Management / Professional Skills CPD for Solicitors

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).
MANAGEMENT/PROFESSIONAL SKILLS CPD for Solicitors

Managing Unconscious Bias in Legal Practice (Click link for more information)

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

Settlements & Negotiations - Golden Rules (Click link for more information)

With the introduction of The Mediation Act 2017, there has been an upsurge in alternative dispute resolution with legal practitioners focusing not just on Mediation but on negotiating and settling cases at an earlier stage in order to avoid lengthy litigation.

Mediation - A Tool to Manage Difficult Cases (Click link for more information)

The Mediation Act 2017 came into force in January 2018. This one hour lecture will deal with the changes which the act has brought about in relation to practice and procedure surrounding Mediation. The lecture will focus ,in particular, on how Mediation can be used by practitioners in relation to dealing with difficult cases and it will highlight the types of cases for which Mediation is appropriate.

The Mediation Act 2017 (Click link for more information)

With the recent introduction of The Mediation Act 2017, alternative dispute resolution is set to become much more common in civil and commercial law cases. This one hour lecture will cover the most pertinent points of the new legislation, for practitioners.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (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.

Managing Lay Litigants (Click link for more information)

In recent years, the Courts have seen a rise in the number of litigants representing themselves in person. This situation often occurs in debt collection cases, repossession, property law, landlord and tenant case, employment law and family law. This one hour module deals with the difficulties faced by lawyers dealing with lay litigants. 

Data Protection and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (Click link for more information)

Is your business EU Data Protection ready? This one hour lecture deals with the rules under the new law and the consequences of non-compliance.

Managing Employees Effectively – The Legal Perspective

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

Managing Employment Law Disputes - An update 2020 (Click link for more information)

Fair procedures are integral to the management of employment law disputes. The recent Supreme Court case of Zalweski underscores the importance of this. The issue of legal representation  also often arises and was dealt with in the Supreme Court case of McKelvey [2019] IESC 79. This one hour lecture covers the various procedures which should be employed in dealing with employment law dispute in order to ensure that all parties are adequately protected. 

Managing Workplace Investigations (Click link for more information)

This one hour lecture covers all the relevant issues which every managing solicitor should be aware of in relation to how to conduct workplace investigations, while ensuring fairness and justice for the parties involved.

Managing Bullying and Harassment claims in the workplace (Click link for more information)

The Supreme Court have set out a number of clear principles which clarify the law in this area. This one hour lecture deals with how an employer should approach these cases, going forward.

Legal Professional Negligence – Recent Case law / 2017 (Click link for more information)

This lecture will focus on the latest cases from the High Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in relation to professional negligence.

Case Law Developments in Undertakings - An update 2020 (Click link for more information)

The law on Solicitors undertakings has evolved steadily over the past 15 years, with a growing body of case law and Regulations setting out the general principles in relation to the duties and responsibilities of Solicitors in relation to the giving of undertakings. This one hour lecture covers the main general principles governing the law in this area and analyses some of the more recent superior court cases on undertakings.

An update on Undertakings / 2017 (Click link for more information)

This one hour lecture deals with the latest case law from the Superior Courts on undertakings and will highlight the potential pitfalls to avoid.

Risk management: Solicitor’s undertakings (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.

Legal Costs Case Law – An update June 2021 (Click link for more information)

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

The Legal Costs Adjudicator - An update 2020 (Click link for more information)

The introduction of the office of The Legal Costs Adjudicator in October 2019, replaces the office of The Taxing Master. Disputes pertaining to the adjudication of party and party costs and solicitor / client costs will now be deal with by the Legal Costs Adjudicator. This one hour lecture deals with the jurisdiction conferred on the new office of the Legal Costs Adjudicator and discusses the issues which can now be taken into account in assessing legal costs.

Legal Costs and The Legal Costs Adjudicator  (Click link for more information)

The Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 was published on the 30th December 2015 and brings about significant changes, which will come in to affect once the Act is commenced by the Minister for Justice and Law Reform.

The Taxing Masters office will be renamed the “Office of the Legal Costs Adjudicator” and number of additional powers have been extended to the office of the Legal Costs Adjudicator under Section 151. The Powers of Legal Costs Adjudicator are set out in S.156 and further changes will be made in relation to percentage charging. This lecture seeks to cover the main changes which the Act brings about and deals with the implications for Solicitors.

Managing Employees (Click link for more information)

This short module introduces you to the various issues surrounding the recruitment, training and managing of employees in a busy practice. It highlights various legal pitfalls which employers should be aware of in order to ensure compliance with employment law and in order to avoid potential litigation.