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Máire Ní Shúilleabháin

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Law
Sutherland School of Law
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7164147
Email: maire.nishuilleabhain@ucd.ie

Biography

Máire Ní Shúilleabháin is a UCD law graduate (BCL, LL.M). She also holds degrees from Oxford University (BCL), the University of Hannover (Magister Legum Europae) and the University of Nottingham (PhD). She is a qualified barrister (King's Inns, Dublin). 

Máire teaches private international law, commercial law and trade mark law at UCD. Her primary research interest is in private international law. She is the author of 'Cross-Border Divorce Law Brussels II bis' published by Oxford University Press in 2010, and co-author (along with Professors James Fawcett and Sangeeta Shah) of 'Human Rights and Private International Law' published by Oxford University Press in 2016. She has co-edited (with Professor Jonathan Hill) the fifth edition of 'Clarkson & Hill's Conflict of Laws' published by Oxford University Press in 2016.  

Professional

         

Conference Contributions

Maire Ni Shuilleabhain (2012) Interpretative Quandaries: Assessing 'Habitual Residence' in Determining Divorce Jurisdiction under Council Regulation (EC) 2201/2003 (Brussels II bis). [Invited Oral Presentation], Family Lawyers Association of Ireland: Child Care Issues and the Application of Brussels IIA, Drogheda, Ireland , 20-OCT-12 - 20-OCT-12.
Maire Ni Shuilleabhain (2011) Keyword Advertising and Trade Mark Infringement. [Invited Oral Presentation], Copyright Association of Ireland: Recent Developments in Copyright, Patents and Trade Marks, Dublin , 30-MAR-11 - 30-MAR-11.
Máire Ní Shúilleabháin; (2003) Common Law Protection of Trade Marks: the Continuing Relevance of the Law of Passing Off. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Law Teachers, Galway, Ireland , 25-APR-03 - 27-APR-03.
Máire Ní Shúilleabháin; (2002) Overview of European Union Intellectual Property Law,. [Oral Presentation], Conference on Law and Legal Institutions of Ireland and the European Union, Law Society of Ireland, Dublin (in conjunction with University of Missouri Law School & Suffolk University Law School) , 26-JUN-02 - 28-JUN-02.
Máire Ní Shúilleabháin; (2002) Accommodating Cultural Diversity under Irish Family Law,. [Oral Presentation], TCD Lunchtime Lecture Series, University of Dublin (Trinity College), Ireland , 21-NOV-02 - 21-NOV-02.
   

Education

Year 1995 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BCL Subject:
Year 1997 Institution: King's Inns, Dublin
Qualification: Barrister-at-Law Subject: Law
Year 1998 Institution: University of Hannover
Qualification: Master Legum Europae Subject: comparative family law
Year 1999 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: LLM Subject:
Year 2000 Institution: Oxford University, UK
Qualification: BCL Subject:
Year 2008 Institution: University of Nottingham
Qualification: PhD Subject: Jurisdiction and Recognition in Matrimonial Causes in English and Irish Law - the Impact of the Brussels II Regulation
         

Publications

Books

James Fawcett, Maire Ni Shuilleabhain and Sangeeta Shah (2016) Human Rights and Private International Law. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. Available Online [Details]
Jonathan Hill and Maire Ni Shuilleabhain (2016) Clarkson & Hill's Conflict of Laws. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. Available Online [Details]
Robert Clark and Maire Ni Shuilleabhain (2015) International Encyclopaedia of Laws: International Encyclopaedia for Intellectual Property - Ireland Monograph. Netherlands: Kluwer Law International. [Details]
Maire Ni Shuilleabhain; (2010) Cross-Border Divorce Law: Brussels II bis. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. Available Online [Details]
Robert Clark and Maire Ni Shuilleabhain (2009) International Encyclopaedia of Laws: International Encyclopaedia for Intellectual Property - Ireland Monograph. Netherlands: Kluwer. [Details]

