Criminal Law

Please Note:

  • New 2021 course descriptors and updates are being uploaded incrementally throughout the year. 
  • Legal course modules are designed to comply with annual CPD requirements for Solicitors (20 hours legal CPD).
 CRIMINAL LAW

Intoxication as a Defence – An update December 2021 (Click link for more information)

Module descriptor will be published shortly. To book this lecture/e-lecture please follow the link provided.

Evidence in Driving Offences- An update December 2019 (Click link for more information)

The law in Road Traffic matters is a complex and ever-changing one where the penalties for various offences have gradually increased over the years. Also, Road Traffic law is replete with evidential presumptions and technicalities. This one hour lecture discusses the various complexities and technicalities which arise in relation to road traffic offences.

The District Court: The Right to Silence - An update December 2018 (Click link for more information)

In the past number of years Solicitors have been permitted to sit with clients while they are being interviewed by Gardaí and the Criminal legal aid system has been modified to allow for payments to Solicitor performing this service. This brings Ireland into line with other countries such as the USA & the UK. This one hour lecture seeks to provide some guidance, tips and relevant case law in relation to acting for clients who are being interviewed by Gardaí. The lecture focuses, in particular, on the right to silence and when it should be advised.

Drink Driving – An update December 2017 (Click link for more information)

The law on drink driving is the subject of regular litigation in the higher courts and regular amendment by the Oireachtas both in the nature of the offences, the manner in which they are investigated and tried, the means by which evidence can be adduced and the penalties that apply in the case of conviction. The last year has seen developments in all of these areas. 

When Intoxication is a Defence to Criminal Offences (Click link for more information)

It is crucial to recognise that as lawyers we often ignore evidence of intoxication by clients
when those clients are providing an account of what happened during the commission of a
suspect offence. 

Developments in Anti-Money Laundering An update 2021 (Click link for more information)

Module descriptor will be published shortly. To book this lecture/e-lecture please follow the link provided.

The 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive  (Click link for more information)

This one hour lecture deals with the various elements of the 5th AML Directive. Member States were required to introduce national implementing legislation by 10 January 2020 transposing the 5th AML Directive into law. The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2020 (the Bill) proposes to amend the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Acts 2010-2018 (the Acts). The Bill transposes many of the elements of 5AMLD.

The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing) Act 2018 (Click link for more information)

On the 14th of November 2018, legislation was enacted to transpose the Fourth Anti Money Laundering Directive (MLD4) into Irish law. This one hour lecture deals with the reforms which the Act introduces.

Anti-Money Laundering & Accounting I – Are you compliant? (Click link for more information)

This one hour lecture give an overview of the Irish law on AML and  sets out the provisions of the EU AML Directives.

Anti-Money Laundering II – The Irish Context (Click link for more information)

The Department of Justice’s annual report on money laundering and terrorist financing, reveals almost 14,900 alerts were raised by banks in 2016. The lecture will assess which businesses are ‘high risk’ and analyse how businesses should change their practices in order to comply with the AML law. 

Anti-Money Laundering – Compliance and Risk Assessment / 2017 (Click link for more information)

The Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive (EU 2015/849) (AMLD4),  came  into force in June 2015, and  will replace the Third Anti-Money Laundering Directive (2005/60/EC) . This must be transposed by member states by 26 June 2017.  

Anti-Money Laundering –A Case Law update / 2017 (Click link for more information)

This one hour lecture analyses the latest cases in this area of law and highlights the pitfalls to avoid when carrying out due diligence and AML compliance.LOGO 11