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Friday 11th December 9.30am – 5pm (Registration 9am)

Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street

6.5 CPD Points

This conference will cover key developments in a number of topical areas of employment law and practice


Chairs, speakers and topics

  • The Hon. Ms Justice Mary Faherty, High Court, Dublin - Chair
  • Seamus Given, Partner, Arthur Cox - Chair
  • Paul Glenfield, General Counsel, Matheson - Chair
  • The Hon. Mr Justice Aindrias O'Caoimh, retired judge of the European Court of Justice - An overview of recent judgments of the CJEU in the area of Atypical Workers (fixed term, part time and agency workers) and thoughts on future developments
  • Noel Kelly, Vice President of the Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal Northern Ireland - Recent developments in fixed time workers litigation in Northern Ireland
  • Professor Mark Bell, Regis Professor of EU Law, Trinity College, Dublin - An update on the Working Time Directive
  • Cliona Kimber BL - The legal framework of zero hours contracts
  • Pauline Walley SC - The employee in the cyber age
  • Rhona Murphy, Head of Employment Law Services, IBEC - Family leave and European Union Law
  • Professor Catherine Barnard, University of Cambridge - The Charter of Fundamental Rights and employment Law 
  • Davnet O'Driscoll, Partner, Amorys Solicitors - The impact of the new Data Protection Regulation on the employment relationship
  • Des Ryan BL - The CJEU and Age Discrimination: Emerging Themes and Tensions and their implications for Irish Employment Law


This event is open for registration.  Click here to register online or here to download a registration form.  If you join as a member for 2016 the ICEL is happy to allow you to attend this conference for the membership rate.



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