About CPD-Philanthropy

What is CPD-Philanthropy?

CPD-Philanthropy is an independent network of professionals with notable expertise and experience in legalmanagement and strategic areas of work and/or academia. 

What is CPD-Philanthropy's mission?

Our Mission is to support SME's CSR and philanthropic giving, through the provision of reduced rate, exceptional quality continuing professional development (CPD) lectures and training.

What are CPD-Philanthropy's objectives? 

  • We build professional competency and help ease financial pressure on charities. 
  • We believe that professionals in small/medium sized enterprises (SMEs), larger private or public organisations are philanthropists. 
  • We encourage philanthropic giving to increase unrestricted funding for our CPD attendees' charity of choice.
  • We achieve this by offering excellence in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Training Consultancy at discount rates and recommend that our attendees, in conjunction with their firms/companies donate the discount directly to their charity of choice.


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“I think this is an innovative and impressive system of using CPD hours to benefit not only the attendee but a charity also.” MS CAITRIONA CANNON (2021) PETER MCDONNELL & ASSOCIATES SOLICITORS

“Helps heighten a social responsibility awareness.” MR RORY COLLINS (2021) MARGETSON & GREENE SOLICITORS

“It is a lovely idea to contribute back to society through CPD-Philanthropy.” MS YVONNE FLANAGAN (2021) FLANAGAN LAVERY SOLICITORS

“The concept is highly commendable.” MR PATRICK BUCKLEY (2021) PATRICK BUCKLEY & CO LLP SOLICITORS

“We all have to do CPD, but this programme give something back in doing so and makes the requirement less of on an obligation and more of a vocation.” MR THOMAS STAMP (2021) DEVITT DOORLEY SOLICITORS

“Great initiative and great speakers.” MR KEN KENNEDY (2021) KEN KENNEDY SOLICITORS

“The ability to combine CSR with CPD is the key objective for me in choosing ‘CPD-Philanthropy’ for my CPD requirement.” MS LESLEY O’NEILL (2021) BLAKE & KENNY LLP SOLICITORS


“Because of the courses attended and the charitable element, I am very happy that I have maintained my own and the firm’s social responsibility.” MS ORLA O’BRIEN (2021) MCMAHON O'BRIEN TYNAN SOLICITORS

“Good and worthy approach to CPD. Excellent concept.” MR PAUL MCMAHON (2021) MCMAHON LEGAL SOLICITORS

“I love the way CPD Philanthropy is organised. The person we met in the Imperial was so pleasant and accommodating and the topics covered were excellent. Thank you for organising”. MS SIOBHÁN MCKENNA (2021) JAMES A. SHERIDAN & CO. SOLICITORS

“CPD-Philanthropy is a way of combining CPD requirements with charitable donations.” MS GERALDINE COFFEY (2021) MACKEY O'SULLIVAN BINCHY LLP SOLICITORS

“CPD-Philanthropy is a fantastic concept. Well done to all. Excellent standard.” MR PHILIP VINT (2021) PHILIP VINT & CO. SOLICITORS

“Our firm is socially aware so it is always good to have the option to take part in CPD learning which provides social responsibility.” MR TOM BRODERICK (2021) STEPHEN MAHER SOLICITORS

“Excellent and commendable idea.” MR JAMES TIGHE (2021) JAMES V. TIGHE & CO. SOLICITORS

“Convenient, low cost, worthy charitable dimension and also a history of positive experience/administrative efficiency.” MR NIALL WALSH (2021) PETER CONNOLLY SOLICITORS

“Super service for the busy conveyancing practitioner who rarely can afford time away from the office for CPDs.” MR PAUL KAVANAGH (2021) SHIELDS & KAVANAGH SOLICITORS

“I appreciate the excellent service you have provided over the years and trust you continue into the future.” MR CONLETH MCGUINN (2021) MCGUINN SOLICITORS

“High quality and accessible CPD with a positive impact on the community by encouraging donations and charity.” MR SEÁN O TOGHDA (2021) SEÁN O TOGHDA SOLICITORS

“It’s a really good way of fundraising.” MS REBECCA BERGIN (2021) BEALE & CO. LLP SOLICITORS

“Fantastic way to combine CPD with charitable element.” MR CIARAN KIRWAN (2021) MARGETSON & GREENE SOLICITORS

“I admire the concept and it has enabled me to contribute.” MR ADRIAN MCNAMARA (2021) MURPHY MACNAMARA & CO. SOLICITORS

