Annual Review of Employment Law

Annual Review of Employment Law

Our flagship Annual Review of Irish Employment Law 2021 conference will take place via our online browser-based platform Hopin over TWO DAYS on Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 November 2021 (with a special bonus TBC!)

How will you benefit from attending?

  • Minimise your organisation’s risk of litigation.
  • Understand how the relevant new cases from Ireland, Great Britain and Europe impact on your workplace.
  • Prepare for the year ahead.
  • Update your policies with the useful templates and precedent wording for key areas in your organisation – sent to you by email after the event.
  • Refer to all important legislative and case law changes which are relevant to your workplace, with comprehensive digital notes.
  • Access to every single session! Last year’s attendees could choose to attend 7 out of the 13 sessions, this year you can attend up to 11 live sessions, plus catch up on the others through recordings (meaning you can watch all 19 sessions)

Up to 13 hours of CPD hours are available from this event – this would include all missed recordings being watched afterwards and Q&As. Please note, this is the maximum available and your hours will depend on your activity during and after the event.

When and Where?

This event will take place online on the Hopin platform between 9.15am and 4.30pm on Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 November 2021.  


Early Bird Rate: €475 (deadline Friday 17 September 2021 at 5pm)
Standard Rate: €565
Early Bird Charity Rate/Small Business Rate: €375 (deadline Friday 17 September 2021 at 5pm)
Standard Charity/Small Business Rate: €435

Save an additional €20 when you pay by credit card when booking online.

More about our online events platform Hopin

This event will be hosted on a browser based platform named Hopin.  We have provided some information below to assist you when accessing the event:-

  • If you are using a Laptop. PC or Apple Mac please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers
  • The latest version of Edge may be used as long as all recent updates have been made within the last 4 weeks
  • If you are using a mobile device then Safari is recommended for IOS and Google Chrome on Android

We understand that some IT policies may restrict the downloading of new browsers, please check and if this is the case you may have to use your own personal device to access the event.

If you would like further information regarding the above, please contact us at and we will be happy to discuss with you further



"This was my first year attending the conference so I have nothing to compare it with, but I was absolutely blown away by how easy the event was to navigate and transition from session to break to session was seamless. What I liked most was the fact that notes were available to print beforehand, the knowledge that we will be able to play back the recordings and the ease and comfort of attending from your own home or usual workspace."
Rachel Bradford, HR Officer, Alucraft Limited

"Best virtual conference I have attended."
Orla Mulqueen, Head of HR, TII

"Thought it was excellent to be honest. Don't believe there is anything that I missed out had it been on as normal."
Richard O'Boyle, Associate Director HR, AbbVie

"The digital platform was excellent. The exceptional standard of guest speakers and chairpersons and the opportunity interact in the chat section. The Legal Island Team were absolutely fabulous at managing the whole event - well done."
Elizabeth Kingston, Consultant, HR Coaching Solutions

"Content and calibre of speakers across the board was outstanding."
Therese Holland, HR Consultant

"It was so well organised; I didn't know what to expect but it surpassed all my expectations. Very well run."
Louise Magee, Senior HR Manager, SITA

"It was very well run. I enjoyed seeing the comments from the other delegates. The speakers were very engaging and engaged with the delegates throughout. I also thought the networking forum was a great idea. 3 minutes was just right, plus the ability to DM the speakers and other delegates at the conference was very useful."
Ann-Marie Gallagher, HR Executive, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

"Really good couple of days. Presentations were brilliant and very topical. Liked the fact that most of the questions were answered also."
Catherine Carroll, People Director, Collinson

"Excellent course. The speakers were brilliant delivering very relevant and useful information!"
Megan Airey, HR Generalist, Aperee Ltd

"Hopin as an online platform was user friendly and it was brilliant in how 'Main Stage' and 'Rooms' were easily accessed for viewing. Networking option was also a brilliant idea. In some way, it was like being in the hotel for the actual event as the virtual event gave that feeling. The group discussions were good to hear different views and ideas. Content from each speaker was relevant and up-to-date. It was lovely to see comments from others, where similarities could be seen."
Christina Fagan, HR Generalist, Commission for Regulation of Utilities


  • Jennifer Cashman
    Jennifer Cashman Partner, Practice Group Leader Employment Group
    Ronan Daly Jermyn

    Jennifer Cashman is Practice Group Leader of Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Employment Team and a member of the firm’s Healthcare and Cyber and Data Protection Teams.  Jennifer has more than 20 years’ specialist experience advising a wide range of employers across a number of sectors. A trusted advisor to employers in both the public and private sector, her clients include scaling and established Irish companies, public authorities, universities, and multinational companies in the technology, pharmaceutical, medical devices and diagnostics sectors. Her focus is on providing strategic business advice and practical, commercial solutions for clients.

  • Caroline Reidy (McEnery)
    Caroline Reidy (McEnery) Managing Director
    The HR Suite

    Caroline Reidy (McEnery) is Managing Director of The HR Suite and HR and an Employment Law Expert. Caroline is a former member on the Low Pay Commission and is also an Adjudication Officer in the Workplace Relations Commission.

    She has also completed a Masters in Human Resources in the University of Limerick, she is CIPD accredited as well as being a trained mediator. Caroline had worked across various areas of HR for over 20 years in Kerry Group and in the retail and hospitality sector where she was the Operations and HR Director of the Garvey Group prior to setting up the HR Suite in 2009. 

  • Deirdre Crowley
    Deirdre Crowley Partner in Employment & Technology Groups

    Deirdre Crowley is a partner in the Employment Law, Technology and Innovation Groups in Matheson. Deirdre’s sessions with us are always highly anticipated and her focus is on delivering an up to date and practical insights into the topic of the day. At the conference, we are going to hear from Deirdre about a very current topic – that of employer liability during these extraordinary and unprecedented times. You will leave here knowing the potential legal avenues open to an employee to pursue in a Covid-19 related employment, privacy and health and safety legal challenge. You will also leave with tips on how to mitigate your organisation’s exposure.

  • Michelle Ní Longáin
    Michelle Ní Longáin Partner & Head of the Public Sector Group
    ByrneWallace LLP

    Michelle is a partner in the Employment Department of ByrneWallace LLP and is the firm's Compliance Partner. She is also Head of the firm’s Public Sector Group. She has extensive experience in employment, equality and administrative law. Michelle qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland, practising there in employment and equality law from 1994 before moving to England and Wales in 1996 and returning to Ireland in 1999 when she joined the firm. Michelle advises public and private sector clients, primarily employers, on complex areas of employment, equality and administrative law. 

Early Bird Offer

Save up to €90

Event details


2 Days; 24 & 25 November


24 November 2021




Early Bird Rate: €475 
Standard Rate: €565
Early Bird Charity Rate/Small Business Rate: €375 
Standard Charity/Small Business Rate: €435