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Annual Conference – Dublin, 19 April 2018

Register now for €300 (or €360 for non members)

Remember that registration includes 1 year membership of BICBA


To register, click here

Click here to download the full conference programme and useful information for delegates.

The conference programme and the biographies of each speaker are set out below:


REGISTRATION 9.00-9.30am


9.30am to 10.45am. Corporate fraud – Scotland

Chair: David Casement QC

Judicial lead:

The Honourable Lord Clark, Commercial Judge at the Court of Session


Ireland: Shane Murphy SC

England: His Honour Judge Pelling QC.

Northern Ireland: Niall Murphy, partner in KWR Law


10.45-11.15am Coffee


11.15am to 12.30am Adjudication – Northern Ireland

Chair: Monye Anyadike-Danes QC

Judicial lead: The Honourable Mr. Justice Horner, Commercial Judge


Ireland: Helen Kilroy Solicitor




Registration Now Open for 2018 Annual Conference

The 7th annual British Irish Commercial Law Forum will be held in the Dublin International Arbitration Centre, on Thursday the 19th of April 2018 in Dublin.

You can register online here.

Register before 12 February to avail of the early bird rates of €260 for members and €320 for non-members.

Click here to download the event programme for useful information on how to get to Dublin and where to stay.


Commercial Law Update

Papers and slides from the commercial law update seminar held in Dublin on 15 February 2018 are now available for members to download from the CPD page.


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Congratulations to BICBA corporate member Cleaver Fulton Rankin which has been crowned The Legal 500 Northern Ireland Law Firm of the Year 2018.

The Belfast-based commercial law firm which employs 100 staff at its city-centre location fought off stiff competition from other leading practices to clinch the title.

The Legal 500 UK Awards 2018 recognises and rewards the best private practice teams and individuals over the past 12 months.

Cleaver Fulton Rankin Managing Director, Jonathan Forreste...

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Thursday 5 October at 4.00pm in the Inn of Court – “Brexit: Contingency Planning for Commercial clients” – Richard Gray of Carson McDowell & Michael Humphreys QC

2 CPD points available. RSVP to events@barlibrary.com

Click here to view the event flyer.


… and something else to look forward to:

December (date tbc) at 4.00pm – “Cross Border Employment Issues: the Brexit effect” – Maxine Orr of Worthingtons & Rachel Best BL

The venue for both events will be the Bar Library in the Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast.

Full registration details will be published here shortly.


The 7th annual British Irish Commercial Bar Association Conference will take place in Dublin on 19th April 2018

Full details will be published here shortly.

The 6th annual British Irish Commercial Bar Association Conference took place in Manchester on 6th April 2017

Members can access the conference papers by clicking on the Members Area tab.

This was a joint event between the British Irish Commercial Bar Association, The Law Society Commerce and Industry Group – North West and the Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association. T...