CPD Courses

CPD Courses


For the last 10 years the Institute of Professional Legal Studies has offered a popular programme ofContinuing Professional Development courses.

The courses are an exciting addition to the IPLS established programme for professionals. Each course is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals.  Whether you wish to update your knowledge or refresh your skills you will find one of our courses to meet your needs.

All our trainers our highly knowledgeable practitioners and experts in their field.  We continually update this programme to reflect your evolving needs.  If you have a particular training requirement please contact us and we will be pleased to discuss how we can assist you.

The Institute is offering the following CPD Course:


Mediation Course


Please note that the Autumn 2018 course has been postponed until Spring 2019, new dates to be confirmed 


Venue:  IPLS, 10 Lennoxvale, Belfast


The IPLS mediation course offers training in civil and commercial mediation and comprises 40+ hours including training, private study, lectures, practical exercises, reflective learning and group study over an 8 week period.  The course includes assessment feedback to all participants.  This is the longest established lawyer’s mediation training course in Northern Ireland. 

The course is delivered by experienced local practitioners:

Brian Speers, Solicitor, Mediator

David Gaston, Solicitor, Mediator

Alva Brangam Q.C. Mediator

Additional local legal practitioner mediators (solicitors and barristers and Judges) support the formal lectures and tutorial input.  Attendance at the course will allow an application to be made for inclusion on the Law Society Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) mediator's panel.  Participation and completion of the course is accepted as approved training for purposes of the DRS and the Bar Mediation panels.

The nature of the course means that the maximum numbers attending is restricted and anyone interested is asked to apply immediately. 

Cost: £1,950.

The course is open to solicitors and barristers with 5 years post qualification experience and to members of the Judiciary. 

To register your interest, please contact Claire Armstrong, Tel. No. 028 90 975699 or c.a.armstrong@qub.ac.uk