OVERVIEW - CIVIL LAW
In 2023 CPD-Philanthropy provides a choice of 88 in person attendance / 'up-to-date' on demand online 1 hour course modules, within the area of Legal Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
We invite you to build your own CPD programme from CPD-Philanthropy's 2023 Legal CPD Conference, Seminar and e-Learning programme by combining course modules to reflect your interest/requirement: 2023 LEGAL CPD PROGRAMME
Course module descriptors state aims/learning outcomes, content, net duration and availability.
- Additional 2022 - 2023 course descriptors and 2023 updates are being uploaded on an ongoing basis.
- Legal course modules are designed to comply with the annual CPD requirement for Solicitors (25 hours Legal CPD).
- This directory of course modules provides an overview of current & discontinued lectures which CPD-Philanthropy has provided since 2015.
Medical Malpractice – Latest Developments – An update December 2022 (Click link for more information)
This one-hour lecture covers the latest developments in Medical Litigation & Damages. There is a specific focus on the new personal injuries guidelines and developments in nervous shock case law.
Medical Negligence and Cervical Check Act 2019 – An update December 2021 (Click link for more information)
With an increasing number of women’s health cases coming before the Courts, there has been much development in the area of law relating to screening programmes, cervical cancer and issues arising during pregnancy and birth. Furthermore, there have been other developments in relation to delayed diagnosis cases, which will be of relevance to any practitioner who deals with medical negligence law.
Developments in Medical Negligence Litigation, 2019 - 2020 (Click link for more information)
With an increasing number of cervical cancer cases coming before the Courts, there has been much development in this area of law in the past year and a number of Judgments have been handed down from the Superior Courts. Furthermore, there have been other developments in relation to delayed diagnosis cases, which will be of relevance to any practitioner who deals with medical negligence law.
Latest Developments in Social Media and Defamation Law – An update December 2022 (Click link for more information)
As social media is now an integral part of daily law, it is imperative for practitioners to be aware of the legal issues which can arise in relation to the use of same. This one hour lecture focuses on some of the latest case-law and other developments in terms of legislation.
Defamation Law and Social Media II - An update December 2021 (Click link for more information)
The Courts are increasingly being asked to make assessments in relation to defamation claims on social media. Defamation claims in the context of social media have become much more prevalent in recent years, given the wide-ranging use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok , inter-alia, by individuals and corporations. This one-hour lecture analyses the various issues surrounding defamation cases in the context of social media, including the different types of platforms, anonymity and the liability of such social media platforms.
Defamation claims in the context of social media posts have become much more prevalent in recent years, given the wide-ranging use of Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms by individuals and corporations. The Courts are increasingly being asked to make assessments in relation to defamation claims on social media. This one hour lecture analyses at the various issues surrounding defamation cases in the context of social media.
Personal Injuries Law – Post New Personal Injuries Guidelines – An update December 2022 (Click link for more information)
Since the introduction of the recent PI guidelines, there have challenges to the Superior Courts in relation to same. This one hour lecture deals with some of the issues which have arisen since the introduction of the guidelines.
The introduction of the new personal injuries guidelines in April 2021 has significantly changed the landscape of quantum and how quantum is assessed in this area of law. This one- hour lecture analyses how the law has changed following the commencement of the guidelines and deals with the latest case law in this area. Furthermore, it covers recent changes to practice and procedure.
New Developments in Personal Injuries Law – An update December 2020 (Click link for more information)
This one hour lecture, which pre dates the Guidelines on Quantum, analyses a number of recent cases from the Superior Courts which deal with the issue of quantum, recovery of damages for nervous shock and applications for the preservation of evidence.
The Personal Injuries Assessment Board (Amendment) Act 2019 (Click link for more information)
The new personal injuries (amendment) Act 2019 has brought about a number of procedural changes which practitioners, in the area of PI, should become familiar with.
Personal Injuries Litigation - The Court of Appeal - An update December 2018 (Click link for more information)
With the recent influx of fraudulent claims, insurance hikes and high awards in personal injuries actions , The Court of Appeal have issued a number of judgments reducing such awards significantly. This one hour lecture analyses a number of recent PI cases which have come before the Court of Appeal and discusses the reasoning in same.
Fraudulent, False or Misleading Claims - S.26 of the Civil Liability Act 2004 (Click link for more information)
With recent hikes in insurance costs and numerous cases being thrown out of Court due to false and misleading information, practitioners must be on high alert when advising clients on bringing personal injuries actions. This one hour lecture covers the matters which legal practitioners must consider before issuing proceedings and the recent case law in this area.
This one-hour lecture covers the latest developments in Personal Injuries Law. The lecture deals with problems created by parallel proceedings, credibility of witnesses, exaggerated claims and applications to PIAB.
This short module, introduces you to the latest case law in the area of personal injuries, from the High and Supreme Courts. The course deals with issues pertaining to the Statute of Limitations, problems with PIAB authorisations, liability, the consequences of false or misleading evidence and problems relating to proving psychological damage. The module will cover all recent cases in this area of law.
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. Discontinued 2016. Please refer to Management/Professional Skills CPD for Solicitors, for updates.
The Assessment of Damages in Negligent Advice Cases: Impact of Asset Values (Click link for more information)
This short-module provides litigators with a practical set of frameworks in terms of quantifying damages in negligent misadvice cases in which losses have been amplified by the loss of value of assets. The course is particularly relevant to solicitors and barristers with professional negligence specialisations (particularly in relation to legal, property, accounting and financial advice).