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Criminal Law: Practice and Procedure: School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

Criminal Law: Practice and Procedure Update Conference


Date: Saturday, 12 October 2013

Venue: Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

About the Conference

This conference, organised by the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin will provide practitioners, academics, researchers and others with an interest in the criminal justice system with a review of recent important developments in criminal law and criminal procedure. The emphasis will be on giving participants a practical update on current themes and emerging trends based on analysis of recent cases, legislation and proposals for reform.  

A panel of expert speakers will address relevant subjects including developments in substantive criminal law, draft legislation on DNA evidence, accommodating victims within the criminal justice system, sentencing, and procedural developments. 

There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.


CPD Hours/Points: 2.5


Speakers and Chair

Professor Ivana Bacik is Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin and since 2007 has been a Senator for Dublin University.

Professor Hilary Biehler is Head of School at Trinity College Dublin where she lectures in Equity and Administrative Law.

Dr Yvonne Daly in Criminal Law and the Law of Evidence at Dublin City University.

Dr. Liz Heffernan is an Associate Professor and a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin.  She lectures in Evidence and international Criminal Evidence.

Professor Shane Kilcommins lectures in evidence law, jurisprudence, penology and employment law at Univerity College Cork.

Mr. David O’Dwyer, Senior Consultant, Regulatory Advisory Services at Grant Thornton

Tom O’Malley is a barrister and a Senior Lecturer in Law at NUI, Galway where he teaches Administrative Law, Evidence, Sentencing Law, and Criminal Procedure.

Dr David Prendergas is a lecturer in Criminal law and Theoretical and Comparative Criminal Law and Legal Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin.<>



9:30 Registration

Opening and Welcome by the Chairperson, Professor Liz Heffernan



The New Draft DNA Legislation

David O'Dwyer


Criminal Procedure - Recent Developments

Dr. Yvonne Daly


Criminal Law - Recent Developments in Defences

Dr. David Prendergast

11.15 Tea/Coffee break

Sentencing White-Collar Offenders: Problems and Principles

Mr. Tom O'Malley BL


Accommodating Victims of Crime with Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System

Professor Shane Kilcommins


Panel Discussion and Questions

Speakers include Professor Hilary Biehler on proposed new Court of Appeal and Professor Ivana Bacik on legislative developments.

1:00 Close


The right to substitute and rearrange lecture(rs)s is reserved.


Reservations and Fees


150 euro per person

Group Rates (Euro): 270 for 2; 385 for 3; 480 for 4 and 560 for 5

Reduced Rates (Euro)*: 120

Members Rates (Euro)**:

Individuals - 110

Associates - 75

Corporate Group Rates also available.

* for barristers of five years standing or less and trainee solicitors.

** for members of the TCD CPD Conference Programme.

Fees inclusive of tea/coffee and lecture materials


All Cheques should be made payable to TCD No. 1 Account and returned to the address below


Please complete the booking form and return to:

CPD Conference Programmes, School of Law,
House 39, Trinity College, Dublin 2

Contacts: Conference Reservations: Telephone +353 1 896 2367 / +353 1 896 2772;
Fax Number: (01) 677 0449; Email: