It has been an exceptional year in terms of our team gaining further qualifications, training and contributions to business and marketplace communities through sharing industry insights and specialist legal knowledge. Take a look below to learn more about our commitment to knowledge.
Dedicated to supporting our team’s specialisms and career progression we have phenomenal success to report over the last twelve months. Not only have four of our medical negligence experts Piarais Neary (Dublin), Aine McSweeney, Rachael O’Shaughnessy (Limerick) and John Ringrose (Cork) gained their Law Society of Ireland Healthcare Diplomas, but our very own John Ringrose, Cork Partner, achieved the top place overall out of all of the Law Society’s Healthcare Diploma students.
Sandra Griffin, in our accounts team, obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting & Finance, graduating in November with a first-class honours!
Eva O’Rourke, Legal Executive, obtained her Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice with Griffith College Cork.
Alice Steen, Knowledge Manager, is delighted to enhance our lean team by graduating from University of Limerick in September with her Diploma in Lean Quality Systems. She is now a Level 9 Lean Black Belt – a specialist in organisations’ process improvement and continuous improvement.
Ita Barratt completed a project based lean course with Enterprise Ireland and Limerick Local Enterprise Office.
Congratulations to Nicola Hackett, Kellie Daniels, Aoife Coughlan, Siobhain Phayer, and Neil O’Doherty who qualified this month and to all our graduates and trainees who are flying through their Fe -1 and PPC exams.
Massive congratulations to everyone for their hard work, commitment and achievements.
Driving on with our commitment to our people and their learning through our inhouse training scheme, we have focused on, amongst other topics, GDPR, cyber security, anti-fraud, professional negligence, personal injury and head injuries, ships and insurance, periodic payments, diversity, knowledge sharing, leadership and teams, contract management and reporting. Thank you to all of the exceptional experts and leaders who have come in and shared their knowledge and expertise with us. If you would like to have the opportunity to share and network with our teams please contact our Knowledge Manager, Alice Steen.
We have continued to provide leading industry insights within business, legal and client communities at various events during the last six months, including Robert Bourke, Partner, presenting at the MidWest Lean Conference, the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association Dublin Conference and our brain injury information sessions, as well as various other engagements.
Pat McInerney, Partner spoke on employment law at the Bank of Ireland and Shannon Chamber of Commerce business breakfast in Shannon. The presentations discussed employee welfare, BOI’s new bank at work package, mandatory retirement and pension concerns.
Lisa Killeen, Partner in Banking and Finance, spoke at the launch of KBC Business Banking in Limerick on 22nd October 2019. Lisa spoke about “Keys to Success in Bank Funded Transactions” and was joined at the event by speakers Austin Hughes, Chief Economist at KBC, and John Madigan of Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland.
Michael Murphy, Partner, spoke on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) at the Irish chapter of the World Legal Summit in Dublin in August. In addition, he presented at the GDPR all day seminar at the Tech Connect Live, The RDS. Michael shared his expertise about data breach claims and how to defend them. Also recently invited by the Society of Young Solicitors to chair their Annual Conference, from 11th to 13th October 2019, Michael was joined by several different speakers who gave a variety of different perspectives on “Sustainability and the Environment from a Solicitor’s Perspective.” We are also delighted that Michael was a finalist for the “Lawyer of the Year” award in the 2019 Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards.
The Family Law Arbitration Initiative on 5th December (organised by CIArb Irish branch) considered the possible introduction of an arbitration scheme for family law disputes in Ireland akin to that currently operating in England and Wales. Michael Carrigan, our arbitration expert, was delighted to be welcomed as one of the three speakers for the event.
Shane Costelloe, Associate Solicitor, shared commercial insights at the UL Entrepreneurship Society on legal issues for start ups.
The Step Journal, the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning, published Claire Touhy’s expert commentary, “Trap for the Unwary”. The article focused on Ireland’s forced-heirship provisions for spouses, which included insights on how succession laws could have serious implications for clients and advisors, if overlooked.
Furthermore, we continue with provision of client training in various public, insurance, banking and business sectors, as well as a number of our partners and solicitors teaching at the Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place Law School. If your organisation requires training please do not hesitate to contact our Business Development Manager, Maria Gleeson.