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Register Now! “Discussions in Dispute Resolution” – A Bitesize Lunchtime Webinar Series

5 Feb 2021

The UCC School of Law, in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Ireland, is delighted to present this webinar series held at lunchtime over three consecutive Thursdays in March.

This series is kindly supported by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, and will consider a range of timely, relevant issues in the area of dispute resolution in a short and interactive format.

Details for the sessions are as follows:

Thursday 4th March


“Confidentiality, Mediation and the Mediation Act 2017”


Speaker: Ms Penelope McRedmond, UK and US Lawyer, Certified Mediator


Chair: Mr Martin Waldron, BL, F.C.I.Arb, Chairperson, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Ireland



Thursday 11th March


“Perspectives on a changing arbitration landscape”


Speaker: Mr John Gaffney, Senior Counsel, Arbitration, Al Tamimi & Co


Chair: Ms Meg Burke, BL, F.C.I.Arb



Thursday 18th March


“Mediation during the pandemic: opportunities and challenges”


Speaker: Mr Eamon Harrington, Partner, Comyn Kelleher Tobin, CEDR Accredited Mediator, F.C.I.Arb


Chair: Dr Shaoming Zhu, UCC School of Law



Register Now!

These online events are free to attend, but advance registration is essential. Attendees can register for all three sessions together at 


Speaker bios

Penny McRedmond is a UK and US lawyer and certified mediator. She lectures at Trinity College Dublin on Conflict Dispute Resolution and also works as an independent researcher and writer. She has published on a variety of topics, her most recent publication being Mediation Law, Bloomsbury Professional, 2018. She is currently working on a book titled Justice, Mediation and the Promised Land.

John Gaffney is an international arbitration lawyer based in the United Arab Emirates. He leads the arbitration practice of the Abu Dhabi office of Al Tamimi & Company, the largest independent law firm in the Middle East. 

Eamon Harrington is a Partner in Comyn Kelleher Tobin, a CEDR Accredited Mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is the former Chairman of the Litigation Committee and the ADR Committee of the Law Society. His practice focuses on healthcare law and dispute resolution, with particular experience in handling complex high value claims, including professional negligence, clinical negligence and commercial disputes. Eamon regularly acts nationally as a Mediator and Arbitrator.

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