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Brian Hutchinson

Senior Lecturer

School Of Law
Sutherland School of Law
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7164143
Email: brian.hutchinson@ucd.ie

Biography

Brian Hutchinson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law where he has been a member of staff since 1991. A specialist in the fields of Commercial Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution, he has researched and written on Arbitration and ADR, Online Dispute Resolution, Company Law, Commercial Law, Contract Law and Agency, and Information Technology. He is Editor of the Commercial Law Practitioner Law Journal (ISSN 0791-895X), former Editor of Irish Business Law Journal (ISSN 1393-6220), and he is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Irish Jurist. (ISSN 0021-1273) and the International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution (Eleven International Publishing, The Hague, Netherlands).

In 2000 he was appointed to the advisory board of e-Resolution, one of the first bodies accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to provide online arbitration for the resolution of internet Domain Name Disputes. In 2001 he became Project Leader of the pilot phase of the ECODIR (Electronic Consumer Dispute Resolution) project ((www.ecodir.org) (DG Sanco n° B5-1000/00/000112) supported by the EU Commission and the Irish Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, which, begun in the University of Namur, Belgium and the University of Montreal, Canada, pioneered the development of online dispute resolution in Europe, and he continues to steward the ecodir service. He was co-founder and company secretary of Arbitration of International Disputes Ltd, an Irish company owned and formed by the Bar Council, Law Society, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, Business and Employers Confederation, and Institute of Arbitrators (Irish Branch) with the support of the Irish Government Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment to explore the use of online arbitration in Ireland). He was also Chair of the EU Commission supported "CCForm" EU IST Thematic Network (IST-2001-34908) Topic Panel 5 - «CCForm and ADR», and he has acted as consultant to Irish Government Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment, e-business unit; and the Law Reform Commission of Ireland. From 1998-2004 Brian was Committee Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Irish Branch), and he is an invited founder Member of the United Nations Expert Group on Online Dispute Resolution established in 2002 and an invited founder member and current Secretary General of the Irish Delegation of the European Court of Arbitration. In 2007-2009 he was Legal Expert and Editor for the European Committee for Standardization's Workshop Agreement on the Standardization of Online Dispute Resolution Tools (CEN/ISS - WS/Stand-ODR) supported by the EU Commission. In 2008 he advised the Irish Attorney General on aspects of the Irish Arbitration Bill, 2008 which now, as the Arbitration Act 2010,  governs domestic and international arbitration in the Republic of Ireland. He has also been consulted by the Law Reform Commission of Ireland and the Irish National Consumer Agency with regard to the development and use of ADR in Ireland. More recently he has consulted as expert to the European Commission DG SANCO on the development of Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes; and he is an invited observer member of the UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law) Working Group III on Online Dispute Resolution.  He is a Member of the London Court of International Arbitration, the Association Suisse de l'Arbitrage, the Society for Computers and Law, the Society of Legal Scholars, and the European Association of Banking and Financial Services Law.

In 2012 Brian was appointed by the Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation to the statutory Company Law Review Group which is charged with reviewing and amending the companies acts. Brian is chair of the group's  sub-committee on the Review of the Rules governing Legal Representation of Companies before the Courts.  In 2014 he was re-appointed by the Minister for a second term.

Brian has been visiting lecturer variously at the University of Hannover, Germany (1993-1998), Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA (1998), De Paul University, Chicago, USA (1999 & 2006), and Stetson University, Florida, USA (2000), and he has also lectured at Boston University, Boston, USA (1995 & 1996) and Modul University Vienna (2013). He also teaches annually on the Duquesne University Summer Programme Ireland, and the Fordham University School of Law Summer Programme. He was visiting Fellow at the University of Geneva, Faculty of Law, in 2007, and he is a regular speaker on ADR and ODR at the ERA European Law Academy at Triers, Germany where he is a regular member of faculty on the Summer School in European Civil Litigation and a founding member of the new Summer Course on Mediation, 2014.

In addition, as a qualified arbitrator and mediator, he has served as Arbitrator, as arbitrator's Legal Advisor, as party Legal Consultant in a number of domestic and international arbitrations and conciliations with total amounts in dispute in excess of Eur50,000,000; and he has served as expert witness in multi-million pound UK litigation. Consultancy projects include a programme of training in 2007 for Inquiry Members from the Office of the Irish Financial Regulator, and a review of award writing standards for appointment to the President's panel of the Society of Chartered Surveyors in 2010. In 2013 was made a member of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) panel of arbitrators for domain name disputes and he has arbitrated on disputes in the .IE registry. In February 2014 Brian was made a Chartered Arbitrator by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, one of only 12 arbitrators in the Republic of Ireland ever to achieve that status.

