The Irish Visual Artists Rights Organisation in collaboration with Visual Artists Ireland presents a day of presentations and panel discussions featuring experts from the legal, financial, museum and archive sectors to examine strategies in planning and managing an artists estate and legacy. The conference will take place on the 23rd of Nov at the RHA Gallery. 5 CPD Hours Available. For a full breakdown of speakers and information on how to book, please visit: http://ivaro.ie/artists-estates-conference-2017/#AEC2017
SAGE- Laws can change lives- Responding to the human rights of older people and adults who may be vulnerable.
The seminar recording from the update from the Charities Regulatory Authority seminar delivered by the CEO, John Farrelly, the 27th July 2016 is now available in the Members’ Library section.
Over the past 12 months the STEP Ireland committee have undertaken a significant review of the content of STEP’s Diploma in Trust & Estate Planning to ensure that it provides attendees with a comprehensive and practical education in trust and estate planning.
This project has now completed and the revised STEP Diploma in Trust & Estate Planning, to be run in conjunction with the Law Society, will begin on 17 September 2016 and applications for the Diploma are now open.
The course is intended primarily for persons who have practical experience in the areas of wills, trusts, estate planning, probate and administration of estates within Ireland. In order to participate on the course, you must have relevant work experience of at least one year in the areas covered on the course and one or more of the following qualifications: Solicitor, Barrister, Certified Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Associate or Fellow of the Irish Taxation Institute, Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (Trustee Diploma), Associate of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland (Diploma in Wealth Management), Members of the Irish Institute of Legal Executives or another professional qualification deemed equivalent by the Law Society and STEP, or such qualification deemed to be of an equivalent standard by the STEP Worldwide governing committee.
This course is designed to enable successful candidates to advise clients on all aspects of the creation of wills, the operation of trusts, associated tax implications and overall estate planning for clients. Practical in its approach, this course provides participants with real life situations that are faced by practitioners and gives real solutions to problems encountered.
Full details of the course are available here. The application form for the Diploma is available here and the STEP affiliate application form is available here.
Candidates are advised that upon successful passing of the Diploma, it is a prerequisite to have two years relevant experience before their application to upgrade to full membership will be accepted.
STEP Ireland has made a submission to the Law Reform Commission as part of the public consultation on Section 117 of the Succession Act 1965.
The submission is now available in the Members’ Library. Please note you need to be a STEP member to access the Members’ Library.