The Business of Law

Date & Time: 30 -31 July 2024 (Day 1 & 2: 9.00am - 5.15pm)
Venue: SAL, Stamford 1 & 2, The Adelphi #08-08, 1 Coleman Street S(179803)


This 2 day programme will help you to gain insights on the managerial and business aspects of the legal profession. Understand strategy in a law firm and how you can contribute to it. Through interactive and workshop-based sessions, participants will learn to:


  • Identify five key behaviours that the participants can deploy to display leadership in their firms.

  • Develop their, individual medium-term aspirations in terms of objectives and key results.

  • Develop self-awareness about their preferred conflict resolution style;

  • Develop awareness of alternative conflict resolution styles and to practice same.

  • Understand the key strategic choices firms make to position themselves in an industry

  • Develop an appreciation of business valuation techniques and approaches in M&A transactions.

  • Develop understanding of how to contribute to firm strategy:

  • Explore their ability to make more substantive contributions to firm strategy.

  Early bird rate (until 19 July) Usual rate (20 July onwards)


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To register for the course, please email to with the following details: 

- First name:

- Last name:

- Contact number: 

- Email address: 

- Member: Yes / No (pls indicate accordingly) 

- Number of seats: 


CPD Points : 12



Upcoming Event

Day 1

8.30am - 9.00am


9.00am – 11.00am

Displaying Leadership in a Professional Services Firm

11.00am – 11.30am


11.30am – 1.00pm

Setting Objectives and Key Results and Providing and Soliciting Ongoing Feedback

1.00pm – 2.00pm


2.00pm – 4.00pm

Decision-making in Groups

4.00pm – 4.15pm


4.15pm – 5.15pm

My Personal Conflict Management Style and Developing Confidence with Other Styles


Day 2

8.30am - 9.00am


9.00am – 10.30am

Mission, Purpose, Vision and Values in the Professional Services Firm

10.30am – 11.00am


11.00am – 1.00pm

Strategy in a Professional Services Firm

1.00pm – 2.00pm


2.00pm – 3.15pm

Mergers and Acquisitions

3.15pm – 3.30pm


3.30pm – 4.45pm

Your personal role in Strategy

4.45pm – 5.15pm



For enquiries related to this event, please email

SILE Accredited CPD Activity

Number of Public CPD Points: 12

Practice Area: Professional Skills

Training Level: General

SILE Attendance Policy

Attendance Policy: Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, participants are reminded to sign in on arrival and sign out at the conclusion of each day of the event in the manner required by the organiser. Participants must not be absent from each day of the event for more than 15 minutes. Participants who attend Day 1 and comply strictly with the Attendance Policy on that day may obtain 6.5 Public CPD Points. Participants who attend Day 2 and comply strictly with the Attendance Policy on that day may obtain 5.5 Public CPD Points. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy on any particular day of the event will not be able to obtain CPD Points for that day. Please refer to for more information.


Patrick T. Gibbons


Patrick is the Jefferson Smurfit Professor of Strategic Management and until recently headed up the Executive Development programmes at the UCD College of Business. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Strategic Planning and Policy from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior educational qualifications at bachelor’s and master’s levels were gained at UCD.


He has presented academic papers at over 80 international conferences, has published two books and his articles have been published in leading academic journals.


Before entering academia, Patrick worked in a number of financial and corporate strategy roles with KPMG; the Jefferson Smurfit Group; An Post (The Irish Postal Service) and The Investment Bank of Ireland.


Patrick is a Visiting Professor at Nanyang Business School (Singapore), the School for Executive Education and Development (SEED) in Budapest and at the State University of New York-Albany. He previously held visiting positions at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), the European School for Management of Technology  (ESMT-Berlin) and Peking University.


Between 2008 and 2013 he was a member of both the UCD Governing Authority and its principal sub-Committee, the Finance, Remuneration and Asset Management Committee (FRAMC).  He was also the Vice-President of the University, Staff and Administration between 2004-2006, overseeing a period of significant structural change at the institution. He also served as Associate Dean-Academic of UCD Business School between 2007 and 2011.


His consulting and executive development clients have included: Abbott Laboratories; Agilent Technologies; Allied Irish Banks; Alltech; ALMAC; A&L Goodbody; Brown Brothers Harriman; Dairygold; Dale Farm; Dawn Farm Foods; Dalata Group; Department of the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister’s Office); Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI); Dimension Data; DuPont Asia-Pacific; DuPont Korea; EJ; EY; Enterprise Ireland; ESB; ESRI; Essilor; Failte Ireland; Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA); Geith International; Global Shares; GSK Pharmaceuticals; Google; Health Information and Quality Agency (HIQA); ICON; IDA Ireland; the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO); The Courts Service; Irish Defence Forces; Irish Funds; Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC); Irish Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association (IPHA); ISME; Keppel-FELS Corporation; KPMG-Singapore; Mason, Hayes & Curran; Microsoft; National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI); National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA); Pharmaceutical Managers Institute (PMI); Port Authority of Singapore (PSA); PWC; Santos Dumont; Skoda (Ireland); Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI): Teagasc; Tour East-Singapore; VHI; Vilicom; Volvo Construction Equipment APAC and a number of other small and medium-sized enterprises, professional service firms and non-profit organisations both in Ireland and Singapore.

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