Brian is former acting Director of the UCD Commerical Law Centre, and he served continuously as Assistant Dean, Associate Dean, and Vice Dean of the Faculty/School of Law from 1997 to 2007, and more recently also as Programme Director for the Bachelor of Civil Law Degree Programme, as well as, for many years, Chair of the Faculty Computer Policy Committee and a number of other Faculty/School committees. He is former chair of the Law School Web & IT Committee and a former alternate member of the School Executive Committee. He is Founder and Programme Director of the Diploma in Arbitration, which has been running since 1997 and which is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is programme director of the Diploma in International Financial Services Law in the school which is run under the Law Society FINUAS network and which is supported by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan. He was, in addition, for many years the Senior Treasurer of the UCD Law Students Debating Society, and is a member of the UCD Student's Union Independent Appeals Board. He has also served as assessor for the IRCHSS on the Government of Ireland Scholarships panel, and as a member of the UCD QA/QI panel. He was also external examiner for a number of subjects at the School of Law at the University of Limerick, and he recently completed four years of service as external examiner for legal subjects at the Cork Institute of Technology. He is currently external examiner in company law at the National University of Ireland, University College Cork, School of Law and at Leeds Beckett University. 



Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2012.
Title: Member Statutory Company Law Review Group

Associations

Association: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), Function/Role: Fellow
Association: ADR Group/FriaryLaw, Function/Role: Accredited Mediator
Association: London Court of International Arbitration , Function/Role: Member, European User's Council
Association: Arbitration Ireland, Function/Role: Member
Association: European Court of Arbitration, Function/Role: Secretary General, Irish Delegation
Association: Association Suisse de l'Arbitrage, Function/Role: Member
Association: European Association for Banking and Financial Services Law, Function/Role: Member of Scientific Committee
Association: Society of Legal Scholars, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

