Probate Bar Association Conference 2022

The Essential Update for the Probate Practitioner

Our speakers who are experts in their field, will examine practical approaches to assessing capacity, from taking instructions to formal assessments, the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act, 2015 and conclude with a probate litigation update.

1pm Registration with a light networking lunch
1.30pm Welcome address by Catherine Duggan BLChair, Probate Bar Association
1.35 - 2pm Opening remarks by The Honourable Ms Justice Nuala Butler
2 - 2.40pm Michael Hourican SC will speak about recent case law in the areas of probate and succession.
2.40 - 3.15pm Susan O’Connell, Solicitor, O’Connell Brennan will speak on Practical Capacity Issues in a Private Client Setting.
3.15 - 3.30pm Coffee Break
3.30 - 4.10pm Áine Flynn, Director, Decision Support Services, will speak on the role of the DSS in the context of the ADMCA and the support service.
4.10 - 4.40pm Professor Rónán Collins, Director of Stroke Services andConsultant Physician in Tallaght Hospital, will speak on capacity and older persons.
4.40 - 5pm Panel discussion and Q&A
5pm Wine Reception in the Sheds

After the Conference, we would be delighted if you join us for a drinks reception in the Sheds.

Associate Membership is now open for Solicitors, visit our registration page.

If you are purchasing 3 or more Non-Member tickets please use the code PBA80 to avail of a 20% discount.

This Conference is proudly sponsored by Finders International

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Additional Information

The Probate Bar Association of Ireland, which was launched in July 2019, is an association of Senior and Junior Counsel who are members of the Bar of Ireland. We specialise and practice in Chancery Probate, Succession Law and Trust Litigation, and have extensive litigation experience in these areas, advising and supporting solicitors acting on behalf of executors, beneficiaries and any other interested parties. For more information, please visit