Course Details

In this course, Brian Walker and Alison Walker active practising barristers specialising in Company and Commercial Law will talk us through the most recent changes and updates in Company Law.


Company Law doesn’t stand still and changes are coming and in particular what’s coming next for company directors. Brian and Alison eat sleep and drink Company Law and explain What’s Coming Next in easy practical terms in an interactive session where you can raise questions as the session progresses.


Topics covered include:


  • The Companies Act 2014 Updates
  • The proposed new Companies Act 2024
  • The Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Act 2021
  • New enforcement action from the CEA
  • EPO, European Prosecutors Office,
  • Proposed New AML Sixth Directive on the Way
  • The Companies (Rescue process for Small and Micro Companies Act) 2021
  • Corporate Governance of the Future
  • Section 363 new two-step regime retaining audit exemption when companies are late
  • CRO enforcement, What’s Happening on the ground
  • New registration of beneficial ownership Regulations
  • Unliquidated insolvent dissolved Companies, options to appoint an inspector
  • Other remedies under the Companies Act 2014 for insolvent companies
  • Enhanced provisions to strike off companies
  • New Late Filing Regime for Liquidators
  • Shareholder Disputes, Current Trends
  • The Ten Big Issues in the New Company Law
  • Key Predictions for 2024

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CPD Course Speaker


Brian Walker

Brian Walker is practicing barrister. He has nearly 45 years experience of company law and company secretarial practice, having previously worked with the accountancy firms of KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He has been CPD lecturer in company law to the main accountancy bodies for the past thirty years. His approach to company law is straightforward, direct and easily understood. He will focus on changes in company and commercial law and the most important issues that arise daily for accountants, auditors and company directors.


Alison Walker

Alison Walker is a practising barrister who specialises in Company Law. Alison is an Accredited Mediator and a member of the ADR Committee of the Bar of Ireland. BCL, UCD Barrister-at-Law Degree, The Honourable Society of King’s Inns