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CPD Courses


For the last 10 years the Institute of Professional Legal Studies has offered a popular programme of Continuing 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 Courses:


Mediation Course

15 January - 4 March 2020

Venue:  IPLS, 10 Lennoxvale, Belfast

Cost: £1,950


The Institute of Professional Legal Studies invites registrations from solicitors, barristers and members of the Judiciary wishing to attend a Mediation Training course in 2020. 

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 will run for 8 evenings from 6.00 - 8.45pm and there will also be an all day Saturday programme on 29 February 2020.

The course is delivered by experienced local practitioners:

  • Brian Speers, Solicitor, Mediator
  • David Gaston, Solicitor, Mediator
  • Alva Brangam Q.C.

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

Click here to download the course flyer.

If you wish to take up a place please contact Claire Armstrong, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, 10 Lennoxvale, Belfast, BT9 5BY.

Tel. No. (028) 90 97 5699 or

Applications will be taken on a first-come first-served basis.


Legal Mini-MBA Programme

The Institute of Professional Legal Studies along with The William J Clinton Leadership Institute are delighted to announce the launch of the Legal Mini-MBA Programme, specialist CPD programme.

Further information on this new course can be found at: