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The Private Law Group at Trinity College Dublin facilitates scholarly research and discussion on all areas of private law, including tort, contract, unjust enrichment and restitution, property, equity and trusts, private law theory and remedies. The group provides a forum for academic discussion and engagement concerning these topics and has a varied programme of events for both academics and practitioners.

Convenor


Des Ryan


Dr. Desmond Ryan
Associate Professor, Law

Biography

Dr. Desmond Ryan LL.B. (Dubl.), B.C.L., M.A. (Oxon.), Ph.D. (Dubl.), Barrister-at-Law, F.T.C.D. is an Associate Professor in the School of Law at Trinity College Dublin. He is a practising barrister at the Bar of Ireland and is also called to the Bar of England and Wales and the Bar of Northern Ireland.

Dr. Ryan's principal areas of research interest are in Employment Law and Tort Law, with a particular emphasis on the contract of employment, vicarious liability and dismissal law. He is interested in all aspects of the law of obligations and is the convenor of the Private Law Group.

He welcomes approaches from prospective doctoral candidates seeking to engage in research in these and related areas.

Dr Ryan teaches Employment Law, Tort Law, and Current Issues in Tort Theory and Practice on the LL.B. programmes and he has served as both Director of Teaching and Learning (Undergraduate) and as Director of the LLM Programmes.

He has published widely in journals including The Cambridge Law Journal, Professional Negligence, The Modern Law Review, The Civil Justice Quarterly, Legal Studies, The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, the Dublin University Law Journal, the Irish Employment Law Journal and the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Desmond Ryan, Marta Lasek-Markey, Andrea Mulligan, Linda Hogan, Bryana Tunder, Conscientious Objection in an Uncertain Time: New Challenges in Ireland, Religions, 14, 2023, p1 - 16 Journal Article, 2023

Desmond Ryan, Emerging institutional reforms of the labour law dispute resolution machinery in Ireland, and their implications for labour law norms, Labour Law Research Network, Warsaw, Poland, 24 June 2023, 2023 Conference Paper, 2023

Desmond Ryan, Damages for false imprisonment by the state: counterfactual and vindicatory approaches in comparative perspective, Obligations X, Banff, Canada, 14 July 2023, 2023 Conference Paper, 2023

Desmond Ryan, The Duty of Care in Negligence: University College Cork v Electricity Supply Board, Irish Supreme Court Review, 2022, p185 - 201 Journal Article, 2022

Connecting Cautiously: Vicarious Liability in Ireland in Comparative Perspective in, editor(s)Paula Giliker , Vicarious Liability in the Common Law World, Oxford, Hart, 2022, pp103 - 119, [Desmond Ryan ] Book Chapter, 2022

Allison Silink and Desmond Ryan, Twenty Years on from Lister v Hesley Hall Ltd - Is There Now a 'Tailored Close Connection Test' for Vicarious Liability in Cases of Sexual Abuse, or Not?, Professional Negligence, 38, (1), 2022, p5 - 23 Journal Article, 2022

The influence of Chief Baron Palles on the development of the doctrines of vicarious liability and the non-delegable duty of care in, editor(s)Oonagh B. Breen and Noel McGrath , Palles: The Legal Legacy of the Last Lord Chief Baron, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2022, pp160 - 175, [Desmond Ryan] Book Chapter, 2022

Allison Silink and Desmond Ryan, The relevance of "control" in both stages of the test for vicarious liability in relationships that are "akin to employment" : an analysis of Blackpool in the Court of Appeal, Professional Negligence, 38, (4), 2022, p229 - 238 Journal Article, 2022

Desmond Ryan, Nano Nagle School v Daly, Irish Supreme Court Review, 2, 2021, p61 - 74 Journal Article, 2021

Desmond Ryan, Restating Restraint of Trade: The Implications of the Supreme Court's Judgment in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd, Industrial Law Journal, 2020, p1 - 14 Journal Article, 2020

Deirdre Ahern and Suryapratim Roy, Policy Responses to Covid-19 In Ireland: Supporting Individuals, Communities, Businesses, and the Economy, COVID-19 Legal Observatory, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, December , 2020, p1 - 108 Report, 2020 URL TARA - Full Text

Desmond Ryan and Mark Bell, Disability, Reasonable Accommodation and the Employer's Obligations: Nano Nagle School v Daly, Modern Law Review, 83, 2020, p1059 - 1071 Journal Article, 2020 URL

Cliodhna Murphy, Desmond Ryan, Work, Dignity and Non-Citizens: Reflections from the Irish Constitutional Order, Public Law, Issue 1 January 2020, 2019, p30-40 Journal Article, 2019

Desmond Ryan, Vicarious Liability for Independent Contractors: Orthodox Principles "On the Move"?, Irish Employment Law Journal, 16, (1), 2019, p4 - 9 Journal Article, 2019

Desmond Ryan, SAAMCO re-explored: BPE and the law of professional negligence, Journal of Professional Negligence, 34, (2), 2018, p71 - 86 Journal Article, 2018

Allison Silink and Desmond Ryan, Vicarious Liability for Independent Contractors, Cambridge Law Journal, 2018, p458 - 461 Journal Article, 2018

Desmond Ryan, Bullying and Harassment Litigation post-Ruffley: An Analysis of the Judgment of the Court of Appeal in McCarthy v ISS Ireland Ltd, Tort Law and Litigation Review, 2018, p19 - 28 Journal Article, 2018

Desmond Ryan, Vicarious liability and the non-delegable duty of care: application of the Supreme Court's guidance at first instance, Professional Negligence, 2018, p209 - 215 Journal Article, 2018

Part-Time Workers in, editor(s)Ailbhe Murphy Maeve Regan , Employment Law, Dublin, Bloomsbury, 2017, pp401 - 428, [Desmond Ryan] Book Chapter, 2017

Fixed-Term Workers in, editor(s)Ailbhe Murphy Maeve Regan , Employment Law, Dublin, Bloomsbury, 2017, pp429 - 467, [Desmond Ryan] Book Chapter, 2017

Desmond Ryan, 'From opportunity to occasion: vicarious liability in the High Court of Australia', Cambridge Law Journal, 76, 2017, p14-18 Journal Article, 2017

Bullying Harassment and Stress at Work in, editor(s)Ailbhe Murphy, Maeve Regan , Employment Law, Dublin, Bloomsbury, 2017, pp233 - 283, [Desmond Ryan] Book Chapter, 2017

Vicarious Liability in, editor(s)Ailbhe Murphy Maeve Regan , Employment Law, Dublin, Bloomsbury, 2017, pp285 - 325, [Desmond Ryan] Book Chapter, 2017

Individualism and Autonomy in Occupiers' Liability and Compensation Culture in, editor(s)Eoin Quill Raymond Friel , Damages and Compensation Culture: Comparative Perspectives, United Kingdom, Hart Publishing, 2016, [Desmond Ryan] Book Chapter, 2016

Desmond Ryan, "Close Connection" and "Akin to Employment": Perspectives on Fifty Years of Radical Developments in Vicarious Liability", The Irish Jurist, LVI, 2016, p239 - 260 Journal Article, 2016

Desmond Ryan, Atypical Work in the Emergence from Austerity: Assumptions and Expectations Re-Evaluated, Dublin University Law Journal, 39(1), 2016, p75 - 92 Journal Article, 2016

Whistleblowing: National Report for Ireland in, editor(s)PD Dr. Gerrit Forst LL.M. (Cantab.) Gastprofessor Gregor Thusig , Whistleblowing: International Academy of Comparative Labour Law, Germany, Springer International, 2016, pp181 - 186, [Dr. Desmond Ryan and Dr. Michael Doherty] Book Chapter, 2016

Desmond Ryan, Parallel Proceedings in Employment Law: An Analysis of the High Court judgments in Cunningham and Culkin, Dublin University Law Journal, 38, (1), 2015, p219 - 231 Journal Article, 2015

Dublin University Law Journal, 37, (2014), i, 1 - iv, 299p, Desmond Ryan and Oran Doyle, [eds.], 2010-2014 Journal, 2014

Desmond Ryan, Individual Autonomy and Personal Responsibility in Occupiers' Liability and Compensation Culture, Compensation Culture: Comparative Tort Reform in the 21st Century, University of Limerick, 23 May 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Desmond Ryan, The 'Constitutional Tort' in Ireland: Another Perspective on the Convergence Debate regarding Tort Law and Human Rights, Obligations VII, Hong Kong University, 15-18 July 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

DESMOND RYAN, Tort Law Defences by James Goudkamp, Review of Tort Law Defences , by James Goudkamp , Legal Studies, 34, (4), 2014, p743 Review, 2014

Dublin University Law Journal, 36, (2013), i, 1 - iv, 403p, Desmond Ryan and Oran Doyle, [eds.], 2010-2014 Journal, 2013

Desmond Ryan, From the Irish Supreme Court to the Strasbourg Grand Chamber: Domestic Approaches to Vicarious Liability under challenge in Europe', Society of Legal Scholars, Edinburgh, 3 September 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Dublin University Law Journal, 2012, 35, (2012), i, 1 - iv, 355p, Des Ryan and Oran Doyle, [eds.], 2010-2014 Journal, 2012

Delany, H. and Ryan D., "Springboard Injunctions: An Analysis of Emerging Principles in the Case Law of the English and Irish Courts, Civil Justice Quarterly, 31, (3), 2012, p284 - 303 Journal Article, 2012

Dublin University Law Journal, 34, (2011), i, 1 - iv, 280p, Desmond Ryan and Oran Doyle, [eds.] Journal, 2011

Dublin University Law Journal, 33, (2011), i, 1 - ix,428p, Des Ryan and Oran Doyle, [eds.], 2010-2014 Journal, 2011

Report on Ireland in, editor(s)Monika Schlachter , The Prohibition of Age Discrimination in Labour Relations, Germany, Nomos, 2011, pp293 - 308, [Desmond Ryan and Michael Doherty] Book Chapter, 2011

Oran Doyle, Desmond Ryan, Judicial Interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003: Reflections and Analysis, Dublin University Law Journal, 33, 2011, p369 - 392 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Dr. Desmond Ryan, "Article 2 ECHR and the Tort of Negligence: Where are we Now?", Society of Legal Scholars, Southampton, United Kingdom, 16 September 2010, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Dr. Desmond Ryan & Dr. Michael Doherty, "Age Discrimination in Employment Law", International Academy of Comparative Law Congress , Washington DC, USA, July-August 2010, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Desmond Ryan, Vindicating Rights through the Tortious Liability of Public Authorities: Emerging Themes and Tensions in Comparative Perspective, Trinity College Dublin, 2010 Thesis, 2010

Part-Time Workers in, editor(s)Maeve Regan , Employment Law, Dublin, Tottel Publishing, 2009, pp281-303 - [Des Ryan] Book Chapter, 2009

Bullying, Harassment and Stress at Work in, editor(s)Maeve Regan , Employment Law, Dublin, Tottel Publishing, 2009, pp231-264 , [Des Ryan] Book Chapter, 2009

Desmond Ryan, Connections without consensus: recent approaches to vicarious liability in the Irish Supreme Court, Dublin University Law Journal, 31, (1), 2009, p457 - 472 Journal Article, 2009