G Brian Hutchinson (2014) The Benefits of ADR for Business. [Invited Lecture], ECC Dublin and Law Society of Ireland Conference on the Consumer ADR Directive and ODR Regulation, Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin , 30-SEP-14 - 30-SEP-14.
G Brian Hutchinson (2014) The Enforcement of the Agreement in International Commercial Arbitration, and the Kompetenz Kompetenz doctrine. [Invited Lecture], Irish Rule of Law - Course for Judges of the Tanzanian and East African Courts of Justice, Four Courts, Dublin, Ireland , 21-JAN-14 - 23-JAN-14.
G Brian Hutchinson (2014) Invited Presentation - Panel Discussion & Workshop. [Invited Oral Presentation], Adjudication Society Conference, Croke Park Dublin , 28-JAN-14 - 28-JAN-14.
G Brian Hutchinson (2014) The need for an Oral Hearing in Adjudication. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Adjudication Advocacy, UCD Sutherland School of Law Dublin , 26-JUN-14 - 26-JUN-14.
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) Mediation in Transnational Business Disputes. [Invited Lecture], ERA European Law Academy Summer School on Civil Litigation 2012, Trier Germany , 21-JUN-12 - 22-JUN-12.
G Brian Hutchinson (2013) The European Court of Arbitration and the Future of Arbitration in Ireland. [Invited Lecture], European Court of Arbitrators Conference Dublin 2013, Dublin , 22-FEB-13 - 22-FEB-13.
G Brian Hutchinson, Colman Candy, Sinead Hennessy (2013) Tomorrow's Irish Lawyers - an introduction to your future. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Tomorrow's Irish Lawyers - an Introduction to your future, UCD Dublin Ireland , 08-MAY-13 - 08-MAY-13.
G Brian Hutchinson (2013) ODR - The State of Play and Current Challenges. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], ECC Cooperation Day 2013 under the Irish Presidency of the EU Council, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland , 23-MAY-13 - 23-MAY-13.
G Brian Hutchinson (2011) Mediation in Transnational Business Disputes. [Invited Lecture], ERA Summer Course on Cross Border Civil Litigation 2011, Trier, Germany , 13-JUN-11 - 17-JUN-11.
G Brian Hutchinson (2011) Invited Lecture: Arbitration of International Investment Disputes. [Invited Lecture], Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Inaugural Young Arbitrators International Conference, Dublin , 11-NOV-11 - 11-NOV-11.
G Brian Hutchinson (2011) Invited Lecture: Online Dispute Resolution in cross border disputes. [Invited Lecture], International Mediation Alliance, European Conference in Cross-Border Mediation, 2012, Florence, Italy , 19-OCT-11 - 21-OCT-11.
G Brian Hutchinson (2011) Invited Lecture: The practicalities and pitfalls of constructing and drafting a reasoned arbitral award. [Invited Lecture], Law Society of Ireland, Seminar on Arbitral Award Writing, Blackhall Place, Dublin, Ireland , 26-SEP-11 - 26-SEP-11.
G Brian Hutchinson (2011) Invited Observer Member and Contributor to Working Group III on ODR, Vienna Meeting, 2012. [Other], UNCITRAL Working Group III - Online Dispute Resolution, Vienna, Austria , 14-NOV-11 - 18-NOV-11.
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) Invited lecture - Online Dispute Resolution, the state of play and challenges for the future. [Invited Lecture], McCann Fitzgerald Legal Seminars, Dublin , 02-FEB-12 - 02-FEB-12.
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) The Negative Effect of the Kompetenz-Kompetenz Doctrine in Irish Law. [Invited Lecture], British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 2012 Annual Review of Arbitration Act 1996, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Russell Sq, London , 19-APR-12 - 19-APR-12.
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) Chair of Session on Consumer developments in the ECJ and Developments on Data Protection. [Chaired Session], European Law Academy, European Consumer Law Conference 2012, Trier, Germany , 25-OCT-12 - 26-OCT-12.
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) Invited Paper on European Consumer Alternative Dispute Resolution in the EU Member States. [Invited Lecture], European Law Academy, European Consumer Law Conference 2012, Trier, Germany , 25-OCT-12 - 26-OCT-12.
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) Conference Chair, Introductory and Closing Remarks. [Chaired Session], European Consumer Centre Dublin Conference on Consumer Alternative Dispute Resolution, Dublin , 16-APR-12 - 16-APR-12.
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) Invited Lecture: The Mediation Directive and its influence on consumer ADR. [Invited Lecture], COJEF Annual Meeting and Workshop, Lisbon, 2012, Lisbon , 08-MAR-12 - 09-MAR-12.
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) Invited Lecture and Presentation - The Rule of Costs in Arbitration. [Invited Lecture], Society of Chartered Surveyors - Seminar on the Rule of Costs in Arbitration, Dublin , 20-MAR-12 - 20-MAR-12.
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) Invited Lecture - The legal principles in corporate insolvency and rescue. [Invited Lecture], Company Law Review Group, Plenary Meeting, May 2012, Dublin , 03-MAY-12 - 03-MAY-12.
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) Invited Lecture - Mediating through the tough Cs - Consumer Mediation. [Invited Lecture], CEDR Ireland Mediation Conference, June 2012, Dublin , 13-JUN-12 - 13-JUN-12.
Hutchinson, G Brian; (2011) Invited Observer Member and Contributor to Working Group III on ODR, New York Meeting, 2012. [Invited Oral Presentation], UNCITRAL Working Group III - United Nations Commission on International Trade Law - Online Dispute Resolution, United Nations Head Quarters, New York , 23-MAY-11 - 27-MAY-11.
G Brian Hutchinson ; (2011) Invited Workshop Participant Alternative Dispute Resolution. [Invited Oral Presentation], EU Commission DG SANCO European Consumer Summit 2011, Brussels , 11-APR-11 - 12-APR-11.
Hutchinson, G Brian; (2011) Invited Participant. [Other], European Parliament ADR Summit, European Parliament, Brussels , 16-MAR-11 - 16-MAR-11.
Hutchinson, G Brian; (2011) Invited Lecturer Mediation Clauses in Commercial Contracts. [Invited Lecture], Dublin Solicitors Bar Association Seminar on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Dublin , 29-MAR-11 - 29-MAR-11.
Hutchinson, G Brian; (2011) Invited Lecture Online Dispute Resolution. [Chaired Session], European Law Academy Conference Cross Border Mediation, Triers, Germany , 24-MAR-11 - 25-MAR-11.
G Brian Hutchinson; (2009) Invited Lecture on the nature and scope of Mediation relative to other forms of Dispute Resolution. [Invited Lecture], SCS Seminar on Mediation, Dublin , 05-DEC-09 - 05-DEC-09.
