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Book now for Law Society family-law conference in July
Law Society at Blackhall Place Pic: Cian Redmond

09 Jun 2023 / family law Print

Book now for Law Society family-law conference in July

The Law Society’s Family Law Conference 2023 will take place on 14 July, with speakers including pre-eminent family-law experts.

The conference will consider the proposed legislation to reform Ireland’s family law and justice system. Key elements of the Family Courts Bill include the development of specialist family courts, and the lessons to be learned from international best practice.


The keynote address will be delivered by Sir Andrew McFarlane (President of the Family Division of England and Wales) on the topic of ‘Developing a family-law jurisdiction – the experience in England and Wales’.

Other speakers will include:

  • Mrs Justice Lucy Theis (Judge of the Family Division of England and Wales) – ‘The role of experts in family law’,
  • Judge Rachel Hudson (Senior Circuit Court judge) – ‘Jurisdiction and allocation of cases’,
  • Lord Justice Peter Jackson (Judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales) – ‘Hearing the voice of the child’.

Law Society members are invited to register and early booking is advised.

Conference details

Date: Friday 14 July 2023,

Time: 10am-1pm,

Venue: Law Society of Ireland, Presidents’ Hall, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7.

Get in contact

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact senior PR executive Miriam Taber at m.taber@lawsociety.ie  or tel 01 672 4915.

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