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2021 LEGAL CPD  PROGRAMME 

20 CPD points € 10 / hour 

Recommended voluntary donation to a Charity of your Choice € 10 / hour

CORK     |     GALWAY     |     LIMERICK     |     DUBLIN   |     e-LEARNING

 

 

SPEAKER EXCELLENCE

CPD-Philanthropy would like to acknowledge and thank the Lecturer Panel 2015 - 21 for supporting this initiative:

 CHOICE

We provide a choice of 81 'up-to-date' Conference & Seminar Lectures  [pending current health restrictions] and Online e-Lecture Videos.

 PHILANTHROPY

We would like to thank you for making a separate donation directly to your charity of choice.  Your donation is distinct from CPD-Philanthropy and based on good faith.

 FLEXIBILITY

Change and adapt your scheduled lectures in Cork, Limerick, Galway and Dublin to online e-Lectures to suit your schedule and/or current health restrictions throughout the year.

CPD-Philanthropy Lecturer Panel

MR JOHN HEALY SC
MS TERESA BLAKE SC
MR ERCUS STEWART SC
MR ANTHONY MCBRIDE SC
MR MICHAEL P MCGRATH SC

MS MAJELLA TWOMEY BL
MR KEITH ROONEY BL
DR SARAH FENNELL BL
MR GARRET BYRNE BL
MR MARK O’RIORDAN BL
MR ASIM A. SHEIKH BL
MS ANNE MARIE MAHER BL
DR MICHAEL DILLON BL
MS PATRICIA HILL BL
MR MICHAEL KINSLEY BL
MS KATHERINE MC GILLICUDDY BL
MR MARK ALEXANDER CURRAN BL
MR GARRETT CHARLES CASEY BL
MS JOANNE WILLIAMS BL
MR JACK TCHRAKIAN BL
MS JOANNA RALSTON (KELLEHER) BL
MR NICK REILLY BL
MS CATHERINE MCLOONE BL
MS ALISON FYNES BL
DR CLAIRE HOGAN BL

PROF. RAYMOND FRIEL (Director, Int. Commercial and Economic Law, School of Law, UNIVERSITY of LIMERICK)
MR EOIN QUILL (Senior Lecturer, School of Law, UNIVERSITY of LIMERICK)
MR EDDIE KEANE (Director, Teaching and Learning, School of Law, UNIVERSITY of LIMERICK)

GENERAL OVERVIEW SCHEDULED/NON-SCHEDULED LEGAL CPD

In 2021 CPD-Philanthropy provides a choice of 80 'up-to-date', in attendance [pending current public health restriction guidelines] / 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 2021 Legal CPD Conference, Seminar and e-Learning programme by combining course modules to reflect your requirements: 2021 LEGAL CPD PROGRAMME 

As far as possible course module descriptors state aims, learning outcomes, content & net duration.

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).
 REGULATORY MATTERS

The Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 - Disciplinary Procedures - An update 2020 (Click link for more information)

The Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 establishes the new independent Legal Services Regulatory Authority to regulate all legal practitioners, along with the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal to hear disciplinary cases against barristers and solicitors. The Act makes radical changes to the manner in which legal professionals are regulated. A number of complaints have already been dealt with by the Tribunal. This 2020 one hour lecture covers the main changes in terms of disciplinary, complaints procedures and deals with some of the cases that have come before the Tribunal.

The Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 / Section 150 Notices  (Click link for more information)

With the commencement of several sections of the LSRA 2015, in October 2019, new obligations have been placed on Legal Practitioners in relation to notifying clients regarding fees and detailed Bills of Costs. Furthermore, there are new disciplinary procedures in place for all members of the legal profession, along with changes to the complaints procedure.

Professional Ethics and The Maintenance of  Standards of Best Practice (Click link for more information)

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

Professional Ethics & Regulation (Click link for more information)   

This lecture will assess how solicitors might improve their own practices, taking the dicta set out in the case law into account.

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.  

