Testimonials

“CPD-Philanthropy provides an excellent balance of altruism, convenience and high standard of content/delivery. Just a good idea.” MR MARK RONAYNE (2018) DAVID R. FOWLER SOLICITORS

 “Excellent lectures.” MS ROSEMARY SCALLAN (2018) ROSEMARY SCALLAN & CO. SOLICITORS

“Lectures are very interesting to listen to. Excellent content. My third year here. The one-hour sessions work really well.” MS CAITRIONA HANNIGAN (2018) O’DONNELLS SOLICITORS

“The quality of the CPD programme is of primary importance for our firm. This has been confirmed by all who have participated from our firm. I can vouch for this also following the lecture I have completed. Social responsibility is a very important issue for our firm. We act for a number of charitable institutions, religious and educational bodies. We make substantial contributions to a number of charities throughout the year. CPD on a genuine learning basis rather than just ‘points collection’ is also very important for us. It is ideal to be able to combine these important objectives."  MR JEROME MAUME (2018) O'FLYNN EXHAMS SOLICITORS

“An excellent way of learning.” MR GERARD O’HERILY (2018) M. ROCHE & CO. SOLICITORS

Convenience, low cost, charitable element, CPD-hours, quality/content. “It all makes sense and works as package for me:” MS VIVIENNE KANE (2018) FANNING & KELLY SOLICITORS

 “Very helpful and efficient. Keep up the good work.” MR GEARÓID O’BYRNE (2018) T P ROBINSON SOLICITORS

“Lectures very relevant to every day practice and well delivered by practitioners. Charitable element is very desirable and a factor in CPD selection going forward.” MR GERALD MEANEY (2018) GERALD MEANEY SOLICITORS

“Excellent standard once again.” MS SHEILA DILLON (2018) HAUGHTON MCCARROLL SOLICITORS 

“I was extremely pleased with the past 2 days which I found extremely beneficial and informative against a background of considering CPD to be an enormous drag for many years. Even as a non-conveyancer I found yesterday’s subject to contract module very helpful. The modules today on medical negligence, probate and the masters court were extremely good and in particular the two speakers for the masters court and the probate modules were excellent with the latter in particular being extremely informative and entertaining as everyone was beginning to tire.” MR SEAMAS TURNER (2018) M.J. O'CONNOR SOLICITORS

“Quality great & have always supported charities.” MR CONOR MAGUIRE (2018) CONOR MAGUIRE & CO. SOLICITORS

“Very impressed with the service. The charitable element is an excellent idea.” MS TARA O’CONNOR (2018) NOONAN LINEHAN CARROLL COFFEY SOLICITORS

“The material was easy to access online and high-quality content.” MR RICHARD LEE (2018) BAILY HOMAN SMYTH MCVEIGH SOLICITORS

“Many thanks again for a wonderful service.” MR JOHN GLYNN (2018) QUIDEL IRELAND LIMITED 

“Enjoyable way to update my knowledge on new procedures.” MR PATRICK KEANE (2018) KEANE SOLICITORS

“Presentations good, very informative.” MR PAUL MCCARTHY (2018) BREEN GEARY MCCARTHY & SHEE SOLICITORS 

“Excellent content once again.” MR FACHTNA WHITTLE (2018) HAUGHTON MCCARROLL SOLICITORS 

“Very effective idea. The quantity & quality of lectures is improving every year. Thank you.” MS MARY HAYES (2018) ANTHONY CARROLL & CO. SOLICITORS

“Solid content & presentations combined with a very competent organisational base make this a very attractive CPD opportunity. The charitable element adds to the winning synergy of the event. MR ENDA O’TOOLE (2018) MALLIN O’TOOLE LAW FIRM 

“Wonderful initiative & service.” MS SIOBHAN BUCKLEY (2018) HOGAN DOWLING MCNAMARA SOLICITORS

“Really good standard. Well done. I will pay € 200.00 to one of the charities. Last year it was SVP.” MR PATRICK IGOE (2018) PATRICK IGOE & CO. SOLICITORS

“Enjoyed course & content, will attend more.” MS LOUISE RIORDAN (2018) McMAHON O’BRIEN TYNAN SOLICITORS