Fixed-Term Workers in, editor(s)Maeve Regan , Employment Law, Dublin, Tottel Publishing, 2009, pp305-334 , [Des Ryan] Book Chapter, 2009

Neville CoxVal CorbettDesmond Ryan, Employment Law in Ireland, 1st, Dublin, Clarus Press, 2009, 1-892pp Book, 2009

Vicarious Liability in, editor(s)Maeve Regan , Employment Law, Dublin, Tottel Publishing, 2009, pp265-280 , [Des Ryan] Book Chapter, 2009

Desmond Ryan, Making connections: new approaches to vicarious liability in comparative perspective, Dublin University Law Journal, 30, (1), 2008, p41 - 70 Journal Article, 2008

Recent Judicial Approaches to Loss of Chance in Medical Negligence Cases in, editor(s)Professor William Binchy Dr. Ciaran Craven , Medical Negligence Litigation: Emerging Issues, Dublin, First Law, 2008, pp24 - 55, [Ray Ryan and Des Ryan] Book Chapter, 2008

Delany, H. and Ryan, D., Unconscionability: A Unifying Theme in Equity?, The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, 72, (5), 2008, p401 - 436 Journal Article, 2008

Ray Ryan, Des Ryan, "Intoxicated Guests, Third Parties and the Law of Negligence", Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 2007, p108 - 119 Journal Article, 2007

Ray Ryan, Des Ryan, "Vicarious liability of employers - emerging themes and trends and their potential implications for Irish law", Irish Employment Law Journal, 2007, p3 - 8 Journal Article, 2007

Ray Ryan, Des Ryan, Asbestos litigation and the requirements of the negligence action: new developments in Irish and English law., Quarterly Review of Tort Law, 2007, p10 - 15 Journal Article, 2007

Desmond Ryan, "Royal Brunei Dishonesty: A Clear Welcome for Barlow Clowes", The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, 2007, p168- Journal Article, 2007

Marguerite Bolger, Des Ryan , "The mutual duty of fidelity in the contract of employment: significant recent developments", Irish Employment Law Journal, 2007, p112 - 120 Journal Article, 2007

Ray Ryan, Des Ryan , "MRSA litigation in Ireland: new questions for tort law", Quarterly Review of Tort Law, 2007, p12 - 19 Journal Article, 2007

Ray Ryan, Des Ryan , Bonus points: employers' discretion in the determination of bonus payments, Commercial Law Practitioner, 2007, p166 - 171 Journal Article, 2007

Desmond Ryan, "Conditional Fee Agreements: Strutting Their Stuff Around a Circle that Cannot be Squared?", Civil Justice Quarterly , 2006, p20 - 26 Journal Article, 2006

Desmond Ryan, "Royal Brunei Dishonesty: Clarity at Last?" , The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, 2006, p188 - 197 Journal Article, 2006

Ray Ryan, Des Ryan, "Resolving the duress dilemma: guidance from the House of Lords", Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 2005, p421 - 430 Journal Article, 2005

Dublin University Law Journal, Dublin, Clarus Press, [eds.], 2004-2017 Editorial Board, 2004

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Desmond Ryan, Redmond on Dismissal Law, Third, Dublin, Bloomsbury Professional, 2017, 1 - 641pp Book, 2017

Employment Law in, editor(s)Professor William Binchy Raymond Byrne, Director of Research, Law Reform Commission , Annual Review of Irish Law 2008, Dublin, Thomson Round Hall, 2009, pp311 - 324, [Des Ryan] Book Chapter, 2009

Employment Law in, editor(s)Professor William Binchy Raymond Byrne, Director of Research, Law Reform Commission , Annual Review of Irish Law 2007, Dublin, Thomson Round Hall, 2008, pp257 - 279, [Des Ryan] Book Chapter, 2008

Research Expertise

Description

Employment Law and the contract of employment The relationship between statute and common law in employment law and tort law Tort Law esp. Negligence and Vicarious Liability Private Law Theory: Obligations

Keywords

; Constitutional Law; Employment and Labour Law; Tort and Personal Injury Law

Recognition

Representations

Convenor for Ireland, Society of Legal Scholars 2015-present

Awards and Honours

Elected a Visiting Fellow, Exeter College Oxford October 2016-June 2017

Provost's Teaching Award, Trinity College Dublin, 2011 2011

Invited as Academic Visitor, University of Melbourne Law School Centre for Employment Law and Industrial Relations July-August 2017

Nominated for a Provost's Teaching Award (ineligible for application due to having received this award in 2011) 2014

Memberships

Convenor for Ireland and Member of Executive Committee, Society of Legal Scholars 2005 (Member); 2016 (Convenor)

Founder and Co-Director, Private Law Discussion Group, Trinity College Dublin 2012 – present

Founding Member, Employment Law Association of Ireland 2011 – present

European Employment Lawyers' Association 2011 – present

Health and Safety Lawyers' Association of Ireland 2012 – present

News and Events

Public Lecture - Thursday, 26 March 2020 at 6pm - Stranded High and Exposed: Reflecting on Private Law after Grenfell by Professor Susan Bright, University of Oxford.

CPD Event - Wednesday, 19 June 2019 at 6 pm - Civil Litigation Update

CPD Event - Wednesday, 20 June 2018 at 6 pm - Civil Litigation Update

Guest Lecture - Wednesday, 4 April 2018 at 6 pm by Professor Hanoch Dagan 'A Liberal Theory of Property'

Academic Members


Sarah Hamill


Dr. Sarah Hamill
Assistant Professor, Law

Biography

Dr Sarah Hamill joined Trinity College Dublin in September 2017. She previously worked as a Lecturer at The City Law School, City, University of London, and prior to that she was a Catalyst Fellow at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada. She holds an LLB Honours from the University of Glasgow, an LLM from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in Law from the University of Alberta.

Dr Hamill's main areas of research are property law, housing law, and legal history. She has published widely in both areas. Her research in property law focuses on the interaction of public and private claims in the context of property law and housing law. Recent work includes a comparative analysis of restrictions on accessing property and housing, and an article about specific performance in Ireland.

Dr Hamill's legal history research has focused on the regulation of alcohol in early-twentieth-century Canada and explored how the province of Alberta sought to make its liquor laws effective. This research included an examination of the role plebiscites played in shaping the regulation of alcohol. In addition to her research in property and legal history, Dr Hamill has also published in the area of public law, specifically equality, and freedom of expression.

Dr Hamill"s work on legal history has been cited by the Tribunal des droits de la personne (Human Rights Tribunal of Quebec), her work on freedom of expression has been cited by the Quebec Court of Appeal, and her work on property law has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada.

Dr Hamill has provided media commentary about her areas of research, in particular she has provided media commentary on drug and alcohol regulation in Canada, on the legal issues around student protests on Canadian university campuses, and on housing law issues in Ireland. She has written articles for the Irish Examiner, the Sunday Business Post, and the Irish Times, and she has appeared on Morning Ireland, News Talk, Drivetime, Prime Time, and CBC Toronto News. She is open to media queries on housing law and property law issues both in Ireland and beyond.

At Trinity Dr Hamill teaches English Land Law, and Housing Law and Rights in Context to undergraduate students. She also leads a final-year undergraduate dissertation group on Law and Empire. She has previously taught Private Law Remedies, and formerly led a final-year dissertation group on Property Law and Theory.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Mary Dobbs, Sarah E Hamill, and Robin Hickey, Land Law and Land Use, Irish Studies in International Affairs, 34, (2), 2023, p149 - 185 Journal Article, 2023 URL DOI

Sarah E. Hamill, Property Says No: Relational (In)Equality, Encampments, and Property Rights, Journal of Law and Social Policy, 36, 2023, p119 - 137 Journal Article, 2023 URL

Sarah E Hamill and Ciara Hackett, Law of Obligations, Irish Studies in International Affairs, 34, (2), 2023, p439 - 479 Journal Article, 2023 URL DOI

Sarah E Hamill, Social Housing, Domestic Violence and the Public Sector Duty , Mercy Law Resource Centre, September, 2023, p1 - 32 Report, 2023

At law, at equity, (sometimes) at odds with other judges: Chief Baron Palles and the Judicature Act in, editor(s)Oonagh B Breen and Noel McGrath , Palles: The Legal Legacy of the Last Lord Chief Baron , Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2022, pp35 - 51, [Sarah E. Hamill] Book Chapter, 2022

Sarah E. Hamill, Restricting Access to Property: Citizens, Owners, Residents, and Claims to Property, Common Law World Review, 2022 Journal Article, 2022 DOI URL

Charlie Wing and the Alberta Liquor Control Board: The Story of the first Chinese-Canadian hotel licensee in post-prohibition Alberta in, Dan Malleck and Cheryl Krasnick Warsh , Pleasure and Panic: New Essays on the History of Alcohol and Drugs , Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press, 2022, pp245 - 269, [Sarah E. Hamill] Book Chapter, 2022

David DesBaillets & Sarah E. Hamill, Coming in from the Cold: Canada's National Housing Strategy, Homelessness, and the Right to Housing in a Transnational Perspective, Canadian Journal of Law and Society , 2022, p1-21 Journal Article, 2022 URL DOI

Sarah E. Hamill, Getting the Reasoning Right: Gibbons v Doherty and ADT Investments Ltd [2020] IESC 72, Irish Supreme Court Review, 4, 2022, p83 - 100 Journal Article, 2022

Sarah Hamill, "The Properties of Universities and Universities' Property: Academic Freedom, Freedom of Expression, and Accessing Campuses", CAUT Journal, 2021, p1 - 16 Journal Article, 2021 URL

Journal of Canadian Studies, 55, 2, (2021), 231 - 480p, Michael Boudreau and Sarah E Hamill, [eds.] Journal, 2021

Sarah E Hamill, Enduring Trespass: What Adverse Possession Reveals about Property, Supreme Court Law Review, 2nd Series, 96, 2020, p215 - 236 Journal Article, 2020

Sociology of contract and property law in, editor(s)Jiri Priban , Research Handbook on the Sociology of Law, Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar, 2020, pp258 - 270, [Sarah E Hamill] Book Chapter, 2020 DOI

Sarah E Hamill, Public Policy or Intent: The Rationale Underlying Easements of Necessity, Dublin University Law Journal, 42, (1), 2020, p63 - 87 Journal Article, 2020

Deirdre Ahern and Suryapratim Roy, Policy Responses to Covid-19 In Ireland: Supporting Individuals, Communities, Businesses, and the Economy, COVID-19 Legal Observatory, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, December , 2020, p1 - 108 Report, 2020 TARA - Full Text URL

Sarah E. Hamill, Review of Legal History, Social & Legal Studies, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Sarah E Hamill, Bursting its Bounds: Ownership and the City, University of British Columbia Law Review, 51, (3), 2018, p739 - 772 Journal Article, 2018

Sarah E Hamill, Caught between Deference and Indifference: The Right to Housing in Canada, Canadian Journal of Human Rights, 7, (1), 2018, p67 - 95 Journal Article, 2018 URL

Sarah E. Hamill, Sex, Race, and Motel Guests: Another Look at King v Barclay, Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 54, (3), 2017, p851 - 875 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text URL

