This Professional Certificate is designed to facilitate participants to consider current concepts, policy, legislation, and good practice relating to whistleblowing law and practice in Ireland. Participants will be introduced to the concept of whistleblowing and protected disclosures from both a legal and practical perspective.

The course focusses on the key legislative provisions and case law of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, as well as sectoral whistleblowing law. It will also introduce participants to the recently adopted EU Whistleblowers Directive.

The course will provide participants with the practical tools to develop and implement best practice procedures for dealing with protected disclosures/whistleblowing in the workplace.

Full details of the course structure are available here

Professional Certificate delivered by: Dr Lauren Kierans BL

Fees: €1,950

Start Date: 1 February 2021
This course will be delivered remotely for 2021 (due to the onoing pandemic). Lectures will take place online for 12 weeks of term (Monday 17:30-19:30).

How to apply:
Please complete the following application form and return this, along with a copy of your qualification or proof of experience, to
Closing date for applications: 15 January 2021

Entry Requirements:
Applications for admission to the Programme are invited from practising barristers or solicitors, graduates holding an approved university law degree or law-based inter disciplinary university degree or equivalent.
Applications will also be considered from the holders of academic and/or professional qualifications and/or proof of such experience as satisfy the Department of Law that they are able to participate fully in the course.
Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

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