Family Law Event

Cohabitation and Civil Partnership, The New Law in Practice Seminar

Thursday, 20 October 2011

5-7 pm

Boole 1 Lecture Theatre, Main Campus, UCC

Registration fee: €50

Reduced fee for trainee solicitors & barristers in devilling years: €25

The Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 represents a major development in Irish family law. It creates the new institution of civil partnership, which attracts many of the same rights and obligations as marriage but which also differs from marriage in a number of important ways. The 2010 Act also sets up a new regime which allows ‘qualified cohabitants’ to apply for a variety of remedies upon the breakdown of the relationship or on the death of one of the parties. It also contains important provisions governing cohabitants’ agreements. This seminar will address key aspects of the 2010 Act, in relation to both cohabitation and civil partnership, helping practitioners to come to grips with the new regime governing these non-marital relationships.


Chair:       Judge David Riordan, District Court.

5.00-5.45 Professor John Mee, Faculty of Law, UCC
  “The New Cohabitation Regime”

5.45-6.30 Marie Baker SC
   “Civil Partnership: An Overview”  

6.30-7.00 Questions and Discussion

Continuing Professional Development: 2 hours General CPD – Group Study


To register, please fill in attached booking form and return to:

Ms Noreen Delea,

Cohabitation and Civil Partnership Seminar,

Department of Law,

University College Cork

Email:                       Tel: 021 490 3220

Cohabitation and Civil Partnership booking form 



School of Law

Scoil an Dlí

Room 1.63, T12 T656