Pippa Feinstein & Sarah E. Hamill, The Silencing of LGBTTQQIA Voices in the Litigation over Trinity Western University's Proposed Law School, Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, 34, (2), 2017, p156 - 185 Journal Article, 2017 URL

Sarah E. Hamill, Community, Property, and Human Rights: The Failure of Property-as-Respect, Journal of Law and Social Policy, 27, 2017, p7 - 28 Journal Article, 2017 URL TARA - Full Text

Sarah E. Hamill, The Public Right to Fish and the Triumph of Colonial Dispossession in Ireland and Canada, University of British Columbia Law Review, 50, (1), 2017, p53 - 94 Journal Article, 2017 URL

Sarah E. Hamill, Of Malls and Campuses: The Regulation of University Campuses and Section 2(b) of the Charter, Dalhousie Law Journal, 40, (1), 2017, p157 - 187 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Sarah E. Hamill, The Alberta Liquor Control Board and the Question of Administrative Independence, 1924193, Alberta Law Review, 53, (3), 2016, p747 - 775 Journal Article, 2016 URL TARA - Full Text

Sarah E. Hamill, The Meta-Constitution: Amendment, Recognition, and the Continuing Puzzle of Supreme Law in Canada, Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, 16, (1), 2016, p28 - 64 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Sarah E. Hamill, Liquor Laws, Legal Continuity, and Hotel Beer Parlours in Alberta, 1924 to c 1939, Histoire socilae/Social History, 49, (100), 2016, p581 - 602 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Sarah E. Hamill, Common Law Property Theory and Jurisprudence in Canada, Queen's Law Journal, 40, (2), 2015, p679 - 703 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text URL

Sarah E. Hamill, Prohibition Plebiscites on the Prairies: (Not-So) Direct Legislation and Liquor Control in Alberta, 1915 to 1932, Law and History Review, 33, (2), 2015, p377 - 410 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

Sarah E. Hamill, Location Matters: How Nuisance Governs Access to Property for Free Expression, University of British Columbia Law Review, 47, (1), 2014, p129 - 165 Journal Article, 2014 URL

Sarah E. Hamill, Private Rights to Public Property: the Evolution of Common Property in Canada, McGill Law Journal, 58, (2), 2012, p365 - 403 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Sarah E. Hamill, Making the Law Work: Alberta's Liquor Act and the Control of Medicinal Liquor from 1916 to 1924, Canadian Journal of Law and Society, 27, (2), 2012, p249 - 265 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Sarah E. Hamill, Private Property Rights and Public Responsibility: Leaving Room for the Homeless, Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, 30, 2011, p91 - 114 Journal Article, 2011 URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sarah E. Hamill, The Celtic Paper Tiger: Ireland's Residential Tenancies Acts 2004-2022 and the Chimera of Tenants" Rights, Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, Director's Seminar Series, Online, 29 March 2023, 2023, Institute for Advanced Legal Studies Invited Talk, 2023

Sarah Hamill, Sociology of contract and property law, 2021 Socio-legal Studies Association Conference, Cardiff University/Online, March 2021, 2021 Oral Presentation, 2021

Sarah E. Hamill, Review of Justifying Private Rights , by Simone Degeling, Michael Crawford and Nicholas Tiverios (eds) , Modern Law Review, 2021 Review, 2021 DOI

Sarah E. Hamill, Getting the Reasoning Right: Gibbons v Doherty and ADT Investments Ltd [2020] IESC 72, Irish Supreme Court Review Conference, Online, November 2021, 2021 Oral Presentation, 2021

Alan Eustace, Sarah Hamill, Andrea Mulligan, Public Health Law During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ireland: A Public Policy Report of the COVID-19 Legal Observatory , Covid-19 Law and Human Rights Observatory, Trinity College Dublin, August, 2021, p1 - 142 Report, 2021

Sarah E. Hamill, Review of Possession, Relative Title, and Ownership in English Law, by Luke Rostill , Cambridge Law Journal, 80, (3), 2021, p624-627 Review, 2021 DOI

Sarah E. Hamill, Understanding Ownership, New Directions in Private Law Theory, University College London/Onlline, November 2021, 2021 Oral Presentation, 2021

Sarah E Hamill, Eoin O'Dell, Alan Eustace, Philip Gavin and Sadhbh McGrath, Embedding Group Work and Innovative Assessment in the Private Law Curriculum, The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, online/ Durham University, 31/08 - 3/09 2021, 2021 Oral Presentation, 2021

Sarah Hamill and Sarah Keenan, Critical Perspectives on Land Registration, 10/2020-01/2021, 2020, Online/Birkbeck, University of London Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2020

Sarah Hamill, The Properties of Universities and Universities' Property: Academic Freedom, Freedom of Expression, and Accessing Campuses, Free Speech on Campus, Toronto, ON, February 2019, 2019 Invited Talk, 2019

Sarah Hamill, Review of New Perspectives on Land Registration , by Amy Goymour, Stephen Watterson, and Martin Dixon (eds) , Legal Studies, 39, (3), 2019, p550-553 Review, 2019 DOI

Sarah Hamill, Time, Contingency, and the Duty to Act like an Owner: What Adverse Possession Reveals about property, New Work in Property and Trusts Symposium, University College London, May 2019, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Sarah E. Hamill, Review of Property Law in a Globalizing World, by Amnon Lehavi , International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 2019 Review, 2019 DOI

Sarah E Hamill, "Goodwill or Good excuse?: the origins and afterlife of Ulster Transport Authority v James Brown & Sons", Reputation as Property: perspectives from tort and property, Trinity College Dublin, January 2019, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Sarah Hamill, Public Rights of Way Over Private Land: Aberration, Interruption, or Correction?, Colloquium: Intersections in Private Law, Sydney, Australia, August 2019, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Sarah Hamill and David Mangan, Reputation as Property: Perspectives from Property and Tort, 2019, Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2019

Sarah Hamill, Thinking About Public Property: The Nature of Land, Owners, and Use, Annual Meeting of the Association for Law, Property and Society,, Maastricht University, May-June 2018, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Sarah Hamill, Enduring Trespass and Challenging Property: What Adverse Possession Tells us About Property, Modern Studies in Property Law 2018, University College London, April 2018, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Sarah Hamill, Charlie Wing and the Alberta Liquor Control Board: Anti-Chinese Racism and the Liquor Laws in Post-Prohibition Alberta, Law at the Crossroads - The Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Toronto, ON, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Sarah Hamill, Involuntary Transfers of Ownership and the Search for Certainty in Property, Modern Studies in Property Law Publication Workshop, Queen's College, Cambridge, April 2017, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Sarah Hamill, Owners and Citizens: Entitlements to Property and Questions of Community, A Workshop on Property, Vulnerability, and Resilience, University of Essex, September 2017, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Sarah Hamill, The Last Gasp of Temperance? Liberalising the Liquor Laws in Post-War Alberta, 1945-1958, Canada's Legal Past: Future Directions in Canadian Legal History, University of Calgary, July 2017, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Sarah Hamill, Bursting its Bounds: Ownership and the City, Property in the City, University of British Columbia, March 2017, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Sarah Hamill, "Fishing Rights and the Triumph of Colonial Dispossession" , Confronting the Violence of Capital, Historical Materialism 2016 Conference, York University, May 2016, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

Sarah Hamill, A Theory of Urban Property, Challenging Traditional Notions of Property in Land Use Planning, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, June 2016, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

Sarah Hamill, Sex, Race, and Motel Guests: Another Look at King v Barclay, Law, History, Authority - A Symposium in Honour of Douglas Hay, York University, May 2016, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

Sarah E. Hamill, Ola Malik, Megan van Huizen, Tent Cities, Homelessness and the Charter: A Commentary on Abbotsford (City) v Shantz, Digest of Municipal and Planning Law, 7, (16), 2016, p1 - 6 Journal Article, 2016

Sarah E. Hamill, Ola Malik, Imposing Limits on the Public's Right to Access Transit Services: Is the Alberta Court of Appeal's Train of Thought in the Case of R v SA on the Right Track, Digest of Municipal and Planning Law, 6, (24), 2014, p1 - 8 Journal Article, 2014

Sarah Hamill, The Failure of Prohibition and the Success of Government Control: Legal Change in Alberta, Law on the Edge - Joint Meeting of the CLSA and LSA-ANZ, University of British Columbia, July 2013, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

Sarah E. Hamill, Judges and Religious-Based Reasoning: A Response to Ginn and Blaikie, Constitutional Forum constitutionnel, 21, (1), 2012, p15 - 24 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Sarah E. Hamill, McIvor v Canada and the 2010 Amendments to the Indian Act: A Half-hearted Remedy to Historical Injustice, Constitutional Forum constitutionnel, 19, (2), 2011, p75 - 84 Journal Article, 2011 URL

Sarah E. Hamill, Review of of Canadian State Trials, Volume III: Political Trials and Security Measures, 1840-1914 , by Barry Wright & Susan Binne , Labour/Le Travail, 66, 2010, p2 Review, 2010

Research Expertise

Description

Dr Hamill's areas of research are mainly in property law, property theory, and legal history. In particular her expertise lies in how the law understands public property, and in Canadian legal history. Dr Hamill's research has included both theoretical and doctrinal analyses, as well as using sociolegal approaches to law. Her research in legal history has included a large, mostly archival research project, as well as utilising an approach known as legal archaeology to explore a single case. Dr Hamill has published widely in both property law and legal history. Additionally, her published work has considered how property law intersects with civil liberties (such as freedoms of expression and religion, as well as, equality rights) and housing.

Keywords

Legal History; Property; Property Law; PROPERTY RIGHTS; Property Theory

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation Graduate Fellowship 2012-2013

University of Alberta Foote Graduate Award 2011-2012

The Honourable N.D. McDermid Graduate Scholarship in Law 2009-2012

Alberta Law Foundation Ph.D Scholarship 2009-2011

University of Alberta, Faculty of Law Graduate Scholarship 2009-2010

Memberships

Society of Legal Scholars 2017

Canadian Law and Society Association 2010 – 2018

Socio-Legal Studies Association 2019

Andrea Mulligan


Dr. Andrea Mulligan
Assistant Professor, Law

Biography

I am an Assistant Professor of Law at the School of Law, teaching and researching in the field of Medical Law and Bioethics. My particular area of specialisation is the legal regulation of human reproduction, encompassing maternity care, assisted reproduction and abortion. I am interested in both the public law and private law aspects of this research field.

I am PI on the IRC-funded CORALE Project investigating attitudes to conscientious objection in abortion services in Ireland.

I graduated from the LL.B programme at the School of Law, before going on to study on the LL.M programme at Harvard Law School, where I specialised in reproductive technologies and constitutional law. I returned to TCD for my doctoral studies, and was awarded my doctorate in 2014, for my thesis entitled "Fundamental Right and Organising Principles in the Regulation of Assisted Reproduction in Ireland." I was called to the Bar of Ireland in 2012.