“Excellent – efficient and seamless service – Thank you. The philanthropy element was very inviting and innovative.” MS DEIDRE DOOGAN (2021) PG MCMAHON SOLICITORS

“Great work – keep it up.” MR DEREK GATELY (2021) LCS LEGAL SOLICITORS

“It is a combination of the above factors [convenience, low cost, charitable element, CPD points] and the ethos of the people involved and how qualitatively good their lectures are.” MS ELIZABETH WARD (2021) ELIZABETH WARD & CO. SOLICITORS

“Really great initiative. Armin is terrific and very prompt to respond. Well done to him.” MR PATRICK HORAN (2021) PATRICK HORAN SOLICITORS

“A great idea as well.” MR FINBARR PHELAN (2021) NIALL J. WALSH & CO. SOLICITORS

“I thought it was excellent and easy to use in the middle of a busy period.” MR WESLEY HUDSON (2021) HUDSON SOLICITORS

“Thanks for coming up with the idea.” MS THERESE DONOHOE (2021) SILKE & CO. SOLICITORS

Combining CPD with social responsibility is a successful combination.” MS GILLIAN MCCAULEY (2021) HENNESSY & PERROZZI SOLICITORS


“Mr Krautgasser is efficient, responsive and always a pleasure to deal with.” MR SEAMAS O’SULLIVAN (2021) S.T. O'SULLIVAN & CO. SOLICITORS

“Like to support charity and learn at the same time.” MR DAVID DONEGAN (2021) GALVIN DONEGAN LLP SOLICITORS

“The charitable element to completing CPD hours in this way makes the whole process more meaningful and encourages donations to very worthy causes.” MS CAITRIONA CANNON (2021) PETER MCDONNELL & ASSOCIATES SOLICITORS

“I think that combing CPD with charities is an excellent initiative. Well done.” MR PATRICK IGOE (2021) PATRICK IGOE AND COMPANY SOLICITORS

“Low cost and very good overall presentation combined with charitable element makes CPD-Philanthropy a first-class choice.” MR NEIL TWOMEY (2021) NEIL TWOMEY & CO. SOLICITORS

“Quality of speakers and topics are excellent. The ease of access to the courses makes them much less daunting to undertake. Doing the CPD has made me consider the social responsibility of our firm and make plans to improve on it.” MR KEVIN O’GORMAN (2020) KEVIN O’GORMAN SOLICITORS.

“Extremely well organised and very high-quality lectures with money going to a good cause. Superb service.” MS KELLY BREEN (2020) TRACY HORAN SOLICITORS

“Pleasure to deal with Lecturers & Co-ordinator - helpful, empathetic approach and very strong content. MS ELIZABETH WARD (2020) ELIZABETH WARD SOLICITORS

“Great package as always and all for a good cause.” MR ÁNGEL BELLO-CORTÉS (2020) FRAGOMEN IRELAND LIMITED

“Excellent quality service and CPD as in previous years – focuses attention on giving to charity for a good cause.” MR SEAN O'TOGHDA (2020) SEAN O'TOGHDA SOLICITORS

“Quality of CPD is crucial and well maintained here. Very convenient and nice to think we are all also contributing to good causes.” MS SUSAN UÍ UIGINN (2020) SUSAN M. UÍ UIGINN SOLICITORS

“I have been attending CPD-Philanthropy for a few years now. It is an excellent, well organised service” MR PAUL KAVANAGH (2020) SHIELDS & KAVANAGH SOLICITORS

“Very effective in combining CPD and firm’s social responsibility.” MR AARON McCULLAGH (2020) AUGUSTUS CULLEN LAW SOLICITORS


“Wonderful idea to have charitable contribution. Well done to all. Armin extremely helpful & so efficient.” EDEL MORRISSEY (2020) DOBBYN & McCOY SOLICITORS

“It is wonderful to be able to give to Charity as a part of the process of completing our CPD hours.” MS MARY BUCKLEY (2020) PATRICK BUCKLEY & CO. LLP SOLICITORS

“Every reminder for doing something is a good one.” MR PATRICK McMAHON (2020) MCMAHON & CO. SOLICITORS

Very good content – charitable element a very good factor.” MR JACK DUNCAN (2020) JACK DUNCAN & CO. SOLICITORS