 “Majella Twomey & Eddie Keane excellent – Concise, clean & excellent communication.” MS FIONA MULHERN (2018) A.F. MULHERN & CO. SOLICITORS

“Excellent CPD lectures at a very reasonable cost.” MR PATRICK HIGGINS (2018) KEANE SOLICITORS

“While cost & convenience were the main factors, my colleague told me that the lectures were very good. I am glad that charities are benefiting.” MR PAUL MCKNIGHT (2018) FELTON MCKNIGHT SOLICITORS 

Good to balance professional requirements with charitable work.” MR FERGAL BOYLE (2018) CONNOLLY FINAN FLEMING SOLICITORS 

“I think CPD-Philanthropy do a very good job in providing Seminars and Lectures, which are interesting. Lecturers presenting these courses are very good.  I would recommend CPD-Philanthropy on their attitude to social responsibility.  A great idea.” MR FINBARR PHELAN (2018) NIALL J. WALSH & CO. SOLICITORS

“Excellent lectures & handouts.” MR WILLIAM FITZGIBBON (2018) SHINNICK FITZGIBBON & CO. SOLICITORS

“The information provided in these CPDs was excellent. The topics were relevant to our practice. This was one of the main reasons why we chose CPD-Philanthropy. Also the ease of access to the information online was very convenient as we practice in a rural area in the west of Ireland. It is difficult to attend CPDs in Dublin. Thank you very much.” MS MONICA ROCHE (2018) O'KELLY MOYLAN SOLICITORS 

“Needed an efficient way of doing CPD. Great idea.” MR PÁDRAIG MULLINS (2018) GAFFNEY HALLIGAN & CO. SOLICITORS 

“Good notes & slides with presentations especially on AML & LSR Act 2015 will be very useful to me as a sole principal in small general practice to refer to. I made a donation of €300.00 to doctors without borders working in Sudan. I am now more aware of the conflict there as a result of your CPD courses.”  MS PATRICIA LEAHY (2018) E.A. BRENNAN SOLICITORS

“Very impressed with quality and content of Lectures.” MS ELAINE SNOW (2018) LEES SOLICITORS

“I would like to commend CPD-Philanthropy for putting together these easily accessible and first-class presentations. Well done CPD-Philanthropy for combining social responsibility with CPD.” MR PHILIP VINT (2018) PHILIP VINT & CO. SOLICITORS 

“e-Lectures were easy to access and informative. It is highly commendable that the CPD courses also benefit charities.” MS JIMELLE GALLAGHER (2018) CHIEF STATE SOLICITOR’S OFFICE

“Good to see Solicitors give back.” MS ELIZABTEH WARD (2018) ELIZABETH WARD & CO. SOLICITORS

“The courses are very topical & relevant to day to day practice with convenience of accessibility online. The charitable element to attending these lectures by CPD-Philanthropy is a great factor in choosing to do your courses coupled with a great variety of very relevant & topical subject matter” MS LORRAINE SCANLAN (2018) CARMODY MORAN SOLICITORS

“Presentations in all the videos & notes are very helpful.”MR BERNARD STOBIE (2018) BERNARD STOBIE SOLICITORS

“Quality of lectures is very good.” MS JOANNE MITCHELL (2018) CORCORAN & CO. SOLICITORS 

“Helpful & efficient way of updating & complying – Good to make a difference.” MS SIOBHAN MCGOWAN (2018) ALASTAIR PURDY & CO SOLICITORS

“I did all my CPD hours with you this year & I found your service to be excellent.” MR SIMON FLEMING (2018) CONNOLLY FINAN FLEMING SOLICITORS 

“The wide variety of available legal topics through a variety of mediums for delivery together with a focus on charity is a very appealing model for delivery of CPD for lawyers. With the associated costs of CPD going to charities it has certainly had a positive impact on my own & employers attitude & social responsibility. I would recommend this model to colleagues.” MR JOHN MCSHANE (2018) MIDWEST CORPORATE SERVICES LTD 

“Pleased with all lectures.” MR DOMHNALL Ó SCANAILL (2018) Ó SCANAILL & CO. SOLICITORS

