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A one-day conference

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Date: 15th November 2018

The conference aims to provide legal practitioners and regulators with an update on recent developments in professional regulatory law and explore emerging legal trends, themes and cases setting a precedent going forward.

This and much more will be covered by an expert panel of speakers and delegates will leave more informed on what to expect in the next 12 to 24 months.

CMG events typically sell out quickly, therefore prompt booking is strongly advised to secure your place at the early bird rate and Save €100.00 – Early Bird Rate is €395.00 + VAT (Normal rate €495.00 + VAT)

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than advertised, once a certain amount of seats sell out.

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5 Structured CPD Points




Registration with tea, coffee and pastries


Opening Remarks by conference chairperson

Caroline Gill, Barrister at Law, former Insurance, Ombudsman, CEO Consumers Association of Ireland


People and Practice Management

  • How to establish the type of leader you are
  • How to get the best out of people
  • Delegation
  • Performance Management and Staff Appraisals
  • Key Roles and Responsibilities

Speaker: Sonya Meekel MSc, M.A, BSc Eng, P.G Dip.Proj Mang, PG Dip Ed, C.Eng, M.I.E.I., Lecturer in Management, Dublin Institute of Technology


Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018

  • Overview of the Act
  • Corporate Liability and the steps that can be taken;
  • Extra Territorial effect and international comparators

Speaker: Eoin MacAodha, Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution & Litigation division, Eversheds Sutherland


Payment Services Regulations 2018 & Money Laundering updates

Fifth Money Laundering Directive (MLD5)

  • Limiting scope of CDD exemption for electronic money products
  • How identification of PEPs will be improved.
  • New powers for financial intelligence units (FIUs)

Payment Services Regulations 2018 (Regulations)

  • The changes to the Exclusions in Article 3 of PSD2 and reflected in the Regulations
  • Access to payment systems and accounts under article 35 and 36 of PSD2
  • Security obligations under PSD2 and under the PSD2 Commission Delegated Regulation

Speaker: Paul Foley, Partner, McKeever Solicitors


Disciplinary law – current developments / Who pays?

Professional, Regulatory and Disciplinary Law – Current Development

  • Fair procedures in investigative and disciplinary matters – Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board [2017] IEHC 27 and Hynes v The Appeals Tribunal of the Chartered Accountants Regulatory Board  [2018] IEHC 138
  • Rights at the investigative stage of regulatory proceedings – E.G. v. Society of Actuaries [2017] IEHC 392
  • Pursuing internal procedures where parallel criminal investigations exist –  Higgins v Commissioner of An Garda Síochána [2018] IECA 68

Speaker: Sharon Dillon Lyons, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library


Negligence liability of professionals

  • Recent case law, regulatory changes and best practices for
  • Accountants / Brokers / Design Professionals / Healthcare Professionals

Speaker: Chris Wheeler, Partner Construction and Energy, DWF Dublin


Freedom of Information & GDPR challenges

  • Freedom of information and GDPR Challenges
  • How does GDPR affect requests for personal information made under the FOI Act?
  • What does FOI require? What does GDPR require?
  • Compare definitions of “personal information” and “personal data”
  • Contrast differing concepts of the public interest under FOI and GDPR

Speakers:  Fred Logue, Principal, FP Logue Solicitors


Conference Close – lunch and chance to network

Caroline GillCaroline Gill

Barrister at Law, former Insurance Ombudsman, CEO Consumers Association of Ireland

Practising Barrister, Caroline previously held the positions of Insurance Ombudsman of Ireland, Deputy Financial Services Ombudsman and CEO of the Consumers’ Association of Ireland.

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Caroline is a Board member of the Pyrite Resolution Board of Ireland and St Patrick’s University Hospital, Dublin.

Sharon Dillon Lyons

Sharon Dillon Lyons

Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

Sharon Dillon-Lyons is a practising barrister with a broad civil law practice and a particular interest in Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

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Sharon lectures in DIT, Dorset College and Public Affairs Ireland where she co-presents on the Freedom of Information training course. She has previous experience in the non-governmental sector where she worked in a policy and compliance role. A graduate of NUI, Galway and King’s Inns, she was called to the Irish Bar in 2010.