“Peter McVerry Trust is our beneficiary & it is very important to be able to cover both bases but I am mindful also of the need for yourselves to cover your own costs adequately & it is important that practitioners don’t lose sight of the fact.” MR JAMES MACKEY (2020) MACKEY O'SULLIVAN BINCHY SOLICITORS

“Really impressed by the organisation of courses. Armin could not have been more helpful. Good to combine something compulsory to doing some good.” MS MARY CRONIN (2020) JAMES LUCEY & SONS LLP SOLICITORS

“I find these CPDs a great way to contribute to a good cause. Speed of response from organiser is also very helpful.” MS MARIE HYNES (2020) AUGUSTUS CULLEN LAW LLP SOLICITORS

“Very well organised. The whole concept of CPD-Philanthropy is excellent.” MR PHILIP VINT (2019) PHILIP VINT & CO. SOLICITORS

“The cost is also very attractive as it is very reasonable. It is also very satisfying that charities benefit too and is a good way to encourage people and companies to donate to charities. I will definitely avail of this for 2020.” MS SHARON MARTIN (2019) AMCS Group

“Excellent initiative and delighted to support it.” MR DEREK GATELY (2019) LCS LEGAL

“This is a great way to get the CPD points for a reasonable sum.” MR JOHN O’BRIEN (2019) BARRY C. GALVIN & SON SOLICITORS

“It is great to be able to make charitable donations as part of the package.” MR DAVID ALLEN (2019) O'KEEFFE & MOORE SOLICITORS

“I find this organisation very easy to deal with, very efficient and geared to Sole Practitioners, more than other firms.” MS BARBARA SHERRY (2019) SHERRY MCCAFFERY SOLICITORS


“My first year supporting CPD-Philanthropy and I intend to support it going forward. It makes obtaining CPD hours so much more worthwhile being able to support charitable causes.” MR KEVIN JOHN BROOKS (2019) BROOKS & COMPANY SOLICITORS


“I had not realised until recently that this was a possibility and I think it is a great idea to be able to combine CPD with charity."  MS MARIAN Ó TUAMA (2019) R. NEVILLE & CO. SOLICITORS

“Excellent content allied with good cause.” MR COLM MAC EOIN (2019) COLM MAC EOIN & CO SOLICITORS

“Our firm only considered CPD-Philanthropy for CPD due to our very favourable experience last year.” MR PATRICK HIGGINS (2019) KEANE SOLICITORS

“Positive all round. Should be promoted further. Thank you.” MS MARY HAYES (2019) BROOKS & COMPANY SOLICITORS

“Very much agree with the aim of this programme.” MR THOMAS STAMP (2019) DEVITT DOORLEY SOLICITORS

“I look favourably on attending CPD as it combines social responsibility - wonderful idea.” MS SINEAD CURTIS (2019) KENNEDY FITZGERALD SOLICITORS

“Excellent resource.” MS BRENDA MOUNSEY (2019) JOHN O. LEE & CO. SOLICITORS

“Quality of lectures very good and it is good for the legal profession taking some responsibility.” MS ELIZABETH WARD (2019) ELIZABETH WARD & CO. SOLICITORS

“Overall delighted I discovered CPD-Philanthropy and hope to be back in 2020.” MS ANN MANGAN (2019) HOWELL & CO. SOLICITORS

“It is nice that albeit that CPD attendance is compulsory that in fulfilling the obligation through CPD-Philanthropy we are reminded of the privileged position we are fortunate to find ourselves in.” MR CONLETH MCGUINN (2019) MCGUINN SOLICITORS

“I think it’s a fantastic idea & although I donate to my charity already, I will give extra this year.” MR RONAN BAIRD (2019) PARTNERS AT LAW

“Excellent CPD at a very reasonable cost.” MR PATRICK HIGGINS (2019) KEANE SOLICITORS

“A reminder to us all that we are fortunate and should contribute to others. Good to be able to do this through CPD.” MR WILLIAM FITZGIBBON (2019) WILLIAM FITZGIBBON & CO SOLICITORS

“Great idea to combine CPD learning with social responsibility.” MR JOHN CUDDY (2019) CUDDY & CO SOLICITORS

“CPD-Philanthropy has the best selection of CPD courses and it is a great way to bring awareness to charities & to remind firms of corporate responsibility.” MS TRACY MULLAN (2019) MULLAN AND ASSOCIATES

“This is an excellent initiative.” MS EMER LYONS (2019) DILLON-LEETCH & COMERFORD SOLICITORS