“This is a great service provided at short notice. I will ensure payment is made to charity.” MR TOM HARDY (2018) HAMILL WALLACE & HARDY SOLICITORS 

“Excellent idea.” MR JOSEPH MAGUIRE (2018) MAGUIRE MCNEICE SOLICITORS 

“The accessibility online was very user friendly. It is useful to bring a charitable element into the legal firm.” MR CILLIAN THORNTON (2018) CONNOLLY FINAN FLEMING SOLICITORS 

“Very convenient – will definitely take part again.” MS AISLING GLYNN (2018) MCMAHON & WILLIAMS SOLICITORS

“Lectures relevant & plain. Speakers very good. Good overall experience.” MR GERRY MCERLEAN (2018) MAGUIRE MCERLEAN SOLICITORS

"The quality of lecturers is exceptional and the content is excellent. The accompanying notes are also excellent. The concept is excellent and highly commendable."  MR PATRICK BUCKLEY (2017) PATRICK BUCKLEY & Co. SOLICITORS

“Overall excellent. Thank you.” MR P.J. O’LEARY (2017) P.J. O'DRISCOLL & SONS SOLICITORS

“The lectures were excellent and content so relevant. I would definitely do it again.” MS SHAUNA O’GORMAN (2017) O’GORMAN SOLICITORS SANDYFORD

“Lecture delivery and quality was excellent.” MR DENIS MCMAHON (2017) MCMAHON O’BRIEN TYNAN SOLICITORS

As first-time user of CPD-Philanthropy I m hugely impressed at the excellent content and excellent delivery, very clear and concise. It is a bonus to think that apart from the excellent nature of the e-Lecture, which benefits me professionally and in business, that I can also benefit charity.” MS FIONA MULHERN (2017) MULHERN & Co. SOLICITORS

“I thought that the Anti-Money Laundering presentation was excellent.” MR PATRICK KELLY (2017) MCKEEVER SOLICITORS

“Quality has been excellent.” MR MARK RONAYNE (2017) DAVID R. FOWLER SOLICITORS

“Very useful in stimulating internal office discussion of new issues & procedures. Obviously, it is a legal requirement, however the philanthropic element helps to make it a satisfying experience.” MR RONAN P. O’BRIEN (2017) TP ROBINSON SOLICITORS

“The service is extremely user friendly & efficient as well as being excellent value for money.” MS CAROLINE BUCKLEY (2017) PATRICK BUCKLEY & Co. SOLICITORS

“Excellent lectures.” MS STEPHANIE TIERNEY (2017) SHERIDAN QUINN SOLICITORS

“First time doing online CPD and found them to be very good. Very convenient and plenty of options to choose from.” MS EMMA GLYNN (2017) JOHN GLYNN & Co. SOLICITORS

“I found the lectures very informative.” MS ANTONIA COSGROVE (2017) HEWLETT-PACKARD INTERNATIONAL BANK PLC

“CPD-Philanthropy is an excellent, effective way for solicitors to fulfil their annual CPD requirement, whilst also satisfying our social responsibility duties. MS MARILYN MCNICHOLAS (2017) MARILYN MCNICHOLAS & Co. SOLICITORS

“Overall very good. Many thanks for the excellent seminar last Friday.” MR TOM P. SIMPSON (2017) KILROYS CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL LEGAL SERVICES

 “Wide choice of topics by e-Learning is very helpful.” MS MARY BENNETT (2017) MARY BENNETT & Co. SOLICITORS

“Excellent model.” MR BENEN FAHY (2017) BENEN FAHY ASSOCIATES

“We will contribute to a charity following on this lecture. Most helpful.” MR THOMAS G. HARDY (2017) HAMILL WALLACE & HARDY SOLICITORS

“I found this a great way to do some of my CPDs on my own terms, in my own time. I was unaware of your programme before attending your lectures on the 1st of December 2017, I was therefore not aware of the high quality of your programmes. Now that I am aware I will be using your programmes in the future.” MR SEAMUS MAHER (2017) W.X. WHITE SOLICITORS

“Very convenient and excellent materials/lecturing. Thank you.” MR ANDREW GREENLEE (2017) ROSEMARY SCALLON & Co. SOLICITORS

