The Inaugural Solicitors’ Growth Annual Summit

A New Event Experience for Solicitors

Bringing the Solicitor Community Back Together for a
Two-Day Event Experience Like No Other

Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd October 2022 at Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny

After what will be almost two years of no events in the solicitor calendar, this will be an opportunity to reconnect, to GROW both professionally and personally and to get inspired as to what is possible.


Reconnect and build relationships

Top-Class Content

Expert national and international speakers

Interactive Groups

Get involved with group sessions and q&a's

CPD Accreditation

Two days of CPD qualified content

What makes Solicitors' Growth Summit different?

We do things a little differently at Solicitors’ Growth, taking more of a holistic approach to our roles as solicitors. We want you to GROW and improve not just your professional life but every aspect of your life.

Our work is such a big part of our lives, but it is important that it does not take over our lives. We should be working to support our lives, not the other way around. At Solicitors’ Growth, we encourage you to work smarter not harder, making a living doing something you love while building a life you love.

We are hands on and community focussed. We don’t want this to be just another conference, we want this to be THE ONLY conference you need to be at. This two day event will be a combination of information, inspiration, connection and fun.

SG Summit Speakers

Dermot Whelan

Following the publication of his bestselling first book ‘Mind Full: Unwreck Your Head, Destress Your Life’, radio and TV presenter, author, comedian, public speaker and, more recently, qualified mediation teacher and expert, Dermot Whelan, joins us to discuss how to de-stress in a fun and accessible way.

Teresa Payne

Solicitor, author, speaker, entrepreneur and business owner, Teresa Payne, joins us to discuss ‘how to fall in love with your profession again’. Having come late to the legal profession following earlier careers in hospitality and travel, Teresa and her business partner Nigel Harper now operate a network of very successful high street law firms across the South East of England.

Nigel Harper at Solicitors Growth Summit

Nigel Harper

Chartered Accountant, Managing Director, Management Consultant and CEO are just a few of the titles Nigel Harper holds across numerous businesses. Nigel brings years of business and financial expertise to the table along with many years of experience in law firm management. Nigel, along with Teresa, will be sharing with us their wealth of knowledge and wide-ranging experience in defining and implementing business growth strategies for the legal services sector during this session.

Andy Shepperd at Solicitors Growth Summit

Andy Sheppard

Clinical Lead at RediCare and the 2020 winner of the American Heart Associations "International Scholar Award" - Andrew Sheppard has spent the last 13 years working as a Health Scientist & researcher in the Health and Disease Prevention field. His area of speciality and the topics he will be speaking on are weight loss and chronic condition prevention and management.

Tadhg Dorgan

Tadhg Dorgan studied law at UCC before entering Kings Inns. He is a civil law practitioner, with particular emphasis on Medical Negligence and Personal Injury litigation. He is co-author of the award winning publication ‘Damages’, by Dorgan and Mc Kenna which is in its 2nd Edition and brings specialist expertise to our breakout panels.

Walt Hampton

Business coach, management consultant, leadership trainer & motivational speaker, Walt Hampton, is the master of time management and productivity. Having worked directly for Tony Robbins as one of Tony’s elite-level certified business coaches, Walt is also a bestselling author and his book “The Power Principles of Time Mastery: Do Less, Make More, Have Fun” will be the key focus of this masterclass.

More speakers to be announced!

SG Summit Agenda (preliminary)

Day 1 - October 21st


Welcome - Flor and Martin

Walt Hampton – Time Mastery and Resilience

Speed Networking

Teresa Payne and Nigel Harper – Learn to Fall in Love with your Profession Again

Interactive Group Mastermind Session

Lunch – included in ticket price

Practice area breakouts with guest speakers – Conveyancing / PI / Probate / Family Law

Vendors Hall - Open All Day

Dermot Whelan - Keynote Speaker - Mind your Mind

Wrap Up before dinner

Day 1 - Evening Schedule

Drinks Reception

Black Tie Gala Dinner - 3 course meal included in ticket price

Day 2 - October 22nd

Andy Sheppard – Health and Wellness

Practice area breakouts with guest speakers – Conveyancing / PI / Probate / Family Law

Vendors Hall - Open All Day

On the couch interactive group sessions with guest contributors

Wrap Up – 2pm finish

More speakers to be announced for our practice breakouts and group sessions


The SG Summit is brought to you in partnership with LEAP.

LEAP is a cloud-based legal practice management system developed for small to mid-sized law firms, LEAP’s powerful productivity tools allow lawyers to practise with optimum efficiency and offers ‘real-time’ access to their case information 24/7 via any device or web browser.

On the day, we will be also joined by an exclusive number of carefully selected suppliers bringing you everything from innovative new tech to health and wellness solutions. We want to connect you with new ways to do business, take away the stress and make your life that bit easier.

Details of all vendors to be announced

About the Venue

The luxurious five star Lyrath Estate Kilkenny is unlike anywhere else. The historic 17th Century Estate House sits elegantly alongside its modern-day extension. The grounds are spread across 170 acres of Irish countryside, complete with picturesque lakes, historic gardens, and emerald woodlands. 

Make a weekend of it and enjoy countryside walks, a dip in the pool, a relaxing treatment at the on-site spa or perhaps take a wander into Kilkenny City, widely renowned as the medieval heart of Ireland.

About Us

We, Flor McCarthy and Martin Lawlor, founded Solicitors’ Growth at the beginning of 2021.

In the year previous, where Live in-person gatherings were not possible, we decided to host and provide online CPD training for our fellow solicitors. It soon became apparent that these regular sessions were about much more than just CPD. They were about community.

Through our many conversations with colleagues, it became clear that the peer to peer contact and conversations that were happening on the webinars needed a bigger platform. One that was accessible every day of the week. That is why we set about creating Solicitors’ Growth, a supportive and informative community with the aim of bringing together solicitors facing the same challenges of private practice and helping them to learn the tools and strategies they need to work smarter so that they can create a life and career they truly want.

And now with our first chance to get together physically, what better way to celebrate this amazing community than with a spectacular get together that encompasses all of the best things about Solicitors’ Growth – great content and true collegiality.

Please join us at this great event, we look forward to meeting you there.

What our community says about Solicitors’ Growth…

Book Your Ticket Today

Special Offer SG Member Ticket Price of €997 €597 + 9%VAT

Limited Time Special Offer Non-Member Ticket Price of €997 €697 + 9%VAT

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend the event of the year!

Option at checkout to add additional attendees for a reduced rate of €497pp 

Additional option at checkout to bring a guest to the black-tie gala for €97

(All prices exclude VAT at 9%)



Absolutely. We will be working closely with the hotel to ensure that all government and HSE guidelines will be followed. The safety of our attendees is our top priority.

Absolutely! You can choose to register an additional attendee who can access the full day of events with you or simple book a seat at the gala dinner, if your guest is not attending the daytime portion.

Luckily, we have picked a location with an abundance of accommodation options. Check out our resources here.

Tickets are non-refundable, but you can transfer your ticket to someone else.

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

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

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