Module 11: 8.10 – 9.40am (1.5 General CPD Hours)

Monday 12th September 2022 = Seminar 11 in the Postal Booking Form

First Registration in Forms 1 & 2

‘Practical Guidance On Preparing Form 1 and Form 2 Applications For First Registration’

This talk by the PRAI provides practical information to assist us in the preparation of applications for First Registration in Forms 1 & 2 for lodgment in the Property Registration Authority to enable successful registration.

Key aspects covered in this talk include:

  • Register or Return
  • Practical guide to the Forms
  • Checklists for preparing applications

Also covered in this conveyancing talk is a very useful and practical overview of the PRA’s eRegistration services and the benefits thereof, by Joseph McGranaghan who has 15 years’ experience in the PRAI in the area of First Registration.


Joseph McGranaghan BL is a Barrister and works in the Legal Services Division of the Property Registration Authority as an Assistant Principal Officer. Joseph has acted as the Land Registry Court Registrar in the High Court.

Karen Smyth is an Assistant Principal Officer in the Legal Services Unit and is primarily involved in the examination of applications for first registration. She holds an LL.B (Hons) in Law and a number of postgraduate diplomas. She qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and has significant experience in conveyancing. She worked as a solicitor in private practice for many years and then at the Law Society of Ireland, before joining the Civil Service.