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UCD seminar on new decision-making system
UCD Sutherland School of Law

24 Apr 2023 / legislation Print

UCD seminar on assisted decision-making system

UCD’s Centre for Constitutional Studies is to host an information seminar on new legislation on assisted decision-making on Thursday 27 April.

A distinguished panel of speakers will include the President of the High Court Mr Justice David Barniville.

The event takes place the day after the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Act 2022 and the Decision Support Service (DSS) that will oversee the operation of the new system come into force.

Other speakers include:

  • Professor Eoin Carolan SC (event organiser),
  • Áine Hynes SC (St John Solicitors),
  • Orla Keane (General Counsel Mental Health Commission/Decision Support Service),
  • Fiona McNulty (Mason Hayes & Curran), and
  • Aoife Mulligan (barrister).

Wardship scrapped

The act marks the biggest change for decades in Ireland's legal framework for people with capacity issues.

It abolishes the current wards-of-court system, and replaces it with a new framework aimed at maximising autonomy for people who need support to make decisions about their personal, property and financial affairs.

The in-person seminar takes place in the UCD Sutherland School of Law, from 1.30pm to 5.30pm. There is a fee to attend, and registration is now open.

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