Law Society Skillnet Business of Wellbeing Summit 2022


This year, the Business of Wellbeing Summit will look at dignity at work and how it can be applied in small, medium and large sized firms.

About the event

The Summit will also offer evidence on how a dignity at work culture can lead to thriving employees, and, therefore, a thriving business. The event is targeted at firms and professionals who want to hear from cutting-edge industries about how a culture of dignity promotes respect, supports wellbeing and drives productivity and sustainable business outcomes. Law Society President Michelle Ní Longáin will open the event and address the importance of dignity at work and the achievements of the Dignity Matters Report. The event will explore the following:

  • Practical steps small, medium, and large sized firms can take to prevent and tackle harmful behaviours in their workplaces

  • The impact of bullying and harassment on individuals, teams and organisations

  • The role of leadership in the legal profession to tackle these challenges head-on

  • Bystander Intervention: What individuals can do to play their part in the battle against bullying, harassment, and sexual harassment

Key speakers

Chair persons, speakers and panellists include:

  • Michelle Ní Longáin, President, Law Society of Ireland

  • George Artley, BIC Project Lawyer at International Bar Association

  • Noeline Blackwell, Solicitor and CEO of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

  • Professor Louise Crowley, School of Law, UCC, Creator of Bystander Intervention Programme UCC

  • Olwen Dawe, Equality Policy and Strategy Expert

  • Mary Duffy, Professional Wellbeing Executive, Law Society of Ireland

  • Diego Gallagher, Law Society Council Member, President of the Dublin Solicitor’s Bar Association

  • Paul Hughes, Psychotherapist 

  • Conor Merriman, Artist and designer

  • Antoinette Moriarty, Psychotherapist, Head of Law Society Psychological Services

  • Patricia Murray, Senior Organisational Psychologist, Health and Safety Authority

  • Carol Plunkett, Co-Chair, Law Society Skillnet Steering Committee

  • Bernadette Treanor, Beo Solutions, Previous Equality Officer with WRC


The Business of Wellbeing Summit is a complimentary online Law Society Skillnet event designed in partnership with the Law Society Psychological Services.

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