“Very helpful & worthwhile project.” MR KEVIN HEGARTY (2019) HOLMES O’MALLEY SEXTON SOLICITORS

“CPD-Philanthropy provide an excellent service.” MS LAURA LEONARD (2019) TP ROBINSON SOLICITORS

“CPD-Philanthropy provides an excellent balance of altruism, convenience and high standard of content/delivery. Just a good idea.” MR MARK RONAYNE (2018) DAVID R. FOWLER SOLICITORS


“We make substantial contributions to a number of charities throughout the year. CPD on a genuine learning basis rather than just ‘points collection’ is also very important for us. It is ideal to be able to combine these important objectives."  MR JEROME MAUME (2018) O'FLYNN EXHAMS SOLICITORS

“Many thanks again for a wonderful service.” MR JOHN GLYNN (2018) QUIDEL IRELAND LIMITED 

“Solid content & presentations combined with a very competent organisational base make this a very attractive CPD opportunity. The charitable element adds to the winning synergy of the event." MR ENDA O’TOOLE (2018) MALLIN O’TOOLE LAW FIRM


“The wide variety of available legal topics through a variety of mediums for delivery together with a focus on charity is a very appealing model for delivery of CPD for lawyers. With the associated costs of CPD going to charities it has certainly had a positive impact on my own & employers attitude & social responsibility. I would recommend this model to colleagues.” MR JOHN MCSHANE (2018) MIDWEST CORPORATE SERVICES LTD

“An excellent way of learning.” MR GERARD O’HERILY (2018) M. ROCHE & CO. SOLICITORS

“Very impressed with the service. The charitable element is an excellent idea.” MS TARA O’CONNOR (2018) NOONAN LINEHAN CARROLL COFFEY SOLICITORS

“Quality great & have always supported charities.” MR CONOR MAGUIRE (2018) CONOR MAGUIRE & CO. SOLICITORS

“Enjoyable way to update my knowledge on new procedures as this is my main practice.” MR PATRICK KEANE (2018) KEANE SOLICITORS

“Very effective idea. Thank you.” MS MARY HAYES (2018) ANTHONY CARROLL & CO. SOLICITORS

Good to balance professional requirements with charitable work.” MR FERGAL BOYLE (2018) CONNOLLY FINAN FLEMING SOLICITORS 


“Well done CPD-Philanthropy for combining social responsibility with CPD.” MR PHILIP VINT (2018) PHILIP VINT & CO. SOLICITORS 

It is highly commendable that the CPD courses also benefit charities.” MS JIMELLE GALLAGHER (2018) CHIEF STATE SOLICITOR’S OFFICE

“The charitable element to attending these lectures by CPD-Philanthropy is a great factor in choosing to do your courses coupled with a great variety of very relevant & topical subject matter” MS LORRAINE SCANLAN (2018) CARMODY MORAN SOLICITORS

“Good to make a difference.” MS SIOBHAN MCGOWAN (2018) ALASTAIR PURDY & CO SOLICITORS

“This is a great service provided at short notice. I will ensure payment is made to charity.” MR TOM HARDY (2018) HAMILL WALLACE & HARDY SOLICITORS 


Convenience, low cost, charitable element, CPD-hours, quality/content. “It all makes sense and works as package for me” MS VIVIENNE KANE (2018)FANNING & KELLY SOLICITORS

“Lectures very relevant to every day practice and well delivered by practitioners. Charitable element is very desirable and a factor in CPD selection going forward.” MR GERALD MEANEY (2018) GERALD MEANEY SOLICITORS


 “This is a very worthy initiative, which I was unaware of until this year. I congratulate all involved.” MR EDWARD J. O’BRIEN (2017) EDWARD O’BRIEN SOLICITORS

"The concept is excellent and highly commendable."  MR PATRICK BUCKLEY (2017) PATRICK BUCKLEY & Co. SOLICITORS

 “Amazing service, well done guys.” MS CLARE FLAVIN (2017) ORPEN FRANKS

 “CPD-Philanthropy is an excellent, effective way for solicitors to fulfil their annual CPD requirement, whilst also satisfying our social responsibility duties. MS MARILYN MCNICHOLAS (2017) MARILYN MCNICHOLAS & Co. SOLICITORS

“The philanthropic element helps to make it a satisfying experience.” MR RONAN P. O’BRIEN (2017) TP ROBINSON SOLICITORS

