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Defamation conference to focus on civil juries
Paula Mullooly of RTE

07 Jun 2022 / la society Print

Defamation conference to focus on civil juries

Law Society Skillnet is to hold a conference on defamation in October, which will focus on the question of whether there is a right to a civil jury.

The event will take place on 13 October 2022, at Blackhall Place.

At the conference, defamation-law experts will review and discuss the 12 years since the Defamation Act 2009 came into force, and assess what defamation law might look like in the future.

Civil liberties

The event is relevant to all interested in defamation law and civil liberties.

Chair and speakers include:

  • Bernard Barton (retired Judge of the High Court),
  • Professor Neville Cox (Trinity College Dublin),
  • Mark Harty SC,
  • Paula Mullooly (Director of Legal Affairs, RTÉ),
  • David Phelan (partner, Hayes Solicitors, Dublin),
  • Stuart Gilhooly SC, small picture, (partner, HJ Ward Solicitors, Dublin, and member of Law Society Litigation Committee).

More information and booking details are available on the Law Society Skillnet website

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