G Brian Hutchinson; (2009) Invited Lecture and Workshop on Cross Border Consumer Mediation. [Invited Lecture], ERA European Law Academy - Practical Issues of Cross Border Mediation, Trier, Germany , 14-MAY-09 - 15-MAY-09.
G Brian Hutchinson; (2009) Consumer Protection in Online Gambling. [Invited Lecture], Gambling in the Internal Market: Balancing States' and Stakeholders' Interests, Prague, Czech Republic , 15-JUN-09 - 16-JUN-09.
G Brian Hutchinson; (2009) Helping consumers seek redress out-of-court: alternative dispute resolution in the consumer field and the new directive on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters. [Invited Lecture], EU Legislative Regime on Consumer Protection - Towards Revision of the Consumer Acquis and Recent Legislative Developments, Luxembourg , 12-MAR-09 - 13-MAR-09.
G Brian Hutchinson; (2009) The Standardization of Online Dispute Resolution Tools and the Stand/ ODR CWA. [International Refereed Conference], UN Internatoinal Forum on Online Dispute Resolution, Haifa, Israel , 03-JUN-09 - 04-JUN-09.
G Brian Hutchinson; (2009) Invited contributor - The Adoption of the UNCITRAL Law in the Irish Arbitration Bill 2009. [Invited Lecture], British Institute for Comparative Law - Annual Review of Arbitration Law, Lincolns Inn, London , 26-MAR-09 - 26-MAR-09.
G Brian Hutchinson; (2009) Legal Developments in the Arbitration Bill 2008 and Latest Developments in the Irish Courts. [Invited Lecture], RIAI Seminar on Arbitral Award Writing, Dublin , 25-NOV-09 - 25-NOV-09.
G Brian Hutchinson; (2009) The Common Lawyer's Perspective on the West Tankers Case and Anti-Suit Injunctions. [Invited Oral Presentation], Third Dublin Forum on Arbitration and Competition, Dublin , 12-JUN-09 - 12-JUN-09.
G Brian Hutchinson; (2009) Session Chair. [Chaired Session], The Standardization of Online Dispute Resolution Tools and the Stand/ODR CWA, Brussels , 31-MAR-09 - 31-MAR-09.
Hutchinson, G. Brian, Lazareff, Serge (ICC Court of Arbitration, Paris); (2008) Distinguished guest lecture to invited audience of arbitration practitioners. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Annual Kenneth McQuillan Lecture 2008 - "In and Around ICC Arbitration", Legal Education Centre, UCD School of Law, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland , 21-APR-08 - 21-APR-08.
Hutchinson, G. Brian ; (2008) Expert Arbitration Workshop - participation by invitation only. [Oral Presentation], ICC Colloquium of Arbitrators, Law Society Blackhall Place Dublin 2 , 21-APR-08 - 21-APR-08.
Hutchinson, G. Brian ; (2008) Invited gathering of Irish Consumer ADR bodies. [Invited Oral Presentation], ECC Dublin "Consultation with Irish Alternative Dispute Resolution Bodies", EC Commission Offices, Dawson St, Dublin 2, Ireland , 28-NOV-08 - 28-NOV-08.
Hutchinson, G Brian; (2008) Invited non-member participant. [Other], arbrix 2008 - Arbrix Meeting, Conference and Workshops , Dublin  , Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin , 22-MAY-08 - 24-MAY-08.
Hutchinson, G Brian ; (2008) Congress Participant. [Other], ICCA 2008  - International Council for Commercial Arbitration International Congress 2008, Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland , 08-JUN-08 - 10-JUN-08.
Hutchinson, G Brian ; (2008) Mediation of Consumer Disputes and the New Directive. [Invited Lecture], Europaische RechtsAkademie Triers Conference  "Recent Developments in EC Consumer Law ", ERA Congress Centre, Trier, Germany , 09-OCT-08 - 10-OCT-08.
Hutchinson, G. Brian; (2008) Conference and Workshop Participant - Irish Delegate. [Oral Presentation], European Court of Arbitrators - Second Mediterranean / Middle East Dispute Resolution Forum , Collegio Illustre Abogados de Valencia, Valencia, Spain , 07-NOV-08 - 08-NOV-08.
Hutchinson, G Brian ; (2008) The Draft Workshop Agreement on the Standardization of ODR tools. [Invited Oral Presentation], ODR Stand Interim Workshop Conference, CEN, Rue Strassart, Brussels, Belgium , 20-OCT-08 - 20-OCT-08.
Hutchinson, G. Brian ; (2008) The Legal and Regulatory Background to ODR. [Invited Oral Presentation], ODR Stand Workshop Meeting, CEN, Rue de Strassart, Brussels, Belguim , 19-MAY-08 - 19-MAY-08.
Hutchinson, G. Brian; (2008) Homicide by Corporations. [Invited Lecture], International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law 22nd International Conference, "Codifying the Criminal Law: Modern Initiatives", Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland , 11-JUL-08 - 15-JUL-08.
Hutchinson, G Brian ; (2007) Workshop Participant. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Comittee for Standardization Kick-Off Workshop "Stand ODR - Standardization of Online Dispute Resolution Tools"  , CEN, Rue de Strassart, Brussels, Belgium , 17-DEC-07 - 17-DEC-07.
Hutchinson, G Brian ; (2007) Conference Delegate and Workshop Participant. [Other], 6th UN Forum on Online Dispute Resolution, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong , 04-DEC-07 - 05-DEC-07.
Hutchinson, G. Brian ; (2007) Legal and Practical Aspects of Rent Review Arbitrations in Irish Law. [Invited Lecture], Society of Chartered Surveyors Arbitration and Rent Review Symposium , Clinton Auditorium, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland , 28-NOV-07 - 28-NOV-07.
Hutchinson, G. Brian ; (2007) Conference Participant - Irish Delegate. [Oral Presentation], European Court of Arbitrators - First Annual Mediterranean - Middle East Forum , Rome, Italy , 06-SEP-07 - 08-SEP-09.
Hutchinson, G Brian ; (2007) Conference Participant. [Other], 5th UN Online Dispute Resolution Forum, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England , 19-APR-07 - 20-APR-07.
Hutchinson, G. Brian ; (2007) The Reform of Ireland's Domestic Arbitration Law. [Invited Lecture], Attorney General's Dispute Resolution Symposium, Engineers Ireland, Clyde Road, Dublin 4, Ireland , 28-APR-07 - 28-APR-07.
Hutchinson, G. Brian ; (2007) The Group of Companies Doctrine and the Common Law. [Invited Lecture], British Institute of International and Comparative Law,  "Tenth Annual Review of the Arbitration Act", Lincoln's Inn, London , 31-JAN-07 - 31-JAN-07.
Hutchinson, G.Brian ; (2007) Dispute Management Practice and Promise - The Future. [Invited Lecture], Chartered Institute of Arbitrators worldwide International Conference 2007, Royal College of Physicians, Dublin, Ireland , 03-NOV-07 - 04-NOV-07.
Hutchinson, G. Brian ; (2006) Sistema Europea 1 - Online Consumer Dispute Resolution. [Invited Lecture], Los sistemas alternativos de resolución de conflictos de consumo en España y en la Unión Europea, Tryp Atocha, Madrid, Spain , 11-DEC-06 - 12-DEC-06.

