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10 February 2010

Coleraine and Ballymoney Solicitors’ Association - CPD Programme 2010

Thursday 25th February 1pm – 4.30pm Lodge Hotel Coleraine



Credit Hire Agreements - Aiden Corrigan BL

Aiden Corrigan BL is an experienced counsel with considerable knowledge of the County Court including sitting as a Deputy County Court Judge. He will talk about developments in the contentious area of credit hire agreements including several recent decisions of the High Court.

Whiplash – JW Rodney Peyton OBE FRCS

Rodney Peyton is a consultant general/trauma surgeon at South Tyrone Hospital with 40 years experience who has been involved with medico-legal reporting since 1983. He is a Foundation Member of the Expert Witness Institute and the author of a book on the subject of Whiplash (


Thursday 25th March 1pm – 4.30pm Ramada Hotel Portrush


Title Indemnity Insurance – Derek Young & Gary Mills

Derek Young and Gary Mills are Directors of Blue Chip Title Solutions Limited a specialist Northern Ireland title insurance underwriter set up in 2007 which has adapted to the new property market climate by providing products for use in “distressed sale” situations to reduce lender risk (

Energy Performance Certificates - Declan Hegarty

Declan Hegarty is a Chartered Builder / Consultant Project Manager with 15 years experience who now directs Northern Ireland Energy Rating, an independent company based in North Antrim offering domestic and commercial Energy Performance Certificates (



Thursday 29th April 1pm – 4.30pm Royal Court Hotel Portrush


TiCs & IOM– Detective Inspector Mark Dennison

DI Dennison is the Crime Manager CID Ballymena and will address the subjects of the reintroduction of Taking into Consideration offences and Integrated Offender Management which involves Police, Youth Justice Agency, Probation, Court Service and Prison Service and possibly other agencies co-ordinating their work with offenders.

Electronic Monitoring – Gerald Colan-O’Leary

Gerald Colan-O’Leary is Area Operations Manager for G4S who are the world’s largest providers of electronic monitoring and including the service here in Northern Ireland and will talk about the application of electronic monitoring for defendants on bail and (in conjunction with PBNI) post release offenders.


Thursday 27th May 1pm – 4.30pm – Magherabuoy House Hotel Portrush


Probate / OCP

Conacre – Philip McCall

Philip McCall is a partner in James W McNinch & Son and was an executor of the will of Eileen McClean deceased involved in the hearings in 2008 before the HMRC Special Commissioner and in 2009 before the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal in relation to the eligibility of the estate’s lands let in conacre for Business Property Relief against Inheritance Tax.

OCP Practice and Procedure – Valerie Martin

Valerie Martin is the Office Manager in the Patients Section of the Office of Care and Protection and will talk about the services available from the Office in relation to the affairs of Patients under the provisions of Part VII of the Mental Health (NI) Order 1986. She will also discuss common errors in dealing with Controllership and EPA Registration Applications and proposed changes to the forms and procedure.


Thursday 24th June 1pm – 4.30pm - Bushmills Inn


Client Care & Practice Management

Solicitors (Client Communication) Practice Regulations 2008

  • Moira Neeson is the Law Society of Northern Ireland’s Head of Client Complaints who oversaw the introduction of the 2008 Regulations and will discuss their implications, implementation and provide further explanation and guidance on any ongoing difficulties.
  • Legal Research - Heather Semple is the Head of Library and Information Services at the Law Society of Northern Ireland and will outline the benefits of some non-commercial authoritative resources for legal research, examine the pitfalls of using Google for legal research and the services and resources available in the Law Society library and how they can be tailored to fit the needs of individual solicitors

The seminar is scheduled to start with lunch / registration at 1pm and aims to be concluded by 4.30pm with 3 hours Client Care & Practice Management CPD available


Each seminar is scheduled to start with lunch / registration at 1pm sharp and aims to be concluded by 4.30pm with 3 hours CPD available for each (including Client Care & Practice Management for the final event)

For further information on any of the above seminars please contact the Honorary Secretary of Coleraine & Ballymoney Solicitors’ Association (details below)


Cost: £50 per seminar


Please make cheques payable to ‘CBSA’ or ‘Coleraine & Ballymoney Solicitors’ Association’ and send together with confirmation of the booking to:


Peter Brown

Honorary Secretary

Coleraine & Ballymoney Solicitors’ Association

Greer Hamilton & Gailey inc Murphy Carey

27 High Street


BT53 6AJ




Telephone: 028 27662104

FAX: 028 2765856


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