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Extra Mural Course in White-Collar Crime, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

Extra-Mural Course in White-Collar Crime

Date: Commencing 13 January 2015

Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

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About the Course

The Extra-Mural course in White-Collar Crime at Trinity College Dublin aims to provide participants with an up-to-date understanding of white-collar crime. The course is tailored to ensuring that participants are fully appraised of key issues associated with white-collar crime by integrating an analysis of substantive criminal law issues with a consideration of key procedural issues, enabling practitioners to further appreciate how the law is developing and how to advise clients in practice.

In particular, the course will discuss the enhancing criminalisation of corporate conduct, issues of investigating, prosecuting and defending white-collar crime in practice, the lessons from recent cartel investigations and prosecutions, how proceeds of crime and money laundering regimes interrelate with business crimes, whistleblowers and recent developments in sentencing and ancillary civil penalisation measures. Further considered are how the tools of mutual assistance and extradition apply in this area.

Throughout the course, attention is focused upon topical and emerging judicial and legislative developments in the area and on the effects of these developments on the subject in practice. The course will delivered in weekly two-hour sessions over six evenings between January and February 2015.

Lectures are delivered by Shelley Horan BL, author of Corporate Crime (Bloomsbury Professional, 2011) and Lecturer in Corporate, White-Collar and Regulatory Crime on the Masters in Law Degree Programme at Trinity College Dublin, and by a number of leading experts. Through this integrated delivery of lectures, participants’ learning experience is enhanced by a combination of academic and practical perspectives.



Course Director
SHELLEY HORAN is a barrister practicing in corporate and commercial law. Shelley is a CEDR accredited mediator, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Law in Trinity College Dublin and was formerly the Course Director of and principal lecturer on the Advanced Diploma in Corporate, White-Collar and Regulatory Crime in King's Inns. Shelley is the author of the legal textbook, Corporate Crime (Bloomsbury Professional, 2011) and two chapters in an academic textbook entitled, Zetzsche (ed), The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive: European Regulation of Investment Funds (Kluwer Law International, 2013). Shelley acted as an external examiner for the Institute of Bankers in Ireland on its Financial Crime Prevention course, a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Certified Public Accountants, a member of the Expert Advisory Group for National Integrity Systems Study and was a Director of Project Arts Centre and a member of the Bar Council. She has published articles and engaged in conferences and TV and radio discussions on the subject of white-collar crime, as well as on other more general legal issues. She is a member of a number of professional associations.

REMY FARRELL SC is a Senior Counsel who regularly prosecutes and defends white-collar crime, including the recent high-profile prosecution against former solicitor Thomas Byrne and a number of criminal cartel cases. He also frequently delivers presentations on the subject and is co-author of the legal text, the European Arrest Warrant in Ireland (Clarus Press, 2011).

KENAN FURLONG is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department in A&L Goodbody. He has extensive experience in advising major corporates on business-critical commercial disputes with a particular focus on crisis management. He has market leading expertise in white-collar crime, managing reputational issues and insurance law. Kenan heads A&L Goodbody’s Fraud & White-Collar Crime Unit with Joe Kelly. He advises clients on managing their relationships with various Irish regulators and the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation as well as foreign regulators such as the SFO and FSA in the UK. He has defended a number of prosecutions by various regulators and is regularly engaged to manage dawn raids or advise on/conduct internal fraud investigations. He is also a regular contributor to the national and international debate on white-collar crime. In July, 2012 he presented to a committee of the Irish parliament on Ireland's impending whistleblower legislation and in October, 2012 he chaired the International Bar Association's 2012 seminar on 'Criminal Fraud and the Global Economic Recession'.

JAMES HAMILTON Since taking early retirement as Director of Public Prosecutions in 2011 James Hamilton has worked as an independent consultant with over 30 years experience focused on issues of rule of law, public law, judicial and prosecutorial systems, constitutional justice, criminal justice law, and anti­corruption.  He has extensive experience in public prosecutions and state laws, as Director of Public Prosecutions (head of the prosecution service in Ireland) for 12 years and as a legal advisor for 18 years in the Office of Attorney General including more than 4 years as head of the Office.  He has been a member or substitute member of the Venice Commission since 1998 and in that capacity has taken part in many missions and has been a rapporteur on numerous reports including in the recent past reports on Laws on the Prosecutors Offices in Serbia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia and Ukraine; Political Parties in Moldova, Russia, and Azerbaijan; the Amnesty Law and the Law on Occupied Territories in Georgia; the Constitution of Montenegro; the Law on the Status of Judges in Kyrgyzstan.  He has represented the Venice Commission in the OSCE/ODIHR group of experts on political parties. He has worked for the European Union on anti­corruption issues and criminal justice systems in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Albania, most recently on the CVM report in Romania.  He is an Irish expert on the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) and recently carried out a peer review in Spain.  He has carried out a peer assessment review in Greece for the Organization for Economic Co­operation and Development (OECD) on the Foreign Bribery Convention. He was President of the International Association of Prosecutors from 2010 to 2013. He is a Member of EU Commission’s Group of Experts on Corruption, and he was recently appointed as an independent adviser to the First Minister of Scotland on the Scottish Ministerial Code.

