Legal CPD

 

 2018 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 2015-17 for supporting this initiative:

 

 

 CHOICE

Choose your complete  20 elective CPD POINT/hours. Lectures in attendance, or blended learning (combination e-Learning and attending lectures) from the programme menu in CORK, GALWAY, LIMERICK, DUBLIN and/or ONLINE.

 PHILANTHROPY

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

 FLEXIBILITY

Change and adapt your booking - lectures in attendance/online lectures to your schedule throughout the year.

 

CPD-Philanthropy Lecturer Panel

MR JOHN HEALY SC

MR ERCUS STEWART SC

MS TERESA BLAKE SC 

MR EDDIE KEANE  (Director of Teaching and Learning, School of Law, UNIVERSITY of LIMERICK) 

 

MS MAJELLA TWOMEY BL

MR KEITH ROONEY BL

MR GARRET BYRNE BL

MS ANNE MARIE MAHER BL 

MR MARK O’RIORDON BL

DR SARAH FENNELL BL

DR CLAIRE HOGAN BL

DR MICHAEL DILLON BL

MS ANITA FINUCANE BL

MR GARRETT CHARLES CASEY BL

MR JACK TCHRAKIAN BL  

MR NICK REILLY BL

MS JOANNA RALSTON (KELLEHER) BL

MR EOIN QUILL (Senior Lecturer, School of Law, UNIVERSITY of LIMERICK)

 

 

 

 

GENERAL OVERVIEW SCHEDULED/NON-SCHEDULED LEGAL CPD

In 2018 CPD-Philanthropy offers a suite of 66 up-to-date 1 to 2 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 2018 Legal CPD conference, seminar and e-learning programme by combining course modules to reflect your requirements: 2018 LEGAL CPD PROGRAMME 

As far as possible course module descriptors state aims, learning outcomes, content, net duration/philanthropist fee/recommended donation to a Charity of  your Choice.

Please Note:

  • Additional 2018 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).  
 REGULATORY MATTERS

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.

The Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 - Disciplinary Procedures / 2017 (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.

Anti-Money Laundering 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.

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. 

CIVIL LAW 

Developments in Medical Negligence Law, since 2016 by John Healy SC (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 by John Healy SC (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. 

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 (DAMAGES) – 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. 

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. 

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. 

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2015  (Click link for more information)

The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing) Act 2013, insofar as it applies to Solicitors. 

FAMILY LAW 

The Children & Family Relationship Act 2015 – An update (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. 

MENTAL HEALTH LAW

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. 

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. 

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. 

CHANCERY LAW 

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. 

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. 

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. 

EMPLOYMENT LAW 

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. 

PROPERTY LAW 

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 – 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. 

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. 

PRACTICE & PROCEDURE 

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.

Judicial Review – Practice and Procedure (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 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. 

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