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Coherence in Private Law: A Round-table Seminar, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

Coherence in Private Law: A Round-table Seminar

Date: Friday, 24 April 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

School of Law, House 39, Trinity College Dublin

The Private Law Discussion Group at Trinity College Dublin is holding a day-long round-table seminar on "Coherence in Private Law"on Friday 24 April. We are delighted to welcome Dr Matthew Dyson from Cambridge and Professor Steve Hedley from Cork as special guest speakers at this event. Throughout the day, we will explore the place of coherence in the common law from different perspectives. 

We would like to invite those with an interest in private law to join us for this seminar. In order to facilitate intensive discussion, attendance will be limited to a maximum of twenty places and participants will be requested to read the papers in advance. 

Dr Matthew Dyson (Cambridge): "Reasoning through Coherence"
Professor Steve Hedley (Cork): "Coherence as a Tool, not as an Ambition"
Dr Desmond Ryan (Trinity): "Coherence and the Duty of Care in Negligence"
Dr Niamh Connolly (Trinity): "Coherence Concerns and Stultification in Restitution"
Professor Eoin O'Dell (Trinity): "The Incoherence of Wrotham Park Damages"
Dr Patricia Brazil (Trinity): "Coherence and Chaos in Irish Family Law"
Professor Oran Doyle (Trinity): "The Attainability of Coherence in Private Law: a Jurisprudential Perspective"

The seminar will take place in the Law School, House 39, Trinity College Dublin. It will begin at 10am and finish at 5pm. There is no charge to attend and a sandwich lunch will be provided. We will circulate the papers to attendees from Monday 20 April. 


This event is free to attend however places are limited.

If you are interested in participating in this seminar, please register at:

If you have any questions about the event or the Private Law Discussion Group, please contact Dr Niamh Connolly or Dr Desmond Ryan.