Committees

Committee : UCD School of Law Web Committee
Committee : UCD School of Law Marketing Committee
Committee : UCD School of Law Graduate Programme Board
Committee : Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Irish Branch)
Committee : European Court of Arbitration, Irish Delegation

Employment

Employer: White & Case, New York, USA
Position: Legal Assistant
Employer: Law Reform Commission of Ireland
Position: Research Assistant
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Senior Lecturer

Education

Year 2007 Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), IRL
Qualification: Dip Arbitration Law Subject:
Year Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), IRL
Qualification: Dip Arbitration Law Subject:
Year 1988 Institution: University College Cork
Qualification: BCL Subject:
Year 1990 Institution: University College Cork
Qualification: LLM Subject:
Year 1991 Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), IRL
Qualification: Diploma in Arbitration Law Subject: Arbitration Law and Procedure and Award Writing
Year 1990 Institution: Hon Society of Kings Inns, IRL
Qualification: Barrister-at-Law Subject:

Languages

English:
French:

Consultancy

Client: Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland
Client: European Commission DG Sanco
Client: Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland
Client: Attorney General of Ireland

Outreach Activities

Invited member of judging panel for the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) Awards 2012, London, 29 November 2012. See http://www.cedr.com/skills/flyer/?id=340
Member Statutory Company Law Review Group established under the Companies Acts to review and update the Companies Legislation. Chair of sub committee reviewing corporate representation in litigation. 


 

Other Activities

Programme Director, Diploma in Arbitration Programme

Publications

Books

Thomas B Courtney, G Brian Hutchinson, Dabhi O'Leary (2012) The Law of Companies (3ed). London: Bloomsbury Professional. [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson ; (2010) Arbitration and ADR in Construction Disputes. Dublin: Thomson Reuters Roundhall. [Details]
Hutchinson, B. (consulted ed.); (2004) Consolidated Commercial Legislation. *: Thomson Round Hall. [Details]
Hutchinson, B. (consulted ed.); (2003) Consolidated Company Legislation. *: Thomson Round Hall. [Details]
Hutchinson, B. & Courtney, T.B.; (2002) The Law of Private Companies. *: Butterworths. [Details]

Book Chapters

G Brian Hutchinson (2014) 'Dispute Resolution' In: Anthony Hussey (eds). Construction Projects: Law and Practice (2014 Revision). Dublin: Thomson Reuters. [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2013) 'Dispute Resolution' In: Anthony Hussey (eds). Construction Projects: Law and Practice (2013 Revision). Dublin: Thomson Reuters. [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) 'Dispute Resolution' In: David Keane, Anthony Hussey (eds). Construction Projects: Law and Practice (2012 Update). Dublin: Roundhall Thomson Reuters. Available Online [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson ; (2009) 'Dispute Resolution' In: Hussey, A (eds). Construction Projects: Law and Practice (2009 Update). Dublin Ireland: Thomson Roundhall Reuters. [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson ; (2008) 'Dispute Resolution' In: Hussey, A., Keane, D (eds). Construction Projects : Law and Practice (2008 Update). Dublin: Roundhall Thomson Reuters. , pp.8-01-8-70/2 [Details]
Hutchinson, G Brian.; (2007) 'Dispute Resolution' In: Keane, D., Hussey, A (eds). Construction Projects: Law and Practice. Dublin: Thomson Round Hall. , pp.8-01-8-70 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

G Brian Hutchinson; (2010) 'The New Irish Arbitration Act'. International Arbitration Law Review, 13 (2). [Details]
Hutchinson, G. Brian (2014) 'The Existence of the Arbitration Agreement and the Kompetenz Kompetenz Principle in Irish Law'. Arbitration: The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, 80 (1):73-81. [Details]
Hutchinson, B.; (2004) ''The Principal Features of the Companies (Auditing and Accounting) Act, 2003''. Irish Tax Review, 17 (3):212-218. [Details]
Hutchinson, B.; (1998) ''Taking Security over Cash Deposits: The House of Lords Confirms the Conceptual Possibility of Charge-Backs''. Commercial Law Practitioner, 5 :3-9. [Details]
Hutchinson, B.; (1997) ''Criminal Liability of Directors, Managers and Other Similar Officers under the Competition (Amendment) Act, 1996''. Commercial Law Practitioner, 4 :47-54. [Details]
Hutchinson, B.; (1996) ''Charge-backs, Set-off and Flawed Assets: Taking Security over Self-Held Cash Deposits''. Commercial Law Practitioner, 3 :55-66. [Details]
Hutchinson, B.; (1994) ''Staying Litigation Pending Arbitration''. Commercial Law Practitioner, 1 :133-140. [Details]

