Course Description

Certificate in Conveyancing

Law Society of Ireland – Diploma Centre

Programme objectives

On completion of this training programme, participants will have:

  • a comprehensive understanding of the conveyancing process and the ability to draft documentation to highest standards in both residential and commercial transactions;
  • Knowledge of recent legislative and procedural developments;
  • The ability to lodge complex first registrations in the Land Registry;
  • An understanding of the key banking law principles facing property lawyers;
  • The ability to act and advise on either side of a property transaction within an insolvency process;
  • Demonstrate a specialised knowledge of commercial leases; and
  • Awareness of the tax implications of a property transaction.

Programme structure and approach to learning

This course is delivered via an innovative ‘flipped classroom’ approach that offers participants ultimate flexibility in how they approach their learning. This format sees lectures released in an online tranche, with participants provided a window of a number of weeks to view the recorded content and complete online learning activities in a self-paced manner. The online releases are bookended by two days of onsite workshops.

The certificate provides attendees with a comprehensive overview and understanding of the issues currently relevant to conveyancing practitioners. Designed with a practical focus, it reviews best conveyancing practice, providing precedents and highlighting recent practice updates and legislative changes, and offers students the opportunity to learn through problem based scenarios.

Participants will receive a copy of the Law Society Conveyancing and Landlord & Tenant Law manuals on registration.


The programme is based on the following module scheme and covers key themes as listed below


Module 1: Conveyancing fundamentals

  • The contract for sale
  • Pre-contract enquiries
  • Objections and requisitions on title
  • Drafting
  • Complex case study – buying a public house/restaurant

Module 2: Development

  • New houses and the combined contract for sale and building agreement
  • Schemes of Development
  • The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014
  • The Multi-Unit Development Act 2011, dealing with managed properties

Module 3: Land Registry updates

  • Conversion of possessory title, applications based on adverse possession
  • Applications for registration in cases of insolvency
  • Complex first registrations


Module 1: Ethical issues

  • Undertakings
  • Conflicts
  • File management

Module 2: Commercial lending

  • Types of security/ property finance
  • Completion, security, and enforcement
  • Complex case study– buying from a receiver

Module 3: Taxation issues for conveyancers

  • Local Property Tax update, household charge, and NPPR
  • VAT and CGT issues for conveyancers


The online release of lectures is bookended by on-site workshops. Workshops are a key feature of this course. These are designed to be interactive and involve working in groups on selected case study problems and analysis with an emphasis on the application of conveyancing law to common scenarios encountered in practice.

Workshop 1: Saturday 23 February 2019

  • Case Study, Buying a licensed premises
  • Case Study, Practical planning advices for the Conveyancer
  • Drafting special conditions masterclass
  • Complex Land registry applications

Workshop 2: Saturday 27 April 2019

  • Commercial leases masterclass
  • Taxation problem scenarios
  • Case Study, Buying from a receiver
  • Case Study, Key legal issues in sale / purchase of a mixed use development


2,500-word written assignment (70%) and continuous assessment through online activities (30%).

Who should attend?

  • This course is reserved for solicitors and post-PPC1 trainees.
  • It will appeal to seasoned professionals who are looking for a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the practical issues that they are currently facing.
  • It will also appeal to newly qualified solicitors and trainees, as it will provide a strong grounding in conveyancing practice and the law regarding residential and commercial property – areas that remain the bedrock of many practices.


Lecturers and tutors will consist of practitioners with in-depth knowledge of conveyancing law. Previous lecturers have included:

  • Joe Thomas, O’Reilly Thomas
  • Suzanne Bainton, Liston & Company
  • Justine Carty, ByrneWallace
  • Martin Coleman, Dillon Eustace
  • Michael Clarke BL, PRAI
  • Caroline Devlin, Arthur Cox
  • Margaret Finlay, Finlay & Company, Solicitors
  • Deirdre Fox, Deirdre Fox & Associates
  • Michelle Linnane, solicitor
  • Rachel Niall, Hayes
  • Patrick Sweetman, Matheson
  • Michael Walsh, ByrneWallace
  • Olga Gaffney, Solicitor, AMOSS Solicitors


The number of hours of CPD that solicitors may claim in relation to this course will depend on the way in which you access each of the individual sessions. For latest details and the booklet, see CPD scheme.

Dublin City North, Dublin, Ireland
College Name Law Society of Ireland – Diploma Centre
Course Category Law
Course Type Blended - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course Location Dublin City North, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 7
Course Start Date 17th January 2019
Course Fee 1550
Course Times Blended learning: online lectures and two onsite workshops.
Awarding Body Law Society of Ireland
Title of Awarding Certificate in Conveyancing
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