Fred Logue

Fred Logue

Principal, FP Logue Solicitors

Fred is the principal of FP Logue Solicitors specialising in technology, intellectual property, information law and commercial law.

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Unusually for an Irish lawyer Fred has a science background and worked as an engineer before becoming a solicitor. Fred has extensive experience and expertise in licensing and exploitation of software and technology. He specialises in advising clients on strategy, contracts, transactions and disputes in business sectors where technology plays a key role, as well as online and digital markets. His clients include software companies, media organisations, NGOs and public authorities. Fred is also a leading information lawyer, advising on FOI, access to environmental information, data protection and privacy. Fred has acted in major information law cases before public authorities, administrative decision makers, Irish Courts, European institutions, and the United Nations.

Chris Wheeler

Chris Wheeler

Partner, Construction and Energy, DWF Dublin

Chris is qualified as a solicitor in Ireland, in England & Wales and in Canada with 25 years’ experience primarily in construction law.

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Chris’ career has always been a combination of front end contract negotiation and back end dispute resolution. Chris has been involved in law suits or arbitrations in 15 countries. Chris’ most recent role has been as Senior Legal Counsel–UK & Ireland with AECOM, a global engineering firm of some 85,000 employees wiht operations in 141 countries.  In his 6 years at AECOM, Chris had a stint as Chief Claims Counsel for EMEA.  Prior to AECOM, Chris was a partner at Eversheds Sutherland in the Projects group for 5 years after nearly 6 years at McCann FitzGerald in its construction department. Chris has lectured extensively on construction and contract law including delivering some of the original training to local authorities on the Public Works Contracts when they were first rolled out into the market in 2006 and 2007. 

Sonya Meekel

Sonya Meekel

MSc M.A, BSc Eng, P.G Dip.Proj Man, P.G Dip Ed, C.Eng, M.I.E.I., Lecturer Dublin Institute of Technology

Sonya has extensive management experience having worked as a Consultant Engineer and as Project Manager within the construction sector for several years.

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Having worked for companies such as ABM Europe, White Young Green and Balzar Engineering, Sonya was responsible for the management and coordination of numerous teams and developed the practice of understanding, developing and deploying people and their skills. Sonya now lecturers in DIT, where she specialises in People and Project Management. She is also currently active in the areas of management and training for international projects.

Eoin Mac Aodha

Eoin Mac Aodha

Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution & Litigation division, Eversheds Sutherland

Eoin is a Senior Associate in Eversheds Sutherland’s Litigation and Dispute Management Group.

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Eoin’s practice is in commercial litigation with a particular focus on regulatory compliance, fraud and white collar crime.

Eoin acts in Fraud and White Collar crime matters both as prosecutor and defence solicitor. Eoin has also acted in a number of white collar investigations arising from protected disclosures by employees of allegations of fraud. Eoin has also acted in civil actions involving the torts of fraud and conspiracy.

Eoin has extensive experience in public administrative law and particularly in statutory interpretation. Eoin advises a number of government agencys on its statutory responsibilities and has drafted legislative amendments and policy guidelines on the agency’s quasi-judicial functions.

Eoin has also worked in the UK where he has conducted a regulatory investigation instituted by the Financial Conduct Authority. Eoin’s most recent Irish regulatory investigative experience includes leading a team which conducted a review of a financial institution’s sales practices and its compliance with the Irish Consumer Protection Code.

Eoin provides training to corporates and public bodies on their compliance with anti-bribery and corruption legislation and has developed and implemented bespoke client centred policies.

This event will be of real interest to solicitors, barrister, regulators or anyone involved in professional regulatory law.

There will be 5 structured CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised

SAVE €100.00 BY BOOKING THE EARLY BIRD RATE OF €395 + VAT per Person – Normal Rate @ €495 + VAT.

CMG Events Conference Discount

  • 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.

The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and full buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event. 

Tel: 01 293 4764

Email: bookings@cmgevents.ie

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