I was appointed a Commissioner at the Law Reform Commission of Ireland in 2020.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Andrea Mulligan, Surrogacy and the Significance of Gestation: Implications for Law and Policy, Bioethics, 2024, p1 - 10 Journal Article, 2024

Desmond Ryan, Marta Lasek-Markey, Andrea Mulligan, Linda Hogan, Bryana Tunder, Conscientious Objection in an Uncertain Time: New Challenges in Ireland, Religions, 14, 2023, p1 - 16 Journal Article, 2023

Andrea Mulligan and Rebecca Brown, 'Maternal Request Caesarean Section' and Medical Necessity, Clinical Ethics, 18, (3), 2023, p312 - 320 Journal Article, 2023

Andrea Mulligan and Clayton Ó Néill, Health Law: Convergence and Divergence on the Island of Ireland, Irish Studies in International Affairs, 34, (2), 2023, p285 - 329 Journal Article, 2023

Andrea Mulligan, Anonymous gamete donation and Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights: The case for incompatibility, Medical Law International, 22, (2), 2022, p119 - 146 Journal Article, 2022

Joan Gabrielle Lalor , Greg Sheaf , Andrea Mulligan , Magdalena Ohaja , Ashamole Clive , Sylvia Murphy-Tighe , Esperanza Debby Ng , Shefaly Shorey, Parental experiences with changes in maternity care during the Covid-19 pandemic: A mixed-studies systematic review, Women and Birth , 2022, p5 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

Andrea Mulligan, Patient Confidentiality and Disclosure Of HIV Status: Disentangling the Entitlement to Disclose From the Duty To Warn, Medical Law Review, 29, (4), 2021, p688 - 698 Journal Article, 2021

Andrea Mulligan, Protecting Identity in Collaborative Assisted Reproduction: The Right To Know One's Gestational Surrogate, International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 34, (1), 2020, p20 - 42 Journal Article, 2020

Andrea Mulligan, A Vindicatory Approach to Tortious Liability for Mistakes in Assisted Human Reproduction, Legal Studies, 40, (1), 2020, p55 - 76 Journal Article, 2020

Redressing Unauthorised Vaginal Examination Through Litigation in, editor(s)Camilla Pickles and Jonathan Herring , Women's Birthing Bodies and the Law: Unauthorised Intimate Examinations, Power and Vulnerability, Oxford, Hart Publishing , 2020, pp171 - 194, [Andrea Mulligan] Book Chapter, 2020

Surrogacy Law in Ireland: The Troubling Consequences of Legislative Inertia in, editor(s)Peter Dunne and Lynsey Black , Law and Gender in Modern Ireland, Hart Publishing , 2019, pp117 - 136, [Andrea Mulligan] Book Chapter, 2019

Andrea Mulligan, Identity Rights and Sensitive Ethical Questions: The European Convention on Human Rights and the Regulation of Surrogacy Arrangements, Medical Law Review, 2018, p449 - 475 Journal Article, 2018

Mulligan, Constitutional Aspects of International Data Transfer and Mass Surveillance, Irish Jurist, 55, 2016, p199 - 208 Journal Article, 2016

Andrea Mulligan, The Right to Travel for Abortion Services: A Case Study in "Cross-Border Reproductive Care, European Journal of Health Law, 22, (3), 2015, p239 - 266 Journal Article, 2015

Andrea Mulligan, Self-Determination, Capacity and the Right to Die by Hunger Strike: Governor of X Prison v PMcD, Irish Jurist, 54, (2), 2015, p165 - 172 Journal Article, 2015

Andrea Mulligan, Maternal Brain Death and Legal Protection of the Foetus in Ireland, Medical Law International, 15, 2015, p182 - 195 Journal Article, 2015

Andrea Mulligan, Article 8 and the Right to Respect for the Decision to Have or Not to Have a Child, European Human Rights Law Review, 4, 2014, p378 - 387 Journal Article, 2014

Andrea Mulligan, Constitutional Parenthood in the Age of Assisted Reproduction" (2014) 48(1) Irish Jurist , Irish Jurist, 48, (1), 2014, p90 - 122 Journal Article, 2014

Andrea Mulligan, From Murray v Ireland to Roche v Roche: Re-Evaluating the Right to Procreate in the Context of Assisted Reproduction, Dublin University Law Journal, 35, 2012, p261 - 291 Journal Article, 2012

Andrea Mulligan, Tortious Liability for Mistakes in IVF: Duty of Care, Public Policy and the Non-Identity Problem in A(A Minor) and B(A Minor) v A Health and Social Services Trust, Dublin University Law Journal, 34, 2011, p256 - 270 Journal Article, 2011

Andrea Mulligan, Frozen Embryo disposition in Ireland After Roche v Roche, Irish Jurist, 46, (1), 2011, p202 - 210 Journal Article, 2011

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Andrea Mulligan, Regulating Abortion in the Republic of Ireland, Regulating Abortion: The English, French and Irish Perspectives, Bar Library, Inn of Court of Northern Ireland, 30 January 2020, 2020, European Circuit/Bar of Northern Ireland Invited Talk, 2020

Andrea Mulligan, State Obligations and Gamete Donor Anonymity under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, The complicated relationship between genetic relatedness, the family, and the state, Umea, Sweden, 8 May 2020, 2020 Oral Presentation, 2020

Andrea Mulligan, The Law of Assisted Human Reproduction in Ireland (Webinar), Family Lawyers Association of Ireland CPD Lecture Series, 7 May 2020, 2020, Family Lawyers Association of Ireland Invited Talk, 2020

Pandemic Ethics Advisory Group, 'Ethical considerations relating to long-term residential care facilities', National Public Health Emergency Team, 2020, - 11 Protocol or guideline, 2020

Pandemic Ethics Advisory Group, 'Ethical Considerations Relating to Critical Care in the context of COVID-19 ', National Public Health Emergency Team, 2020, - 6 Protocol or guideline, 2020

Pandemic Ethics Advisory Group, 'Ethical Considerations for PPE Use by Health Care Workers in a Pandemic', National Public Health Emergency Team, 2020, - 2 Protocol or guideline, 2020

Andrea Mulligan, Recent Developments in the Law of Assisted Human Reproduction in Ireland, Medico-Legal Society of Ireland Webinar, 12 December 2020, 2020 Invited Talk, 2020

Andrea Mulligan, Beware "Best Interests" In the Regulation of Reproductive Gene Editing Technologies, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2020, Preston, 2 September 2020, 2020 Oral Presentation, 2020

Andrea Mulligan, Limitations in Human Rights and Public Health Laws - Invited Discussant, The Protection of Human Rights in Infectious Disease Control: Lessons for Global Health Governance from a Comparison of National Judicial Practice, Queen's University Belfast, 12 - 13 Nov 2020, 2020 Oral Presentation, 2020

Andrea Mulligan, The Developing Law of Open Disclosure in the Republic of Ireland, Wellcome Workshop: PATIENT SAFETY AND REDRESS, Queen's University Belfast, 6 March 2020, 2020 Oral Presentation, 2020

Pandemic Ethics Advisory Group, 'Procedural Values for Decision Making in a Pandemic', National Public Health Emergency Team, Gov.ie, National Public Health Emergency Team, Department of Health, 2020, - 6 Protocol or guideline, 2020

Pandemic Ethics Advisory Group, 'Ethical framework for decision-making in a pandemic', National Public Health Emergency Team, Gov.ie, National Public Health Emergency Team, 2020, - 19 Protocol or guideline, 2020

Andrea Mulligan, Protecting the Best Interests of the Future Child in the Regulation of Gene Editing Technologies, European Association of Health Law Conference, Toulouse, September 2019, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Andrea Mulligan, Protecting the Best Interests of the Child in the Regulation of Gene Editing Technologies, 33rd European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (ESPMH), Oslo, August 2019, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Andrea Mulligan, Should there be a Legal Right to Know your Surrogate? Identity and the Role of Gestational Motherhood, British Sociology Association, Human Reproduction Study Group Annual Conference, May 2018, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Oran Doyle, Andrea Mulligan and Mary Rogan, Graduate Attributes, Curriculum Reform, and Pedagogical Innovation, LERU Law Schools Conference - The Future of Legal Pedagogy, Lund, 14 November 2018, 2018 Meeting Abstract, 2018

Andrea Mulligan, Article 8 ECHR and the Right to Identity in Assisted Human Reproduction, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, London, September 2018, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Andrea Mulligan, Tortious Liability for Mistakes in Reproductive Treatment, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Dublin, September 2017, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Andrea Mulligan Simon Mills, Medical Law in Ireland, 1st, Dublin, Bloomsbury Professional , 2017, 1 - 619pp Book, 2017

Andrea Mulligan, Regulation of Surrogacy and the ECHR, Surrogacy: Forging a legal and Policy Framework for Ireland, 2016 Invited Talk, 2016

Andrea Mulligan, The Use of DNAR Orders in Irish Law, CMG Interdisciplinary Professional Conference, 'Legalities in End of Life Care, Dublin, 2015 Invited Talk, 2015

International Conference on Reproductive Rights, New Reproductive Technologies and the European Fertility Market, Gamete Donation Across International Borders: The Challenge of Ensuring Donor Contact in Europe, International Conference on Reproductive Rights, New Reproductive Technologies and the European Fertility Market, Santander, Spain, 2015 Oral Presentation, 2015

Andrea Mulligan, The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Acts and the Protection of the Best Interests of Future Children., Postgraduate Bioethics Conference, King's College London, May 2013, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

Andrea Mulligan, Crafting a Legal Framework for Assisted Reproduction: Values, Rules and Judicial Incrementalism, Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Dublin, November 2012, 2012 Meeting Abstract, 2012

Andrea Mulligan, The Contested Nature of the Best Interests Test, Conference on the Children's Rights Referendum, TCD, 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012

Andrea Mulligan, Revising the Meaning of Life: Legal Protection of Embryos in Ireland and Germany and Assisted Human Reproduction, Irish Society of Comparative Law, UCD, April 2011, 2011 Oral Presentation, 2011

Andrea Mulligan, Roche v Roche: some guidance for frozen embryo disputes, Trinity College Law Review, 13, 2010, p168 - 181 Journal Article, 2010

Recognition

Representations

Engaged as an academic expert by the UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to provide an expert report for the High Court of England and Wales on surrogacy laws in the Member States of the Council of Europe. Report cited by Mrs Justice Lieven of the High Court of England and Wales in her judgment. February/August 2019

Commissioned by Special Rapporteur for Children Geoffrey Shannon to work on legal report on discovery of mass graves at Tuam Mother & Baby Home. Report contributed to ultimate decision by government to exhume bodies. 2018 - 2019

Briefed by Attorney General to represent State in case of IRM v Minister for Justice before the Supreme Court. Case defined scope of right to life of unborn, prior to repeal of 8th Amendment. February 2018

Invited to brief Irish Hospice Foundation on constitutional issues and end of life care, including assisted suicide. September 2019

Council Member, Irish Association of Law Teachers 2019 to date

Medical Law Review, Peer Reviewer

Journal of Medical Ethics, Peer Reviewer

Medical Law International, Peer Reviewer

Fulbright Commission, Interview Panel for Law Scholarships 2016-2017

Lecturer in Law of Assisted Reproduction, Law Society of Ireland, Medical Law Module, Professional Practice Course PPCII. 2016 to date

