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22 April 2010

CPD Refresher Series 2010

The Practice Development Committee are pleased to announce a series of CPD events aimed at continuing to help firms grow their business.

Following on from the highly successful "Marketing your Firm in 2010" seminar and the forthcoming "Maximising Client Relationships for Solicitors", the Society's Practice Development Committee are pleased to announce a series of CPD events aimed at continuing to help firms grow their business.

Successful firms are those who are capable of adapting to the needs of a tumultuous market and who capitalise on the needs of their existing clients as well as attract new business.

The beginning of a new decade is an ideal time to take stock of your business and plan for the future.

With this in mind, the Society’s Practice Development Committee have organised a series of “refresher” style courses for 2010 to update practitioners on legal developments in the following areas.

  • Magistrates Courts Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Litigation

The course content is designed particularly for solicitors who have some prior experience in the field but who do not practice in this area on a regular basis. The seminars will provide a useful recap of significant legal developments over the past 5-7years and aim to equip practitioners with the knowledge to diversify their business and offer a broader range of services to their clients.

Modern Magistrates Court Practice- An overview

Friday 7 May                                                Lecture Suite, Law Society House, Belfast

Looking a Court procedure and practice, jurisdiction, preparation for contests, sentencing policy, and developments in Road Traffic law, Noel Phoenix will provide a useful toolkit of knowledge covering practice and procedure in the Modern Magistrates Court.

COST:£20                                                  CPD hours:1

TIME:3.30pm-4.30pm (registration and refreshments at 3.15)

Important Developments in Criminal Practice

Monday 24 May                       Lecture Suite, Law Society House, Belfast

Experienced criminal law practitioner Noel Phoenix of Trevor Smyth & Co will provide an overview of the significant developments in criminal practice addressing in particular the topics of hearsay, special measures applications, bad character, “Rooney” hearings and the definition of public place.

COST:£20                                                  CPD hours:1

TIME:3.30-4.30pm (registration and refreshments at 3.15)

Civil Litigation

Friday 25 June                                      Lecture Suite, Law Society House, Belfast

Stephen Scott will share with attendees his vast experience in private practice at this seminar dealing with protocols and letters of claim, RTA and Industrial, construction and slipping Accidents, Contractual disputes, Negotiation in addition to other pertinent issues.

COST: £20                                                  CPD hours: 1

TIME:3.30-4.30 (registration and refreshments at 3.15)





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