‘New Directions for the Irish Legal System after Brexit?’


The theme for the forthcoming European Law Institute Irish Hub seminar on May 2nd in UCD Sutherland School of Law is the very topical subject matter of the direction that the Irish Legal System is likely to move in, post Brexit. The event is being hosted by Dean of Law, Professor Imelda Maher together with Mr Justice William McKechnie of the Supreme Court, Mr Justice Paul Gilligan and Mr Paul Keane, Managing Partner of Charlton Reddy Solicitors.   

We are honoured to have a line-up of very distinguished speakers which include Advocate General Gerard Hogan of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Lord Justice John Thomas and Mr Justice William McKechnie.

We welcome anyone interested in this event to email una.kelly@ucd.ie by April 30th to express their interest in attending.  Full details of the programme are contained below.


Professor Imelda Maher

   Mr Justice William McKechnie

 Mr Justice Paul Gilligan

Mr Paul Keane

Are pleased to advise a meeting of the:

 Irish Hub of the European Law Institute (ELI)

‘New Directions for the Irish Legal System after Brexit?’

Date and Time: Thursday, 2 May, 2019, 18:00

Venue: UCD Sutherland School of Law, Belfield, Dublin 4

Chaired by: Mr Justice Paul Gilligan, Member of the Council of the ELI



Welcome: Professor Imelda Maher, Dean Sutherland School of Law

Introduction to ELI: ELI President Christiane Wendehorst


Advocate General Gerard Hogan

Court of Justice of the European Union


Lord Justice John Thomas

Former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

Member of the Executive of the ELI


 Mr Justice William McKechnie

Supreme Court of Ireland


Reception to follow at 19.45

 Founded in June 2011 as an entirely independent organisation, the ELI aims to improve the quality of                    

European law, understood in the broadest sense.  It seeks to initiate, conduct and facilitate research, to            

make recommendations, and to provide practical guidance in the field of European legal development.


Please RSVP by email by Tues 30 April to:        una.kelly@ucd.ie       Tel: 01 716 4105