Other Journals

G Brian Hutchinson (2013) 'Editorial - Expert Witnesses and the Duty to Disclose' Commercial Law Practitioner 20 (11) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2013) 'Editorial - Examinership Lite' Commercial Law Practitioner 20 (10) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2014) 'Editorial - Rebooting Mediation' Commercial Law Practitioner 21 (7) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2014) 'Editorial - Mid Year Developments in Sales Law' Commercial Law Practitioner 21 (6) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2014) 'Editorial - The Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014' Commercial Law Practitioner 21 (5) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2014) 'Editorial - More EU Transnational Corporate Governance Reforms on the Cards' Commercial Law Practitioner 21 (4) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2014) 'Editorial - Fair Procedures Requirements of Ombudsmen and Adjudicators' Commercial Law Practitioner 21 (3) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2014) 'Editorial - A first look at the ICAV, the new Irish Corporate Fund Structure' Commercial Law Practitioner 21 (2) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2014) 'Editorial - Review of the Fiduciary Duties of Investment Intermediaries' Commercial Law Practitioner 21 (1) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2014) 'Editorial - The Workplace Relations Bill 2014' Commercial Law Practitioner 21 (8) . [Details]
Hutchinson, B.; (2003) ''Obligations and Entitlements of Auctioneers and Estate Agents'' The Property Professional :14-16. [Details]
Hutchinson, B.; (2003) ''Boosting Online Consumer Confidence'' Business Ireland . [Details]
Hutchinson, G. Brian; (2006) ''Some Observations on the Arbitrator's Discretion as to Costs'' Arbitration News . Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G Brian ; (2007) 'Edtorial - "The Consumer Protection Bill 2007"' Commercial Law Practitioner 14 (1) :2-2. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G. Brian ; (2007) 'Editorial - "Regulating mediation"' Commercial Law Practitioner 14 (4) :70-70. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G. Brian ; (2007) 'Editorial - "New Draft Companies Bill"' Commercial Law Practitioner 14 (5) :94-94. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G. Brian; (2007) 'Editorial - "Workplace Bullying Legislation on the Cards"' Commercial Law Practitioner 14 (3) :50-50. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G. Brian; (2007) '"New Directions in the Law on Arbitration Agreements: Fiona Trust v. Yuri Privalov"' Arbitration News (25) :4-6. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson ; (2007) 'Editorial - "Reform of Employment Appeal Procedures"' Commercial Law Practitioner 14 (6) :114-114. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G. Brian ; (2007) 'Editorial - "Of courts, wigs, gowns, motherhood and apple pie!"' Commercial Law Practitioner 14 (7) :134-134. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G. Brian ; (2007) 'Editorial - "Anti-suit injunctions and seat of arbitration"' Commercial Law Practitioner 14 (9) :186-186. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G. Brian ; (2007) 'Editorial - "Welcome changes to Irish derivitives law"' Commercial Law Practitioner 14 (10) :206-206. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G. Brian ; (2007) 'Editoria - "Are corporate counsel second-rate citizens?"' Commercial Law Practitioner 14 (11) :234-234. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G. Brian; (2007) 'Editorial - "Bending over backwards in support of ADR?"' Commercial Law Practitioner 14 (2) :22-22. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G Brian ; (2008) 'Editorial - "New horizons in dispute resolution"' Commercial Law Practitioner 15 (5) :102-102. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G Brian ; (2008) 'Editorial - "Squatting in the field of human rights"' Commercial Law Practitioner 15 (2) :2-2. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G Brian; (2008) 'Editorial - "European Communities (Companies) (Amendment) Regulations 2007"' Commercial Law Practitioner 15 (2) :30-30. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G. Brian; (2008) 'Editorial - "New Strands in the Employment Web"' Commercial Law Practitioner 15 (4) :78-78. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G. Brian; (2008) 'Editorial - "Commoditisation of legal services, the billable hour, and the end of lawyers"' Commercial Law Practitioner 15 (3) :58-58. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G Brian ; (2008) 'Editorial - "Comparative advertising becoming more difficult to resist"' Commercial Law Practitioner 15 (6) :126-126. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G. Brian; (2008) 'Editorial - "Advertising in Interesting Times"' Commercial Law Practitioner 15 (7) :150-150. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G. Brian; (2008) 'Editorial - "No such thing as free conflict resolution"' Commercial Law Practitioner 15 (8) :182-183. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G. Brian ; (2008) 'Editorial - "Where was the Regulator?"' Commercial Law Practitioner 15 (9) :214-214. Available Online [Details]
Hutchinson, G Brian; (2011) 'Editorial - Abolition of the Immunity of Expert Witnesses?' Commercial Law Practitioner . [Details]
Hutchinson, G Brian; (2011) 'Editorial - Gender Neutrality in Insurance and Beyond' Commercial Law Practitioner . [Details]
Hutchinson, G Brian; (2011) 'Editorial - Transposition of the Mediation Directive by May 21st 2011' Commercial Law Practitioner . [Details]
Hutchinson, G Brian; (2011) 'Editorial - Mediation in the Multi Unit Developments Act 2011' Commercial Law Practitioner . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2011) 'Editorial - Fast moves in ADR and ODR for Consumers at EU Level' Commercial Law Practitioner (11) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2011) 'Editorial - The New Consumer Rights Directive: Too Slow?' Commercial Law Practitioner (9) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2011) 'Editorial - Orders for Possession: Was the Baby Thrown Out with the Bath Water' Commercial Law Practitioner (8) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2011) 'Editorial: Overly forensic costs principles in complex litigaton' Commercial Law Practitioner (7) . [Details]
g brian hutchinson (2011) 'Editorial - The New Companies Bill' Commercial Law Practitioner (6) :122-123. [Details]
Hutchinson, G Brian; (2011) 'Editorial - Non Court Debt Settlement for Insolvent Individuals' Commercial Law Practitioner . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2013) 'Editorial - Is there a Change a-coming?' Commercial Law Practitioner 2013 (5) . Available Online [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2013) 'Editorial - Consultation on the Consumer Rights Directive Opens' Commercial Law Practitioner 2013 (6) . Available Online [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2013) 'Editorial - The Construction Contracts Act 2013' Commercial Law Practitioner 2013 (8) . Available Online [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2013) 'Editorial - Whither Foreign Direct Investment Arbitration in the EU?' Commercial Law Practitioner 2013 (9) . Available Online [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2013) 'Editorial - The Protected Disclosures Bill, 2013' Commercial Law Practitioner 2013 (7) . Available Online [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2013) 'Editorial - Will Trademark Clearinghouse prevent expected Cybersquatting as new gTLDs come on line?' Commercial Law Practitioner 2013 (3) . Available Online [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2013) 'Editorial - The Adequacy of Reasons in Arbitral Awards' Commercial Law Practitioner 2013 (4) . Available Online [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2013) 'Editorial - Is Divorce-Proofing of Companies on the Horizon?' Commercial Law Practitioner 2013 (2) :22-22. Available Online [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2013) 'Editorial - New Companies Bill Published' Commercial Law Practitioner (1) :2-2. Available Online [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) 'Editorial: Whistleblower's Charter on the Irish Horizon' Commercial Law Practitioner (4) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) 'Editorial - Draft Mediation Bill Published' Commercial Law Practitioner (3) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) 'Editorial - Bankruptcy is not a sentence' Commercial Law Practitioner (2) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) 'Editorial - Third Party Funding of Litigation and Arbitration' Commercial Law Practitioner (10) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) 'Editorial - Insurance Contracts under Review' Commercial Law Practitioner (1) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) 'Editorial - Companies Amendment Bill 2012 - Something to Write Home About?' Commercial Law Practitioner (5) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) 'Editorial - The Limitations of Limitations of Actions' Commercial Law Practitioner (6) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) 'Editorial - Competition (Amendment) Act 2012' Commercial Law Practitioner (7) . [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2012) 'Editorial - Mediated Settlements as Rules of Court' Commercial Law Practitioner (8) . [Details]
Hutchinson, G Brian ; (2010) 'The Latest Changes in the Arbitration Bill 2008 - Placing Arbitration in the Mainstream of Civil Litigation Procedure' Arbitration and ADR Review 1 (1) :32-39. [Details]