Solicitors Accounts Regulations A Case Law update 2021. (Click link for more information)

[3rd hour mandatory for Sole Practitioners, Compliance Partners and AML Agents]

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

Solicitors Accounting Regulations - A Case Law update 2020.  (Click link for more information)

[3rd hour mandatory for Sole Practitioners, Compliance Partners and AML Agents]

A number of recent cases such as The Law Society v Doyle,(High Court, October 2019) and The Law Society v O’ Donnell(High Court , February 2019) underscore the importance of ensuring that deficits do not appear in clients’ accounts. Furthermore, the rise of cyber crime on Solicitors’ bank accounts illustrate the significance of ensuring that strong systems are in place to prevent clients’ accounts from being attacked in this way.

Solicitors Accounting Regulations - What every Solicitor should know. (Click link for more information)

[3rd hour mandatory for Sole Practitioners, Compliance Partners and AML Agents]

This one- hour lecture focuses on some of the main recurring breaches under The Solicitors Accounting Regulations and deals with some of the more recent case law on this topic.

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.

Regulatory Matters / 2016-17 (Click link for more information)

This lecture series covers the latest legislation and regulations governing Solicitors in Ireland. Solicitors must undertake two CPD hours in relation to regulatory matters. Furthermore, sole practitioners and compliance partners must undertake a minimum of three hours CPD in relation to regulatory matters, of which at least two hours shall be accounting and anti-money laundering compliance. This lecture covers all relevant CPD, regulatory requirements both for sole practitioners/ compliance partners and/or Solicitors who must undertake the minimum two hour requirement. 

Solicitors Regulation / 2015  (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. 

PRACTICE & PROCEDURE 

Injunctions - When and how to bring them? (Click link for more information)

Injunctions are a common occurrence in litigation. Litigators should be aware of the practicalities and pitfalls related to brining injunctions and of the practice and procedures surrounding same. This one hour lecture deals with the practice and procedure involved in injunction applications along with an analysis of the latest case law in the area.

Judicial Review - Practice and Procedure - An update December 2019  (Click link for more information)

Judicial review is a discretionary remedy whereby the High Court exercises supervisory jurisdiction over the “inferior” courts, other tribunals and a wide range of public bodies. This one hour lecture seeks to provide a general overview on some aspects of judicial review that have been considered by the Irish Superior Courts over the last 12 months.

Judicial Review – Practice and Procedure - An update December 2016 (Click link for more information)

Order 84 of The Rules of the Superior Courts deals with procedural changes regarding the bringing of Judicial Review applications. This lecture covers the practice and procedure involved in High Court, Judicial Review applications and provides Solicitors with an overview of the relevant rules. 

The Statute of Limitations and Limitations of Actions (Click link for more information)

The Statute of Limitations is, perhaps, the biggest enemy of every Lawyer. Time limits for issuing proceedings must be strictly adhered to and serious consequences can flow for failure to comply with the relevant time periods laid down. This one- hour lecture gives a comprehensive overview of the relevant statutory time periods for various causes of actions.

New High Court Rules - Practice and Procedure  (Click link for more information)

The new High Court Rules were introduced due to cases being in lists for a long time, a failure to settle cases until hearing, lengthy trial and superfluous witnesses, all leading to increased costs. This one hour lectures covers the main changes brought about by I. 254 of 2016 – Rules of the Superior Courts (Conduct of Trials) 2016 S.I. 255 of 2016 – Rules of the Superior Courts (Chancery and Non-Jury Actions and Other Designated Proceedings: Pre-trial Procedures) 2016.

The Court of Appeal – Practice & Procedure  (Click link for more information)

The Court of Appeal was established under The Court of Appeal Act 2014 and allows for new procedures in relation to bringing High Court appeals. This lecture introduces participants to the recent legislation and rules which govern The Court of Appeal and deals with the practice and procedures for bringing appeals before the Court. 

CHANCERY LAW 

Commercial Law - 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.

Banking and Insolvency Developments - An update December 2020 (Click link for more information)

The onset of the global pandemic saw a number of companies going into examinership. Covid 19 also caused the introduction of the Companies (Misc Provisions) (Covid 19) 2020. This one hour lecture covers some of the  legal issues which arose in the area of bankruptcy and insolvency as a result of Covid19 and  it analyses some of the recent case law in the area.

Insolvency Law - An update December 2019 (Click link for more information)

This insolvency law update covers some of the main changes in the past year in the area of Insolvency law and Personal Insolvency Arrangements. This one hour lecture examines case law on Liquidator’s costs, unsuccessful examinerships and recent case law on PIAs.

Personal Insolvency & Bankruptcy - An update December 2018 (Click link for more information)

Insolvency is an ever-evolving area of law in Ireland, covering a broad array of topics including Examinership and Liquidation. This one hour lecture will cover some of the main principles and the more recent Judgment.

Insolvency Law - An update December 2017  (Click link for more information)

This one hour lecture covers the latest developments in insolvency and deals with up to date cases such as Killally v Official Assignee [2014] 4 IR 365, Re Gaynor (A Bankrupt) [2017] IEHC 27 and Re McFeely (A Bankrupt) [2016] IEHC 299. 

Introduction to the Legal Aspects of the Banking Relationship  (Click link for more information)

This short-module provides lawyers with an overview of the various different aspects of lending money from the establishment of relationships of lending and security to the non-contractual liabilities of bankers. It is particularly relevant to trainee or newly qualified banking solicitors or litigators/barristers working in the debt collection area and seeking a greater understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the relationships between banks and their customers. 

Debt Recovery and Loan Assignment - An update December 2020. (Click link for more information)

2020 posed a number of serious problems for the enforcement of debt claims for all forms of creditors as during the pandemic the Courts Service suspended the ability to litigate simple contract debt claims with any form of efficiency. As the Courts were not open as usual during Level 5 restrictions banks and traders had difficulty litigating their contract claims. This one hour lecture deals with the various legal issues which have arisen during the year in the context of debt recovery and loan reassignment.

Receivership and Liquidation in The Context of Covid-19 (Click link for more information)

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

Receivership Law - An update December 2019 (Click link for more information)

The last 10 years have seen a marked increase in the use of Receivers. This one hour lecture will discuss the development in this area of law.

Debt Collection and Repossession - An update December 2017  (Click link for more information)

This one hour lecture is a practical tour through the different issues which arise in debt collection cases. The lecture gives an update on summary debt procedures, practice and procedure in the High Court, Master’s Court and County Registrar’s Court, along with setting out how to approach a debt claim, the relevant proofs which are needed and how to enforce Court Orders. 

Debt Collection and Repossession An update December 2016 (Click link for more information)

This course focuses on the newest developments and challenges facing practitioners on both sides of the debt collection and repossession divide. 

Hearsay Evidence in Debt Collection Case (Click link for more information)

This short-module gives participants an understanding of how Irish law has developed in relation to hearsay evidence in debt collection cases and the challenges that exist in the aftermath of the Stapleton and Dermody decisions of the High Court. It is particularly relevant to solicitors and barristers with a background in debt collection/banking litigation. 

Section 117 of The Succession Act 1965 – Claims for Proper Provision (Click link for more information)

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

Probate Case Law – 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.

Probate - Recent Developments – An update December 2020 (Click link for more information)

This one hour lecture covers some of the procedural changes which have been brought about by the new SA2 Form, which replaces the Inland Revenue Form, and deals with matters which must be included in same. The lecture also analyses some recent High Court cases on the topics of co-habitation and revocation of Wills.

Probate Law - Latest Developments - An update December 2019  (Click link for more information)

A number of cases have been handed down by the superior courts, in recent years, dealing with Will challenges, duress, undue influence, Section 117 and issues relating to the capacity of the Testator, inter alia. This one hour lecture analyses some of the latest cases which have come before the Courts and the principles of law which have been set out in these cases.

Probate Actions - An update December 2018 (Click link for more information)

 Succession Law & Probate: Update & Practice in Contentious and Non-Contentious Business. 

Probate Law - An update December 2017 (Click link for more information)

This one hour lecture deals with a myriad of topics pertaining to probate law issues, which came before the Courts in recent times. The lecture covers issues such as homemade wills, problems relating to residue clauses and he role of the personal representative.

Probate Law and The Modern Family – An update December 2016 (Click link for more information)

This module deals with spouses and civil partners, section 117 claims and claims by cohabitants for proper provision. 

CIVIL LAW 

Medical Negligence and Cervical Check Act 2019 – An update December 2021

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

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.