Member, Incorporated Council for Law Reporting in Ireland. This is the body that is responsible for the reporting of cases of the Superior Courts of Ireland. 2019 to date

Commissioned by Special Rapporteur for Children Geoffrey Shannon to prepare a report on uncommenced sections of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 relating to assisted human reproduction. October 2016

Awards and Honours

Elected to Scholarship, Trinity College Dublin 2007

Lucy Gwynn Prize, Trinity College Dublin 2007

Kingsmill Moore Prize 2008

Fulbright Scholarship 2009

Dean's Scholar in Legal and Ethical Issues in Reproductive Technologies 2010

Ussher PhD Fellowship, Trinity College Dublin 2010-13

Visiting Fellowship, Wadham College Oxford January - June 2022

Memberships

European Association of Health Law

International Association of Bioethics

Northern/Irish Health Law and Ethics Network

Ethics, Law and Pregnancy in Ireland Network (ELPIN)

Bar of Ireland October 2014 – To date

Eoin O'Dell


Biography

Eoin O'Dell BCL(NUI), BCL(Oxon), PhD (Cantab), FTCD, Barrister-at-Law. Dr O'Dell lectures Contract, Restitution and Freedom of Expression, researches and publishes primarily in the fields of private and commercial law, and has been President of the Irish Association of Law Teachers and Editor of the Dublin University Law Journal.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Eoin O'Dell, Property and Proportionality: Evaluating Ireland's Tobacco Packaging Legislation, Queensland University of Technology Law Review , 17, (3), 2017, p46 - 65 Journal Article, 2017 URL TARA - Full Text

Eoin O'Dell, Compensation for Breach of the General Data Protection Regulation, Dublin University Law Journal, 40, (1), 2017, p97 - 164 Journal Article, 2017 URL TARA - Full Text

Dublin University Law Journal, Dublin, Clarus Press, [eds.], 2015 Editorial Board, 2015

Dublin University Law Journal, Dublin, Clarus Press, [eds.], 2015 Editorial Board, 2015

Dublin University Law Journal, Dublin, Clarus Press, [eds.], 2014 Editorial Board, 2014

Dublin University Law Journal, Dublin, Clarus Press, [eds.], 2013-2015 Editorial Board, 2013

Eoin O'Dell, Prof Steve Hedley, & Patricia McGovern, Modernising Copyright The Report of the Copyright Review Committee, Dublin, 2013, 1-179 Report, 2013

Dublin University Law Journal, 2013, Clarus Press, [eds.], 2013 Editorial Board, 2013

Eoin O'Dell, Prof Steve Hedley, & Patricia McGovern, Copyright and Innovation A Consultation Pape, Dublin, February, 2012, 1-172 Report, 2012

Geoffrey Shannon and Eoin O'Dell, Law and Practice: Essays on Reform, Dublin, Clarus Press, 2009, 1-479pp Book, 2009

Eoin O'Dell, Older people in modern Ireland : essays on law and policy, Dublin, First Law, 2006, 1-598pp Book, 2006

Irish Case Study on Commercial Trusts in, editor(s)Michele Graziadei, Ugo Mattei and Lionel Smith , Commercial Trusts in European Private Law, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005, pppassim , [O'Dell, Eoin, with N Moloney] Book Chapter, 2005

O'Dell, Eoin with Hugh Mohan SC, Paula Mullooly, Sinead McSweeney and Regina Terry , Report of the Legal Advisor Group on Defamation, Government Publications, 2003 Report, 2003

Ireland in, Restitution Law Review, 2003, [O'Dell, Eoin] Book Chapter, 2003

Contract in, editor(s)R. Byrne and W. Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law 2001, Dublin , Round Hall Sweet & Maxwell, 2002, pp123 - 176, [O'Dell, Eoin] Book Chapter, 2002

O'Dell, Eoin, Restitution, rectification and mitigation: negligent solicitors and wills, again, Modern Law Review, 65, (3), 2002 Journal Article, 2002 TARA - Full Text

O'Dell, Eoin, The use and abuse of Clayton's case, Dublin University Law Journal, 23, 2001 Journal Article, 2001 TARA - Full Text

Ireland in, Restitution Law Review, 2001, [O'Dell, Eoin] Book Chapter, 2001

Contract in, editor(s)R. Byrne and W. Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law 2000, Dublin, Round Hall Sweet & Maxwell, 2001, [O'Dell, Eoin] Book Chapter, 2001

O'Dell, Eoin, Unjust enrichment and the remedial constructive trust, Dublin University Law Journal, 23, 2001 Journal Article, 2001 TARA - Full Text

O'Dell, Eoin, Restitution: Debt and Taxes, Dublin University Law Journal, 23, 2001 Journal Article, 2001

Contract Law in, editor(s)R. Byrne and W. Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law 1999, Dublin , Round Hall Sweet & Maxwell, 2000, pp123 - 176, [O'Dell, Eoin] Book Chapter, 2000

O'Dell, Eoin, (Editor), Leading Cases of the Twentieth Century, Dublin, Round Hall Sweet & Maxwell, 2000 Book, 2000

O'Dell, Eoin, Tracing, Dublin University Law Journal, 22, 2000, p131 - 172 Journal Article, 2000 TARA - Full Text

Contract Law in, editor(s)R. Byrne and W. Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law, Dublin, Round Hall Sweet & Maxwell, 2000, pp81 - 126, [O'Dell, Eoin] Book Chapter, 2000

Incapacity in, editor(s)Birks, P and Rose, F. , Lessons of the Swaps litigation, London, Mansfield Press, 2000, pp113 - 167, [O'Dell, Eoin] Book Chapter, 2000 TARA - Full Text

The Case that Fell to Earth, Sinclair v Brougham in, editor(s)O'Dell, Eoin , Leading Cases of the Twentieth Century, Round Hall Sweet & Maxwell, 2000, pp28 - 63, [O'Dell, Eoin, ed] Book Chapter, 2000 TARA - Full Text

Contract in, editor(s)R. Byrne and W. Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law 1999, Dublin, Round Hall Sweet & Maxwell, 2000, [O'Dell, Eoin] Book Chapter, 2000

Ireland in, Restitution Law Review, 2000, [O'Dell, Eoin] Book Chapter, 2000

Eoin O'Dell, Reflections on a Revolution in Libel, Irish Law Times , 9, 1999, p214 - 218 Journal Article, 1999

Ireland in, Restitution Law Review, 1999, [O'Dell, Eoin] Book Chapter, 1999

Contract in, editor(s)Binchy, William and Byrne, Raymond with specialist contributors , Annual Review of Irish Law, 1998, Round Hall Sweet & Maxwell, 1999, [O'Dell, Eoin] Book Chapter, 1999

Contract Law in, editor(s)Binchy, W and Byrne, R , Annual Review of Irish Law 1998, Round Hall Sweet & Maxwell, 1999, [O'Dell, Eoin] Book Chapter, 1999

Bricks and Stones and the Structure of the Law of Restitution in, editor(s)O'Dell, Eoin , Dublin University Law Journal, Dublin, 1998, [O'Dell, Eoin] Book Chapter, 1998

Contract Law in, editor(s)Binchy, W and Byrne, R , Annual Review of Irish Law, 1997, Round Hall, 1998, [O'Dell, Eoin] Book Chapter, 1998

When two tribes go to war: privacy interests and media speech in, editor(s)McMonagle, M , Law and the Media, Dublin, Round Hall Press, 1997, pp181 - 256, [O'Dell, Eoin] Book Chapter, 1997 TARA - Full Text

Contract Law in, editor(s)R. Byrne and W. Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law 1996, Dublin, Round Hall Sweet & Maxwell, 1997, [O'Dell, Eoin] Book Chapter, 1997

O'Dell, Eoin, Insurance Payments (Mis)Directed, Equitable Maxims (Mis)Used, and Restitution Doctrines missed, Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, 1997, p197 - 203 Journal Article, 1997

Ireland in, Restitution Law Review, 1997, [O'Dell, Eoin] Book Chapter, 1997

O'Dell, Eoin, Restititution and res Judicata in the Irish Supreme Court, Law Quarterly Review, 113, 1997, p245 - 249 Journal Article, 1997

O'Dell, Eoin, Restitution, coercion by a third party, and the proper role of notice, Cambridge Law Journal, 56, (1), 1997, p71 - 99 Journal Article, 1997 TARA - Full Text

Ireland in, Restitution Law Review, 1995, [O'Dell, Eoin] Book Chapter, 1995

Speech in a Cold Climate: The Chilling Effect of the Contempt Jurisdiction in, editor(s)L. Heffernan , Human Rights. A European Perspective, Dublin, Round Hall Press, 1993, pp219 - 228, [O'Dell, Eoin] Book Chapter, 1993

O'Dell, Eoin, Estoppel and Ultra Vires Contracts, Dublin University Law Journal, 14, 1992 Journal Article, 1992

O'Dell, Eoin, Reform of Occupier's Liability - Part 1, Gazette I.L.S.I., 86, 1992 Journal Article, 1992

O'Dell, Eoin, Reform of Occupier's Liability, Gazette I.L.S.I, 86, 1992 Journal Article, 1992

The Principle Against Unjust Enrichment, Dublin University Law Journal, 15, 1992 Journal Article, 1992

O'Dell, Eoin, a Tragedy in Five Acts: Behind the Scenes in Cotter and McDermott (No. 2), Irish Student Law Review 2, 1992 Journal Article, 1992

O'Dell, Eoin, Legal Aspects of the Control of Anti-Competitive Behaviour in Ireland, Irish Student Law Review 2, 1992 Journal Article, 1992

O'Dell, Eoin, Danger Invites Rescue. The Tort of Negligence and the rescue Principle, Dublin University Law Journal, 14, 1992 Journal Article, 1992

O'Dell, Eoin, Whyte, G.F., Fitzpatrick, Barry and Docksey, Christopher, Welfare, women and unjust enrichment, Industrial Law Journal , 20, (4), 1991, p304 - 320 Journal Article, 1991 TARA - Full Text DOI

O'Dell, Eoin, Relfections on a Revolution in Libel - Part 2, Irish Law Times, 9, 1991 Journal Article, 1991

O'Dell, Eoin, Relfections on a Revolution in Libel - Part 1, Irish Law Times, 9, 1991 Journal Article, 1991

O'Dell, Eoin, Does Defamation Value Free Expression? The Possible Influence of New York v. Sullivan on Irish Law, Dublin University Law Journal (new series), 12, 1990 Journal Article, 1990

O'Dell, Eoin, Does Defamation Value Free Expression? The Possible Influence of New York v. Sullivan on Irish Law, Dublin University Law Journal (new series), 12, 1990 Journal Article, 1990

Eoin O'Dell, "Does Defamation Value Free Expression? The Possible Influence of New York Times v. Sullivan on Irish Law", Dublin University Law Journal , 12, 1990, p50 - 80 Journal Article, 1990

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Eoin O'Dell, Comparative Defamation and Privacy Law - Irish Perspectives, Dublin University Law Journal, 40, (1), 2017, p236 - 49 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text URL