“Excellent tutorials, efficient service. Enjoyed the tutorials, would recommend to colleagues.” MS HAZEL HATTON (2017) NOBLE SHIPPING LAW

“My initial motivation was entirely the need to complete my CPD requirement and I was totally unaware of CPD-Philanthropy. Having completed 9 of the 10 lectures now, however, I would certainly avail of this again next year as I have found the lectures to be genuinely informative, interesting and to be a very useful use of my time.” MR SEAMUS TURNER (2017) M.J. O’CONNOR SOLICITORS

This is a very worthy initiative, which I was unaware of until this year. I congratulate all involved.” MR EDWARD J. O’BRIEN (2017) EDWARD O’BRIEN SOLICITORS

“Excellent programme on offer. Thank you for providing this opportunity.” MS MARY  HAYES (2017) JOHN CASEY SOLICITORS

“It is a great idea to introduce a charitable rather than a commercial element to CPD learning and it is good to see it becoming more common. It was also nice to be able to choose which charity the donation was made to.” MS FIONA REYNOLDS (2017) MALCOLM LAW

"Very well organised. Very convenient and easy to use and fast reply to any queries raised.” MS ESTHER MORRISSEY (2017) DELAHUNTY O’CONNOR & Co. SOLICITORS

“This is my first time to avail of the courses provided by CPD-Philanthropy and I hope to complete my total CPD for 2018 with this organisation, at which point the quality/content of the CPD programme will be a significant factor in my motivation for choosing CPD-Philanthropy.” MS FIONA BRENNAN (2017) FIONA BRENNAN SOLICITOR

“Your lectures are worth listening to. The lectures are excellent.” MS HEATHER CELMALIS (2017) HEATHER CELMALIS SOLICITOR

“Anti-Money Laundering is a very dense subject, but the presentation kept me interested.” MS CHRISTINA SAUER-DECHANT (2017) CHARLTONS SOLICITORS

“These lectures are very helpful and can be watched on train journeys from Cork to Dublin, where I frequently find myself.” MR CORMAC O’REGAN (2017) JAMES RIORDAN AND PARTNERSSOLICITORS

“I found the lectures to be excellent and the content was perfect.” MS FIONNUALA M. KEATING (2017) KEATING CONNOLLY SELLORSSOLICITORS

“Amazing service, well done guys. Very relevant content.” MS CLARE FLAVIN (2017) ORPEN FRANKS

“I am a sole practitioner, so it’s a convenient & socially responsible way of getting CPD done.” MR OISÍN O’NEILL (2017) O’NEILL MEDIA LAW

"Eddie Keane was delighted to accept an invitation to present at a recent CPD Philanthropy event in Cork. CPD Philanthropy are an organisation who specialise in providing continuous professional development for legal practitioners in return for which the practitioners make donations to their local charities. Eddie’s presentation on the Workplace Relations Act was well received by the large attendance." UNIVERSITY of LIMERICK (2016) School of Law. Available at:  http://ulsites.ul.ie/law/eddie-keane-cpd-philanthropy (accessed 26 February 2017)

"Overall I have found these lectures to be helpful and informative. While the principal reason was to obtain CPD, the lectures have helped me to brush up on important current legal developments." MR JOHN DEIGNAN (2016) HAYES SOLICITORS

"Next year I keep this in mind and will avail of it again. The convenience and charitable element make it a very attractive option." MS AISLING MALONE (2016) HAYES SOLICITORS

"Well done to everyone involved in this." MR RAYMOND FITZPATRICK (2016) AUGUSTUS CULLEN LAW

"First time attendee - I like the opportunity to gain CPD points whilst contributing to worthwhile causes." MS WENDY DOYLE (2016) WENDY DOYLE SOLICITORS

"Excellent e-learning CPD lectures and very good lectures which give a lot of new information." MS SALMA PARYANI (2016) EVANS LITTLE O'REILLY SOLICITORS

"Very useful, informative, helpful and positive."MS BARBARA LYDON (2016) AUGUSTUS CULLEN LAW

"Courses were helpful and the one on Probate/Succession Act was absolutely excellent, really really good."MR JAMES RIORDAN (2016) JAMES RIORDAN AND PARTNERS SOLICITORS