GREGORY GLYNN is the Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department in Arthur Cox.  His personal practice covers a wide range of litigation with a specialisation in White-Collar Crime and Fraud.  Since the introduction of the Criminal Justice Act, 1994, and the multitude of various other similar pieces of legislation recently enacted, Gregory has advised directors and officers of corporations on their duties and obligations relating to money laundering issues, legal mutual requests including applications for oral examination and discovery under the Foreign Tribunals Evidence Act in civil proceedings in the US, search warrants, freezing orders, indictments, US extradition and European Arrest Warrants. He has spoken at fraud conferences in Ireland, England, Germany, Austria, Holland and the USA.  Gregory is a member of FraudNet, the International Chamber of Commerce's International Network of Fraud litigation specialists.

DR DAVID MCFADDEN is a solicitor and legal advisor to the Competition Authority and is involved in the prosecution of criminal cartels. He has a PhD in the area of competition law and regularly speaks at conferences on the subject. David is the author of The Private Enforcement of Competition Law in Ireland (Hart, 2013). David was formerly a solicitor in the offices of the Chief State Solicitor’s Office and the Revenue.

SHANE MURPHY SC is a Senior Counsel and an experienced practitioner in both criminal and commercial law. He has delivered many presentations on the subject of white-collar crime and acted as consultant editor to the legal text, Corporate Crime (2011).

DECLAN O'REILLY was appointed Bureau Legal Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau in 2012. He was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors for Ireland in 2002, for England & Wales in 2010, and previously worked with the Chief State Solicitor's Office where he was Head of Section of the CAB Section. He currently advises the Bureau on a wide range of matters including: proceeds of crime; tax; social welfare; and anti-money laundering. Declan is the judicial expert for Ireland of the Camden Assets Recovery Interagency Network, a network of 53 jurisdictions involved in criminal assets recovery, and recently chaired its AGM. He also represents Ireland at EU Asset Recovery Office meetings. He speaks frequently both nationally and internationally on the subject of recovering the proceeds of crime. Declan studied at an undergraduate level at University of Limerick and subsequently obtained an LLM from University College Dublin. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in Corporate, White-Collar and Regulatory Crime from Kings Inns.


PAULA REID is a barrister and a Partner in A&L Goodbody, Solicitors. She has written and lectured extensively in the area of anti-money laundering regulation. She has co-written a number of text books on the subject of anti-money laundering and most recently "Anti-Money Laundering: Risks, Compliance and Governance", published by Round Hall, 2013.

The right to rearrange and substitute lectures and lecturers is reserved



All lectures take place between 5 - 7 pm on Tuesdays (commencing 13 January 2015)

13 January 2015

A Theoretical Introduction to Corporate, White-Collar and Regulatory Crime, including:

  • Defining or Conceptualising Corporate, White-Collar and Regulatory Crime
  • The Neglect of White-Collar Crime
  • The Nature, Extent and Effects of White-Collar Crime
  • What Motivates of White-Collar Offenders?
  • Profile of a White-Collar Criminal
  • De-Regulation or Weaker Government Control and White-Collar Crime
  • Enhancing Criminalisation of Corporate Conduct
  • Extra-Territorial Reach
  • Comparative Analyses
  • Need for Reform

Lecturer: Ms Shelley Horan BL

20 January 2015

Prosecuting and Defending Criminal Cartel Conduct

Lecturers: Remy Farrell SC & Dr David McFadden

27 January 2015

Issues in Prosecuting and Defending White-Collar Crime

Lecturers: James Hamilton & Shane Murphy SC

3 February 2015

The Proceeds of White-Collar Crime & Money Laundering

Lecturers: Declan O’Reilly & Paula Reid

10 February 2015

Extradition, Mutual Assistance, Whistleblowers and White-Collar Crime

Lecturers: Kenan Furlong & Gregory Glynn

17 February 2015

The Criminal Justice Act 2011 and Sentencing White-Collar Crime & Ancillary Order, including:

  • Sentencing Companies
  • Sentencing Individuals
  • Disqualification Orders
  • Administrative Sanctions
  • Civil Fines
  • Costs

Lecturer: Ms Shelley Horan BL


This Extra-mural course is derived from the Corporate, White-Collar and Regulatory Crime module taught on the Master in Laws degree programmes at the School of Law. The extra-mural course is suitable for individuals with professional experience in the subject matters whether legal or otherwise.


Reservation and Fees

If you would like further information on this course please contact:


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Telephone (01) 896 2772; Fax (01) 677 0449; Email: lawevent at


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Fees:* €850 per person
CPD Members Fees:

€600 for individuals members to attend full course.

€500 for associate members to attend the full course.

Reduced Rates: €650 for legal executives, trainee solicitors, barristers of 5 years standing or less

Per Lecture Rate:

€150 per lecture

*Cheques should be made payable to TCD NO 1 Account


CPD Hours/Points :

12: Certificates of attendance will be forwarded after the conference.