Major solicitors’ conference in Tralee
OVER 120 legal eagles from across Kerry gathered at the Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee last Thursday for a major legal conference which was organised to update local solicitors on the latest changes, challenges and trends in Irish and EU law.
The conference, Essential Solicitors’ Update Kerry 2017, featured expert speakers on a range of topics, including cyber-crime, conveyancing, and home repossession cases.
“Every aspect of the law – from buying and selling homes to data protection – is becoming more complex and we are focussed on ensuring that local solicitors have the most complete and up-to-date knowledge on these important topics for their clients,” said President of the Kerry Law Society Tralee based solicitor Pat Mann.
“The legal world, despite its reputation, is evolving at quite a rapid rate - just consider the emerging areas of law like data protection, cyber-crime and renewable energy – issues that were rarely discussed even up to a few years ago. These are not distant, far off issues, these are now issues that affect the everyday lives of many Kerry businesses and residents,” Mr Mann said.
“As business owners and members of the Kerry business community, the conference is also an excellent forum for solicitors to come together to seek and share advice on behalf of and for the benefit of their clients and the local community,” he said.
Speakers and organisers of the Essential Solicitors’ Update 2017 (Front from left) Liam Fitzgerald of Liam R Fitzgerald Solicitors Dublin and Stuart Gilhooly, President of the Law Society of Ireland. (Back from left John O’Shea, Property Registration Authority; John Galvin, Secretary, Kerry Law Society; Katherine Kane, Law Society Skillnet; Kathy McKenna, Law Society of Ireland; Attracta O’Regan, Law Society Skillnet, Felix McKenna, Global Risk Solutions; Pat Mann, President of the Kerry Law Society; Richard Hammond, Hammond Good Solicitors.