The ICEL and Eversheds Sutherland are delighted to announce the return of the annual ICEL public procurement law conference, which is scheduled to take place from 20 – 22 June 2022, and will take the form of an online seminar series.

Tickets for the entire seminar series are available for €100 here and to members for €70 here. Pupil barristers and trainee solicitors may purchase a ticket for the entire seminar series for €50 here. Tickets for each individual seminar can be purchased for €45, or €30 for members of the ICEL, at the links provided below.

The first seminar will consider “Recent Developments.” The seminar will take place on 20 June 2022 from 1 pm until 3pm. In this seminar, the Rt Hon Lord Justice McCloskey will deliver his reflections on public procurement law from the Northern Ireland bench, Donogh Hardiman BL (Law Library) will deliver an update on recent EU Case Law, and Stephen Brittain BL (Law Library) will deliver a presentation on applications to lift automatic suspensions affter Word Perfect [2021] IECA 305. Ordinary tickets for this seminar may be purchased here and members’ tickets are available here.

The second seminar will consider “Contemporary Issues.” The seminar will take place on 21 June from 1pm until 3pm. Speakers at this seminar will include Jonathan Newman SC (Law Library), Abby Semple (Public Procurement Analysis), and Chris Murray (Eversheds Sutherland) and topics addressed will include the reforms of public procurement law in the UK post-Brexit and sustainable procurement in the EU and Ireland. Ordinary tickets for this seminar may be purchased here and members tickets are available here.

The third seminar will consist of a keynote address by Professor Catherine Donnelly SC (Law Library, TCD, and Blackstone Chambers). The seminar will take place on 22 June from 1pm until 2.15 pm. This seminar will be chaired by Mr Justice David Barniville (Court of Appeal), who will open the session with his reflections on procurement law from the bench. Ordinary tickets for this seminar may be purchased here and member stickets are available here.

The seminar series will be chaired by Peter Curran of Eversheds Sutherland.

There will be 5 CPD points available for attending the seminar series.