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Ninth Edition

Edited by Gabriel Brennan, Nuala Casey, Sean Brodie, Deirdre Fox, Rachael Hession, Barry Magee, and John Murphy

September 2019

ISBN: 9780198839521

776 pages

Law Society of Ireland Manuals

Price: £65.00

Accessible, practical and thorough: Conveyancing is designed specifically for the Law Society of Ireland's Professional Practice Course.



Conveyancing is a practical text for trainee and practising solicitors in Ireland. Containing updated sample precedents and documentation, the ninth edition covers all the essential elements of property law and takes into account recent developments, such as the 2019 Pre Contract Investigation of Title procedure and new practice directions.

  • Published during a time of ongoing reform and modernization, the manual gives an up-to-date account of conveyancing practice in Ireland, providing trainee and practising solicitors with all the essential knowledge needed to work in this area
  • The book offers a clear description of the subject, making it easier for students to grasp the essential points of property law such as the buying and selling of property and the arranging of loans, the preparation of title deeds, leases and other legal documents
  • Sample documentation and precedents are included to help trainee solicitors to understand the procedural aspects of conveyancing law which will be vital to them in practice

New to this edition

  • Detailed explanation of 2019 Pre Contract Investigation of Title (PCIT) procedure
  • Updated diagrams in Chapter 2, showing the detailed steps in a conveyancing transaction
  • Features up-to-date Law Society precedents, including the 2019 Contract for Sale and the 2019 Requisitions on Title, with sample Contract for Sale special conditions
  • Expanded guidance on Land Registry practice in relation to seals and powers of attorney, and sample Statements of Title for first registration applications
  • Chapter 11 on Planning has been completely revised to reflect developments in the law

About the Author(s)

Edited by Gabriel Brennan, Solicitor and course manager, Law Society of Ireland, Nuala Casey, Solicitor, consultant, tutor and examiner, Law Society of Ireland, Sean Brodie, Lecturer, Law Society of Ireland and Irish Tax Institute, and partner, PwC, Deirdre Fox, Solicitor and lecturer, Law Society of Ireland, Rachael Hession, Solicitor and course manager, Law Society of Ireland, Barry Magee, Solicitor and lecturer/tutor, Law Society of Ireland, and John Murphy, Solicitor and Deputy Registrar, Property Registration Authority, and lecturer, Law Society of Ireland

Dr. Gabriel Brennan is a solicitor with the Law Society. She is course manager with the Law School for applied land law and senior advisor to the society's eConveyancing Project. She is editor and co-author of the Law Society's Landlord and Tenant Law manual and co-editor and co-author of this and other property law manuals. She is a member of the Law Society Conveyancing Committee, eConveyancing Task Force and the PRA eRegistration Project Board.

Nuala Casey: BCL (NUI) Nuala is a consultant solicitor with Sheil Solicitor. She has extensive experience in both probate and conveyancing practice. She is a lecturer and tutor on the Law Society professional practice courses on wills, probate, tax planning, conveyancing and landlord and tenant modules. She is co-author of this book, the Law Society's Commercial and Complex Property Transactions ibook and the Wills, Probate and Estates book also published by Oxford University Press.

Sean Brodie has lectured on the Law Society's VAT and landlord and tenant law modules on the professional practice courses and on the Law Society's diploma in commercial conveyancing. He has also lectured on VAT for the Irish Tax Institute and is co-author of Value Added Tax published by the Irish Tax Institute. He is currently a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he advises on all aspects of VAT. Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers he worked in the office of the Revenue Commissioners.

Deirdre Fox (BCC LLM) qualified as a solicitor in 1993. She has lectured extensively on conveyancing practice both to students on the Law Society's professional practice courses and to members of the profession. Deirdre has been a member of the Law Society Conveyancing Committee since 1996. In August 2011, Deirdre was appointed by the Minister for Justice and Equality as the Law Society's representative on the Property Registration Authority.

Dr. Rachael Hession qualified as a solicitor in 1997. She is a course manager on the Law Society's professional practice courses and is a programme manager with Law Society professional training. She is secretary to the Law Society Taxation Committee. She lectures and tutors on the professional practice courses. She is co-editor and co-author of the Law Society Complex Conveyancing manual. She is an associate of the ITI and a member of STEP. She holds a MA in higher education, professional legal education and skills and a doctorate in education.

Barry Magee qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and initially practised with Maurice E. Veale & Co. Solicitors. He joined the Office of the Chief State Solicitor in 2001 where he worked in the State Property Division. In 2008 he joined the Railway Procurement Agency and he became chairperson of the Refugee Appeals Tribunal in 2013. He is now an associate with McDowell Purcell Solicitors. He has lectured and tutored on the Law Society professional practice courses in conveyancing and landlord and tenant law.

John Murphy is a solicitor and deputy registrar in the Property Registration Authority (PRA). He has worked in the Land Registry and Registry of Deeds since 1980 and has broad experience in all aspects of registration of title. John lectures on PRA-related matters on the Law Society's professional practice courses and on the professional training program and to various bar associations.

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction to conveyancing and systems of registration
    2:Steps in a conveyancing transaction
    5:Investigation of title
    6:Contract for sale
    7:The family home, the shared home, and cohabiting couples
    12:New houses
    13:First registration
    14:Dealing with registered land
    15:Requisitions on title
    16:Conveyancing and taxation

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