Book Chapters

Máire Ní Shúilleabháin (2016) 'Ten Years of European Family Law: Retrospective Reflections from a Common Law Perspective (Republication)' In: Ann Laquer Estin (eds). International Family Law. United Kingdom: Edward Elgar. Available Online [Details]
Máire Ní Shúilleabháin; (2003) 'Directive 1999/44 on Certain Aspects of the Sale of Consumer Goods and Associated Guarantees: Improving the Rights of the Irish Consumer?' In: Lucey/Keville (eds). Irish Perspectives on EC Law. Dublin: Thomson Round Hall. , pp.197-216 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Máire Ní Shúilleabháin (2017) 'Foreign Divorce Recognition and Residence: A Critical Analysis of H v H'. The Irish Jurist, 57 :162-174. Link to full text [Details]
Maire Ni Shuilleabhain (2014) 'Marriage, Divorce and Stagnation in the Irish Conflict of Laws'. Irish Jurist, 52 :68-89. Link to full text [Details]
Maire Ni Shuilleabhain; (2010) 'Ten Years of European Family Law: Retrospective Reflections from a Common Law Perspective'. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 59 :1021-1053. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Máire Ní Shúilleabháin ; (2005) 'Formalities of Contracting: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Requirements that Contracts be Evidenced in Writing'. Dublin University Law Journal, 27 :113-150. [Details]
Máire Ní Shúilleabháin ; (2004) 'Zur Verjährung eines Schadensersatzanspruchs bei mehreren Gesamtschuldnern'. European Review of Private Law, 12 (3):361-373. [Details]
Máire Ní Shúilleabháin ; (2004) 'Zur Hemmung der Verjährung wegen psychischer Erkrankung oder geistiger Behinderung'. European Review of Private Law, 12 (5):677-682. [Details]
Máire Ní Shúilleabháin ; (2003) 'Limitation of Actions for Personal Injuries ' the Plaintiff's Awareness of the Wrongful Nature of the Defendant's Act'. Dublin University Law Journal, 25 :248-256. [Details]
Máire Ní Shúilleabháin; (2003) 'Common Law Protection of Trade Marks - The Continuing Relevance of the Law of Passing Off'. International Review of Industrial Property & Copyright Law, 34 (7):722-750. [Details]
Máire Ní Shúilleabháin; (2002) 'Accommodating Cultural Diversity under Irish Family Law'. Dublin University Law Journal, 24 :175-198. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Máire Ní Shúilleabháin (2018) Overseas Islamic Divorces: Time for a Reappraisal of the Family Law Act 1986? Migrant Marriage Conference: Europe's New Migrants- Marriage Practices and Policies University of Birmingham, , 16-APR-18 - 17-APR-18 [Details]
Máire Ní Shúilleabháin (2017) Rush to the Court: to Be Resolved by Choice of Court or Revising Rules on Jurisdiction? Enhancing the Efficiency of the Brussels II bis Regulation Universiteit Utrecht, , 10-NOV-17 - 10-NOV-17 [Details]
Máire Ní Shúilleabháin (2017) Overseas Marriage and Divorce in Islamic Form: A Critical Perspective on the Development of Irish Private International Law Minority Religions under Irish Law Symposium University of Limerick, , 30-NOV-17 - 30-NOV-17 [Details]
Máire Ní Shúilleabháin (2017) Rhetoric and Reality in the European Regulation of Cross-Border Family Litigation Family Law and Family Realities International Society of Family Law (ISFL) Conference, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, , 25-JUL-17 - 29-JUL-17 [Details]
Maire Ni Shuilleabhain (2016) Traversing Disciplinary Silos: Marriage, Private International Law and the ECHR Culture, Dispute Resolution and the Modernised Family (International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice Triennial International Conference) King's College, London, United Kingdom, , 06-JUL-16 - 08-JUL-16 Link to full text [Details]
Maire Ni Shuilleabhain (2015) Brussels II bis and Divorce: Some Reflections on the Commission's Reform Agenda IX Seminario internacional de Derecho internacional privado Facultad de Derecho, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, , 21-MAY-15 - 22-MAY-15 [Details]
Maire Ni Shuilleabhain; (2009) Religious Matrimonial Proceedings under Brussels IIbis Family Law in a Multicultural Environment International Society of Family Law (ISFL) Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel, , 07-JUN-09 - 09-JUN-09 [Details]
Maire Ni Shuilleabhain; (2009) Enforcement of Judgments: Defences and Imminent Reform Cross-Border Insolvency and Debt Actions Irish Centre for European Law (ICEL) conference, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin 2, , 30-APR-09 - 30-APR-09 [Details]
Maire Ni Shuilleabhain; (2007) Recent Developments in Cross-Border Enforcement: European Enforcement Order, European Payment Order, European Small Claims Procedure Summer Course on European Private Law Europäische Rechtsakademie (ERA), Trier, Germany, , 25-JUN-07 - 29-JUN-07 [Details]
Máire Ní Shúilleabháin ; (2006) Regulation (EC) 44/2001 ('Brussels I'): Relevant Case-Law of the European Court of Justice Conference on European Civil and Commercial Law in Practice Europäische Rechtsakademie (ERA), Trier, Germany, , 22-FEB-06 - 24-FEB-06 [Details]
Máire Ní Shúilleabháin ; (2006) European Harmonisation of Private International Law Conference on European Procedural Law Bucharest, Romania (organised by Europäische Rechtsakademie (ERA)/Konrad Adenauer Stiftung), , 07-APR-06 - 08-APR-06 [Details]
Máire Ní Shúilleabháin ; (2005) Introduction to European Civil Procedure Conference on European Civil Procedure - The Regulations on Civil and Commercial Matters Europäische Rechtsakademie (ERA), Trier, Germany, , 01-FEB-05 - 03-FEB-05 [Details]
                           

Dissertations/Theses

Maire Ni Shuilleabhain; (2008) Jurisdiction and Recognition in Matrimonial Causes in English and Irish Law - the Impact of the Brussels II Regulation (PhD thesis). University of Nottingham: Dissertations/Theses [Details]
 

Reports

Maire Ni Shuilleabhain; (2006) Legalisation of Public Documents within the EU Member States, National Report (Ireland) prepared for the British Institute of International and Comparative Law/BIICL (as part of a Commission study of legalisation of documents as a barrier to free movement). London: Reports [Details]
               

Book Reviews

Maire Ni Shuilleabhain; (2003) THE LAW OF COMPARATIVE ADVERTISING: DIRECTIVE 97/55/EC IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND GERMANY By Ansgar Ohly and Michael Spence (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2000) Book review published in (2003) 25 Dublin University Law Journal. Dublin, Ireland: Book Reviews [Details]
Maire Ni Shuilleabhain; (2001) ART & COPYRIGHT By Simon Stokes (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2001) Book Review published in (2001) 23 Dublin University Law Journal. Dublin, Ireland: Book Reviews [Details]
                                                                                   

Research

Research Interests

Private International Law