 “Very convenient. Thank you.” MR ANDREW GREENLEE (2017) ROSEMARY SCALLON & Co. SOLICITORS

“The service is extremely user friendly & efficient as well as being excellent value for money.” MS CAROLINE BUCKLEY (2017) PATRICK BUCKLEY & Co. SOLICITORS

“Efficient service.” MS HAZEL HATTON (2017) NOBLE SHIPPING LAW

“Excellent programme on offer. Thank you for providing this opportunity.” MS MARY HAYES (2017) ANTHONY CARROLL & CO. SOLICITORS

“It is a great idea to introduce a charitable rather than a commercial element to CPD learning and it is good to see it becoming more common. It was also nice to be able to choose which charity the donation was made to.” MS FIONA REYNOLDS (2017) MALCOLM LAW

"Very well organised. Very convenient and easy to use and fast reply to any queries raised.” MS ESTHER MORRISSEY (2017) DELAHUNTY O’CONNOR & Co. SOLICITORS

“I am a sole practitioner, so it’s a convenient & socially responsible way of getting CPD done.” MR OISÍN O’NEILL (2017) O’NEILL MEDIA LAW

It is a bonus to think that apart from the excellent nature of the e-Lecture, which benefits me professionally and in business, that I can also benefit charity.” MS FIONA MULHERN (2017) MULHERN & Co. SOLICITORS

"Excellent idea for firms to take up." MR EOIN COLLINS (2016) AUGUSTUS CULLEN LAW

"The convenience and charitable element make it a very attractive option." MS AISLING MALONE (2016) HAYES SOLICITORS

"Well done to everyone involved in this." MR RAYMOND FITZPATRICK (2016) AUGUSTUS CULLEN LAW

"First time attendee - I like the opportunity to gain CPD points whilst contributing to worthwhile causes." MS WENDY DOYLE (2016) WENDY DOYLE SOLICITORS

"Very useful, informative, helpful and positive." MS BARBARA LYDON (2016) AUGUSTUS CULLEN LAW

"Any opportunity to combine social responsibility is welcome and to be encouraged." MS MARY HAYES (2016) FENCHA PROPERTY SERVICES COMPANY


"Nice opportunity to help charitable organisations while also gaining CPD points." MR NIALL MORAN (2016) NIALL J MORAN SOLICITORS

"Delighted to have the opportunity of CPD with charitable contribution." MS SHEILA DILLON (2016) HAUGHTON MCCARROLL SOLICITORS

"Very reasonable and convenient service." MS LORRAINE GILLICK (2016) GILLICK & SMITHWICK SOLICITORS 

"A novel idea and very welcomed by this office. " MS AISLING JORDAN (2016) JORDAN LAW SOLICITORS

"Excellent service, pleasure to deal with." MS ALISON KIERNAN (2016) JOHN M. FOLEY & CO SOLICITORS

"It's nice to couple the chore of CPDs with a charitable purpose." MR JOHN TARPEY (2016) ROUNDTREE TARPEY SOLICITORS

"A convenient and low cost option to obtain the necessary CPD points." MR BRIAN HARRINGTON (2016) HARRINGTON & CO SOLICITORS 

"It is a great idea to combine CPD with charitable objectives." MS ROISIN GALLOGLY (2016) O'HANRAHAN QUANEY SOLICITORS

"As I have said already I think this is a fantastic idea and makes CPD more palatable." MS EIBHLIN O'SULLIVAN (2016)EOS SOLICITORS

"Many thanks to those who reduced own fees to allow charitable donations." MS LIOSA O'SULLIVAN (2016) CAREY TOOLS LTD

"Combining teaching, self-development and philanthropy via the vehicle of continuous professional development not only creates a mutually beneficial outcome for professionals, educators and charities alike, but also creates a positive environment of giving through learning."MS MAJELLA TWOMEY BL (2015)

"This initiative is a really novel idea where two areas have been prioritised; high-class training from top experts, but also a social dividend in the form of a charitable contribution. The approach of combining innovative, cutting-edge professional development with a philanthropic philosophy offers a fresh and unrivalled learning experience. Coupled with the benefit of knowing you have made a meaningful contribution to your chosen charity, this is a ground-breaking model of continuing education." DR TADHG O’ MAHONY (2015)

“I am delighted to be part of this initiative because of its ability to combine CPD and philanthropy to the mutual benefit of the participants and the good causes it supports.” MR JACK TCHRAKIAN, BL (2015)