Conference Publications

G Brian Hutchinson (2013) Solving Consumer Disputes out of Court / Mediation in Transnational Business Disputes ERA European Law Academy Summer School on Cross Border Civil Litigation Trier Germany, , 21-JUN-13 - 21-JUN-13 [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2013) The Existence and Validity of the Arbitration Agreement-Developments in the Irish Courts British Institute for International and Comparative Law, Inaugural Annual Review of International Arbitration Developments 2013 Goodenough College, London, , 27-JUN-13 - 27-JUN-13 [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2013) Online Dispute Resolution - The story so far and predictions for the future CEC Luxembourg 5th Annual Conference on Consumer Law Luxembourg, , 10-OCT-13 - 10-OCT-13 [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2013) ODR - The State of Play and Current Challenges Civil Mediation Council Seminar on Online Dispute Resolution Queen Mary College, University of London, , 02-OCT-13 - 02-OCT-13 [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2014) The Implementation options of the ADR Directive and ODR Regulation in Ireland and the other Member States El Impacto De Los Nuevos Instrumentos Europeos en el ambito de la Mediacion el Arbitraje de Consumo en los Estados Miembros [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2014) Online Dispute Resolution: Fact or Science Fiction? The Story So Far and Predictions for the Future Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Irish Branch) Annual Meeting 2014 Available Online [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2014) The Irish Model of Adjudication under the Construction Contracts Act 2013 SCSI Construction Contracts Act 2013 Conference Available Online [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson (2014) Mediation Landscape in the EU ERA Summer School on Mediation [Details]
Hutchinson, G. Brian; Lodder, Arno (CEDIRE/Computer Law Institute, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands); Andrea Borri (Firenze Technologies, Italy); Jacques Gouimenou (Tiga Technologies, France); Vincent Tilman (Eurochambres, Belgium); (2008) Towards Standardisation of OnLine Dispute Resolution Tools Fifth International Workshop on Online Dispute Resolution ITTIG-CNR - Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques, Florence, Italy, , 13-DEC-08 - 13-DEC-08 [Details]
Hutchinson, G. Brian ; (2008) The Additional Changes in the Bill The Arbitration Bill, 2008 [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson; (2009) Helping consumers seek redress 'out-of-court': alternative dispute resolution in the consumer field and the new directive on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters European Centre for Judges and Lawyers / European Intitute of Public Affairs, Luxembourg - EU legislative Regime on Consumer Protection [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson; (2009) Consumer Mediation ERA, Academy of European Law, Trier, Germany - Practical Issues of Cross Border Mediation [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson; (2009) Online Gambling and Consumer Protection (minors, addiction) ERA, Academy of European Law & Czech Presidency of the European Council, Prague - Gambling in the Internal Market: Balancing State and Stakeholders' interests [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson; (2009) Standardization of Online Dispute Resolution Tools - the Stand-ODR Recommendations UN International Forum on Online Dispute Resolution, University of Haifa, Israel [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson ; (2009) The Legal Regime Governing Arbitrators Awards, and the Arbitration Bill 2008 RIAI - Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland - Award Writing [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson ; (2010) Guide to Current Irish Arbitration Law and Procedure Chief State Solicitors Office - Guide to Current Irish Arbitration Law and Procedure [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson; (2010) Conciliation in Context SCS - Society of Chartered Surveyors - Conciliation in Construction [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson; (2010) Mediation in the Construction Industry National Mediation Conference Symposium Dublin, , 05-MAR-10 [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson; (2010) Termination of the Reference, and the Award: Form, Recourse and Enforcement CIArb - The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - The Arbitration Act 2010 , 08-JUN-10 [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson; (2010) Arbitration and Adjudicative Dispute Resolution Engineers Ireland Cork Region Annual Lecture Series 2010 [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson; (2010) Resolving Consumer Disputes: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Collective Redress ERA - Academy of European Law - Summer Course on European Private Law 2010 , 21-JUN-10 - 25-JUN-10 [Details]