Eoin O'Dell, 'cearta', cearta.ie, - Digital research resource production, URL

Research Expertise

Description

Contract, Restitution, Freedom of Expression, Defamation, Competition Policy, Constitutional Law and Intellectual Property

Keywords

Competition Policy, Constitutional Law; Contract, Restitution, Freedom of Expression, Defamation; Intellectual Property

Recognition

Representations

Dublin University Law Journal Editor 1999-2004

Dublin University Law Journal Technical Editor 1991-1999

Restitution Law Review, Regional Editor and Contributor for Ireland 1992 - to date

Irish Student Law Review Editor 1993

Member of Editorial Board, Irish Student Law Review 1992- to date

Irish Moot Court Committee, Founder, Treater and Author of the 1991 and 2003 Cases 1991

Member of Organising Committee for BILETA annual conference 1998

Member of Organising Committee for ALT / IALT annual Conference 1997

Acting President of IALT 1997-1998

Organiser of Annual IALT Conference: The Academy, The Bench and Law Reform 1998

Organiser of Annual Conference "The Leading Cases of the Twentieth Century" 1999

President IALT 1998-1999

Member of Organising Committee of IALT Annual Conference 2000

Council Member of Society of Legal Scholars 2003 - to date

Executive Member of Society of Legal Scholars 2003 - to date

Awards and Honours

College Scholarship, University College Cork 1989

Prendergast Scholar, University of Oxford, 1989

Rodney Overend Memorial Trust scholar 2001

Newton Trust Scholarship, University of Cambridge, 2001

Fellow, TCD 2003

Des Ryan, Convenor


Dr. Desmond Ryan
Associate Professor, Law

Biography

Dr. Desmond Ryan LL.B. (Dubl.), B.C.L., M.A. (Oxon.), Ph.D. (Dubl.), Barrister-at-Law, F.T.C.D. is an Associate Professor in the School of Law at Trinity College Dublin. He is a practising barrister at the Bar of Ireland and is also called to the Bar of England and Wales and the Bar of Northern Ireland.

Dr. Ryan's principal areas of research interest are in Employment Law and Tort Law, with a particular emphasis on the contract of employment, vicarious liability and dismissal law. He is interested in all aspects of the law of obligations and is the convenor of the Private Law Group.

He welcomes approaches from prospective doctoral candidates seeking to engage in research in these and related areas.

Dr Ryan teaches Employment Law, Tort Law, and Current Issues in Tort Theory and Practice on the LL.B. programmes and he has served as both Director of Teaching and Learning (Undergraduate) and as Director of the LLM Programmes.

He has published widely in journals including The Cambridge Law Journal, Professional Negligence, The Modern Law Review, The Civil Justice Quarterly, Legal Studies, The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, the Dublin University Law Journal, the Irish Employment Law Journal and the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Desmond Ryan, Marta Lasek-Markey, Andrea Mulligan, Linda Hogan, Bryana Tunder, Conscientious Objection in an Uncertain Time: New Challenges in Ireland, Religions, 14, 2023, p1 - 16 Journal Article, 2023

Desmond Ryan, Emerging institutional reforms of the labour law dispute resolution machinery in Ireland, and their implications for labour law norms, Labour Law Research Network, Warsaw, Poland, 24 June 2023, 2023 Conference Paper, 2023

Desmond Ryan, Damages for false imprisonment by the state: counterfactual and vindicatory approaches in comparative perspective, Obligations X, Banff, Canada, 14 July 2023, 2023 Conference Paper, 2023

Desmond Ryan, The Duty of Care in Negligence: University College Cork v Electricity Supply Board, Irish Supreme Court Review, 2022, p185 - 201 Journal Article, 2022

Connecting Cautiously: Vicarious Liability in Ireland in Comparative Perspective in, editor(s)Paula Giliker , Vicarious Liability in the Common Law World, Oxford, Hart, 2022, pp103 - 119, [Desmond Ryan ] Book Chapter, 2022

Allison Silink and Desmond Ryan, Twenty Years on from Lister v Hesley Hall Ltd - Is There Now a 'Tailored Close Connection Test' for Vicarious Liability in Cases of Sexual Abuse, or Not?, Professional Negligence, 38, (1), 2022, p5 - 23 Journal Article, 2022

The influence of Chief Baron Palles on the development of the doctrines of vicarious liability and the non-delegable duty of care in, editor(s)Oonagh B. Breen and Noel McGrath , Palles: The Legal Legacy of the Last Lord Chief Baron, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2022, pp160 - 175, [Desmond Ryan] Book Chapter, 2022

Allison Silink and Desmond Ryan, The relevance of "control" in both stages of the test for vicarious liability in relationships that are "akin to employment" : an analysis of Blackpool in the Court of Appeal, Professional Negligence, 38, (4), 2022, p229 - 238 Journal Article, 2022

Desmond Ryan, Nano Nagle School v Daly, Irish Supreme Court Review, 2, 2021, p61 - 74 Journal Article, 2021

Desmond Ryan, Restating Restraint of Trade: The Implications of the Supreme Court's Judgment in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd, Industrial Law Journal, 2020, p1 - 14 Journal Article, 2020

Deirdre Ahern and Suryapratim Roy, Policy Responses to Covid-19 In Ireland: Supporting Individuals, Communities, Businesses, and the Economy, COVID-19 Legal Observatory, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, December , 2020, p1 - 108 Report, 2020 URL TARA - Full Text

Desmond Ryan and Mark Bell, Disability, Reasonable Accommodation and the Employer's Obligations: Nano Nagle School v Daly, Modern Law Review, 83, 2020, p1059 - 1071 Journal Article, 2020 URL

Cliodhna Murphy, Desmond Ryan, Work, Dignity and Non-Citizens: Reflections from the Irish Constitutional Order, Public Law, Issue 1 January 2020, 2019, p30-40 Journal Article, 2019

Desmond Ryan, Vicarious Liability for Independent Contractors: Orthodox Principles "On the Move"?, Irish Employment Law Journal, 16, (1), 2019, p4 - 9 Journal Article, 2019

Desmond Ryan, SAAMCO re-explored: BPE and the law of professional negligence, Journal of Professional Negligence, 34, (2), 2018, p71 - 86 Journal Article, 2018

Allison Silink and Desmond Ryan, Vicarious Liability for Independent Contractors, Cambridge Law Journal, 2018, p458 - 461 Journal Article, 2018

Desmond Ryan, Bullying and Harassment Litigation post-Ruffley: An Analysis of the Judgment of the Court of Appeal in McCarthy v ISS Ireland Ltd, Tort Law and Litigation Review, 2018, p19 - 28 Journal Article, 2018

Desmond Ryan, Vicarious liability and the non-delegable duty of care: application of the Supreme Court's guidance at first instance, Professional Negligence, 2018, p209 - 215 Journal Article, 2018

Part-Time Workers in, editor(s)Ailbhe Murphy Maeve Regan , Employment Law, Dublin, Bloomsbury, 2017, pp401 - 428, [Desmond Ryan] Book Chapter, 2017

Fixed-Term Workers in, editor(s)Ailbhe Murphy Maeve Regan , Employment Law, Dublin, Bloomsbury, 2017, pp429 - 467, [Desmond Ryan] Book Chapter, 2017

Desmond Ryan, 'From opportunity to occasion: vicarious liability in the High Court of Australia', Cambridge Law Journal, 76, 2017, p14-18 Journal Article, 2017

Bullying Harassment and Stress at Work in, editor(s)Ailbhe Murphy, Maeve Regan , Employment Law, Dublin, Bloomsbury, 2017, pp233 - 283, [Desmond Ryan] Book Chapter, 2017

Vicarious Liability in, editor(s)Ailbhe Murphy Maeve Regan , Employment Law, Dublin, Bloomsbury, 2017, pp285 - 325, [Desmond Ryan] Book Chapter, 2017

Individualism and Autonomy in Occupiers' Liability and Compensation Culture in, editor(s)Eoin Quill Raymond Friel , Damages and Compensation Culture: Comparative Perspectives, United Kingdom, Hart Publishing, 2016, [Desmond Ryan] Book Chapter, 2016

Desmond Ryan, "Close Connection" and "Akin to Employment": Perspectives on Fifty Years of Radical Developments in Vicarious Liability", The Irish Jurist, LVI, 2016, p239 - 260 Journal Article, 2016

Desmond Ryan, Atypical Work in the Emergence from Austerity: Assumptions and Expectations Re-Evaluated, Dublin University Law Journal, 39(1), 2016, p75 - 92 Journal Article, 2016

Whistleblowing: National Report for Ireland in, editor(s)PD Dr. Gerrit Forst LL.M. (Cantab.) Gastprofessor Gregor Thusig , Whistleblowing: International Academy of Comparative Labour Law, Germany, Springer International, 2016, pp181 - 186, [Dr. Desmond Ryan and Dr. Michael Doherty] Book Chapter, 2016

Desmond Ryan, Parallel Proceedings in Employment Law: An Analysis of the High Court judgments in Cunningham and Culkin, Dublin University Law Journal, 38, (1), 2015, p219 - 231 Journal Article, 2015

Dublin University Law Journal, 37, (2014), i, 1 - iv, 299p, Desmond Ryan and Oran Doyle, [eds.], 2010-2014 Journal, 2014

Desmond Ryan, Individual Autonomy and Personal Responsibility in Occupiers' Liability and Compensation Culture, Compensation Culture: Comparative Tort Reform in the 21st Century, University of Limerick, 23 May 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Desmond Ryan, The 'Constitutional Tort' in Ireland: Another Perspective on the Convergence Debate regarding Tort Law and Human Rights, Obligations VII, Hong Kong University, 15-18 July 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

DESMOND RYAN, Tort Law Defences by James Goudkamp, Review of Tort Law Defences , by James Goudkamp , Legal Studies, 34, (4), 2014, p743 Review, 2014

Dublin University Law Journal, 36, (2013), i, 1 - iv, 403p, Desmond Ryan and Oran Doyle, [eds.], 2010-2014 Journal, 2013

Desmond Ryan, From the Irish Supreme Court to the Strasbourg Grand Chamber: Domestic Approaches to Vicarious Liability under challenge in Europe', Society of Legal Scholars, Edinburgh, 3 September 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Dublin University Law Journal, 2012, 35, (2012), i, 1 - iv, 355p, Des Ryan and Oran Doyle, [eds.], 2010-2014 Journal, 2012

Delany, H. and Ryan D., "Springboard Injunctions: An Analysis of Emerging Principles in the Case Law of the English and Irish Courts, Civil Justice Quarterly, 31, (3), 2012, p284 - 303 Journal Article, 2012

Dublin University Law Journal, 34, (2011), i, 1 - iv, 280p, Desmond Ryan and Oran Doyle, [eds.] Journal, 2011

Dublin University Law Journal, 33, (2011), i, 1 - ix,428p, Des Ryan and Oran Doyle, [eds.], 2010-2014 Journal, 2011

Report on Ireland in, editor(s)Monika Schlachter , The Prohibition of Age Discrimination in Labour Relations, Germany, Nomos, 2011, pp293 - 308, [Desmond Ryan and Michael Doherty] Book Chapter, 2011

