Management/ Professional Skills CPD for Solicitors

Please note: 

  • Additional 2017/18 course descriptors and updates are being uploaded incrementally as they become available.  
  • Legal course modules are designed to comply with annual CPD requirements for Solicitors (20 hours legal CPD).  

An update on Legal Costs Case Law / 2017 (Click link for more information)

This one hour seminar deals with the recent changes in the law, on costs, brought about by the introduction of The Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 along with an analysis of the recent case law.

Legal Professional Negligence – Recent Case law / 2017 (Click link for more information)

This lecture will focus on the latest cases from the High Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in relation to professional negligence.

An update on Undertakings / 2017 (Click link for more information)

This one hour lecture deals with the latest case law from the Superior Courts on undertakings and will highlight the potential pitfalls to avoid.

Legal Costs and The Legal Costs Adjudicator  (Click link for more information)

The Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 was published on the 30th December 2015 and brings about significant changes, which will come in to affect once the Act is commenced by the Minister for Justice and Law Reform.

The Taxing Masters office will be renamed the “Office of the Legal Costs Adjudicator” and number of additional powers have been extended to the office of the Legal Costs Adjudicator under Section 151. The Powers of Legal Costs Adjudicator are set out in S.156 and further changes will be made in relation to percentage charging. This lecture seeks to cover the main changes which the Act brings about and deals with the implications for Solicitors.

Managing Employees (Click link for more information)

This short module introduces you to the various issues surrounding the recruitment, training and managing of employees in a busy practice. It highlights various legal pitfalls which employer should be aware of in order to ensure compliance with employment law and in order to avoid potential litigation.

Risk management: Solicitor’s undertakings (Click link for more information)

This short module, introduces you to the recent Solicitor cases which have appeared in The Solicitor’s List and The High Court. It analyses up-to-date case law involving Solicitors and The Law Society ,alleged conflicts of interest, disgruntled clients and professional negligence cases. The module highlights how to avoid potential litigation and how to ensure compliance with Solicitor’s Regulations.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (Click link for more information)

This module deals with Mediation as a form of alternative dispute resolution. With The introduction of The Arbitration Act 2010, The Mediation Bill which is currently in process and the various Court rules allowing for Mediation, this is an alternative dispute mechanism which every practitioner must become familiar with. This module covers all of the relevant legislation, Court Rule and cases in the area, the types of cases Mediation suits and the rules for running a Mediation in practice.