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Judicial Guidelines, Remote Hearings & Costs

Event Type Law Society Professional Training
Venue Online Webinar with Live Q&A Sessions
Discounted Fee €160.00*
CPD Hours 2 hours General (by eLearning)
Date 14 May 2021 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM



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Online bookings are now closed. Please contact lspt@lawsociety.ie if you wish to register.

Please note: This event will not be recorded so there is no option to play back if you miss the live streaming.

Aim and Objectives
The aim and objectives of this webinar are to provide an opportunity for practitioners to update their knowledge of recent developments in personal injury litigation. The aim is to offer practitioners a practical update in relevant areas from experienced practitioners and expert speakers. 

Topics and Issues covered   

  • Remote Hearings
    • Developing a process for effective remote hearings
    • Remote hearing of Personal Injury trials
    • Practical Guide to effective remote  hearings
  • The Judicial Guidelines
    • The background to the Judicial Guidelines
    • The effects the Judicial Guidelines will have on litigation
    • How the Judicial Guidelines  differ from the Book of Quantum
    • The effect of the amended Section 22 on the litigation generally
    • Plaintiff and Defense perspectives on the Judicial Guidelines 
  • Costs
    • S150 letters and s151 agreements
    • The adjudication process in practice 
    • New format bills of costs
    • Lodgment/Tender in respect of costs

Programme Manager: Colette Reid, Solicitor, Course Manager, Law Society of Ireland


Brendan Cooke, Legal Costs Accountant, Consultant, Cyril O’Neill, Dublin
Brendan Cooke was a partner with Cyril O’Neill, Legal Costs Accountants up until 2012 when he retired and took up the role of Consultant with the firm, a position he continues to hold to this day. He is a founding member of the Legal Costs Accountants Association, a founding member of the Institute of Legal Costs Accountants, a founding member of the Council of the ILCA, a Fellow of the ILCA and presently President of the Institute.

Eamon Harrington, Partner, Comyn Kelleher Tobin, Cork.
Eamon is a partner in Comyn Kelleher Tobin and a CEDR Accredited Mediator.  He is also a member of the current Personal Injuries Working Group, convened in response to the pandemic. Eamon is also a Law Society Council member and a former Chairman of the Litigation Committee and the ADR Committee of the Law Society. In practice he focuses on healthcare law and dispute resolution and regularly acts nationally as a Mediator and Arbitrator.

Stuart Gilhooly, Partner, HJ Ward & Co. Solicitors, Dublin
Stuart qualified as a solicitor in 1995. Solicitors and has been specialising in personal injuries claims since then, acting exclusively for claimants. He was voted Solicitor of the Year at the 2018Irish Law Awards. Stuart has a strong reputation in personal injuries litigation and was President of the Law Society in 2016/17 and President of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association in 2010/11. Stuart also practices in the area of sports law.

Joe O’Malley, Partner, Hayes solicitors, Dublin  
Joe is a partner and Head of the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution team at Hayes solicitors and the firm’s Managing Partner from 1 May 2021. Joe handles a wide variety of commercial and personal injuries litigation for the State, financial institutions and corporate clients. He advises The Irish Times in relation to media law issues. He represents the State in relation to a large number Swine flu vaccination claims and claims related to Thalidomide and HPV vaccines. He acts in the defence of approximately 300 claims arising out of the Belfry Investments. He is President of Dublin Solicitors’ Bar Association and former chair of its Litigation Committee. He is vice-chair of the Litigation Committee of the Law Society of Ireland and he is Chair of Danske Bank’s Tracker Appeals Panel.   


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