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Access to Justice Seminar
Location: Distillery building ,145-151 Church Street, Dublin 7
Cost: €45 or €15 for a student
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‘Access to Justice; identifying the problems, finding the solutions’ is a Family Justice Seminar introducing the international, inter-disciplinary, vision of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC).

Taking place in Dublin, it is hosted by both WIT and AFCC, a professional membership assciation dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through constructive resolution of family conflict, focusing on research, pracitce and policy inititives.

The event will of interest to professionals working in the resolution of family conflict; including solicitors, barristers, judges, mediators, social workers, mental health professionals, researchers, academics, court administrators, policy makers and financial professionals.

The attendance fee is €45 or €15 for a student and 3 Professional CPD points are available with certificates issued by WIT.


Introduction to the seminar

Katherine Irwin; Partner & Head of Private Client & Family Law Dept, Beauchamps Solicitors.

Interdisciplinary Family Law Innovations

Peter Salem; Executive Director of AFCC

The changing landscape of Irish Family law 2015

The Hon. Justice Henry Abbott, High Court, Ireland

Family Mediation; the next iteration, globally sourced

Research findings from the WIT Southeast Family pilot project Ireland - Dr. Róisín O' Shea, Dr Sinead Conneely and Shane Dempsey.

Access to Justice issues - The International Context for better ADR 

David Hodson OBE; International Family law specialists, English & Australian Solicitor, Mediator, Arbitrator, Deputy District Judge at the Central Family Court London, partner The International Family Law Group LLP

Access to Justice, opening the right door; A user centric approach

Judge Peter Boshier; Family law judge, Law Reform Commissioner with the New Zealand Commission, Adjunct Professor Victoria University of Wellington, and President of the AFCC.

Enquiries to: [email protected]