ICEL Environmental Law Conference 2017

5.5 CPD Points (Barristers) 5.5 General CPD Points (Solicitors)

The annual ICEL Environmental Law conference will take place this year in the Royal Irish Academy on 26th October. The theme of this year's event is "Pollution, legal challenges in modern Ireland."

We have already confirmed some of the leading Irish and international speakers, including Prof Yvonne Scannell, Jarlath Fitzsimons SC, Alan Doyle, Dr Aine Ryall and Robert Bilott of Taft Stettinius & Hollister, Ohio. Robert is famous for exposing a decades-long chemical pollution. He is described by the New York Times as "DuPont's worst nightmare". For more details of Robert's cases against DuPont, see this article from the New York Times

The conference will start at 10am and finish at 4:30. The programme is available here

Confirmed speakers, topics and chairs

The Hon. Ms Justice Marie Baker - Chair

The Hon. John D. Cooke SC - Chair

Robert Bilott, Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Ohio - David v Goliath - Litigation and large scale industrial pollution - private enforcement and regulatory control

Prof Yvonne Scannell - Problems and perspectives - Liability for environmental pollution

Alison Fanagan, Consultant, A&L Goodbody - Case study – waste management enforcement in action: the Ferry case in Donegal

Jarlath Fitzsimons SC - Water Framework Directive ...everywhere, but not a drop to drink? Regulatory and civil liability for water pollution

Dr Aine Ryall, Senior Lecturer, UCC - Pollution, the public and the rule of law

Alan Doyle, Partner, Barry Doyle & Co Solicitors - Skinning Smaller Cats - the difficulty of bringing small environmental claims

Aisling Kelly BL, EPA Fellow 2017 - A whiff of danger: The prosecution of air pollution crimes

If you need and invoice, please email with details of your booking.

*Robert's biography is available here