PNLA online conference – Ireland – “Circumnavigation – Professional Negligence, Legal Innovation and Market Update”– RUNNING NOW – from 5 May 2021 until closure

PNLA Online conference
PNLAlive The online conference venue Watch the conference whenever it suits you. Tickets can be purchased at any time and access will continue to be available over the coming weeks. Outer Temple Chambers Closing event 1 November 2022 (The Outer Temple, 222 Strand, London, WC2R 1BA)
The format is recorded TV style talks in a programme accessible via the PNLAlive link sent when ticket(s) are purchased. Ask questions and make comments to To buy a ticket first Login/Register using the button on the Home page or via the Tickets link below. Alternatively email, WC2R 1BA United Kingdom
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Chairman – Larry Fenelon – Leman Solicitors

Introductory Address – The Hon. Mr. Justice Anthony Barr

“Circumnavigation – Professional Negligence, Legal Innovation and Market Update”

This professional negligence & liability conference is suitable for Irish lawyers, experts and  professionals involved in disputes. The conference includes a wide ranging update covering recent developments in the law and the application of technology to practice and procedure. Feature topics include time, delay and dismissal for want of prosecution, duties of professionals to clients and third parties, professional indemnity insurance, cyber cover and examination of this year’s hard market, construction professionals and the role of the architect.


Chairman – Larry Fenelon Leman Solicitors
The Hon. Mr. Justice Anthony Barr Judge of the High Court
John Trainor SC
Ben Patten QC 4 New Square Chambers
Stephen McCullough BL
Ciaran Murphy BL TrialView
Karl Manweiler LexTech
Stephen O’Connor Leman Solicitors
Brian O’Connell O’Connell Mahon Architects
Aidan Brady ReSure Corporate Brokers
Katy Manley President - PNLA


Total talk time – 5 hrs 7 mins
1 hr – Conference Pack Review
1 hr 30 mins – Questions & Answers via WhatsApp Group and Zoom Wrap Party
Total CPD – 7 hours 37 mins

Professional Negligence, Legal Innovation and Market Update
Running from May 2021 until September 2021

3 mins – Larry Fenelon (Chair) – Co Founder and Partner – Leman Solicitors

42 mins –  The Hon. Mr. Justice Anthony Barr – Judge of the High Court
Introductory Address

35 mins – John Trainor SC
Liability of Construction Professionals

16 mins – Ben Patten QC – 4 New Square Chambers
Tortious Duties to Third Parties – Goodbye to the Threefold Test

25 mins – Stephen McCullough BL
Delay and want of prosecution (effects of Covid-19)

27 mins – Ciaran Murphy BL – TrialView
TrialView and Developments in Electronic Litigation

Home page

15 mins – Karl Manweiler – LexTech
How legal technology will improve your prospects of successfully defending EL/PL claims

42 mins – Stephen O’Connor – Leman Solicitors
Professional Negligence Update

68 mins – Brian O’Connell – O’Connell Mahon Architects
Briefing of an Expert

32 mins – Aidan Brady – ReSure Corporate Brokers
Market update

5 mins  Katy Manley – President – PNLA/Manley Turnbull Solicitors
Conference Closing Remarks

Total talk time – 6 hrs 10 mins

1 hr – Conference Pack Review
1 hr 30 mins – Questions & Answers via WhatsApp Group and Zoom Wrap Party
Total CPD – 7 hours 40 mins

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  • The Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association Limited registered in England and Wales No 5206167. Registered Office: 61 Macrae Road Pill Bristol BS20 0DD England
  • PNLA Training Limited, registered in England and Wales, No 5026041. Registered Office: Ross House The Square Stow-on-the-Wold Gloucestershire GL54 1AF – VAT Registration No: GB840575622

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