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Late applications accepted on the Certificate in Conveyancing

Pre-Contract Investigation of Title came into effect on the 1 January 2019. Why not join our Certificate in Conveyancing to learn more about this fundamental change in practice.

 

Late applications are now being accepted for the Certificate in Conveyancing which commenced on Thursday 17 January 2019. This course provides a practical insight into this procedural change and other current issues facing practitioners.

 

Designed with a practical focus, the Certificate in Conveyancing reviews best conveyancing practice, provides precedents, and offers students the opportunity to learn through problem-based scenarios. 

 

The course is delivered via an innovative ‘flipped classroom’ approach that offers participants ultimate flexibility in how they approach their learning. This format sees lectures released in an online tranche, with participants provided a window of a number of weeks to view the recorded content and complete online learning activities in a self-paced manner. The online releases are bookended by two days of onsite workshops.

 

For further information visit: www.lawsociety.ie/diplomacentre or contact John Lunney, Solicitor, Course Leader: j.lunney@lawsociety.ie

Fintech Symposium 2019 – Law and Regulation in Ireland

This conference has been designed and will be delivered by expert international financial services (IFS) solicitors and professionals who will update delegates on the current issues and developments in the law and regulation of FinTech in Ireland.

This programme is essential for all IFS professionals, insurance professionals and in-house IFS Counsel who are looking to develop and enhance their legal and FinTech knowledge and skills. It is also an opportunity to network with FinTech professionals.

Topics

  • Anti-Money Laundering  and Corruption –  Emerging and Challenging Themes for Businesses
  • FinTech – State of the Art and the Rise of Digital Assets
  • PSD2 – What We Know Now – Implementation and Use Cases
  • Consumer Protection and PSD2 – A Regulatory Perspective
  • GDPR – The Interplay with PSD2

Date:  7 March 2019

Time: 9.00am – 4.15pm – Registration from 8.30am

Venue:  Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7

Fee:  €176

Discounted* Fee:  €150

CPD Hours:  5 hours - incl 1 hour Regulatory Matters (incl AML & Accounting compliance) plus 4 hours General (by Group Study)

 

Chairperson and Speakers

Patrick Dorgan, President, Law Society of Ireland, Dublin

Paul Healy, CEO, Skillnet Ireland, Dublin

Ruth McCarthy, CEO, Fexco Corporate Payments (Chair), Kerry

Michael Ashe SC

Anne-Marie Bohan, Partner, Matheson Solicitors, Dublin

Claire Fitzpatrick, ConsenSys Ireland, Dublin

Frank Kelly, Director FK Consulting, Dublin

Christopher Martin, Partner, A&L Goodbody, Dublin

Kevin O’Brien, Head of Division, Consumer Protection – Policy and Authorisations, Central Bank of Ireland

Philip O’Reilly, Professor of FinTech and Information Systems, University College Cork

Paula Reid, Partner, A&L Goodbody, Dublin

 

Make a booking:

Visit the Law Society website for more details and to book online

Alternatively, to register your place by post – download a booking form

Need assistance contact us on

Email: FinuasSkillnet@lawsociety.ie

Tel: 01 881 5727

Join us on the 15 February 2019 for our popular Diploma in Employment Law

Just as work practices in a modern economy are constantly evolving, so too is employment law and practice. So what do those advising on employment law matters really need to know?

 

Framed by the Workplace Relations Reform Act 2015 our postgraduate Diploma in Employment Law provides a comprehensive understanding of employment law, covering all aspects of the employer/employee relationship from recruitment through to termination. Relying on contributions from leading practitioners, stakeholders and decision makers in the area, we highlight how new developments are likely to affect your practice. For example, we will focus on recent practice and procedural developments arising out of the Workplace Relations Reform Programme. The ultimate aim of the diploma is to provide practitioners with a comprehensive understanding of employment law and practice in this jurisdiction.  

Those who have completed the Diploma in Employment Law are eligible to apply for the LLM Employment Law in Practice jointly offered by Northumbria University. Uniquely the LLM provides you with the opportunity of using the Diploma in Employment Law as a building block to achieve a further recognised academic qualification.

