Annual Review of Employment Law: Printed Notes

Annual Review of Employment Law: Printed Notes

This year's Annual Review of Employment Law conference is now over, however, if you missed your annual update the printed set of notes are now available to purchase!

The notes package includes:

  • 300+ pages of detailed notes and presentations (including case law reviews and all major employment law developments)
  • 6+ pages of summary action plans, detailing key learning points and suggested actions for all sessions.
  • Links to additional papers and soft electronic versions of precedent wording and templates from the reviews
  • Contact details for all speakers should you wish to follow up with questions or seek advice

How do I order a printed pack of notes:
The notes package is priced at €295 - if you would like to purchase notes you can order online at the top of this page using the 'book my place on this event' button or alternatively email Vanessa Porter at 



"This was my first year attending the conference so I have nothing to compare it with, but I was absolutely blown away by how easy the event was to navigate and transition from session to break to session was seamless. What I liked most was the fact that notes were available to print beforehand, the knowledge that we will be able to play back the recordings and the ease and comfort of attending from your own home or usual workspace."
Rachel Bradford, HR Officer, Alucraft Limited

"Excellent event"
Karen King, Digital Content Writer, Citizens Information Board

"Very good presentations and excellent updates"
Sinead Scott, HR Partner, ESB

"Best virtual conference I have attended."
Orla Mulqueen, Head of HR, TII

"Thought it was excellent to be honest. Don't believe there is anything that I missed out had it been on as normal."
Richard O'Boyle, Associate Director HR, AbbVie

"The digital platform was excellent. The exceptional standard of guest speakers and chairpersons and the opportunity interact in the chat section. The Legal Island Team were absolutely fabulous at managing the whole event - well done."
Elizabeth Kingston, Consultant, HR Coaching Solutions

"Content and calibre of speakers across the board was outstanding."
Therese Holland, HR Consultant

"It was so well organised; I didn't know what to expect but it surpassed all my expectations. Very well run."
Louise Magee, Senior HR Manager, SITA

"It was very interactive & very relevant information."
Inesa Mockapetriene, HR Service Manager, CHI at Temple Street Hospital

"Very well put together. Really enjoyed the two days."
Carmel Kelly, HR Manager, Sam Dennigan & Co.

"It was very well run. I enjoyed seeing the comments from the other delegates. The speakers were very engaging and engaged with the delegates throughout. I also thought the networking forum was a great idea. 3 minutes was just right, plus the ability to DM the speakers and other delegates at the conference was very useful."
Ann-Marie Gallagher, HR Executive, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

"Really good couple of days. Presentations were brilliant and very topical. Liked the fact that most of the questions were answered also."
Catherine Carroll, People Director, Collinson

"Excellent course. The speakers were brilliant delivering very relevant and useful information!"
Megan Airey, HR Generalist, Aperee Ltd

"Hopin as an online platform was user friendly and it was brilliant in how 'Main Stage' and 'Rooms' were easily accessed for viewing. Networking option was also a brilliant idea. In some way, it was like being in the hotel for the actual event as the virtual event gave that feeling. The group discussions were good to hear different views and ideas. Content from each speaker was relevant and up-to-date. It was lovely to see comments from others, where similarities could be seen."
Christina Fagan, HR Generalist, Commission for Regulation of Utilities

"Really liked the platform that was used. Very easy to navigate around."
Jessica Flynn, HR Advisor, Woodie's


  • Jennifer Cashman
    Jennifer Cashman Partner, Practice Group Leader Employment Group
    Ronan Daly Jermyn

    Jennifer Cashman is Practice Group Leader of Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Employment Team and a member of the firm’s Healthcare and Cyber and Data Protection Teams.  Jennifer has more than 20 years’ specialist experience advising a wide range of employers across a number of sectors. A trusted advisor to employers in both the public and private sector, her clients include scaling and established Irish companies, public authorities, universities, and multinational companies in the technology, pharmaceutical, medical devices and diagnostics sectors. Her focus is on providing strategic business advice and practical, commercial solutions for clients.

