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11 June 2014

New CPD Courses

1.   SCAM ALERT: COMBATING FRAUD

As part of the Law Society of Northern Ireland’s commitment to combating SCAMS AND FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY, we have organised a bespoke conference for our members, involving the four local banks and law enforcement. 

This invaluable seminar will be of interest to solicitors, bookkeepers and other members of every practice as part of your commitment to combatingSCAMS AND FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY.

The seminar includes:

  • Introduction to online banking fraud - an overview of how fraudsters trick one into handing over confidential details.
  • Phishing, Vishing and Malware - definitions, who is targeted, and specific tactics used by fraudsters.  
  • Online banking best practices - know when to use/when not to use ones security credentials. 
  • Technology best practices - anti-virus software, keeping software up to date etc.

To increase accessibility the seminar will run in several locations across Northern Ireland:

Thursday 3rd July 2014 Law Society House, Belfast 12 – 1.15pm
Thursday 3rd July 2014 City Hotel, Derry   4.15pm – 5.30pm
Friday 4th July 2014  Kelly’s Inn, Ballygawley 11.30am – 12.45pm
Friday 4th July 2014   Canal Court Hotel, Newry 3.30pm – 4.45pm

COST:                                    £35                

CPD HOURS & TYPE:       1 Client Care and Practice Management hour


2.   CONVEYANCING CPD SESSION – DEALING WITH DISTRESSED PROPERTIES AND HIGH HEDGES AND BOUNDARIES  

To increase accessibility to CPD events for those solicitors based in the North West and West there will be an additional Conveyancing CPD seminar running alongside the Fraud presentations on the 3rd and 4th July 2014.

The seminar will cover 2 topics - High Hedges and Boundary Issues and Dealing with Distressed Properties.

High Hedges and Boundary Issues

High Hedges – Charles O’Neill, a Chairman of the Northern Ireland Valuation Tribunal will discuss this issue in relation to the High Hedges Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 and applications to the Northern Ireland Valuation Tribunal. 

Boundary Issues – Patricia Montgomery,Director of Registration (Registrar of Titles), Land and Property Services, will discuss this topic.  She will also cover the new Positional Improvement project relating to the updating of the Land Registry map.

Dealing with Distressed Properties

The landscape for a conveyancing solicitor is constantly changing.  Therefore it is still vital that practitioners keep up to date with new developments. The Society is continuing with its series of topical, relevant CPD events for Conveyancing solicitors.  Due to continued demand the Society is repeating this session on Buying and Selling in a Distressed Market.  The session will be delivered by Mark Jameson (Derry session) and Ian Huddleston (Ballygawley session), Pinsent Masons, Belfast

Thursday 3rd July 2014 City Hotel, Derry   1pm – 4pm
Friday 4th July 2014 Kelly’s Inn, Ballygawley 1pm – 4pm

COST:                             £90 

CPD HOURS & TYPE:       3 Compulsory Conveyancing CPD hours 

If you would like further information or would like to book a place on any of the above courses please e-mail claire.groves@lawsoc-ni.org.


Other June CPD activity

TitleDateTimeLocationCostCPD hours
Intellectual PropertyWed 11 June 20141pm – 2.30pmLaw Society House, Belfast£451.5 General Group Study
Exploring Export Potential for NI Legal Services: Building Capability for International GrowthTues 17 June 20149.30am – 11.30amLaw Society House, BelfastFree2 General Group Study
Leadership and Performance ManagementWed 18 June 201410am – 1pmLaw Society House, Belfast£903 Client Care and Practice Management
Legal Book-keepingTuesday 24 June 201410am – 1pmLaw Society House, Belfast£1503 Client Care and Practice Management
Registered Intermediaries: Tactics and TipsFri 27 June 20143.30pm – 4.30pmLaw Society House, Belfast£201 General Group Study

 

Susan Duffy

CPD Co-ordinator