Start Time
9:15 AM
End Time
3.45 PM
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About this Conference

The Personal Injuries Resolution Board Act commencement of the provisions of the Act took effect on 13 February 2023. In this conference will look at the impact of the changes and how it has impacted those in the personal injury sector and look at some of the recent cases gone through the court, the area of costs, mediation, psychological trauma evaluation and much more.

A word from our conference chairperson


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Roger Murray SC, Partner, Callan Tansey Solicitors

Injuries Resolution Board Update: Latest Statistics and New Mediation Service

  • Update on latest Injuries Resolution Board claims and awards statistics
  • Review of legislative changes and their effect on our process.
  • The benefits of the Injuries Resolution Board mediation service.
  • How the mediation service works in practical terms.
  • How it will be extended further during 2024.

Peter O’Brien, Operations Manager and Hilary McGouran, Head of Mediation PIAB

Personal Injuries Summons Renewal Update: Elaboration on the Special Circumstances Test

  • Definition of Special Circumstances
  • Murphy v. Depuy Ireland judgment
  • De Minimis Delay Consideration
  • Prejudice and Statute of Limitations
  • Cumulative Effect of Circumstances

Brid O’Flaherty BL, The Law Library

Legal Precedents and Case Law: Highlighting recent significant court decisions and their implications

  • Egan v Castlerea [2023] IECA 240: Discovery of post-accident medical records
  • Wolfe v PIAB and Mater Misericordiae Hospital[2023] IECA 245
  • Power v Malone [2023] IEHC 366

Mark Curran, Barrister-at-Law, Accredited Mediator, Law Library

Mediation & Arbitration: The New Mediation Process - What Practitioners Need to Know

  • Understanding the Processes
  • Advantages of Alternative Dispute Resolution(ADR)
  • Potential Challenges and Limitations
  • Best Practices for Effective ADR
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations

Conor Duff, Barrister at Law, The Law Library

Fraud Prevention - How Have the Sanctions Been Strengthened

Aisling Breen, Solicitor, RDJ LLP

Psychological Trauma Evaluation

  • Standardisation of Assessment
  • Documentation Best Practices
  • Legal Requirements & Ethical Considerations
  • Effective Communication Between Healthcare & Legal Professionals
  • Challenges & Limitations of Psychological Evaluations

Dr. Aoife Quinn, Psychologist and Dean, Faculty of Psychology, City Colleges

The Admissibility of Legally Obtained Digital Evidence

  • GDPR Requirements
  • Inadmissibility of unlawfully obtained evidence
  • Case Law
  • Potential threats to solicitors handling evidence obtained by clients or third parties

William McLoughlin BL, The Law Library

The Personal Injuries Resolution Board Act Procedure for Dealing with Long-Term Injuries

 Stephen Devine, Barrister at Law, The Law Library

Costs & Cost Protection

Mairead Smith, Barrister at Law, The Law Library

Who Should Attend?

The conference content and advice will relate to all involved directly or indirectly in the claim’s management and Personal Injury processes from solicitors, barristers, regulators, government departments, semi-state agencies, insurers, employers, healthcare professionals, corporate firms, and consultants to name just a few.


Roger Murray SC
Joint Managing Partner, Head of Medical Negligence Dept, Callan Tansey Solicitors
Mark Curran BL
Barrister at Law
Brid O’Flaherty BL
Barrister at Law, The Law Library
Conor Duff
Barrister at The Bar of Ireland
Aisling Breen
Solicitor, Ronan Daly Jermyn
Dr. Aoife Quinn
Psychologist and Dean, Faculty of Psychology, City Colleges
Peter O’Brien
Operations Manager, PIAB
Mairead Smith
Barrister at Law, The Law Library
Stephen Devine
Barrister at Law, The Law Library
William McLoughlin BL
The Law Library
Hilary McGouran
Head of Mediation, PIAB


Early Bird Rate: €475 + VAT (LIMITED OFFER)

Full rate €575 + VAT

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

Discounts available for bookings of 3 or more.