'Emerging Themes in Professional Regulation' attracts large crowd to Sutherland School of Law

The UCD Sutherland School of Law recently hosted a very successful Seminar on Professional Regulation. The seminar was in conjunction with the Professional Diploma in Professional Regulation which UCD is offering in partnership with law firm McDowell Purcell.  This is the second year of the diploma which runs anually from late January for 12 weeks.

The theme of the Seminar was ‘Emerging Themes in Professional Regulation’ and the topics addressed included:

  • Reform of Professional Regulation
  • Professional Integrity and Ethics
  • Public Confidence and Trust in Professionals

Barrister, Ciara McGoldrick chaired a panel of experts in regulation across a range of areas including accounting, financial services, medicine, pharmaceuticals, nursing and education. She was joined by Dr Mary Canning, UCD College of Business, JP McDowell of McDowell Purcell, Professor Colin Scott and Assistant Professor Emer Hunt.

Each panel member addressed the outlined themes followed by a wide ranging audience discussion and questions and answers forum.  Present on the evening were representatives of the Pharmacy Regulator, the Nursing & Midwifery Board, the Veterinary Council of Ireland, the Financial Services Ombudsman, CORU, HIQA, the Aviation Authority and the Law Library.

The Diploma in Professional Regulation was developed by the School of Law to cater for the increasing numbers of professions affected by the new requirements in regulation.  As a result of the changing statutory requirements, the representative bodies, regulators and advisors for professions such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, accountants, solicitors, teachers, and social workers need to be fully informed of their obligations.  The Diploma will commence again in January 2018 and run for 12 weeks. Places are currently available and those interested should email aine.ahern@ucd.ie or call 01 716 4112 for further details.

 Professor Colin Scott addresses the Professional Regulation Seminar in the UCD Sutherland School  

Gwen Wilson, Society of Chartered Surveyors, Assistant Professor Emer Hunt & Sinead Boyle IAASA

Niall Cummins of the Irish Aviation Authority

Barrister Ciara McGoldrick who chaired the Seminar Panel

   Panel member, JP McDowell, Managing Partner of McDowell Purcell                                  

Susan Steele of the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority chats to Dr Mary Canning and JP McDowell