For further information visit www.lawsociety.ie/diplomacentre or contact Rory O’Boyle, Solicitor, Programme Leader: r.oboyle@lawsociety.ie

Learn how unlocking your employees' potential can grow your practice

If you want to grow your practice and increase revenue you need to unlock the potential of your employees. Our new Coaching for Managers programme starting in March will equip you with the necessary skills to develop and manage talent and grow your business.

 

This course will provide participants with the tools and frameworks required to understand when coaching is appropriate; to hold effective coaching conversations and to use a coaching approach for talent development and management. 


On the programme, as well as learning the theory and coaching models, you the participants will identify your own development agenda and will experience being coached on this agenda.  This will allow you to develop a clear view of your own development agenda as well as think about the potential development areas for your teams. 

 

Date: Starts 1 March 2019

Venue: Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7

Fee: €1,440

Discounted Fee*: €1,200 - * Applicable to Finuas Skillnet members

CPD Hours: Full General and Full Management & Professional Development Skills required for 2019 (by Group Study)

 

What you will learn on this programme

  • Definition and the role of coaching in business and organisational context
  • Differences between coaching and mentoring
  • Principles of coaching, tools and methods
  • Coaching for employee engagement, performance and motivation
  • The psychology of change and how this applies to you and your employees in business
  • Manager as coach and flexing leadership styles
  • Using coaching skills to develop your team

Programme Team

  • Antoinette Moriarty – Programme Director
  • Isolde Norris – Lead Trainer 
  • Pamela Fay – Lead Trainer

Make a booking

To book by post download the Booking Form
For full programme details download the Brochure


Need assistance? Contact us on:

Email: Finuasskillnet@lawsociety.ie

Tel:      01 881 5727

Popular Certificate in Data Protection Practice commencing on 27 February 2019

The GDPR came into force in May 2018 and as a result the data protection landscape has changed significantly. This Certificate will offer an in-depth analysis of the new data protection framework, the data protection laws and how to comply with the new GDPR in practice.

 

Data is now a valuable commodity. Modern technologies allow for huge volumes of data to be collected by companies on a daily basis. There are many legal responsibilities associated with collecting, retaining and processing such data. Data protection laws act to balance an individual’s right to privacy with a company’s ability to use that data. It is essential that the use of data is regulated to prevent against abuses whilst at the same time ensuring that companies can use data efficiently and effectively.

 

Participants will be brought through the application of the law by experienced data protection practitioners and privacy consultants from private practice, the public sector and from large multinationals. There is a strong focus on the GDPR and how to apply it in practice. This course will ensure that participants are equipped to deal with the compliance issues that are ahead.

 

For further information visit: www.lawsociety.ie/diplomacentre or contact Claire O’ Mahony, Solicitor, Course Leader: c.omahony@lawsociety.ie

Are your company secretarial skills up-to-date?

Late applications are being accepted on the Certificate in Company Secretarial Law and Practice which commenced on 29 January 2019.

 

This course is jointly awarded by the Law Society of Ireland and the ICSA: The Governance Institute and offers a practical insight into company secretarial requirements in Ireland.

 

The requirement in the Companies Act 2014 obligating the directors of a company to appoint a suitably qualified individual to the position of company secretary has enhanced the company secretary’s position as the principal legal administrative and compliance officer within a company. The duties and responsibilities of the company secretary vary depending on the industry in question and the type of company involved. With an increased focus on the need for effective governance in the current climate, the position has expanded in many companies, and the scope of the role has moved beyond corporate compliance to become a focal point for advice about governance, compliance, and the conduct of business. This established course focuses on the procedural requirements of company secretarial practice and aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the company law framework and key corporate governance provisions under the Companies Act.

 

Enrolment on the course entitles students to take up an offer of a six month professional subscription of the ICSA. ICSA professional subscription is designed for company secretaries, legal counsels, lawyers and everyone with responsibility for governance, risk and compliance in organisations of all sizes, including businesses, trusts and charities. It offers access to ICSA’s supportive professional community where you will find expertise, guidance and development advice.

 

For further information visit www.lawsociety.ie/diplomacentre  or contact John Lunney, Solicitor, Course Leader: j.lunney@lawsociety.ie

Remove the Uncertainty Post-Brexit: Certificate in English & Welsh Property Law

Successful completion of this Certificate will enable solicitors who have qualified in Ireland to apply to be admitted on the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales

The aim of this course is to examine the conveyancing practice and procedure in England and Wales. The objective, on successful completion of an online assessment, is to provide practitioners with the ability to establish and transfer proprietary rights and interests in England and Wales as set out in the Solicitors Regulation Authority for England and Wales Legal Practice Course outcomes. 

