Diploma Centre is delighted to once more offer a Professional Doctorate in Law with the Northumbria Law School. Applications for this course, which begins 4 October 2021, are currently being accepted. 
 
Specifically designed for qualified solicitors, the Professional Doctorate in Law is a part-time programme structured to facilitate those in full-time employment. The programme provides a structured and supportive learning experience that will enhance a solicitor’s theoretical understanding of their profession and will assist in the development of practice, through critical insight and evaluation, building on academic and research skills acquired via formal subject delivery and the doctoral research subsequently conducted. The research may be doctrinal, perhaps in a practice based area such as criminal justice and evidence, or the law in action in areas such as human rights or data collection and privacy or legal education. 
 
Those who complete the Professional Doctorate in Law will have made a significant and original contribution to the creation and interpretation of a body of knowledge and who is at the forefront of practice development. 
 
The programme aims to enable candidates:
 
•To acquire a range of research skills and to be able to apply these to the conceptualisation, design and implementation of a project, adjusting design in the light of unforeseen problems;
•To be able to translate ideas into a form understandable by and meaningful to their profession;
•To produce a thesis or portfolio of original quality in the professional area;
•To disseminate/publish that research and its outcomes to the professional audience.
 
The programme is open only to Irish qualified lawyers and is designed for two kinds of candidate – first, those with professional experience and a Master’s degree within last five years; and second, those with professional experience but without a Master’s degree. All candidates will undergo assessment for advanced standing entry onto the programme that will formally capture their attainment of the required Level 9 of the Irish National Framework of Qualification. Evidence for this will be provided both by their application and subsequent interview.
 
For further information or to apply, visit www.lawsociety.ie/diplomacentre or contact Course Leader Rory O’Boyle at R.OBoyle@LawSociety.ie
 
Download the course brochure.

 

NEW Skills Connect, Construction Law, Employment Activation Programme for return to work and unemployed solicitors
Construction law is an area of legal practice that is experiencing increased growth in the current environment. This legal service demand is anticipated to continue to increase. To address this skills demand and to provide opportunities for solicitors who wish to return to the workforce or are unemployed, Law Society Finuas Skillnet has designed this programme in partnership with Skillnet Ireland. 
 
This programme comprises of ten online, on-demand modules, five virtual workshops and private study. It also includes a twenty-week work placement
 
Duration: 24 May to 19 June plus work placement from 21 June
CPD Hours: 14 General, 3 Management & Professional Development (by eLearning)
 
To assess if you are eligible to participate in this programme please click here to read the Skills Connect participant brochure. Places on this programme are limited to 12 participants.
 
To apply to provide a work placement for one of our Skills Connect graduates please click here to read the Skills Connect work placement provider brochure. 
 
For more information and to view the programme schedule, please click https://www.lawsociety.ie/productdetails?pid=2340 
 
 
 
Make a Booking
To book your place click  Skills Connect Construction Law EAP
 
For assistance, contact us on:
Email: finuasskillnet@lawsociety.ie 
Tel:01 881 5727.
 
 
 
Registration of Easements – a ticking clock – date tbc
The Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 radically changed the way in which easements and profits-à-prendre may be registered under Irish law. In this seminar speakers will discuss the changes to the registration of such interests in light of the 30 November, 2021 deadline, the issues arising for practitioners and guidance issued by the Conveyancing Committee in its practice notes. A panel of experts will be available to answer questions.  
Speakers include Keith McConnell, Partner, Gore Grimes, Dublin and Deirdre Fox, Principal, Deirdre Fox & Associates Solicitors, Co Wicklow.
If you have any questions, or concerns about attending an online event, please do not hesitate to get in touch. A member of the Professional Training team will be glad to help. 
Make a Booking
To book your place click Registration of Easements 
 
For assistance, contact us on:
Email: lspt@lawsociety.ie
Tel:01 881 5727.
 
 
Current and Emerging Trends in Financial Services Regulation – live 1 hour webinar, panel session and Q&A - 10 June
This webinar has been designed and will be delivered by expert international financial services (IFS) solicitors and professionals who will update delegates on the current and emerging trends in financial services regulation. This is essential for all IFS professionals and in-house IFS Counsel  looking to update their knowledge. 
 