"First time availing of e-learning &  very impressed with the programme. Any opportunity to combine social responsibility is welcome and to be encouraged."MS MARY HAYES (2016) FENCHA PROPERTY SERVICES COMPANY

"Nice opportunity to help charitable organisations while also gaining CPD points." MR NIALL MORAN (2016) NIALL J MORAN SOLICITORS

"It's a fantastic idea." MS JULIE MULLAN (2016) MCGRATH MCGRANE SOLICITORS

"Standard of lectures excellent. Delighted to have the opportunity of CPD with charitable contribution." MS SHEILA DILLON (2016) HAUGHTON MCCARROLL SOLICITORS

"Very effective in delivering content. Very reasonable and convenient service."MS LORRAINE GILLICK (2016) GILLICK & SMITHWICK SOLICITORS 

"Well done on the excellent and informative online courses." MR COLM E DUNNE (2016) BOWLER GERAGHTY & CO SOLICITORS

"Great way to get your CPD points. Excellent idea for firms to take up."MR EOIN COLLINS (2016) AUGUSTUS CULLEN LAW

"A novel idea and very welcomed by this office. E-lectures are very easy to access and the quality is very good." MS AISLING JORDAN (2016) JORDAN LAW SOLICITORS

"Excellent reading and viewing. Very informative. Excellent service, pleasure to deal with." MS ALISON KIERNAN (2016) JOHN M. FOLEY & CO SOLICITORS

"It's nice to couple the chore of CPDs with a charitable purpose." MR JOHN TARPEY (2016) ROUNDTREE TARPEY SOLICITORS

"Property law - Excellent content" MS FLORENCE HUTCHINSON (2016) HUTCHINSON & CO SOLICITORS

"A convenient and low cost option to obtain the necessary CPD points." MR BRIAN HARRINGTON (2016) HARRINGTON & CO SOLICITORS 

"It is a great idea to combine CPD with charitable objectives."MS ROISIN GALLOGLY (2016) O'HANRAHAN QUANEY SOLICITORS

"This is an opportunity to contribute while gaining valuable CPDs in return." MR ORODE MOSES OYIKI (2016) AARON SOLICITORS

Content, presentation, relevance, informational value: [EXCELLENT] MR DONNCHA GOULD (2016) DAVID KENNY & CO SOLICITORS

"As I have said already I think this is a fantastic idea and makes CPD more palatable." MS EIBHLIN O'SULLIVAN (2016) EOS SOLICITORS

"With many thanks for the very relevant Lectures last Friday, which were all very well presented." MS MARGOT POWER (2016) DAVID PUNCH & CO SOLICITORS

"Many thanks to those who reduced own fees to allow charitable donations." MS LIOSA O'SULLIVAN (2016) CAREY TOOLS  LTD

"I wish to congratulate you on organising an excellent seminar. In particular the review of the up to date case law on solicitors Undertakings and Misconduct cases was most interesting to have as well as the other topics covered."  MS TERESA GAVIN (2015) GAVIN BURKE SOLICITORS

"Combining teaching, self-development and philanthropy via the vehicle of continuous professional development not only creates a mutually beneficial outcome for professionals, educators and charities alike, but also creates a positive environment of giving through learning." MS MAJELLA TWOMEY BL (2015)

"Straight forward, good and well presented. Thank you." MR JOHN NEVILLE (2015) JOHN NEVILLE & CO SOLICITORS.

"This initiative is a really novel idea where two areas have been prioritised; high-class training from top experts, but also a social dividend in the form of a charitable contribution. The approach of combining innovative, cutting-edge professional development with a philanthropic philosophy offers a fresh and unrivalled learning experience. Coupled with the benefit of knowing you have made a meaningful contribution to your chosen charity, this is a ground-breaking model of continuing education." DR TADHG O’ MAHONY (2015)

“CPD is the life blood of a successful legal practice and volunteering and philanthropy are part and parcel of the legal profession’s broader relationship with the society. The problem for any lawyer is making time for both. I am delighted to be part of this initiative because of its ability to combine CPD and philanthropy to the mutual benefit of the participants and the good causes it supports.” MR JACK TCHRAKIAN, BL (2015)