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"Legal costs 2019"
Date, Time and Venue

Date: Thursday 16th May 2019

Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Venue: Clayton Hotel, Cork city centre

Cost: €160

About this Seminar

Costs are arguably the most important consideration for anyone seeking or providing legal advice. But the rules and procedures surrounding the question of legal costs has become so complex that it has become a specialist legal field in its own right. The purpose of this seminar is twofold. First, it seeks to simplify those rules from the point of view of both the practitioner and the client. Secondly, it is intended to update practitioners on the latest developments from the higher courts, the Oireachtas and the taxing masters. We examine the latest Supreme Court decision in Moorview Developments - probably the most important Irish decision of the century regarding costs! We consider the drastic changes being introduced by the new Legal Practitioners Act, changes in the rules of court and the most important decisions from the Taxing Masters. We also discuss the best way of recovering fees from clients unwilling to pay. This seminar is highly recommended for every legal practitioner and is complemented with our usual collection of highly-popular, detailed notes.

Who should attend?
  • Solicitors and barristers.
  • Legal costs accountants
  • Anyone with an interest in legal costs.


Topics Covered

Below are some of the key topics discussed in this seminar:

  • Costs and the new Legal Practitioners Act - key changes
  • Moorview Developments - you need to know it!
  • Other key recent decisions of the higher courts
  • The Solicitors Acts -what do they say about costs?
  • Latest key decisions of the taxing Master
  • Applying to court instead of taxing master
  • Security for costs
  • Recovering legal fees from clients
  • Can you deduct fees out of client accounts?
  • The Solicitors' charging order
  • The Solicitor's lien for unpaid fees
  • Priority of costs - when solicitors get a preference
  • Legal costs in company liquidation
  • Order 99 - all you need to know
  • Practice directions when applying for costs
  • And more...

The material for this seminar includes detailed notes.

About the Presenter
This seminar is presented by Mr Mahmud Samad BL. Mahmud is a practising barrister and expert in company and insolvency law. Click here to view Mahmud's full profile.
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