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Probate & Tax Seminar 21st February 2019

(11 Feb 2019)








21 February 2019

The Radisson Hotel

Golden Lane

Dublin 8

2.00pm – 5.00pm


When in a hole, stop digging! The Do’s and Don’ts of the CA26 and the tax effect of same by Anne Stephenson, Principal of Stephenson Solicitors.


The future of Probate updates from John Glennon, High Court Probate Officer.


Court Jurisdiction: dealing with the Non-Contentious and the Contentious: an overview by Dublin County Registrar, Rita Considine BL.


Chair: Bonnie Hickey BL.



Anne Stephenson is the Principal of Stephenson Solicitors. She is a member of the Law Society’s Probate, Administration and Trust and the Mental Health and the DSBA’s Probate and Taxation Committees, and STEP. She is a founding member of SFE and she lectures, examines & tutors on the PPC I&II Wills, Probate, Tax Planning and Conveyancing Modules and on the STEP Diploma and the Probate Master Classes for the Law Society.  She also lectures for Skillnets, the DSBA, STEP and Bar Associations. She is the co-author of the OUP Manuals: "Wills Probate and Estates", “Conveyancing” and of “Capital Taxation for Solicitors”. She is a contributor to “Laffoy Irish Precedents”, on the CA24 and Legal Personal Representatives. She also contributes to the Law Society Gazette, the Parchment, and the Irish Tax Review.


Rita Considine BL was a leading Junior Counsel who practiced in civil family and chancery law with a specialisation in Probate, Administration of estates and Succession Law, Trusts, Land Law and wardship maters for many years. She continues to lecture and tutor on Probate matters for the Law Society and other organisations and is currently the Dublin County Registrar.


John Glennon BL MBA is the High Court Probate Officer. He was appointed to that post in July of 2018. Other than a period of time spent working as Head of Administration in the Law Reform Commission he has spent his entire career working in various offices of the Supreme and High Court. He has worked on two occasions in the Central office of the High Court and has also worked in the Wards of Court Office, the Taxing Masters Office and the Probate Office. He has also worked as a full time Registrar in the High Court. Following the establishment of the Courts Service John was appointed as the first Personnel Officer and subsequently became the Director of Human Resources. In recent years he was appointed as Examiner of the High Court and more recently appointed Probate Officer. John also served as a member of the Courts Service Board in recent years. He was called to the Bar in 1988.    



Bonnie Hickey BL was called to the bar in 2009. Prior to that, she worked as a town agent where she gained experience in dealing with Probate matters. She now practices in the area of civil litigation with one of her areas of specialisation being Probate and Succession Law. 


Conference Information

Date:                21 February 2019

Time:                2.00 – 5.00pm

Location:          The Radisson Hotel

                                Golden Lane

                                Dublin 8

Fees:                € 150.00 Member

                         € 245.00.00 Non Member

Registration:    1.30pm

                        2.00pm Presentations followed by questions and answers

                        5.00pm Conclusion


CPD:                3 Hours Group Study




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