Solicitors Growth Roadshow

5 hrs In-Person CPD Training for Solicitors

SG Roadshow - Cork Edition

Wednesday October 4th from 10.30am to 4.30pm – The Kingsley Hotel

Our Speakers

Neil Butler Headshot

Neil Butler


Juli Rea


Garven Corkery Headshot

Garvan Corkery


Martin Lawlor

Martin Lawlor


Flor McCarthy

Flor McCarthy


What We Will Cover

Leveraging the Microsoft Ecosystem for Your Solicitor Firm 

with Neil Butler (2hrs Mgmt & Professional Development CPD)

In this two-hour session, Neil Butler will walk us through the capabilities of Microsoft’s suite of tools to enhance solicitor operations. He’ll showcase how to optimise email with Outlook, utilise TextExpander for streamlined document management, and reveal the multifaceted uses of Microsoft Teams beyond video conferencing. Through this live demonstration, Neil will highlight some of the key features, showcasing the transformative potential of integrating various tools to improve client and staff engagement. 

About the speaker:

Neil Butler, a solicitor with over 40 years in practice, possesses extensive technology expertise, having served on the Law Society Technology Committee and pioneered tech solutions in multiple law practices. With a deep understanding of systemising tasks, he offers invaluable knowledge beneficial to small and mid-sized solicitor firms. 

How to Get Commercial Lending Transactions Over the Line

Anticipating and Overcoming Transaction Hurdles
with Juli Rea (1hr General CPD)

Juli Rea will present a Bank panel Solicitor’s perspective on commercial lending transactions. The session will cover the legal aspects of commercial lending, roles of the various players, common challenges and solutions, and an overview of transaction timelines to help solicitors manage client expectations.

About the speaker:

Juli Rea is a Partner at JRAP O’Meara Solicitors LLP, specialising in Banking and Property law, with 15 years as a Panel Solicitor for Bank of Ireland. A former president of the Southern Law Association and Council member of the Law Society of Ireland, she actively mentors in the Women in Leadership program. Since qualifying in 1995, Juli has lectured extensively, including at University College Cork’s School of Law.

Understanding Proprietary Estoppel Claims: From Principles to Practice

with Garvan Corkery SC (1hr General CPD)

Garvan Corkery SC will provide an in-depth look into proprietary estoppel claims against estates. The seminar will encompass basic principles, their connection to testate and intestate estates, a comparison with associated claims such as testamentary contracts and unjust enrichment, the court’s perspective, and practical advice on case particulars and instruction-taking.

About the speaker:

Garvan Corkery is a Senior Counsel.  He was called to the Bar in 2011 and to the Inner Bar in 2022.  Before going to the Bar he practiced as a solicitor at RDJ and earlier at McCann FitzGerald, where he qualified as a solicitor in 1995.  He has a wide-ranging civil-law practice and is an accredited mediator and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  He is a member of the Probate Bar Association of Ireland.

AML Compliance for Solicitors – Essential Update

with Martin Lawlor (1hr Regulatory CPD)

One of the biggest risks in your practice is failure to comply with anti-money laundering requirements.  Non-compliance can result in direct, personal, criminal liability for solicitors. Expert in AML for solicitors, Martin Lawlor will provide an essential update on what you and your firm need to be doing in order to ensure compliance in your practice.

About the speaker:

As managing partner of Coghlan Kelly Solicitors, Martin Lawlor, has worked in private practice for over 35 years. In that time, Martin has worn many hats. Two of which included him chairing the Law Society’s Money Laundering Reporting Committee, as well as being former chair of the Regulation of Practice Committee.

He has been elected as a council member of the Law Society of Ireland for over 14 years and is involved in many local committees and boards.

Please Join Us On Wednesday, October 4th from 10.30am

This event will qualify for 5 hours of In-Person CPD training in total by Group Study.

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About The Venue

This event will be hosted at The Kingsley Hotel which is located on the outskirts of Cork City centre beside the banks of the River Lee.

Directions to the hotel can be found here.

There is ample complimentary parking at the hotel and it is served by the 208 bus service.

Tel: 021 480 0500



While this CPD event is free to attend for members, we appreciate your understanding that we require a booking deposit to secure your place at the event. This policy helps us ensure that those who register are genuinely interested and committed to attending, enabling us to effectively manage the event and avoid empty seats. The great news is that this deposit of €50 is fully refundable! Upon confirmation of your attendance at the event, we will promptly process your deposit refund. This approach helps us to maintain a more engaged event experience for all attendees. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

As this is a live in-person event, recordings will not be available to view in replay format. 

Tickets for our event are partially refundable. The total ticket cost is €70, of which €50 is a booking deposit that will be fully refunded upon confirmation of your attendance at the event. However, please note that the remaining €20 covers lunch and refreshments and is non-refundable. 

If you would rather not attend the luncheon with other attendees, please just let us know prior to the event so we can make a note of this and refund this portion of the ticket directly to you. Email Catherine/Sarah at

In the event of cancellation of the event, full refunds will be issued to all ticket buyers.

Personalised CPD certificates will be emailed directly to each attendee after the event. Please allow up to 3 working days for all CPD certs to be issued. 

If you want to enquire further about the event or have any questions, please contact Catherine and Sarah at

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