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MAY 2024 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

The Legal Quality Standard of Ireland MAY 2024 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST HELP YOUR FIRM PREVENT MONEY TRANSFER SCAMS In issue 244 Spring 2024 of ‘The Writ’ the ezine of the Law Society of Northern Ireland there is an article stating the Law Society has launched a new publication aimed at supporting solicitor…
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APRIL 2024 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

The Legal Quality Standard of Ireland APRIL 2024 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST OVERVIEW OF THE LATEST EMPLOYMENT LAW DEVELOPMENTS In the spring edition of The Parchment, Ciara O’Kennedy gives an overview of recent employment law developments.  She discusses the following:- Extension of Statutory Obligations under the Protected Disclosures Legislation – on 17 December…
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MARCH 2024 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

The Legal Quality Standard of Ireland MARCH 2024 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST CODE OF PRACTICE FOR EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES RIGHT TO REQUEST FLEXIBLE WORKING AND RIGHT TO REQUEST REMOTE WORKING The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment requested the WRC, under Section 20 of the Workplace Relations Act 2015, to prepare this Code…
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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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JANUARY 2024 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

The Legal Quality Standard of Ireland JANUARY 2024 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST 2024 NEW CPD CATEGORIES Last month we advised of the new CPD Scheme and the requirement to complete 25 hours of CPD during 2024. Below sets out the three categories of CPD under the new scheme. GENERAL CPD Defined in 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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