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Property and Conveyancing - Updated Home Charter Scheme and Solicitors' Negligence - An Update

November 18, 2021
Institute of Professional Legal Studies
17:30 - 19:30


Updated Home Charter Scheme

This seminar will consider the introduction of the updated Home Charter Scheme documents from 1st January 2021 and discuss their implications in practice.  There will be a focus on lessons learned since the introduction.


Solicitors’ Negligence – An Update

This seminar will consider recent case law on solicitors’ negligence and highlight issues of which property practitioners need to be mindful.


About the Speaker Andrew Kirkpatrick


Andrew Kirkpatrick is a solicitor with Murray Kelly Moore Solicitors in Bangor specialising in conveyancing and private client work.  He joined the firm in January 2021.

Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 2002 after training in Carson McDowell Solicitors then spent 11 years in Mills Selig Solicitors in Belfast.  He moved to the Law Society of Northern Ireland in 2014 and become Head of Policy.  As part of that role in the Society, he was involved in the review of the Home Charter Scheme as Secretary to the Conveyancing & Property Committee.


About the Speaker Douglas Stevenson BL

Douglas was called to the Bar in 2009.  Prior to that, he worked for 6 years as a commercial property solicitor with Carson McDowell.  He regularly appears in the Chancery Court, the Commercial Court and the Lands Tribunal.  He provides non contentious advice on property related matters to private clients and public bodies, including the Law Society.  He represents the solicitors’ insurers in defending professional negligence actions against solicitors.


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Event Organiser Details
Name Clodagh McMorrow
Phone 028 9097 5699