Advance Healthcare Directives - Living Wills (Click link for more information)

Advance Healthcare Directives (AHDs) allow people to express their wishes about any medical treatment in circumstances where they may become incapacitated in the future.  Sometimes the terms living will, advance decision or advance refusal are used. People sometimes make AHDs to limit the treatment given in order not to continue life support, for example, a Do Not Resuscitate Order. Other people make AHDs in order to express a wish that they want all possible treatments to be provided. The Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act 2015 provides a legal framework for Advance Healthcare Directives in Ireland, but this part of the Act has not yet been commenced. This one hour lecture covers the legal issues surrounding AHDs.

Developments in Medical Negligence Litigation, 2018 - 2019   (Click link for more information)

With the emergence of numerous cases coming before the Court relating to cervical screening in the past year, case law has developed significantly in this area of law. This one hour lecture deals with some of the main issues and case law surrounding cervical screening, along with  a discussion practice and procedure updates.

Consent in Medical Procedures  - An update December 2019 (Click link for more information)

It is generally accepted that every adult human being of sound mind has a right to determine what shall be done to his or her body. It is also a generally accepted legal principle that a doctor who performs an operation or procedure without the patient’s consent commits an assault. The question then is what is consent and when does one have the capacity to give such consent?

Developments in Medical Negligence Litigation, 2017 - 2018  (Click link for more information)

Developments in Medical Negligence Litigation, 2017-2018 by John Healy SC: I. Liability Decisions II. Misdiagnosis & Delayed Diagnosis III. Expert Evidence.

Developments in Medical Negligence Law, 2016 - 2017  (Click link for more information)

Medical negligence cases continue to generate a significant number of reported decisions, some of them unique to their context (the parameters of the Dunne test) and many of them more generally applicable to the law governing limitation periods and the civil process. This lecture rounds up the significant developments since 2016. 

Developments in Medical Negligence Law, 2014-2016 (Click link for more information)

Medical negligence cases continue to generate a significant number of reported decisions, some of them unique to their context (the parameters of the Dunne test) and many of them more generally applicable to the law on causation and damages. This lecture rounds up the significant developments, 2014 - 2016. 

Defamation Law – Practice and Procedure (Click link for more information)

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

Defamation and Social Media - An update December 2020 (Click link for more information)

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.

Latest Development in Personal Injuries Law – 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.

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.

Personal Injuries – An update  December 2017  (Click link for more information)

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. 

Personal Injuries – An update December 2016 (Click link for more information)

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. 

Mediation in Practice  (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. 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).  

 CRIMINAL LAW

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

EMPLOYMENT LAW 

Employment Law post Zalweski – An update December 2021

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

Employment Law II - An update December 2020 (Click link for more information)

With the onset of Covid-19, employers and employees faced a whole new set of challenges. This one hour lectures deals with some of the issue which arose as a result of the global pandemic as well as giving a round up on other new developments as well as upcoming legislative changes.

The Employment Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 (Click link for more information)

The 2018 Act brings about a number of changes to existing pieces of employment legislation including a new requirement for a 5 day statement to be given to employees, the prohibition of zero hour contracts and minimum payment entitlements for employees.

Employment Law I - An update December 2018 (Click link for more information)

Bullying and harassment cases have seen a sharp incline in recant years with the advent of the #metoo movement and a growing awareness about the adverse effects of workplace bullying on employee’s mental health. This one-hour lecture sets out how such claims can be brought, the time limits and the potential damages which a successful claimant might expect to receive. The lecture also touches upon rights and responsibilities surrounding protected disclosures along with the recent law on workplace suspensions.

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (Click link for more information)

This one hour lecture deals with the latest developments in relation to protected disclosures. 

Paternity Leave & Benefit Act 2016 (Click link for more information)

This one hour lecture deals with the changes brought about by the recent paternity leave act. 

The Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Click link for more information)

The Workplace Relations Act 2015 was enacted in May 2015 and commenced in October 2015. It makes significant changes to the law in relation to employment disputes and it provides for the abolishment of The Employment Appeals Tribunal and The Rights Commissioner, among other bodies, in order to create a more streamlined procedure for employment disputes in Ireland. The Act provides for the creation of The Workplace Relations Commission and make alterations to present time limits for instituting challenges. 

 FAMILY LAW 

Family Law – Mediation and Collaborative Law (Click link for more information) 

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

Latest Family Law Developments - An update December 2020 (Click link for more information) 

This one hour lecture deals with recent cases of the superior Court in the area of Family Law. The Supreme Court, and High Court have handed down a number of significant judgments in the past year in relation to areas of law such a nullity, domestic violence, barring orders and costs.

Divorce Reform & Recent Family Law Developments An update December 2019 (Click link for more information) 

With the Thirty-eight Amendment of the Constitution (Dissolution of Marriage Act), 2019 and the introduction of The Family Law Act, 2019, changes have been brought about in relation to the law on divorce in Ireland. This one hour lecture discussed those changes along with an analysis of some of the recent case law.

Assisted Human Reproduction and The Children & Family Act 2015 - An update December 2018 (Click link for more information) 

With advances in medical science and the establishment of fertility clinics providing services including IVF, donor assisted human reproduction and advice on surrogacy, it is imperative for legal practitioners to be aware of the legal consequences and issues which can arise in relation to assisted human reproduction. This one hour lecture gives an outline of the law in Ireland at present and deals with various cases which have engaged with this topic. The lecture also refers to proposed changes in the law going forward.

The Children & Family Relationship Act 2015 – An update December 2016 (Click link for more information) 

The Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 makes significant changes to the law in relation to guardianship, custody and access, along with new provisions dealing with Assisted Human Reproduction. This lecture aims to give attendees a good working knowledge of the recent changes in order to advise clients in Family Law cases. 

Family Law - An update December 2017 (Click link for more information)

This one hour lecture covers the latest developments in Family Law, including the new Circuit Court Rules and the proposed changes to be introduced in relation to Domestic Violence Law.

Assisted Human Reproduction - An update (Click link for more information)

This short module, introduces you to the legal issues surrounding the complex area of assisted human reproduction and the recent changes in this area of law, brought about  The Children & Family Relationships Act 2015. The module deals with the seminal cases on surrogacy and the legal problems arising from In vitro Fertilisation. Irish and international law will be dealt with in the module. 

Child Law An update (Click link for more information)

This short module, introduces you to the legal issues surrounding the rights of the child and the responsibilities of parents. The module covers recent changes brought about by The Children & Family Relationship Act 2015 along with recent case law dealing with guardianship, custody, access, child abduction and supervision and care orders. 

HEALTHCARE LAW

Wardship and Enduring Powers of Attorney 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.

Wardship - Practice and Procedure - An update December 2020 (Click link for more information)

This one hour lecture deals the various procedures available to practitioners in bringing Warship applications. It sets out the test for Wardship as laid down by Order 67 of The Rules of the Superior Courts and The Lunacy Regulation (Ireland) Act 1871. The lecture also explains how to bring an application for an Intended Warship pursuant to Section 11 of the Act and explains what a temporary Ward is.

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 – 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.

Capacity & The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 - An update December 2020 (Click link for more information)

The issue of capacity arises in numerous areas of law such as wardship, powers of attorney, the loss of capacity arising from accidents/medical negligence and the protection of vulnerable persons. The Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act 2015 introduces a number of new concepts relating to the issue of capacity, decision making and self-determination. This one hour lectures evaluates the aims and objectives of the Act.

Dealing with Vulnerable & Elderly Clients - An update December 2019 (Click link for more information)

Issues relating to capacity, dignity, personal autonomy, 'Best Interests' and the individual’s  personal rights often arise in relation to the law surrounding vulnerable and elderly clients. The question of what is meant by the Best Interests principle is often interpreted differently by care givers, medical practitioners and lawyers.

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: How will consent change? (Click link for more information)

The introduction of The Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act 2015 raises numerous questions in relation to the definition of consent. This one hour lecture focuses on the issue of consent in the context of the Act and analyses some recent case law on the topic.

The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act – 2015 (Click link for more information)

This short module introduces the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 which was signed into law on 30th December 2015. The enactment of this Act has been long-awaited and was a long time in the making. The measures in this Act dramatically alter the landscape surrounding the law on capacity in Ireland and it brings about the long-awaited repeal of the Victorian-era Lunacy Regulation (Ireland) Act 1871 and the Marriage of Lunatics Act 1811.

