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Seminar on Animal Welfare and Sport: Law, Policy and Best Practice

12.03.2019
Seminar on Animal Welfare and Sport: Law, Policy and Best Practice Seminar on Animal Welfare and Sport: Law, Policy and Best Practice

ICEL was delighted to host a seminar on 7 March that brought together two experts, Dr Lynn, Hillyer, Chief Officer, Head of Anti-Doping at the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board and Patrick Kennedy, Partner, PJ O’Meara Solicitors, Thurles. Dr Hillyer spoke about the equine anti-doping rules in Irish horseracing and the welfare of the horse. Mr Kennedy discussed the legal issues, in particular, the law of tort and its application to horse riding establishments. The event was chaired by Eoin Quill.

 

The seminar is a one of series of events planned for Spring 2019. The next seminar will take place on 11 April with the following speakers: 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. Admission is free, for more information see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dispute-resolution-in-sport-keeping-the-courts-out-of-sport-tickets-57147909937.

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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-sports-law-is-changing-a-us-perspective-tickets-57173785331.

All 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 laura.donnellan@ul.ie.