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FEBRUARY 2024 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

The Legal Quality Standard of Ireland FEBRUARY 2024 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST 2024 CPD CYCLE In the January/February edition of the Law Society Gazette, there is an article on CPD titled ‘New Year, New Scheme, New Regime’. It states ‘the annual CPD requirement has increased for the first time since 2017, to reflect the…
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DECEMBER 2023 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

THE LEGAL QUALITY STANDARD OF IRELAND THE LEGAL QUALITY STANDARD OF IRELAND DECEMBER 2023 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST 2024 CPD REQUIREMENT NOW INCREASED TO 25 HOURS A new CPD Scheme and amending CPD Regulations (Solicitors (Continuing Professional Development) (Amendment) Regulations 2023) (S.I. No. 419 of 2023) (which amend the Solicitors (Continuing Professional Development) Regulations…
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NOVEMBER 2023 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

THE LEGAL QUALITY STANDARD OF IRELAND NOVEMBER 2023 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST FOURTH LARGEST FINE ISSUED BY THE SRA IN THE UK FOR MONEY LAUNDERING COMPLIANCE FAILURES It was reported this month on the Law Society of England and Wales website, how a firm was fined more than £100,000 by the Solicitors Regulation…
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OCTOBER 2023 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

THE LEGAL QUALITY STANDARD OF IRELAND OCTOBER 2023 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST ADVISE ON PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE In the autumn edition of The Parchment Niall Cawley offers advises on professional indemnity insurance. He makes the following recommendations, the following are extracts from same:- ‘Prepare your Application Early – We know this is constantly…
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SEPTEMBER 2023 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

THE LEGAL QUALITY STANDARD OF IRELAND SEPTEMBER 2023 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST LSRA PUBLISHED SECOND COMPLAINTS REPORT FOR 2023 On the 27 September 2023 the Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) published its second complaints report for 2023. This report documents trends, themes and statistics from 4 March 2023 to 1 September 2023. It…
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AUGUST 2023 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

  THE LEGAL QUALITY STANDARD OF IRELAND AUGUST 2023 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST PIAB LEGISLATION AND RULES GOING TO CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THE 4 SEPTEMBER 2023 In the Summer edition of the Parchment there is an article on the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) recent notification to the profession of significant changes pertaining…
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JULY 2023 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

THE LEGAL QUALITY STANDARD OF IRELAND JULY 2023 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST NEW SOLICITORS ACCOUNTS REGULATIONS In the Summer Edition of the Parchment, Niall Cawley offers guidance on the new Solicitor Account Regulations and as previously flagged, the LQSI final compliance webinar for 2023 will be on Tuesday 5 December 2023 when we will be joined by…
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JUNE 2023 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

  THE LEGAL QUALITY STANDARD OF IRELAND JUNE 2023 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST SOLICITORS ACCOUNTS REGULATIONS COME INTO FORCE 1 JULY 2023 Solicitors are reminded that the new regulations come into operation on Saturday 1 July 2023, replacing the existing 2014 regulations. Below are 2 links relating to the new SARs, both are…
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MAY 2023 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

THE LEGAL QUALITY STANDARD OF IRELAND MAY 2023 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST IMPORTANCE OF ROBUST DATA PROTECTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES HIGHLIGHTED BY ICO IN RECENT INVESTIGATION On the 24 May 2023 it was reported the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a formal reprimand to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) after confidential waste documents were…
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APRIL 2023 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

The Legal Quality Standard of Ireland     APRIL 2023 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST CPD REGIME FOR 2023 IS ANNOUNCED On the 25 April 2023 the Education Committee of the Law Society published an update on the CPD regime for 2023. It stated ‘While the Law Society expected to have the new regulations…
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