Law Society Professional Training
135 Law Society Skillnet Members
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Aim and Objectives
The aim of this seminar is to provide both private practice and in-house lawyers with practical advice on the latest developments in contract law. This seminar has been designed to ensure that practitioners are provided with advice and guidance in relation to the most significant changes in this practice area dealing with topics that are of particular relevance in a challenging environment where many businesses are failing. A distinguished panel with extensive practical experience within the key areas covered will address all questions and issues.
Topics and Issues to be discussed
- Contract case law update
- The doctrine of frustration as a defence
- Rights as between solvent and insolvent co-obligors
- Drafting retention of title clauses in a supplier's terms and conditions
- Performance bonds
Mark Pery-Knox-Gore, Beauchamps Solicitors, Dublin. Mark Pery-Knox-Gore is a partner at Beauchamps. His main focus is advisory work for SMEs, public bodies and charitable organisations in the area of business regulation, corporate governance and contracts. Mark is Chairman of the Business Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland and represents the Law Society on the Company Law Review Group. He is Head of his firm's Corporate Governance Law Unit.
Paul Keane, Solicitor, Reddy Charlton Solicitors, Dublin. Paul is managing partner of Reddy Charlton McKnight. His main areas of interest are corporate and commercial law and taxation. Paul is vice-chair of the Law Society’s Business Law Committee and has served as chairman of both the Tax & Probate Committee and the Commercial Law Committee of the Dublin Bar Association. He is an associate of the Institute of Taxation and a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners. He is the Honorary Consul General of Sweden.
Deirdre Ni Fhloinn, Consultant, Reddy Charlton Solicitors, Dublin. Deirdre is a Consultant at Reddy Charlton Solicitors. She has extensive experience as a commercial and construction lawyer, and has acted on infrastructure, construction, equipment supply and professional services contracts. Deirdre worked for a number of years in the legal department of London Underground as a senior lawyer, advising on major construction and infrastructure projects, and on the consequences of the insolvency of contractors. Deirdre is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Dr Cliona Kelly, Cardiff Law School, Wales. Dr Cliona Kelly joined Cardiff Law School in September 2011, and teaches Commercial Law and Contract Law. Cliona is a graduate of University College Dublin, where she graduated with a first class honours degree. She also completed her PhD in University College Dublin. The PhD, which was funded by the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences, was entitled Beyond Termination: Reform of the Effect of Frustration of Contract. Cliona has previously worked as a legal researcher at the Irish Law Reform Commission and as a lecturer at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards - Irish Institute of Training & Development - (IITD)
Most Innovative Use of Technology Category
Work Placement - Graduate and Non-Graduate Category
Awarded for excellence in training and development.