Professional Development Courses

Page last updated: Monday, April 25, 2022

Amidst growing complexity, businesses now face unprecedented challenges in today’s market. To stay competitive, a practical understanding of the relevant domestic and EU legislation is essential. King’s Inns reaches a diverse community of people in offering a range of accessible Professional Development Courses (Advanced Diplomas) in specialist areas of the law. 

These dynamic and versatile courses are delivered from a practical point of view, which assist many employees, company directors, consultants and self–employed professionals in understanding and navigating the current legal issues that affect their day–to–day business operations.

Many of our courses are suitable for people with a non–legal background, attracting a range of professionals from different industries in Ireland and internationally.

Delivered by Industry Practitioners 

All our courses are designed and coordinated by seasoned, highly experienced practitioners. Each course is delivered by visiting speakers from the legal, business and communication industries, including senior members of the judiciary. They are all willing to share their vast knowledge and experience with our students. 

Flexibility and Online Learning 

All courses are suitable for those in full–time employment with many classes recorded and available to watch after class during your own time. Live interactive sessions usually take place early morning, evening, or the weekend. 

Recorded lectures are available to view online via our Virtual Learning Environment, where lecture notes and supplemental reading are provided ahead of class time.

Online tutorials and IT support are available to help students navigate their way through our Library and legal resource databases.


Our advanced diplomas are professional development courses. They are accredited independently by The Honorable Society of King’s Inns. To be awarded an Advanced Diploma from King’s Inns, a participant must complete some assessments. Please see individual course pages for further information.

King’s Inns, the only Inn of Court in the Republic of Ireland, and the Inns of Court in the UK have a long–established and recognised role in providing recognised legal education in Common Law jurisdictions worldwide. The skills and competence gained in studying at King’s Inns are transferable, portable and recognised internationally. It is a valuable qualification delivered by distinguished lawyers, members of the judiciary and legal practitioners specialising in legal education.

Member Discount

Subscribing Barrister Members to King’s Inns are entitled to a 10% discount on most advanced diploma courses. 

If you wish to avail of the discount you must have a discount code. Please contact (available 9 am to 2 pm Monday to Thursday) to get your discount code before applying. 

More information on membership can be found here.

Questions and Queries

If you have any questions or queries relating to the courses below, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Specialist law courses 

Legal Innovation and Technology – new course in development


Social Media and Media Law

Medical Law

Quasi–Judicial Decision–Making

Data Protection Law

Law and Education

Planning and Environmental Law

Corporate, White–Collar and Regulatory Crime

Public Procurement Law

Immigration and Asylum Law

Applied Employment Law

Legislative Drafting

Ard–Dioplómaí trí mheán na Gaeilge

Dlítheangeolaíocht / Lawyer–Linguistics

Aistriúchán Dlíthiúil / Legal Translation

Dlí–Chleachtadh trí Ghaeilge / Legal Practice through Irish