NUI Galway is organising an international conference entitled ‘The Future is Now! eConveyancing and Title Registration’, which will take place in Galway on April 7 and 8. The conference, which will take place in the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, will be chaired by Supreme Court Justice Miss Mary Laffoy and Court of Appeal Judge Michael Peart.
Technology is rapidly transforming the transfer of property, land, and housing in Ireland and across the world. Electronic conveyancing, or econveyancing, is heralded as the future for conveyancing and title registration. This international conference brings together leading world authorities on econveyancing and title registration drawn from academia, legal practice, the Law Society, and the Property Registration Authority.
Keynote speaker at the conference will be Professor John Wylie, leading land law expert and author of Irish Land Law and Irish Conveyancing Law. He will outline the development of the Irish conveyancing system and the radical changes that will be required to traditional conveyancing processes in the move to econveyancing. Other speakers will examine the changes taking place in Ireland to facilitate these technological developments in property, land and housing, registration and transfer, including the new blockchain system.
Speakers at the conference will include Professor Nicholas Hopkins, Law Commission of England and Wales; Liz Pope, CEO, Property Registration Authority of Ireland; Dr Gabriel Brennan and Eamonn Keenan, eConveyancing Project, Law Society of Ireland; Professor Martin Dixon, University of Cambridge; Professor Sjef Van Erp, Maastricht University; Professor Peter Sparkes, University of Southampton; Dr Una Woods, University of Limerick; Associate Professor Rod Thomas, Auckland University of Technology; Mark Jordan, University of Southampton; Patricia Rickard Clarke, solicitor and former commissioner of the Law Reform Commission; and Dr Simon Cooper, Oxford Brookes University.
Dr Padraic Kenna of NUI Galway’s School of Law said: “This stellar line-up of speakers includes leading national and international experts in this field. Land and conveyancing law is changing rapidly in this country, and with government policy supporting the move to econveyancing, it is vital that both academics and practitioners keep abreast of developments in this area. It is particularly important and relevant in light of the proposed move to pre-contract title investigation in Ireland. The conference will allow delegates to familiarise themselves with the up to date position and current thinking about econveyancing and title registration from the standpoint of the key players in Ireland.”
Full details and registration online are available at: http://conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=495.
The conference, which is sponsored by Ronan Daly Jermyn, will provide seven hours of continuing professional development points for those who register and attend.