Oran Doyle, Desmond Ryan, Judicial Interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003: Reflections and Analysis, Dublin University Law Journal, 33, 2011, p369 - 392 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Dr. Desmond Ryan, "Article 2 ECHR and the Tort of Negligence: Where are we Now?", Society of Legal Scholars, Southampton, United Kingdom, 16 September 2010, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Dr. Desmond Ryan & Dr. Michael Doherty, "Age Discrimination in Employment Law", International Academy of Comparative Law Congress , Washington DC, USA, July-August 2010, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Desmond Ryan, Vindicating Rights through the Tortious Liability of Public Authorities: Emerging Themes and Tensions in Comparative Perspective, Trinity College Dublin, 2010 Thesis, 2010

Part-Time Workers in, editor(s)Maeve Regan , Employment Law, Dublin, Tottel Publishing, 2009, pp281-303 - [Des Ryan] Book Chapter, 2009

Bullying, Harassment and Stress at Work in, editor(s)Maeve Regan , Employment Law, Dublin, Tottel Publishing, 2009, pp231-264 , [Des Ryan] Book Chapter, 2009

Desmond Ryan, Connections without consensus: recent approaches to vicarious liability in the Irish Supreme Court, Dublin University Law Journal, 31, (1), 2009, p457 - 472 Journal Article, 2009

Fixed-Term Workers in, editor(s)Maeve Regan , Employment Law, Dublin, Tottel Publishing, 2009, pp305-334 , [Des Ryan] Book Chapter, 2009

Neville CoxVal CorbettDesmond Ryan, Employment Law in Ireland, 1st, Dublin, Clarus Press, 2009, 1-892pp Book, 2009

Vicarious Liability in, editor(s)Maeve Regan , Employment Law, Dublin, Tottel Publishing, 2009, pp265-280 , [Des Ryan] Book Chapter, 2009

Desmond Ryan, Making connections: new approaches to vicarious liability in comparative perspective, Dublin University Law Journal, 30, (1), 2008, p41 - 70 Journal Article, 2008

Recent Judicial Approaches to Loss of Chance in Medical Negligence Cases in, editor(s)Professor William Binchy Dr. Ciaran Craven , Medical Negligence Litigation: Emerging Issues, Dublin, First Law, 2008, pp24 - 55, [Ray Ryan and Des Ryan] Book Chapter, 2008

Delany, H. and Ryan, D., Unconscionability: A Unifying Theme in Equity?, The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, 72, (5), 2008, p401 - 436 Journal Article, 2008

Ray Ryan, Des Ryan, "Intoxicated Guests, Third Parties and the Law of Negligence", Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 2007, p108 - 119 Journal Article, 2007

Ray Ryan, Des Ryan, "Vicarious liability of employers - emerging themes and trends and their potential implications for Irish law", Irish Employment Law Journal, 2007, p3 - 8 Journal Article, 2007

Ray Ryan, Des Ryan, Asbestos litigation and the requirements of the negligence action: new developments in Irish and English law., Quarterly Review of Tort Law, 2007, p10 - 15 Journal Article, 2007

Desmond Ryan, "Royal Brunei Dishonesty: A Clear Welcome for Barlow Clowes", The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, 2007, p168- Journal Article, 2007

Marguerite Bolger, Des Ryan , "The mutual duty of fidelity in the contract of employment: significant recent developments", Irish Employment Law Journal, 2007, p112 - 120 Journal Article, 2007

Ray Ryan, Des Ryan , "MRSA litigation in Ireland: new questions for tort law", Quarterly Review of Tort Law, 2007, p12 - 19 Journal Article, 2007

Ray Ryan, Des Ryan , Bonus points: employers' discretion in the determination of bonus payments, Commercial Law Practitioner, 2007, p166 - 171 Journal Article, 2007

Desmond Ryan, "Conditional Fee Agreements: Strutting Their Stuff Around a Circle that Cannot be Squared?", Civil Justice Quarterly , 2006, p20 - 26 Journal Article, 2006

Desmond Ryan, "Royal Brunei Dishonesty: Clarity at Last?" , The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, 2006, p188 - 197 Journal Article, 2006

Ray Ryan, Des Ryan, "Resolving the duress dilemma: guidance from the House of Lords", Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 2005, p421 - 430 Journal Article, 2005

Dublin University Law Journal, Dublin, Clarus Press, [eds.], 2004-2017 Editorial Board, 2004

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Desmond Ryan, Redmond on Dismissal Law, Third, Dublin, Bloomsbury Professional, 2017, 1 - 641pp Book, 2017

Employment Law in, editor(s)Professor William Binchy Raymond Byrne, Director of Research, Law Reform Commission , Annual Review of Irish Law 2008, Dublin, Thomson Round Hall, 2009, pp311 - 324, [Des Ryan] Book Chapter, 2009

Employment Law in, editor(s)Professor William Binchy Raymond Byrne, Director of Research, Law Reform Commission , Annual Review of Irish Law 2007, Dublin, Thomson Round Hall, 2008, pp257 - 279, [Des Ryan] Book Chapter, 2008

Research Expertise

Description

Employment Law and the contract of employment The relationship between statute and common law in employment law and tort law Tort Law esp. Negligence and Vicarious Liability Private Law Theory: Obligations

Keywords

; Constitutional Law; Employment and Labour Law; Tort and Personal Injury Law

Recognition

Representations

Convenor for Ireland, Society of Legal Scholars 2015-present

Awards and Honours

Elected a Visiting Fellow, Exeter College Oxford October 2016-June 2017

Provost's Teaching Award, Trinity College Dublin, 2011 2011

Invited as Academic Visitor, University of Melbourne Law School Centre for Employment Law and Industrial Relations July-August 2017

Nominated for a Provost's Teaching Award (ineligible for application due to having received this award in 2011) 2014

Memberships

Convenor for Ireland and Member of Executive Committee, Society of Legal Scholars 2005 (Member); 2016 (Convenor)

Founder and Co-Director, Private Law Discussion Group, Trinity College Dublin 2012 – present

Founding Member, Employment Law Association of Ireland 2011 – present

European Employment Lawyers' Association 2011 – present

Health and Safety Lawyers' Association of Ireland 2012 – present

Rachael Walsh


Dr. Rachael Walsh
Associate Professor, Law

Biography

I am an Associate Professor and Fellow at the School of Law, teaching and researching in the areas of property law and theory and constitutional law and theory. I am the Law School's Director of Global Engagement and Erasmus Coordinator. I previously worked as a permanent Lecturer in Law at King's College London. There, I taught property law and environmental law and served as the Director of the Joint Degree with Columbia Law School and the Study Abroad Programme. Prior to that, I was an Adjunct Professor at Trinity College Dublin. I completed my PhD at Trinity College Dublin, where I was funded by an Ussher Scholarship. I obtained an LLM degree from Harvard Law School as a Fulbright Scholar. I am also a qualified barrister.

I am recognised internationally as a leader in constitutional law and property law. Throughout my work, I aim to connect legal theory and practice through analysing the underpinnings and drivers of law 'in action'. Key recent publications include Property Rights and Social Justice: Progressive Property in Action (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and Kelly: The Irish Constitution (Bloomsbury, 2018), which is the seminal text on Irish constitutional law. These books complement peer-reviewed publications in journals of high standing in both constitutional law and property law.

My research examines how constitutions shape democracies and set parameters for solving social problems, both procedural and value-based. In my current projects, I analyse the role of citizens in constitutional reform and the balance between the individual and the community in the protection of property rights. I do so through the prism of global challenges, for example securing safe and secure housing (including over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic), effectively designing and implementing climate mitigation measures, and restoring trust in democracy.

My property scholarship focuses in various ways on the question of how the State can restrict the exercise of property rights to secure the common good, analysing whether property law, and ideology, limits the legal and political scope for progressive policy reforms in response to urgent problems such as climate change. Accordingly, my research cross-cuts a range of subject areas, including property law and theory, constitutional law and theory, environmental law, planning law, housing law, and human rights law.

As well as focusing on the interaction between constitutional law and property law, I research other constitutional problems. Given the rise of populist politics around the world, there is an urgent need to reconnect people with political processes. Increasing citizen participation is proposed as one solution, with Ireland pointed to internationally as a leading example. Arising out of my role as constitutional law advisor to the Irish Citizens' Assembly, my research also explores the role that citizens play in changing and updating constitutions, in particular through deliberative processes.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Developing Resilient Property Systems: Legal Opportunities and Challenges in, editor(s)Magdalena Habdas , Rethinking Expropriation Law IV, Netherlands, Eleven, 2024, pp309 - 325, [Rachael Walsh] Book Chapter, 2024

Progressive Property's Thomistic Turn: Connecting Human Sustenance and Human Flourishing in, editor(s)Chris Bevan , Property Law and Theory Handbook, Edward Elgar, UK, Edward Elgar, 2024, [Rachael Walsh] Book Chapter, 2024

Rachael Walsh, Constitutional Property and Progressive Property's Compatibility: A Reappraisal, Texas A&M Journal of Property Law, 10, (1), 2024, p81 - 109 Journal Article, 2024 DOI URL

Oran Doyle and Rachael Walsh, Assessing the Influence and Legitimacy of Citizen Deliberation on Abortion: A Reply to Eoin Carolan and Seana Glennon, International Journal of Constitutional Law, 2024, p1 - 5 Journal Article, 2024 URL DOI

Property Rights and Democratic Decision-Making: Lessons from the 1922 Constitution in, editor(s)Laura Cahillane and Donal Coffey , The Centenary of the Irish Free State Constitution: Constituting a Polity?, UK, Palgrave, Palgrave Modern Legal History, 2024, pp197 - 215, [Rachael Walsh] Book Chapter, 2024

Rachael Walsh, Common Good Constitutionalism and the Individual " A Property Perspective, American Journal of Jurisprudence, 69, (1), 2024 Journal Article, 2024

Deliberative Property: Managing Complexity in Property Systems in, editor(s)John Oberdiek, Paul Miller , Oxford Studies in Private Law Theory, Oxford, OUP, 2024, [Rachael Walsh] Book Chapter, 2024

Rachael Walsh, Specifying Interpersonal Responsibilities in Private Law, American Journal of Jurisprudence, 68, (2), 2023, p141 - 151 Journal Article, 2023 URL

Rachael Walsh, Distributing Collective Burdens and Benefits: O'Reilly, TD, and the Housing Crisis, Irish Judicial Studies Journal , 6, (3), 2022, p63 - 70, p63-70 Journal Article, 2022

Oran Doyle and Rachael Walsh, Constitutional Amendment and Public Will Formation: Deliberative Mini-Publics as a Tool for Consensus Democracy, International Journal of Constitutional Law, 20, 2022, p398 - 427 Journal Article, 2022

Rachael Walsh, Distributing the Costs of Change: Property Transitions and Pacts, International Journal of Law in Context, 18, (2), 2022 Journal Article, 2022 URL

Rachael Walsh, Review of Open Democracy : Reinventing Popular Rule for the 21st Century, by Helene Landemore , International Journal of Constitutional Law, 2021, phttps://doi.org/10.1093/icon/m Review, 2021

