Course Summary

Duration2 hours

PresenterSeamus McGrath

Course Overview

The main purpose of the talk  is to deal with the provisions of the solicitors accounts regulations focusing particularly on the role of the reporting accountants, to give  an insight on the  on the types of issues that the Law Society investigating accountants encounter in the course of their inspections of solicitors accounts, and identify risk factors when  reporting on solicitors accounts


CPD Course Facilitator

Seamus McGrath, Senior Investigating Accountant at The Law Society of Ireland

Seamus McGrath manages of a team of professionals engaged in the financial regulation of the solicitors profession and administration of claims on the Law Society’s Compensation Fund.


Colm Owens: Practice Support Executive, OmniPro

As a member of our Practice Support team, Colm’s focus is on helping practices achieve on-going best practice compliance, prepare for monitoring visits and assist with post-monitoring visits follow-ups.

Colm brings a unique insight into the whole area of monitoring and compliance having spent the last 6 years as a quality reviewer with Chartered Accountants Ireland.  In that role he has visited firms of differing sizes all over the country which has given him an insight into how firms operate, the challenges facing firms and how firms are responding to current issues facing them and the profession.  He has gained up-to-date knowledge of audit, accounting, money laundering and regulatory compliance issues relevant to the profession and knowledge of current audit methodologies.

Prior to his time with Chartered Accountants Ireland, Colm’s roles included Audit Manager with Anne Brady McQuillans and Brophy Gillespie, both in Dublin, where he worked with a range of clients from small owner-managed businesses through to larger audit clients.