Published Reports

G Brian Hutchinson, Noel McGrath (2013) Companies Bill 2012 - Implications for Ireland and Irish Businesses. Houses of the Oireachtas Library and Research Service, Dublin. [Details]
G Brian Hutchinson, Arno Lodder, Vincent Tilman, Jacques Gouimenou, Andrea Borri, Giovanni Mazzini; (2009) CEN Workshop Agreement on the Standardization of Online Dispute Resolution Tools. CEN - European Committee for Standardization, Brussels, Belgium. Available Online [Details]
 

Editorial

G Brian Hutchinson (2012) Mediated Settlements as Rules of Court. Dublin: Editorial [Details]
       

Reports

Company Law Review Group, G Brian Hutchinson (member) (2012) Report of the CLRG to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on Corporate Rescue in Insolvency. Reports [Details]
Hutchinson, B.; (2003) Consultation Paper on Corporate Killing, Law Reform Commission of Ireland (LRC CP 26 ' 2003). Reports [Details]
Hutchinson, B.; (1993) Consultation Paper on Sentencing Policy, Law Reform Commission of Ireland. Reports [Details]
                                                       

Annotations

G Brian Hutchinson, Arran Dowling Hussey (2012) Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated: The Arbitration Act, 2010. Dublin: Annotations [Details]
       

Articles

Hutchinson, B and McGrath, N; (2009) Potential for legal challenge: NAMA a legal perspective. Dublin, Ireland: Articles [Details]
     

Research

Research Interests

Company and Commercial Law; Arbitration, Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) including Online Dispute Resolution (ODR); Law of Credit and Security; Banking and Financial Services Law.   
 
Current doctoral supervision includes research on:

Interim Measures in Support of International Arbitration;
The Giving of Legal Advice in the context of Guarantees; 
The Practical Effectiveness of the EU Insolvency Regulation;
Islamic Finance in Ireland (Funded by the Irish Research Council under the Government of Ireland Scholars Programme); 
The Use of Arbitration as a means of promoting Islamic Finance; 
Mediation and ADR
Lender Liability and Banking Regulation

Previous and completed supervision of PhD research includes research on the Perfection of Security Interests in Real and Personal Property, funded by the IRCHSS under the Government of Ireland Scholars Programme. Other previous supervision has covered research on Commercial Agents; Online Dispute Resolution; and a variety of commercial law topics.

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Big Data and Dispute Resolution
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-14 / 30-SEP-15
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Dispute Resolution Observatory
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-14 / 30-SEP-15
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Islamic Financing in Ireland: An alternate financing industry to promote competitive status of Ireland¿s International Financial Services Sector among global competitors.
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-13 / 30-SEP-15
Sponsor : Dept. of Enterprise, Trade & Employment
Title : ECODIR
Start Date / End Date : 17-DEC-01 / 25-JUN-00
Sponsor : Deloitte and Touche, Ireland
Title : Director's Compliance
Start Date / End Date : 15-JUN-05 / 05-JUL-05

Recent Postgraduates

Noel McGrath, PhD, Government of Ireland IRCHSS Research Scholar, "Perfection of Secured Transactions: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives" (2009)

Current Postgraduate Students

Shizhu Liang, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Aonghus Cheevers, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Sultan Abdulsalam, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Faiza Ismail, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201400   LAW40540     Law: Award Writing
201400   LAW40560     Law: Applied Arbitration
201400   LAW41410     Law: Adjudication Skills
201400   LAW40060     Law: Inter¿l Commercial Arbitration
201400   LAW41440     Law: Decision Writing
201400   LAW40570     Law: Advanced Issues in Arbitration
201400   LAW40520     Law: Arbitration Law & Procedure
201400   LAW41420     Law: Adjudication Law & Procedure
201400   LAW40530     Law: Arbitration Skills
201400   LAW20170     Law: Company Law II
201400   LAW40550     Law: Irish Law & Legal Procedure

Enhancement of Teaching

Currently trialing two electronic enhancements in teaching - (a) personal podcasting of lectures and supporting seminars and (b) web-based audience polling technology where students can interact through laptops, tablets and smartphones rather than traditional "clickers".

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Changing Company Law modules to a novel format - instead of teaching in detail over two semesters, the syllabus will be taught at a high level over one semester, and then a detailed problem-based focus on specific aspects will follow in semester two. Students will experience the legal life and activity of a company rather than consider it in the abstract.