On completion of this course participants will be able to identify and perform the critical steps in a conveyancing transaction in England and Wales, determine how legal estates and interests differ between the two jurisdictions, draft and complete the appropriate documentation for a conveyancing transaction in England and Wales and understand the law on easements and covenants for title in England and Wales. Moreover, participants will be in a position to assess how the practice of conveyancing in England and Wales differs from the practice of conveyancing in Ireland and adapt their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of clients in both jurisdictions. 

Date: 21/22 March 2019 and 4 April 2019 (online assessment)

Venue: Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7

Fee: €588

Discounted Fee*: €411* Applicable to Finuas Skillnet members

CPD Hours: 9 General CPD (by Group Study) for 2019


Topics to be covered include

  • Steps in a conveyancing transaction
  • Types of Legal Estates and Interests
  • Registered land
  • Easements
  • Covenants for Title
  • Contract

Speakers
Professor John Wylie, Consultant, A&L Goodbody Solicitors
John Keaney, Keaney and Nevin Solicitors
David Lane, Start Mortgages
Paul McMahon, McMahon Legal/Legal Guide Limited
Dr Gabriel Brennan, Law Society of Ireland

Make a booking

To book by post download the Booking Form
For full programme details download the Brochure

Need assistance? Contact us on

Email: Finuasskillnet@lawsociety.ie

Tel:      01 881 5727

 

Aviation Leasing and Finance Diploma helping careers to take off!

Ireland holds a dominant position in the world of aircraft financing and leasing. It is a sector that is constantly changing and evolving. The Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance is a broad reaching, practitioner led course that will benefit those who want to focus on a career within this dynamic industry. This Diploma won the title of GradIreland’s best Postgraduate Course of the Year in 2018

 

This diploma commenced on 31 January 2019 but late applications are now being accepted. The course delivers an in depth analysis of the core legal and practical issues relating to aircraft leasing and finance transactions. It also provides comprehensive coverage of key aspects such as engine leasing, repossession, tax and insurance. The teaching faculty for this diploma comprises a fantastic array of both national and international legal and industry experts. 

 

For further information visit: www.lawsociety.ie/diplomacentre or contact Claire O’ Mahony, Solicitor, Course Leader: c.omahony@lawsociety.ie

Intensive workshop on Practical Legal Research for Practitioners – 7 and 14 March

The Legal Research Skills Workshops are aimed at practitioners and focus on solving clients’ problems. An overview of both paper-based and electronic resources will be followed by practical workshops whereby delegates carry out systematic and comprehensive research. Delegates will leave with skills to enable them analyse client’s instructions to identity the issues and ultimately present the results of their research in a clear and practical format.  The Course is iPad based with research carried out on both iPad’s and PCs.  

Date: 7 and 14 March 2019

Venue: Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7

Fee: €636/€250 

Discounted Fee*: €572/188 * Applicable to Finuas Skillnet members

CPD Hours: 6 hours: 2 General, 4 M & PD Skills (by Group Study)

  • Please note an iPad is required for this programme.
  • If you bring your own device, the fees are €250/€188

 Topics to be covered include

  • Introduction to legal research
  • Overview of internet resources – Acts, SI’s and Case Law
  • Introduction to researching European Law
  • Practical  IT/iPad based Workshop
  • Strategies for solving practical legal problems
  • Research Record Workshop

Programme Facilitators
Alma Clissmann
John Furlong
Dr Rachael Hession
Mary Upton

Make a booking

To book by post download the Booking Form
For full programme details download the Brochure

Need assistance? Contact us on:

Email: Finuasskillnet@lawsociety.ie

Tel:      01 881 5727

 

GDPR 2.0 - How to Deal with Subject Access Requests – Cork 26 March

2 Regulatory CPD Hours - the number of Subject Access Requests being received by law firms is on the increase. Requests for data can come from clients, employees, and other third parties. Paul Lavery comes back to Cork to give practical guidance.

 

Law Firms need to deal with these access requests efficiently and lawfully with minimum disruption to the work of the practice.  Law Firms also need to be in a position to advise their clients on how best to handle access requests. 