  • Deirdre Crowley
    Deirdre Crowley Partner in Employment & Technology Groups

    Deirdre Crowley is a partner in the Employment Law, Technology and Innovation Groups in Matheson. Deirdre’s sessions with us are always highly anticipated and her focus is on delivering an up to date and practical insights into the topic of the day. At the conference, we are going to hear from Deirdre about a very current topic – that of employer liability during these extraordinary and unprecedented times. You will leave here knowing the potential legal avenues open to an employee to pursue in a Covid-19 related employment, privacy and health and safety legal challenge. You will also leave with tips on how to mitigate your organisation’s exposure.

  • Duncan Inverarity
    Duncan Inverarity Partner, Head of Employment Law Practice Group
    A&L Goodbody

    Duncan is Head of A&L Goodbody's Employment Law Group and has practiced exclusively in the area of employment law and industrial relations in multiple jurisdictions. Duncan advises public and private sector employers on both contentious and non-contentious matters. He advises Boardrooms across Ireland and abroad on strategic and complex employment and industrial relations matters. Duncan also specialises in crisis management for clients and has advised on some of the most high profile corporate issues in Ireland. Duncan regularly appears for clients in the Workplace Relations Commission, the Circuit Court, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Duncan also acts for partnerships in mediated settlements and in proceedings in the High Court.

  • Adrian Twomey
    Adrian Twomey Partner
    Jacob and Twomey Solicitors LLP

    Adrian Twomey is a Corkman living happily in exile in County Wexford. He graduated from UCC and Trinity College Dublin and has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in the field of employment law. He has acted for many of the world's largest corporations, including airlines, banks and internet giants.

    Outside of the office, Adrian enjoys painting and other artistic endeavours and has an unhealthy fascination with German football.

  • Caroline Reidy (McEnery)
    Caroline Reidy (McEnery) Managing Director
    The HR Suite

    Caroline Reidy (McEnery) is Managing Director of The HR Suite and HR and an Employment Law Expert. Caroline is a former member on the Low Pay Commission and is also an Adjudication Officer in the Workplace Relations Commission.

    She has also completed a Masters in Human Resources in the University of Limerick, she is CIPD accredited as well as being a trained mediator. Caroline had worked across various areas of HR for over 20 years in Kerry Group and in the retail and hospitality sector where she was the Operations and HR Director of the Garvey Group prior to setting up the HR Suite in 2009. 

  • Niamh Shiells
    Niamh Shiells Head of Leadership and Team Coaching
    Advance Coaching

    Niamh is an Accredited Professional Executive and Systemic Team Coach, former Chair of Association for Coaching Ireland and an AC Fellow. She has nearly two decades' experience of coaching with local and global leaders and teams and helping them shape Emotional Intelligence and Resilience development opportunities. Supporting “well beings” is not just a nice human thing to do but also an essential sustainability strategy for engagement, performance and service/business continuity.

  • Trayc Keevans
    Trayc Keevans Global FDI Director
    Morgan McKinley

    Following an initial career in banking and finance - working in Bank of Ireland and Statestreet amongst others, Trayc has worked in recruitment for Morgan McKinley since 2006.


  • Colleen Cleary
    Colleen Cleary Partner & Owner
    CC Solicitors

    Colleen Cleary established CC Solicitors in 2009.  The quality of service and advice is driven by Colleen, who has been acknowledged as a top employment lawyer by the Legal 500.  Colleen is a skilled negotiator and is an accredited mediator with CEDR. She is Chair of the Employment Law Association of Ireland and is on the International Committee of the American Bar Association, Employment Lawyers Association in the UK and British and Irish Chamber of Commerce. She is also qualified in England and Wales.