Topics include
 
•Anti-Money Laundering
oThe challenges of compliance 
oGDPR issues
•ESG
oWhat is ESG?
oSustainability is not just protecting the planet
oEU Sustainable Finance regulatory initiatives
oESG and the financial system and actors
oCompliance, governance and legal risk
•Consumer protection
oConsumer Protection as a Central Bank Priority – Consumer Protection Outlook 2021 Overview
oConsumer Protection during Covid (to cover payment breaks)
oConsumer Protection and expectations post-Covid – in general and as regards consumers impacted by Covid.
•Culture
oDriving the right behaviours: Rules or Principles?
oPlanning for SEAR
oDocumenting culture at Board
oThe future of the diversity mandate
 
Speakers and panellists
 
Alison Bradshaw, Head of AIB Products, Legal Services
Ruth McCarthy, CEO Fexco Corporate Payments and Non-Executive Director of Goodbody Stockbrokers
Sinead Ovenden, Partner PwC Ireland
Ann Shiels, Associate A&L Goodbody Solicitors, Dublin
Feidhlimidh Wrafter, Assistant General Counsel Western Union
 
Learning Outcomes
On completion of the seminar participants will have a knowledge and awareness of current and emerging trends in financial services regulation. To include: anti-money laundering; ESG; consumer protection and culture.
 
 
DateThursday 10 June 2021
 
Time 11.00 am to 12.00 noon
 
VenueOnline webinar with Q&A via zoom
 
Fee€95
 
CPD Hours1 hour General (By eLearning)
 
To book your place please click Financial Services Regulation, or contact a member of the Finuas Skillnet Team for more information. 
Email: Finuas Skillnet@lawsociety.ie
Tel: 01 881 5727

 

The Older Client: the Role of the Solicitor in Resolving Conflict – 30 June

Join this live 2 hour webinar, presented by the Solicitors for the Elderly in partnership with Law Society Professional Training, on resolving conflict and the older client.

 

This seminar will focus on resolving disputes/conflict and complaints of relevance to practitioners acting for the older client. The event will include a panel discussion with expert speakers available to deal with questions and offer practical advice.Topics and issues to be covered include the LSRA - complaints relating to probate and wills and funeral disputes and inter-family conflict.
 
Speakers include Dr. Brian J. Doherty, CEO, Legal Services Regulatory Authority and Professor Heather Conway, Queen’s University, Belfast.
If you have any questions, or concerns about attending an online event, please do not hesitate to get in touch. A member of the Professional Training team will be glad to help. 
Make a Booking
 
 
For assistance, contact us on:
Email: lspt@lawsociety.ie
Tel:01 881 5727.
 
 
 
Free Diploma Centre course (MOOC) on Environmental Law and Climate Change
‘Environmental Law and Climate Change – Shaping a Greener Future’ is the theme for the Diploma Centre’s 2021 Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) starting on Tuesday 18 May 2021. MOOCs are free online courses open to all and are part of the Law Society of Ireland’s Public Legal Education initiative.
To-date, the Diploma Centre’s MOOCs have attracted over 14,000 participants from over 70 countries, since the project was first launched in 2014. These courses feature online recorded and streamed presentations, together with interactive discussion forums and quizzes that allow participants to engage directly with our expert presenters.
This year’s MOOC will provide participants with a comprehensive guide to the key legal and ethical issues affecting the environment and the climate.
It will examine many hot topics including: 
•Climate change- international/EU/national obligations
•Climate Bill 2021
•Climate Justice  
•Environmental law enforcement
•Ecocide and green crime
•Resource management legislation and the circular economy
•Renewable energy laws
•Sustainable planning for the environment
•Conservation and biodiversity
•Green finance
•Roadmap for change – what we can do
 
Expert speakers are leading environmental lawyers, academics, climate scientists and conservationists, and include Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland speaking on ‘Climate Justice’.
 
There are 8 CPD points available for completing this MOOC. 
 
The course runs over a 5-week period starting on 18 May 2021. To sign up visit: https://mooc2021.lawsociety.ie/