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Civil Litigation Update

About the course

Date of Event: Wednesday, 19 June 2019
Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
CPD Hours/Points: 2
Venue: Joly Theatre, Hamilton Building, Trinity College Dublin

Chairperson: The Hon. Ms. Justice Marie Baker, Judge of the Court of Appeal

The Private Law Group at Trinity College Dublin is holding a CPD Civil Litigation Update on Wednesday 19 June, 6pm-8pm. The speakers, all members of faculty at the Trinity Law School, will present papers offering their perspectives on a range of timely issues in civil litigation of relevance to practitioners.


5.30 Registration
6.00 Chairperson's Opening Remarks - The Hon. Ms Justice Marie Baker
6.15 Inviolability of the Dwelling in the Civil Context: New Directions - Professor Rachael Walsh
6.40 Update on Employers' Liability - Professor Des Ryan, B.L.
7.05 Tea/Coffee Break
7.20 Undue Influence and Third Parties - an Update on the Position in Ireland - Professor Hilary Biehler
7.45 Chairperson's Closing Remarks and Questions and Answers

The right to substitute lecturers/lectures is reserved.

Chairperson and Speakers

Chairperson: the Hon. Ms Justice Marie Baker

Prof. Hilary Biehler, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

Hilary Biehler is a barrister and Professor of Public Law at the Law School Trinity College, Dublin. She obtained a B.A.(Mod.), M.Litt., Ph.D. and LL.D. in law from Trinity College Dublin and was called to the Irish Bar in 1988. She was a Commissioner with the Law Reform Commission from 1997-2005 and Editor of the Irish Law Reports Monthly from 1993-2008. She was Head of the Law School at Trinity College from 2003-2005, 2008-2010 and 2011-2014. She was Vice Dean of the Schools of Law and Education in 2005-2006, Pro-Dean of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences in 2007 and Pro-Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in 2010-2011. She has published widely in the areas of Equity and the Law of Trusts, Administrative law and Civil Procedure. Prof Biehler is author of Equity and the Law of Trusts in Ireland, 6th edition (2016), Dublin, Round Hall Thomson Reuters and co-author of Delany and McGrath on Civil Procedure, 4th edition (2018) Dublin, Thomson Reuters Round Hall.

Prof. Des Ryan B.L., School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

Des Ryan B.L. is an Associate Professor and Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, a practising barrister specialising in Employment Law, and a CEDR-accredited Mediator. Des appears regularly before the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court, as well as before the Superior Courts. Des has contributed to a number of publications concerning Employment Law and is the author of the new edition of Redmond on Dismissal Law (2017) as well as the co-author of the textbook Employment Law in Ireland (2009). He gives CPD lectures regularly to colleagues in both the solicitors’ and barristers’ profession, to the judiciary, and to Human Resources professionals.

Professor Rachael Walsh, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin Prof Walsh lectures and researches in the areas of property law and theory and constitutional law and theory. Prior to joining Trinity College Dublin she was a Lecturer in Law at King's College London. Her particular research focus is on the interface between property law and constitutional law, which concerns the complex relationship between public law (regulating the individual/state relationship) and private law (regulating private relationships). I also work extensively on issues of property theory. Prof Walsh's research captures issues in land law, property law and theory, constitutional law and theory, environmental law, planning law and human rights law. Her current research projects include a monograph exploring the impact of economic crisis on judicial protection for private property rights, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in 2019 and work on the role of deliberative forums in driving constitutional change processes. She is co-author of Kelly: The Irish Constitution, Fifth edition, Dublin, Bloomsbury Professional, 2018

The right to substitute lecturers/lectures is reserved.

Reservations and Fees

  • Fees:
    • €150 for 1
  • Group Rates:
    • €270 for 2; €380 for 3; €480 for 4 and €560 for 5.
  • Reduced Rates:
    • €125 for TCD Alumni or members of the TCD Law School CPD programme; €135 for members of the Bar called within the past 5 years.

    Fees are inclusive of tea/coffee break and conference papers.


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