Course Description

Certificate in Conveyancing

Certificate in Conveyancing is a course run by Law Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre, Dublin. It is an Online course . Certificate in Conveyancing gives a Course Qualification of Award / Certificate, awarded by Law Society of Ireland. For more information about Certificate in Conveyancing at Law Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre, please review the details below.

Programme objectives

On completion of this training programme, participants will be able to:

  • Draft documentation to highest standards in both residential and commercial transactions;
  • Identify and summarise the changes to conveyancing practice in light of the introduction of pre-contract title investigation;
  • Complete and lodge complex first registrations in the Land Registry;
  • Act and advise on either side of a property transaction within an insolvency process or with licences transferring;
  • Review, negotiate, and advise clients in relation to commercial leases;
  • Explain the tax implications of a property transaction.

Programme structure and approach to learning

In  2019 we saw the introduction of the new “pre-contract investigation of title” (PCIT) system, which improved the conveyancing process by ensuring any questions relating to the property’s title are raised and resolved before the contracts are signed. The new system is a fundamental change to the legal practice and procedures involved in buying and selling property. This certificate provides attendees with a comprehensive overview and understanding of the issues currently relevant to conveyancing practitioners.

This course is delivered via an innovative “flipped classroom” approach that offers participants ultimate flexibility in how they approach their learning. This format sees lectures released in an online tranche, with participants provided with a window of a number of weeks to view the recorded content and complete online learning activities in a self-paced manner. The online releases are bookended by two days of on-site workshops.

Designed with a practical focus, the course will review conveyancing best practice and consider the impact of recent practice updates and legislative changes. Students will be provided with precedents and learn through problem-based scenarios in a small group format.

Participants will receive a copy of the Law Society Conveyancing and Landlord and Tenant Law manuals on registration.


The programme is based on the following module scheme and covers key themes as listed below


Module 1: Key conveyancing fundamentals 

  • Pre-contract investigation of title,
  • The contract for sale,
  • Requisitions on title,
  • Drafting. 

Module 2: Development

  • New houses and the combined contract for sale and building agreement,
  • Schemes of development,
  • The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014,
  • The Multi-Unit Development Act 2011; dealing with managed properties.

Module 3: Land Registry updates

  • Conversion of possessory title; applications based on adverse possession,
  • Applications for registration in cases of insolvency,
  • Complex first registrations.


Module 1: Ethical issues

  • Undertakings,
  • Conflicts,
  • File management.

Module 2: Landlord and tenant

  • Agreement for lease,
  • Rent review,
  • Key lease issues.

Module 3: Taxation issues for conveyancers

  • Local Property Tax update, household charge, and Non Principal Private Residence (NPPR),
  • VAT and CGT issues for conveyancers.


Workshops are a key feature of this course and the online release of lectures is bookended by on-site workshops. These are designed to be interactive and involve working in groups on selected case-study problems and analysis, with an emphasis on the application of finance law to common scenarios encountered in practice.




Saturday 21 November 2020


Saturday 16 January 2021


2,500-word written assignment (80%) and continuous assessment through online activities (20%). 

Who should attend?

  • This course is reserved for solicitors and post-PPC1 trainees,
  • It will appeal to seasoned professionals who are looking for a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the practical issues that they are currently facing,
  • It will also appeal to newly qualified solicitors and trainees, as it will provide a strong grounding in conveyancing practice and the law regarding residential and commercial property – areas that remain the bedrock of many practices.

Hear from our graduates

“The course provided a solid basis in general conveyancing and leasing issues from pre-contract enquiries through to registrations with the Property Registration Authority. The materials, which were provided both online and at the various workshops run throughout the course, are an invaluable resource and offer practical guidance on everyday conveyancing matters. The course is an excellent opportunity for those seeking to expand, refresh, or update their knowledge of conveyancing and leasing practice.”
Niamh Ní Lúing (Matheson) 


Lecturers and tutors will consist of practitioners with in-depth knowledge of conveyancing law. Previous lecturers have included:

  • Suzanne Bainton, Liston & Company,
  • Justine Carty, Property Registration Authority,
  • Martin Colman, Dillon Eustace,
  • Áine Gleeson, AMOSS Solicitors,
  • Jarleth Heneghan, William Fry,
  • Michelle Linnane, Moran and Ryan,
  • Rachel Niall, Chief State Solicitor’s Office,
  • Aine Ruddy BL, Property Registration Authority,
  • Patrick Sweetman, Matheson,
  • Joe Thomas, O’Reilly Thomas,
  • Michael Walsh, ByrneWallace.


We have designed our courses to enable you to satisfy as much of your CPD requirement as possible. Time spent attending lectures and workshops in person or completing these via e-learning as part of your course can be claimed towards your annual CPD requirement. The number of hours of CPD that you may claim in relation to your diploma/certificate course will depend on the way in which you access each of the individual sessions. For further information, visit the CPD scheme  and download the CPD booklet.

The Diploma Centre team will host our annual CPD conference in November 2019. This complimentary event is a dedicated management and professional development skills and regulatory matters session. We will post an invitation on your Diploma Hub page later in the year.

The Certificate in Conveyancing course at Law Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre is listed in's national courses finder.
Training ProviderLaw Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 7
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationAward / Certificate
Awarding BodyLaw Society of Ireland
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate in Conveyancing
Course Start Date13th October 2020
Course End Date16th January 2021
Course TimeBlended learning: online lectures and two on-site workshops.
Course Fee1650
For more information about Law Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre, please visit our College page on by clicking here.

Course Provider

Law Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre

The Education Centre, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 (DX 79 Dublin), Ireland D07 VW24, Dublin, Ireland

Make Enquiry

Please insert your contact details and any additional information you require and we will forward your request to Law Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre

Captcha code        I confirm I have read the Cookie Information, Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy and I agree to join the community.