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15 May 2023

CPD Galway Courthouse Friday 26 May 2023 2-5pm

Dear Colleagues

A CPD will be held at Galway Courthouse on Friday 26 May 2023 from 2-5pm.  Further details on speakers and topics are below.

  • SPEAKER: JUDGE ELIZABETH MAGUIRE, Topic: Family Law through the Ages (1 General CPD Point)

Her Honour Judge Elizabeth Maguire S.C., commenced practice at the bar in 1991 and was called to the Inner Bar in 2021.  She is graduate of Trinity College Dublin (LL.B.), and has a Master’s Degree in Medical Law (M.Litt.).  Elizabeth is also an accredited mediator (CEDR), and a member of Middle Temple, London.  She became a Circuit Court Judge in February 2023.

In her practice at the Bar, Judge Maguire was recognised as being a highly experienced and pragmatic adviser.  She advised on all aspects of civil and family law, including contentious and non-contentious matters, and was an experienced court advocate.  She practiced in Dublin and on the Western Circuit, having grown up in Claremorris, Co. Mayo.

She is the co-author of the Irish Family Law Handbook, now in its 6th edition, which is recognised as an essential part of any practitioner’s library.

  • SPEAKER: MICHAEL COSTELLO, LAW SOCIETY, Topic: New Solicitors Accounts Regulations in force from 1 July 2023 (1 Regulatory CPD Point)

Michael is an investigating accountant with the Financial Regulation Section of the Law Society.  As a chartered certified accountant, Michael’s key responsibilities include the inspection of solicitors’ practices under the Solicitors Accounts Regulations and reporting to the Society’s Regulation of Practice Committee.

  • SPEAKER: Dr LAURA BYRNE, BL, Topic: Updates in Criminal Law (1 General CPD Point)

Laura has a PhD from Trinity College Dublin on the Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Relation to Irish Constitutional Law, and a Masters in Law from the University of Cambridge.

Laura was called to the Bar in 2018, and has a general practice with a particular interest in Criminal Law.

Laura is currently writing a book for Bloomsbury on Practice and Procedure in Relation to Sexual Offences in Irish Law.