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King’s Inns

Preparation Course
  • The Honorable Society of King’s Inns entrance examinations
  • Delivered in Classroom or Online
  • Choose to study at your own pace or with our timetabled classes
  • Enrol now for the June 2024 course starting 4th of June

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Study in a classroom environment one evening a week.
Price from €325
  • City Centre Location
  • Fully Interactive Limited Class Size
  • Starts 4th June
  • Duration June – August
  • Single modules available
  • Printed Delivered Manuals
€1,500 for all five subjects

Live Online

Live online training with real-time instructor-student interaction.
Price from €325
  • Live & fully online
  • Archived for review
  • Starts 4th June
  • Duration June – August
  • Single modules available
  • Printed Delivered Manuals
€1,500 for all five subjects

Welcome to City Colleges’ King’s Inns Exam Preparation Courses. The Honorable Society of King’s Inns entrance examinations consists of five papers. Constitutional law, Law of Contract, Criminal law, Law of Evidence and the Law of Tort. To be eligible to sit these examinations, students must have either an approved Law degree or have completed the Honorable Society of King’s Inns Diploma in Legal Studies course. All materials are provided including up-to-date materials and past examination papers. This exam preparation course is delivered by dedicated lecturers. Our lecturers have many years of experience in preparing students to pass these entrance examinations.

Our King’s Inns Exam Preparation Courses are offered throughout June, July and August. The next course is enrolling now.

Our King’s Inns Preparation Courses are delivered from our Dublin City Centre. This is located on South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2. We will be streamed live as well recorded and made available for later review.

Participants on this programme will receive:

  • Tuition from some of Ireland’s finest law lecturers
  • The most up-to-date course manuals. Hard copies will be sent to you by post.
  • Access to live lectures, which are also recorded and made available online for review
  • Past examination papers and solutions
  • Access to City Colleges’ assignment correction facility
  • Access to the college’s study and library facilities

Dublin 2 & online live course timetable*:

*Subject to change

6pm-8pm Law of Evidence with Brendan Foley
8.15pm-10.15pm Extra classes
6pm-8pm Criminal law with Dr AnnNoelle Bennett
8.15pm-10.15pm Contract law with Adam Connolly
6pm-8pm Tort Law with Ciaran Lawlor
8.15pm-10.15pm Constitutional law with Simon Donagh
6pm-8pm Extra classes
8.15pm-10.15pm Extra classes


Brendan Foley – Law Of Evidence

Brendan graduated with a degree in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin in 1996. He was called to the Irish Bar in 2005, and has been in practice at the Bar and lecturing on professional courses since 2006. He was awarded the Antonia O’Callaghan prize for Constitutional Law in 2004.

Since 2008, Brendan has lectured in Constitutional law, Equity & Trusts, Company law and European law for FE1 candidates. He has also lectured on the King’s Inns Entrance Examination course in Constitutional law since 2008.

Ciarán Lawlor – Tort Law


Ciarán Lawlor is a practicing Barrister and an experienced legal educator. Ciarán graduated from University College Dublin with an Honours Degree in Law, and proceeded to study at the Honorable Society of the King’s Inns. He completed his studies at the King’s Inns and was called to the Irish Bar in 2005. He subsequently
completed an LLM in European Law also at UCD, graduating with distinction.

Prior to commencing practice at the Irish Bar, Ciarán interned with leading Irish law firm A&L Goodbody, and with Amnesty International (Ireland), and was an IRCHSS funded project assistant on the EU Law PhD project at UCD. His practice focuses on civil law, with an emphasis on contract and commercial litigation, debt-collection, defamation, personal injuries, and tort law generally.

Ciarán has a broad experience of teaching law. He has been a Senior Tutor in UCD, and has lectured in tort law on the Graduate Diploma in Arbitration in UCD.

Conor Duff – Contract Law / Evidence

LLB, BL,(NUI),LL.M.(Dubl.),B.L.,Dip. Construction

Conor Duff B.L., Dean of Law at City Colleges, lectures in the areas of Contract and EU law for FE-1 students, a selection of City Colleges’ Professional programmes and our BA (Hons) in Business Studies programme.

Conor is a seasoned lecturer and has a proven track record of academic delivery across other colleges and Universities, including the Law Society of Ireland.

He is a graduate of Maynooth University (LL.B.) (Hons.), Trinity College Dublin (LL.M.), the Honorable Society of King’s Inns (B.L.) and the Law Society of Ireland (Dip. Construction Law). He graduated from Maynooth University and Trinity College with
first-class honours degrees with distinction for his LL.M. Dissertation. He is a member of the EBA, CBA and Members’ Committee of the Irish Society for European Law.

Conor has published widely in various national legal journals including the Commercial Law Practitioner and the ICLJ. Conor was a co-editor of the leading EU Treaties text which is permitted for use in FE-1 and QLTT examinations.

Simon Donagh – Constitutional Law


Simon is a lecturer at City Colleges and a practicing barrister as a member of the Bar of Ireland. Since 2016 he lectures in constitutional law on the FE1, King’s Inns and QLTT courses.
Simon is also currently a tutor on the Barrister-at-Law Degree Course in the King’s Inns.

He previously lectured in advocacy and mooting in UCD as well as tutoring in property law and contract law.

Simon is a graduate of UCD having studied law with philosophy and graduating in 2011. Having completed the Barrister-at-Law Degree in the King’s Inns, he was called to the Bar in 2012. His practice at the Bar focuses on criminal law, employment and equality law, civil
litigation, judicial review and constitutional litigation.

Simon has a particular interest in the impact of the Constitution in criminal proceedings.

Dr AnnNoelle Bennett– Criminal Law

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