 

This is a practical session, which aims to give guidance to practitioners in order to assist them in dealing with Subject Access Requests under the GDPR.  The speaker is a leading expert in this field and will share his knowledge and expertise with delegates.

 

The session will include details and practical guidance on:

  • Legislative provisions under the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 which are relevant to access requests;
  • Formalities for dealing with a request;
  • Time frames;
  • Parameters of access request – “personal data” relating to the requester?
  • Exemptions;
  • When is an access request “manifestly unfounded or excessive”?
  • How do access requests impact on the solicitor’s lien?
  • Format of response letter;
  • Form of access;
  • Rights of appeal/complaint;
  • Summary checklist and procedure;
  • Data Protection Commission guidance.

The speaker, Paul Lavery, Partner, McCann FitzGerald Solicitors, Dublin is a leading expert in this field and returns to Cork to share his knowledge and expertise with delegates.

Details

  • Date: Tuesday 26 March 2019
  • Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm (registration from 10.30am)
  • Venue: Kingsley Hotel, Victoria Cross, Cork
  • CPD Hours: 2 Regulatory Matters (by Group Study)
  • Fee: €100

Make a Booking

Visit the Law Society website for more details and to book online

Alternatively, to register your place by post, download a booking form

 

Need Assistance?

Email: FinuasSkillnet@lawsociety.ie
Tel:      01 881 5727

 

* Applicable to Law Society Finuas Skillnet members

 

Claim your full CPD requirement for 2019 with our Professional Education Certificate

This Certificate in Professional Education is aimed at professional educators that design and/or deliver programmes to professionals.

The course is suited to educators from a range of professional fields including law, medicine, accountancy, taxation, pharmacy and international education. The demands on a professional educator are distinct and the skillset and knowledge base required are different from those required for general education and training. Our innovative course recognises this difference and is tailored specifically to meet the needs of professional educators.  We  bring the traditional ‘train the trainer’ concept to a contemporary and new, more advanced, level by taking a nuanced and comprehensive approach to the theory and knowledge, attitudinal judgement and skills and practice required to excel as a professional educator.

There is integrated use of technology throughout the programme. Participants will require access to an iPad for delivery of course materials, for completion of quizzes and course activities and also for live engagement in on-line discussion groups.  
 

Date: Starts 20 March 2019

Venue: Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7

Fee: €1,550

Discounted Fee*: €1,450 - * Applicable to Finuas Skillnet members

CPD Hours: Full Management & General CPD (by Group Study) for 2019

 

To view Course Modules download Modules list

 

Programme Team

 

Dr. Gabriel Brennan, PHD, M.LITT, B.A. (HONS.), LL.B., PG DIP., PG CERT.

 

Antoinette Moriarty, MIAHIP, M.A., M.Sc. 


Make a booking

To book by post download the Booking Form
For full programme details download the Brochure

Need assistance? Contact us on

Email: Finuasskillnet@lawsociety.ie

Tel:      01 881 5727

Employment Law Masterclass: A-Z of Termination of Employment

This one-day Employment Law Masterclass will give practitioners a highly practical and up-to-date insight into the law of Termination of Employment.

 

The speakers are all leading experts in this field and will share their knowledge and expertise with delegates.

 

Date: 5 April 2019

Venue: Presidents’ Hall, Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7

Fee: €255

Discounted Fee*: €210 - * Applicable to Finuas Skillnet members

CPD Hours: 6.5 General (by Group Study)

 

Topics and Issues to be covered

  • The disciplinary process
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Representing employees
  • Equality dismissal
  • Judicial review and injunctions

Speakers and Chairperson include 

Marguerite Bolger SC

Richard Grogan, Principal, Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors, Dublin

Duncan Inverarity, Partner, A&L Goodboy Solicitors, Dublin
Caroline Jenkinson, Deputy Chairman Labour Court 

Catherine O’Flynn, Partner, William Fry Solicitors, Dublin

Alastair Purdy, Principal, Alastair Purdy & Co., Solicitors, Galway

Des Ryan BL

 

Make a booking

To book by post download the Booking Form
For full programme details download the Brochure

Need assistance? Contact us on:

Email: Finuasskillnet@lawsociety.ie

Tel:      01 881 5727

 

Mr Justice Paul Gilligan to Chair Mediation in the Civil Justice System, 28 March 2019

Join us for this afternoon conference hosted by the ADR Committee, CEDR and GEMME in collaboration with Law Society Professional Training.

