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Sports Law @ UL Seminar Series 2019

Sports Law Seminar Series

The International Commercial and Economic Law Group (ICEL) is delighted to announce a series of seminars that will take place in the coming months. On 7 March 2019, Dr Lynn Hillyer, Chief Veterinary Officer/Head of Anti-Doping at Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board who will speak about Equine Welfare at the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board. Patrick Kennedy, Partner, PJ O’Meara Solicitors, Thurles will discuss Horse riding establishments and the legal issues. Admission is free, for more information see:


On 11 April, Gareth Farrelly, Solicitor, Bermans, former professional footballer, Andrew McCormick, Partner, Brandts-Giessen McCormick Lawyers, Christchurch, New Zealand and Pat Barriscale, Barrister, Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport will present on Dispute Resolution in Sport: Keeping the Courts out of Sport. Admission is free, for more information see


On 16 April, Professor Michael A. McCann, the Founding Director of the UNH Law Sports and Entertainment Law Institute, will discuss How Sports Law is changing: a US Perspective.  Professor McCann is one of America’s leading experts in sports law and an award-winning journalist. He is a staff writer for Sports Illustrated and serves as the publication’s Legal Analyst. Admission is free, for more information see


All three seminars have a 6pm start and CPD points are available.


We will shortly be announcing a seminar on Child Protection in sport, which will take place in May. For further information on the seminar series, email