5.5 CPD Points (Barristers) 5.5 General CPD Points (Solicitors)

The annual ICEL procurement conference returned this year, again generously sponsored by Eversheds Sutherlands, where leading Irish and international speakers discussed the most important procurement topics, including three of the UK’s leading procurement thinkers, Sue Arrowsmith, Fionnuala McCredie QC and Abbey Semple. We were delighted to have the Hon. Mr Justice Donnell Deeny, the leading Northern Irish procurement judge, chair part of the conference.

The conference began at 10am and ended at 4:30pm.

Speakers and chairs

The Hon. Mr Justice Donnell Deeny, High Court of Northern Ireland – Chair

Peter Curran, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland – Chair

Prof Sue Arrowsmith, University of Nottingham – The impact of Brexit on public procurement

Fionnuala McCredie QC, Keating Chambers – topic tbc

Jonathan Newman SC – Recent developments in procurement litigation

Nathy Dunleavy BL – Ways to avoid the Public Procurement Regulations by use of exemptions

Michael Humphreys QC, Bar of Northern Ireland – Recent developments in Northern Irish Procurement litigation, including abnormally low tenders

Kerri Crossen, Partner, Philip Lee Solicitors, – The Procurement Regulations one year one – legal and practical issues arising

Abby Semple, Public Procurement Analysis – What Role Should the Award of Damages Play in Public Procurement Regulation?