The seminar will be of interest to litigators and those with an interest in alternative dispute resolution. It will look at how the Act has integrated the mediation process into the civil justice system, and whether the legislation marks a step change in litigation practice. An interactive panel discussion will facilitate Members’ questions on the operation of the Act and issues arising in practice. Key note speakers from CEDR and from the in-house and public sectors will share their experiences on the use of mediation and consider whether the availability of good mediation practice is an important factor for those planning to locate and invest here. In addition, representatives from CEDR will share the results of the latest edition of its Mediation Audit. The seminar will also consider the possible impact of Brexit on mediation and ADR practice.

Date: Thursday 28 March 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Venue: Green Hall Lecture Theatre, Law Society of Ireland, Dublin 7

Fee: €176

Discounted Fee*: €150 - * Applicable to Finuas Skillnet members

CPD Hours: 2.5 General (by Group Study)

 

Topics to be covered include

  • Mediation Act 2017 – focus on the integration of the mediation process into the civil justice system
  • Impact of the Mediation Act 2017 on dispute resolution practice
  • Pre-litigation mediation – practitioners experiences
  • Results of CEDR Mediation Audit.

Mr Justice Paul Gilligan will chair the event

 

Speakers include

  • Mr Justice Peter Kelly, President of the High Court
  • Helen Kilroy, Partner, McCann FitzGerald, Dublin
  • Andy Rogers, Director of Communications, CEDR, London
  • Diana Wallis, Senior Fellow, School of Law & Politics, University of Hull

Make a booking

To book by post download the Booking Form 
For full programme details download the Brochure

 

Need assistance? Contact us on:

Email: lspt@lawsociety.ie

Tel:      01 881 5727

FREE CPD - International Issues in Sports Law

The EU & International Affairs Committee will bring together experts in the sports law field to address a number of international issues and the implications for the legal practitioner and their clients.

Date: 21 March 2019

Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Venue: Green Hall, Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7

Fee: Complimentary

CPD Hours: 2 General (by Group Study)

 

Speakers include
Helen Kilroy
, McCann FitzGerald and Vice-Chair of the Irish Sport Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel
Barry Lysaght
, Integrity and Compliance Counsel for FIFA TMS GmbH Make a booking
Louise Reilly, BL

Other speakers TBC


To book by post download the Booking Form
For full programme details download the Brochure


Need assistance? Contact us on:

Email: LSPT@lawsociety.ie

Tel:      01 881 5727

 

Building upon the Diploma in Employment Law to achieve an LLM Employment Law in Practice

The Diploma Centre LLM Employment Law in Practice offered in partnership with the Law School of the Northumbria University (NU) commenced on the 2 of February 2019. Late applications are now being accepted.

 

Uniquely this LLM provides graduates of our well established and highly regarded Diploma in Employment Law with the opportunity of using that qualification as a building block to achieve a further recognised academic qualification.  In summary, the award requires 180 credits and the Diploma in Employment Law already provides 120 points towards this.  A research based dissertation then makes up the remaining 60 points required.  The LLM fee is €3,400.

 

The programme provides the ideal opportunity for graduates of our Diploma in Employment Law for further professional development in a specialised area of employment law. Candidates undertake in-depth study of an agreed legal topic under individual tutor supervision. The programme lasts for one year, a timescale designed to allow students flexibility to complete the LLM in keeping with their work commitments.

 

The programme focuses on legal research and coherent presentation of legal research in a written form. You will begin by attending a course induction day onsite in the Law Society, during which the Legal Research and Study Skills unit of the programme will be introduced.  This unit is not assessed but is designed to update your writing and research skills. For the remainder of the programme you will complete a dissertation of between 15,000-17,000 words. The project is the sole assessed element of the programme.  The topic of study is of your choosing, but generally must relate to an area of Irish employment law and there must be an appropriate tutor available to support you. The possibility also exists of you choosing an employment law topic relating to international jurisdictions if there is internal expertise to supervise the topic.

 

For further information visit www.lawsociety.ie/diplomacentre or contact Rory O’Boyle, Solicitor, Programme Leader: r.oboyle@lawsociety.ie