EPAs and the DSS

Update on Current Situation and Experience since Introduction

Thursday, 7 December 2023
1:00 PM Dublin
Registration – €77

EPAs and the DSS

Update on Current Situation and Experience since Introduction

On this session, we are going to review the current situation on the creation of EPAs since the introduction of the Decision Support Service and the experience of colleagues in acting for clients seeking to do so. Joining us will be solicitor and partner in Shiel Solicitors, Margaret Walsh, who will be tackling a range of the most frequently asked questions related to this topic.

This episode will qualify for 1 hour of General CPD by e-Learning and will be essential viewing, particularly for those looking to earn Required CPD points before the end of this CPD cycle. 

You will have the opportunity to ask questions Live on the call, however, a replay will be made available once the webinar has finished to rewatch at your convenience.

Please join us at 1pm on Thursday, 7th December 2023.

Flor McCarthy

Flor McCarthy is one of Ireland’s leading solicitors and an award-winning author. Flor has been in private practice for over 20 years and is managing partner at McCarthy + Co. LLP. More recently, Flor has joined forces with esteemed colleague, Martin Lawlor, in setting up Solicitors Growth, a community platform dedicated to supporting solicitors with the challenges of private practice.  Flor is also the founder and director of EU Business Partners providing best in class GDPR Article 27 representation in the EU for non-EU businesses.

Flor is the author of the award-winning book, The Solicitor’s Guide to Marketing, a leading text in marketing for the profession. He has been elected by his peers to sit on the exclusive Council of the Law Society of Ireland and also sits on the Data Protection and IP Committee.

Martin Lawlor

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 12 years, is involved in many local committees and has been the director of elections for Fine Gael since 2007.


Margaret Walsh

Margaret Walsh is a partner in Sheil Solicitors, Dublin. She is a member of the Law Society’s Probate and Taxation Committee and the sub-committee of the Guidance and Ethics Committee.

She is the Editor of Irish Conveyancing Precedents, a member and former Chair of the Law Society’s Committee on Probate Administration and Trusts, and a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health and Capacity Task Force.

She is a committee member and former Chair of Solicitors for the Elderly Ireland and a member of the Society and Trust and Estate Practitioners. 

Margaret lectures regularly to the Law Society’s Law School on the Law Society’s PPCI programme and on the STEP Diploma Course. Margaret is the Editor and a Co-Author of Irish Conveyancing Precedents. 

In practice Margaret represents both private clients and institutions in the areas of Conveyancing, Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate & Administration of Estates and in the law relating to older and vulnerable persons to include Wardship, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Elder Abuse.

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 1:00 PM

Registration – €77

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