Cork solicitors gather for major Law Society conference

Over 110 solicitors from across Cork and Munster attended the ‘Practitioner Update Cork 2022’, a major legal conference which took place at The Kingsley Hotel, Cork on Thursday, 24 November.

Organised by Law Society Skillnet in association with the Southern Law Association, the Practitioner Update Cork 2022 is the ninth in this year’s series of specialised training events designed to support local solicitors in communities throughout Ireland to upskill on topics related to legal practice.


Solicitor Emma Meagher Neville of Ahern Roberts O’Rourke Williams & Partners, Carrigaline is President of the Southern Law Association and chaired the event. She outlined some of the events touched on at the conference.

“The Practitioner Update Cork is a highlight in local solicitors’ calendars each year and we were delighted to celebrate the event in Cork in November. Local solicitors look forward to coming together to collaborate and upskill in essential areas of practice.

“This year, expert speakers in wills and probate, litigation, and regulation addressed the conference highlighting key issues for Cork solicitors and their clients,” she said. 


“One of the key topics covered at this year’s Practitioner Update Cork was that of wills and probate. As solicitors, we know the importance of having a valid will and ensuring it is kept up-to-date. The conference highlighted the importance for every adult to have their will made.

“As we approach the end of 2022, we encourage Cork residents to consider their long-term wishes and to put these into writing. Ensuring your will is up-to-date and valid can provide peace of mind to you and your loved ones and can help avoid heartbreak or stress down the line. If you need to make a will, talk to your local solicitor who can guide you each step of the way,” added Ms Meagher Neville.


“Solicitors are continuously striving to provide the best possible legal services for our clients and communities. Remember, a solicitor’s main priority is their client; we are here to support you at all stages of life.

“Thanks to the Practitioner Update Cork 2022 solicitors from across Cork and Munster are up to date on essential areas of law and ready to meet the evolving needs of their clients. We are grateful to the Southern Law Association and Law Society Skillnet for their help to facilitate this.”

“If you need trusted advice, whether on making a will, buying a home, employment or family matters, talk to your local solicitor,” said Ms Meagher Neville.