Solicitors Growth Roadshow

5 hrs In-Person CPD Training for Solicitors

SG Roadshow - Dublin Edition

*This event is now fully booked, but you can join the waitlist and we will notify you if a spot becomes available.*

Thursday November 30th from 10.30am to 4.30pm – The Ashling Hotel

Our Speakers

Paul Keane

Paul Keane


Anne T Heenan


Dr Niall Connors

Dr. Niall Connors


Seamus McGrath

Seamus McGrath


Shane Dwyer

Shane Dwyer


Catherine Tobin

Catherine Tobin


Martin Lawlor

Martin Lawlor


Flor McCarthy

Flor McCarthy


What We Will Cover

Bees and the Law: A Case Study

with Paul Keane (1hr General CPD)

This talk will deal primarily with liability for and ownership of bees. There are some fascinating cases which illustrate these topics and which will be the basis of some audience participation. The opportunity will be taken to look at the heads of liability and the law relating to other animals.

About the speaker:

Paul Keane is the former Managing Partner of Reddy Charlton LLP, a prestigious law firm based in Dublin, with extensive experience in Corporate Law, Commercial Transactions, and Professional Discipline and Regulation. He holds several distinguished positions, including Honorary Consul General of Sweden and Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Ireland.

Navigating Probate: A Probate Officer’s Guide for Solicitors

with Anne T Heenan (1hr General CPD)

This talk will focus on optimising your grant of probate applications for a smoother, faster process. Anne will cover the most common queries that arise and errors that can hold up an application, providing clear, actionable advice on how to prevent these issues. This session is designed to help you fine-tune your applications, reducing queries and delays, ensuring a more efficient path to completion.

About the speaker:

Anne T Heenan has spent all of her Civil Service career to date in the Courts Service, initially spending 11 years in the Probate Office before taking a secondment opportunity with the HSE for 4 years.  On her return to the Courts Service in 2010 she served in a number of different offices, including the Reform and Development Directorate and the Carlow Combined Court Office.  Anne spent 2 years as Court Registrar in the Court of Appeal before returning to the Probate Office in 2017 as Deputy Probate Officer.  She was permanently appointed to the position of Probate Officer in October of 2023.

The Regulatory Ecosystem, SAR and Section 150

with Dr. Niall Connors, Seamus McGrath & Shane Dwyer (1hr Regulatory CPD)

Dr Niall Connors, Director of Regulation & Registrar of Solicitors at the Law Society of Ireland, will be joining us along with colleagues Seamus McGrath, Head of Financial Regulation and Shane Dwyer, Head of Regulatory Legal Services to discuss the Regulatory Ecosystem, Solicitors Accounts Regulations and Section 150, general legal matters. The main purpose of the talk is to deal with the recent changes to the Solicitors Accounts Regulations which came into operation on 1st July 2023. The talk will focus particularly on the types of issues that the Law Society investigating accountants encounter in the course of their inspections of solicitors accounts.

About the speakers:

Dr. Niall Connors is the Director of Regulation & Registrar of Solicitors at the Law Society of Ireland and leads a multi-disciplinary team responsible for ensuring the Law Society meets its statutory obligations in areas such as the maintenance of the Roll of Solicitors, solicitor’s practising certificates and the regulation of solicitors’ accounts, as well as ensuring anti-money laundering and mandatory professional indemnity insurance compliance, operating the Law Society Compensation Fund, intervening in distressed practice closures, regulatory litigation, and supporting the solicitor’s profession in relation to regulatory compliance.

Seamus McGrath is Head of the Society’s Financial Regulation Department and leads a team of investigating accountants. Seamus has overall responsibility for the investigation of solicitors’ practices, the management of the administration of the Society’s Compensation Fund and of reporting accountants’

Shane Dwyer is the Head of Regulatory Legal Service and leads a team of Solicitors & Legal Administrative experts with responsibility for providing legal advice to the Society on regulatory matters, Committee support to the Society’s standing committees, preparing & presenting cases for enquiry at the SDT & LPDT, providing advice on the drafting of new regulations, and acting for the Society in the defence of all regulatory litigation in the superior courts.

The AI Advantage: Leveraging AI for Your Legal Firm

with Catherine Tobin (1hr Mgmt and Professional Development CPD)

In this session you will gain practical, actionable insights into integrating AI tools to enhance your firm’s productivity, enhance the customer experience, and drive business growth. Learn how to seamlessly adopt specific AI tools into your day to day to take away the timeconsuming busy work and ensuring you stay at the forefront of innovation.

About the speaker:

Catherine Tobin has 20 years experience in business, ten of those spent supporting service based business owners while honing her skills in marketing and brand strategy, web design, and business technology. More recently, she has shifted her attention to AI, aiming to simplify its adoption for small businesses. Her approach strips away the complexity, offering straightforward, effective AI tools and strategies that deliver clear benefits to her clients’ operations.

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.

SG Christmas Party

A chance to connect and chat with this community and toast the Christmas season.

We have long talked about an official SG Xmas party, so while we are all together so close to the festive season, we figured the time has come.

So, after immersing yourself in the day’s informative sessions, we invite you to stay on for our SG Christmas party. Starting from 5pm and running late, this will be a relaxed and merry gathering, where you can unwind, connect, and build stronger relationships with your fellow SG-ers. 

There will be a private area reserved at the Ashling Hotel and food will be served. More details to follow upon registration to the event and you will find more details on the venue below.

Please Join Us On Thursday, November 30th 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 Ashling Hotel which is located in the heart of Dublin City right across from Heuston train station.

Directions to the hotel can be found here.

It is accessible by all modes of transport and the Luas Red line runs right past the door.

Parking is available in the multi-storey car park and hotel guests can enjoy a special discounted overnight rate.

Tel: 01 6772324



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. 

Absolutely! If you would like to bring a guest to the Christmas party, you are more than welcome to do so, we would just ask that you notify us in advance so that we can keep track of numbers for food, etc. Email Catherine/Sarah at

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

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