Booking now open: ESG & Diversity in Commercial Law – Annual BICBA Law Forum – Dublin – 30th March 2023

Jurisdictions: Ireland
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Booking is open for BICBA’s Annual Commercial Law Forum, which this year will take place in Dublin on Thursday, 30th March 2023.  The theme for this year is ESG & Diversity in Commercial Law.

The event will be held in the Dublin Dispute Resolution Centre in Church Street, Dublin 7.

There is a special rate for registration before the 24th March 2023 of €275.  Registration after the 24th March will be €295.

Solicitors and barristers less than 5 years qualified can avail of a discounted rate of €160.  Spaces for this discounted rate are limited.

The registration fee includes:

  • Entrance to the Conference Sessions
  • Conference Documentation
  • Lunch on Thursday, 30th March
  • Tea / coffee during breaks on Thursday, 30th March
  • Conference Dinner in the Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 on Thursday, 30 March.

Click here to book online.

The event will be opened by Mr. Justice Denis McDonald, Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court, High Court of Ireland.  Panel discussions will include:

The Commercial Court in Operation in Ireland, England and Wales and Northern Ireland

Chaired by Kelley Smyth SC, with speakers Mr. Justice Denis McDonald of the High Court of Ireland, Madam Justice Denise McBride of the High Court of Northern Ireland and His Hon. Judge Richard Pearce of the Manchester Circuit Commercial Court.

Ethics in Litigation:

With speakers Rossa Fanning SC, Attorney General of Ireland, Mr. Justice Michael Humphreys of the High Court of Northern Ireland and Margaret Gray SC, KC, The Bar of Ireland and Brick Court Chambers (London).

Restructuring and Insolvency:

Chaired by Mr. Justice Michael Quinn, Judge of the Commercial Court of Ireland, with speakers Lyndon MacCann SC of The Bar of Ireland, Ken Fennell, Managing Director, Interpath Advisory, Toby McMurray, Partner, Tughans LLP and Lisa Smyth, Partner, McCann Fitzgerald LLP

Arbitration Funding – New Developments and Learnings from Ireland and the UK:

Chaired by Mr. Justice David Barniville, President of the High Court of Ireland, with speakers Colm Ó hOisín SC of The Bar of Ireland, Susan Dunn, Founder, Harbour Litigation Funding, Maurice MacSweeney, Director of Litigation Funding and Sales Planning, Harbour Litigation Funding and John McElroy, Partner and Head of Commercial Disputes, Hausfeld LLP, London

Diversity in Commercial Law Workshop:

Chaired by The Rt. Hon. Dame Siobhan Keegan, Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, with speakers Sean O’Sullivan BL, The Bar of Ireland, Sam Karim KC, Kings Chambers (Manchester), Joy-Tendai Kangere BL, The Bar of Ireland and Andrew Singer KC, Kings Chambers (Manchester)