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Conveyancing Conference 2024 Webinar

On-Demand Conference Webinar, Chaired by Deirdre Fox.
3.5 General CPD Hours (e-Learning).

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About this course

Gain valuable insights into crucial issues affecting practitioners in a variety of practice areas.

The initial section of the conference is designed to assist you in avoiding a claim in professional negligence. The consequences of such a claim are incalculable: an aggrieved client, damaged reputation, and increased insurance premium. The conference will provide you with a snapshot of the types of issues that can typically trigger a claim for professional negligence. It will analyse relevant case law and provide you with a practical guide to claims prevention.

Additionally, we'll shed light on the significant changes to the New Contract for Sale, offering insights into the practical implications for practitioners.

The new practice of Tailte when rejecting applications makes it all the more imperative that you get them right, first time. Our conference includes a hands-on session to assist you in preparing error-free Form 3, Form 5, and Revised Form 6 Applications, helping you avoid common errors and ensuring your applications are accepted first time.

The impact of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act on conveyancing practice cannot be underestimated. The webinar will assist you to navigate the changes arising as a result of its introduction.

Our conference webinar is designed with the busy practitioner in mind. The overall emphasis will be on practicality and it will alert you to problems and pitfalls likely to be encountered in day-to-day practice.

Why Choose This Course

Gain an insight into the following:

Avoiding Professional Negligence: Tips and Traps. (Patrick Sweetman)

Acting for the Vulnerable Client: Implications of Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act for Conveyancing Practice. (Patricia Rickard Clarke)

Practical Conveyancing: Forms 3, 5 and 6 (Land Registry). (John Murphy)

The New Contract for Sale. (Suzanne Bainton)

Course Syllabus

Avoiding Professional Negligence: Tips and Traps

The consequences of a professional negligence claim are incalculable: an aggrieved client, damaged reputation, and increased insurance premium.

This section of the conference will provide you with a snapshot of the types of issues that can typically trigger a claim for professional negligence. It will analyse relevant case law and provide you with a practical guide to claims prevention.

  • What are the most common issues that lead to negligence claims against solicitors?
  • A high-level review of some of the negligence cases against solicitors
  • What is the Statute of Limitations period in solicitor’s negligence cases?
  • For how long should a solicitor retain files and papers in a conveyancing matter?
  • What steps ought solicitors take to ensure they are not sued, and to be best in a position to defend themselves, if they are?

The New Contract for Sale

  • New General Condition 3 on Data Protection
  • E Signatures condition 48: Can a contract now be executed and exchanged by electronic signature?
  • What are the implications of general condition 49 in relation to severance?
  • Updated condition 10 (registered land): is a vendor now obliged to provide a compliant map for sale of a part folio as a contractual obligation?
  • New definition of working days: has there been any change to the timelines for completion notices served under general condition 21?
  • How has general condition 21 been updated? Is a purchaser entitled to compensation by way of interest on the purchase price?
  • To what extent has general condition 40 (risk) been revised? Is damage which does not materially affect the value of the property now excluded?
  • Amendment to general condition in relation to the service of notices.

Acting for the Vulnerable Client: Implications of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act

  • The impact of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act on conveyancing practice.
  • Property and property rights of a person at risk.
  • What are the requirements for the vesting and registration of property if a person at risk has decisions support arrangements in place?
  • Can decisions to disposal of property by way of gift be included in a Co-Decision-Making Agreement and a Decision-Making Representation Order?

Practical Conveyancing: Land Registry Forms 3, 5 and Revised Form 6

The practice of Tailte in no longer giving a reason when rejecting applications makes it all the more imperative that you get them right, first time.

Although Form 3 is frequently used by practitioners, the requirements are commonly misunderstood. A large number of Form 3 applications are rejected, and others are queried, often for routine errors.

This practical session will assist you in preparing your Form 3 Application. It will help you to avoid common errors and ensure that you get your application right first time.

The questions to be addressed include the following:

  • Can the Form 3 procedure be used if the deed is over 5 years old?
  • Why should you avoid a delay in lodging Form 3?
  • What difficulties arise if the grantee already has a prior lesser interest in the property and he is now acquiring a superior interest to merge with the one he already has?
  • What is the position in relation to a conveyance by one joint tenant (or tenant in common) to another joint tenant (or tenant in common)?
  • Is it necessary for you to set out in the Form 3 Certificate the burdens which by virtue of section 69 of the 1964 Act appear from your investigation of the title to affect the interest?
  • Will the Land Registry raise a query if the certifying solicitor differs from the solicitor witnessing the purchaser’s signature on the relevant deed?
  • What difficulty arises if the solicitor who makes the Form 3 application has a beneficial interest in the property?
  • In what limited circumstances should prior title be lodged?
  • Might an assent to registration of the lease as a burden be required if the immediate superior interest comprises of registered property?
  • What searches should you carry out?

Form 5 and Revised Form 6

  • In what circumstances should they be used?
  • A practical guide to completion and how to avoid common errors.
  • Application checklists and worked examples.

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31/12/2025 00:00 - 00:00

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Meet the panel

Deirdre Fox

Deirdre Fox & Associates Solicitors

Suzanne Bainton

Partner, Liston & Co. Solicitors

Patricia Rickard-Clarke

Chair of Safeguarding Ireland & Director of Sage Advocacy

Patrick Sweetman

Consultant Solicitor

John Murphy

Solicitor & Former Deputy Registrar in the Property Registration Authority

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