Deliberative Mini-Publics as a Response to Populist Democratic Backsliding in, editor(s)Maria Cahill, Colm O'Cinneide, Seán Ó Conaill and Conor O'Mahony , Constitutional Change and Popular Sovereignty: Populism, Politics and the Law in Ireland, London, Routledge, 2021, [Oran Doyle and Rachael Walsh] Book Chapter, 2021

Rachael Walsh, Climate Action and Constitutional Property Rights - Partners or Adversaries?, Dublin University Law Journal, 2021 Journal Article, 2021

Rachael Walsh, Property Rights and Social Justice: Progressive Property in Action, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2021 Book, 2021

Securing Possession of the Home in the COVID-19 Context in, editor(s)Elsabe van der Sijde , Property Responses to a Global Pandemic, South Africa, Juta, 2021, pp165 - 182, [Rachael Walsh] Book Chapter, 2021

Oran Doyle and Rachael Walsh, Deliberation in Constitutional Amendment: Reappraising Ireland's Deliberative Mini-Publics, European Constitutional Law Review, 16, (3), 2020, p440 - 465 Journal Article, 2020 URL

Deirdre Ahern and Suryapratim Roy, Policy Responses to Covid-19 In Ireland: Supporting Individuals, Communities, Businesses, and the Economy, COVID-19 Legal Observatory, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, December , 2020, p1 - 108 Report, 2020 TARA - Full Text URL

Oran Doyle and Rachael Walsh, Participatory Democracy in Ireland: Citizens' Assemblies, Studi Senesi, 131, 2019, p485 - 496 Journal Article, 2019

Rachael Walsh and Lorna Fox O'Mahony, Land Law, Property Ideologies and the British Irish Relationship, Common Law World Review, 47, 2018, p7 - 34 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

GW Hogan, GF Whyte, D Kenny, R Walsh, Kelly: The Irish Constitution, Fifth edition, Dublin, Bloomsbury Professional, 2018, 1 - 2765pp Book, 2018

The Marginality of Property in Expropriation Law: A Comparative Assessment in, editor(s)Gustav Muller, Reghard Brits, Bradley Slade, Jeannie van Eyk , Transformative Property Law, South Africa, Juta, 2018, pp21 - 51, [Bradley Slade and Rachael Walsh] Book Chapter, 2018

Rachael Walsh, Property, Human Flourishing, and St Thomas Aquinas: Assessing a Contemporary Revival, Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 31, (1), 2018, p197 - 222 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Comparative Constitutional Property Law in, editor(s)Lionel Smith and Michele Graziadei , Research Handbook on Comparative Property Law, US, Elgar, 2017, pp193 - 216, [Rachael Walsh and Andre van der Walt] Book Chapter, 2017

Reviewing Expropriations: The Search for 'External Guidance" in, editor(s)Hanri Mostert and Leon Verstappen , Rethinking Public Interest in Expropriation Law, The Netherlands and South Africa, Eleven Publishing and Juta Publishing, 2015, [Rachael Walsh] Book Chapter, 2015

Gerard Hogan, David Kenny, Rachael Walsh, An Anthology of Declarations of Unconstitutionality, Irish Jurist, 54, 2015, p1 - 35 Journal Article, 2015

Rachael Walsh, Stability and Predictability in English Property Law - The Impact of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights Reassessed, Law Quarterly Review, 131, (October), 2015, p585 - 609 Journal Article, 2015

Belfast Corporation v OD Cars - Setting Parameters for Restricting Use in, editor(s)Robin Hiickey, Simon Douglas and Emma Waring , Landmark Cases in Property Law, Oxford: UK, Hart Publishing, 2015, pp227 - 252, [Rachael Walsh] Book Chapter, 2015

Expropriation in Ireland in, editor(s)Jacques Sluysmans, Emma Waring, Stijn Verbist , Expropriation Law in Europe, Netherlands, Wolters Kluwer, 2015, [Rachael Walsh] Book Chapter, 2015

Rachael Walsh and Eloise Scotford, The Symbiosis of Property and English Environmental Law - Property Rights in a Public Law Context, Modern Law Review, 76, 2013, p1010- Journal Article, 2013

The Evolving Relationship Between Property and Participation in English Planning Law in, editor(s)Nick Hopkins , Modern Studies in Property Law Volume 7, Oxford, UK, Hart Publishing, 2013, pp283 - [Rachael Walsh] Book Chapter, 2013

King's Law Journal, Special Edition, 'The Interface of Public and Private Concepts of Property', 24, 2, (2013), Rachael Walsh, Tanya Aplin, Leslie Turano-Taylor, [eds.], Special Edition Editor Journal, 2013

Rachael Walsh , Private Property Rights in the Drafting of the Irish Constitution - A Communitarian Compromise, Dublin University Law Review, 33, 2011, p86- Journal Article, 2011

Rachael Walsh , Integrating Proportionality into Public Authority Possession Applications - Conclusive Answers from the Supreme Court?, King's Law Journal, 22, 2011, p414- Journal Article, 2011

Rachael Walsh , Property in the Margins, King's Law Journal, 21, 2010, p591- Review Article, 2010

Rachael Walsh , The Principles of Social Justice - The Compulsory Acquisition of Private Property for Redevelopment in the United States and Ireland, Dublin University Law Journal , 32, 2010, p1- Journal Article, 2010

Rachael Walsh , The Constitution, Property Rights and Proportionality - A Reappraisal, Dublin University Law Journal , 31, 2009, p1- Journal Article, 2009

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

H2020 consortium, 'RESILENS: Realising European Resilience for Critical Infrastructure', http://resilens.eu, 2018, - Protocol or guideline, 2018

Rachael Walsh, Compensation for Expropriation - 'Democratic Discounting', Rethinking Expropriation: Compensation for Expropriation, University of Cape Town, 7-9 December 2016, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Rachael Walsh, Tanya Aplin, Leslie Turano-Taylor, The Public/Private Interface of Property, King's Law Journal, 24, (2), 2013, p1- Journal Article, 2013

Research Expertise

Description

I am a recognised leader in constitutional law and property law. My research examines how constitutions shape democracies and set parameters for solving social problems, both procedural and value-based. In my current projects, I analyse the role of citizens in constitutional reform and the balance between the individual and the community in the protection of property rights. I do so through the prism of global challenges, for example securing safe housing, designing and implementing climate mitigation measures, and restoring trust in democracy. Accordingly, my research has wide-reaching relevance, reflected in its selection for the Provost's Annual Review (2019). Tension between property rights and collective interests underpins regulatory responses to social problems, with governments regularly citing property rights as a barrier to change. Building on previous publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, in Property and Social Justice: Progressive Property in Action (CUP, 2021), I challenge this claim. I show how property rights and social justice can be mediated in a way that does not impede progressive reforms. I also addressed this issue, as well as other constitutional law problems, as a co-author of Kelly: The Irish Constitution (Bloomsbury, 2018). This treatise is recognised as providing authoritative analysis of Irish constitutional law and is regularly cited by the Supreme Court. Arising out of my role as constitutional law advisor to the Irish Citizens' Assembly, my research also explores the role that citizens play in constitutional change. This scholarship, published in leading international peer-reviewed journals such as the International Constitutional Law Journal and the European Constitutional Law Review, responds to international interest in Ireland as a leader in deliberative democracy. I advised the German National Citizens' Assembly and the EU Committee of the Regions amongst others on the topic. In addition, I have a strong funding record. For example, I was part of the team that secured c. €40,000 in funding for the COVID-19 Law and Human Rights Observatory in the Dean of Research's COVID-19 Response call. I led the Law School's involvement in the H2020 RESILENS project, which was awarded €4,091,842.50 in EU FP7 funding to develop tools for the creation and maintenance of resilient critical infrastructure.

Projects

  • Title
    • RESILENS
  • Summary
    • Funded H2020 interdisciplinary project, working with SME's, public bodies and academics on resilience planning in core infrastructure development.
  • Funding Agency
    • EU Commission
  • Date From
    • Estimated June 2015

Keywords

Constitutional Law; Environmental Law; Land Law; Planning Law; Property Law

Recognition

Representations

Board member, Modern Studies in Property Law. This is a highly prestigious international property law group, focused on a large conference and a research workshop every two years, as well as a resulting peer-reviewed publication. Jan 2016 to date

Appointed member of the Expert Advisory Group of the Citizen's Assembly on the Eighth Amendment, Fixed Term Parliaments, and Referendums. November 2015-April 2018

Fellow, South African Research Chair in Property Law - appointed on the basis of outstanding research in comparative constitutional property law, functions include attending at the Chair to carry out research, delivery of graduate seminars and examination of PhD's. 2012 - to date

External reviewer for the South African research funding body, the National Research Foundation. Functions include reviewing and assessing research outputs from individual researchers, and reviewing institutions from a teaching and learning, as well as a research perspective. 2016-to date

Peer-reviewer, Cambridge University Press 2017-to date

Peer-reviewer. The Conveyancer journal. 2014 - to date

Peer-Reviewer, European Property Law Journal

Member, Editorial Board, King's Law Journal 2011

Peer-reviewer, Dublin University Law Journal 2012-to date

National representative for Ireland for the Core Principles of European Expropriation Law and Obligations to climate-proof real estate EU-wide research projects. 2015 - to date

Member, Expert Group on Expropriation September 2013 to date

Peer-Reviewer, European Property Law Journal 2020 - to date

External Examiner (PhD) - University of Glasgow 2021-2022

Consultant, Law Reform Commission of Ireland 2020-2021

Awards and Honours

Provost's PhD Project Award December 2019

Provost's Teaching Award April 2018

Accelerated Advancement in the Assistant Professor grade April 2016

Laidlaw Scholar Supervisor 2020-2021

Ussher Award for PhD studies June 2008

Fulbright Scholar Award June 2007

Rodney Overend Educational Trust award for Ph.D. studies, June 2008

James Murnaghan Prize, The Honorable Society of the King's Inns July 2013

Gold Medal Award, TCD December 2007

Henry Hunter Hamilton Prize, TCD June 2007

Memberships

Board Member, Modern Studies in Property Law: Modern Studies in Property Law is the leading UK property law conference, which meets biennially in full conference format, and in workshop format on alternate years. It results in a prestigious peer-reviewed edited collection published by Hart. The Board steers conference activities and also manages a research mentoring programme and support for postgraduate research. January 2015 – to date

Member, Expert Group on Expropriation: The Expert Group brings together by invitation leading academics and practitioners working in the field of expropriation law to develop good governance standards in expropriation, in particular with a view to securing sustainable development. The Group holds regular international conferences and publishes peer-reviewed edited collections. September 2013 – to date

Fellow, South African Research Chair in Property Law Group: The Research Chair is the leading centre for property law research in South Africa, which has a central role in crucial debates concerning access to housing and land. As a Fellow, I contribute to its research activities and to its postgraduate programmes, through teaching and as a PhD examiner. November 2012 – to date

Member, Society of Legal Scholars 2010 – to date

Member, Irish Association of Law Teachers 2018 – to date

Member, International Society of Public Law 2018 – to date

Member, Young Property Lawyers' Association 2008 – to date

Member, Association of Law, Property and Society 2015 – to date

Member, Irish Jurisprudence Society September 2008 – to date

Researchers


Sonja Heppner