Legal Issues in End-Of-Life Care (Click link for more information)

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

The Regulation of Nursing Homes An update 2020 (Click link for more information)

In the Republic of Ireland, approximately 30,000 persons live in a long-term residential care setting. There are three broad categories of nursing homes – public, private and voluntary and there are approximately 584 nursing homes in the Republic of Ireland. Consequently, various legal issues arise for the owners and operators of nursing homes such as registration, regulation and inspections. This one our lecture gives an overview of the current law relating to nursing homes in Ireland.

Elderly clients & The Fair Deal Scheme (Click link for more information)

The Fair Deal Scheme was introduced as a result of the closure of the Nursing Home Subvention Scheme which closed to new applications on October 27th 2009. Many questions of law arise in relation to the working of the scheme. This one hour lecture covers some of the practical problems which arise in the context of the scheme and how those can be dealt with. 

Capacity, Wardship & Powers of Attorney - An update December 2017 (Click link for more information)

This one hour lecture gives an overview of the relevant legislation, conventions and case law pertaining to capacity, wardship and powers of attorney. 

PROPERTY LAW 

Property Law – An update December 2020 (Click link for more information)

This lecture covers some of the recent developments in the Superior Courts in the area of Property Law.  Recent judgments have dealt with issues such as judgment mortgage and joint tenants, specific performance and  the consent of a landlord in relation in changes on a commercial property. 

Residential Landlord and Tenant Law – 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.

Residential Tenancies Board Cases - An update December 2020 (Click link for more information)

With the introduction of The Residential Tenancies Act 2019 along with further new legislation due to the onset of Covid-19,  a number changes have arisen in relation to Tenant’s rights and Landlord’s  obligations. Notice period have changed and the RTB has new powers of sanctions and investigations. There are also new protections for Tenants who have fallen into rent arrears due to the pandemic or who cannot be evicted due to the public health restrictions. This one hour lecture gives an overview of all of the most recent changes.

An Update on Multi Unit Developments & OMCs (Click link for more information)

The MUDs Act 2011 introduced new rules and procedures for management companies of multi-unit developments. Since the commencement of the Act, numerous issues have arisen in relation to the failure of developers to transfer common areas and in relation to problems with the Owners Management Company falling off the register, inter alia.

Conditions of Sale 2019 & The Residential Tenancies Act 2019 (Click link for more information)

2019 brought about many new changes in the area of residential tenancies and conveyancing practice, which all property lawyers should familiarise themselves with.

The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015 (Click link for more information)

This one hour lecture deals with residential tenancies and the Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016.

Conveyancing - Subject to Contract & Completion Notices - An update December 2018 (Click link for more information)

Lawyers often encounter difficulties with the age-old phrase ‘subject to contract’. With a large amount of legal work being carried out online at present, the problem has been magnified.  This one- hour lecture deal with the potential pitfalls of using this phrase and/ or of failing to use it. It also offers practical guidance in relation to how the phrase can be used effectively. The lecture also analyses recent Judgments of the Superior Court on the issue of Completion Notices.

Conveyancing – Conditions of Sale 2017  (Click link for more information)

The new conditions of sale 2017, bring about a number of changes in relation to enquiries and requisitions, planning and special conditions. This lectures covers some of the legal problems which arise in  conveyancing, such as the principle of caveat emptor, subject to contract and particulars and tenure. 

Building & Construction Law - An update December 2018 (Click link for more information)

The Supreme Court case of Brandley v Deane [2017] IEHC 83, handed down in November 2017 clarified the law in relation to limitation periods for building defect claims. This one hour lecture analyses the Judgment along with dealing with defects periods in standard form clause.  The lecture also engages with topical issues such as costs and dispute resolution clauses.

Commercial TenanciesAn update June 2021 (Click link for more information)

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Commercial Tenancies - An update December 2018  (Click link for more information)

As most commercial tenancies engage lengthy time periods, problems often arise in relation to issues which occur during the tenancy itself or when one of the parties tries to end the tenancy before the agreed time. Landlords also encounter problems with dilapidations and rent reviews. This one house lecture covers a number of current topics and analyses some of the recent case law in the areas.

Property Law An update 2016 (Click link for more information)

This module deals with the latest cases relating to adverse possession, repossession, partition and the circuit court jurisdiction. 

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