On the 10 September we hosted a practical seminar facilitated by Irish law firm Mason Hayes & Curran focusing on the essential CPD requirements for Irish practising certificate holders, with a focus on the regulatory element of Irish professional development.

We’re conscious that a large number of UK-based solicitors now hold Irish practising certificates and/or are admitted to the roll of solicitors in Ireland. Those solicitors who hold practising certificates are required to comply with specific Irish CPD requirements.

In order to help those solicitors, and in response to various requests from our membership, we’re sharing the presentation from this two-hour seminar which covered a number of topics, including anti-money laundering.

Due to topic raised it became a Chatham House seminar, which is why it was not recorded.


  • Niall Collins, partner, Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Margaret Gray QC, Brick Court Chambers

Margaret specialises in EU, competition and public law. She has appeared in 60 cases before the Luxembourg courts, unled on more than 50 occasions. She frequently represents the governments of the UK and Ireland, and appeared as counsel for the European Commission in a number of multi-million pound fine cartel appeals.

She has built up a unique expertise in EU regulation of utilities and services between the UK and Ireland, due to her practices at the Bars of Ireland and Northern Ireland, in particular in energy and telecommunications matters. She has acted for each of the UK devolved administrations in EU state aid and procurement matters.

Margaret was shortlisted for EU and Competition Junior of the Year at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018.

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