  • Ger Connolly
    Ger Connolly Partner
    Mason Hayes & Curran

    Ger advises employers in the public and private sector on all employment law and industrial relations issues. Ger acts for clients in various employment claims such as unfair dismissal, equality/discrimination, occupational stress, fixed-term and part-time work, restraint of trade, strikes and picketing.

  • Bláthnaid Evans
    Bláthnaid Evans Partner & Head of Employment Practice
    Leman Solicitors

    Bláthnaid has extensive experience in all areas of employment law, having trained in one of the leading trade union / employee firms and subsequently working in a top 5 law firm.

    She advises on all contentious and non-contentious issues, with substantial experience in advising clients before all employment law forums including the WRC, Labour Court and High Court for employment-related injunctions.

  • Michelle Halloran
    Michelle Halloran Trainer
    Human Resource Management Services

    Michelle Halloran is an experienced Human Resource Management professional providing training and consultancy services to organisations nationwide, in the Public and Private sector. She has spent a long career originally in executive and general management roles, then specialising in Human Resources management in Ireland, the UK and Europe, across various sectors including investment banking, information technology, manufacturing and services plus some time in the public sector, before starting her own HR consultancy business 12 years ago. Her key areas of expertise are in workplace investigations, disciplinary and performance management and employee relations, and the practical application of employment law in a HR context.

  • Loughlin Deegan
    Loughlin Deegan Partner
    ByrneWallace LLP

    Loughlin is a Partner in the ByrneWallace LLP Employment team. He is former chairperson of the Employment and Equality Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland.

    Loughlin represents and advises clients across the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters. He has advised and represented a significant number of major Irish public sector employers, in addition to major Irish and multi-national companies, particularly those in the pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors. Loughlin has also acted in contentious employment matters; industrial disputes and pensions restructuring.

  • David Murphy
    David Murphy Assistant Commissioner
    Data Protection Commission

    David Murphy is an Assistant Commissioner with the Data Protection Commission, with responsibility for Consultation with the Health and Voluntary Sectors.  Having joined the Commission in 2016, David has worked in consultative engagement, providing best practice guidance and advice to organisations across the public and private sectors on compliance with the data protection legislative frameworks. David acts as a member of the European Data Protection Board, and is a frequent conference and event speaker, on behalf of the Commission.

    Prior to joining the Commission, David gained experience in data governance and record management in the Local Authority sector, with Dublin City Council’s Law Department.

  • Karl O'Connor
    Karl O'Connor Senior Executive & Leadership Coach
    OCN Coaching Champions Ltd

    Karl is a Senior Executive & Leadership Coach/Trainer with OCN Coaching Champions Ltd and CoachDevelopTransform- Coaching leaders, Developing teams and Transforming Organisations in both the public and private sector. He is also the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (Irl) lead Trainer in human resources, coaching and employee engagement and is part of the Institute of Public Administration Associate faculty for learning and development. Karl is an award- winning coach from Chambers Ireland, CIPD and the Irish Institute of Training & Development. He is an author with a successful track record of enabling individuals and teams to be inspired to deliver extraordinary results for themselves, customers and organisations. He has designed and rolled out numerous successful Leadership and Leading Change interventions within organisations. This includes a 10-module programme for an in-house client of the CIPD who are upskilling managers to lead their teams more effectively while helping lead them through change and to re-build engagement.

  • Ashling O'Connor
    Ashling O'Connor Sales Enablement Program Manager
    Zendesk, Dublin

    Ashling is a Sales Enablement Program Manager at Zendesk. Her role involves training all new go-to-market roles including sales, technical and other supporting roles in EMEA. Beyond onboarding, she also leads career progression programs for sales reps, supports the implementation of external training and hosts global and regional enablement events & workshops.

    Ashling comes from a Sales background having first worked as an Account Executive at Zendesk and previously being an AE at Dropbox. This sales background helps give her an insight into the challenges and opportunities presented to onboarding sales roles in a virtual environment. 

Event details


330 Pages


02 December 2020


Printed Notes