Dr Karen Lynch Shally

Law

Lecturer

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Biography

Dr Karen Lynch Shally joined the School of Law and Criminology as Assistant Professor in September 2019.

Karen's research focuses on law, regulation and policy in financial markets and services, with a particular emphasis on regulation and consumer protection in the retail financial services sector. She delivers modules on Banking & Financial Law (LW453), Aspects of Commerical Law (LW296) and Law and Governance (LW480) and created a new module for the LLB programme Financial Services Regulation (LW491). 

Karen received her doctorate from the National University of Ireland Galway in March 2017. Her doctoral research analysed the impact of the Global Financial Crisis on national frameworks of residential mortgage regulation in a comparative EU context; querying the extent to which the regulatory paradigm had changed from the pre to post crisis period, and the implications of such change for lenders and borrowers. The research was awarded dual research scholarships; an Irish Research Council (IRC) Government of Ireland Postgraduate scholarship and a Hardiman Research Scholarship from NUI Galway. 

Karen holds B.Comm, LLB and LLM by research degrees from NUI Galway and a Professional Diploma in University Teaching and Learning from University College Dublin, and prior to joining the School of Law and Criminology at Maynooth, she lectured at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin. She has presented and published her work both nationally and internationally.

Research Interests

Karen's primary research interest is in law, regulation and policy of financial markets and services with a particular emphasis on consumer law and regulatory law in the retail financial services context. She also has a broad research interest in commerical law and consumer law and welcomes enquiries from potential students interested in undertaking research degrees in any of these fields.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2022 'The European Union Collective Redress Action in Irish Financial Services: Convergence or Divergence and Potential Clarification?'
Lynch Shally, Karen (2022) 'The European Union Collective Redress Action in Irish Financial Services: Convergence or Divergence and Potential Clarification?'. Irish Journal of European Law, 24 (2022):53-105 [Details]
2022 'Summary Possession Revisited: Irish Mortgage Bank v Cody'
Lynch Shally, Karen (2022) 'Summary Possession Revisited: Irish Mortgage Bank v Cody'. Irish Supreme Court Review, 4 :119-140 [Details]
2020 'Post Crisis Residential Mortgage Regulation: Paradigm Shift or Optical Illusion for Consumers in Ireland and Spain’'
Lynch Shally, Karen (2020) 'Post Crisis Residential Mortgage Regulation: Paradigm Shift or Optical Illusion for Consumers in Ireland and Spain’'. Journal of Business Law, 2020 (2):123-149 [Details]
2015 'Post Crisis Evolution of Mortgage Legislation: A Comparative Perspective of Ireland and Spain'
Lynch Shally, Karen (2015) 'Post Crisis Evolution of Mortgage Legislation: A Comparative Perspective of Ireland and Spain'. Teoría & Derecho, Revista de Pensamiento Jurídico, 2014 (16):76-98 [Details]
2014 'Comparing Mortgage Law in Ireland and England'
Lynch Shally, Karen, Kenna, Padraic (2014) 'Comparing Mortgage Law in Ireland and England'. Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, 78 (4):294-316 [Details]

Media

  Year Publication
2020 What is the legal effect of Covid 19 payment breaks on mortgages?.
Lynch Shally, Karen (2020) What is the legal effect of Covid 19 payment breaks on mortgages?. RTE: Media [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2018 Post Crisis Regulation of Residential Mortgages in Ireland and Spain – a Tale of Two Spheres.
Lynch Shally, Karen (2018) Post Crisis Regulation of Residential Mortgages in Ireland and Spain – a Tale of Two Spheres. UCD: Working Paper [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2022 Joint Conference of the Law Schools of the University of Reading and University of Warwick, 'Future Directions in Consumer Law & Policy: Disruption, Innovation and Re-Alignment'.
Lynch Shally, Karen (2022) Joint Conference of the Law Schools of the University of Reading and University of Warwick, 'Future Directions in Consumer Law & Policy: Disruption, Innovation and Re-Alignment'. [Oral Presentation], Changing tides: The ebb and flow in the dynamic between EU consumer law and national regulation in Irish financial services, University of Reading , 26-JUL-22 [Details]
2019 Law and Society Association (LSA) Annual Meeting 2019 - 'Dignity'.
Lynch Shally, Karen (2019) Law and Society Association (LSA) Annual Meeting 2019 - 'Dignity'. [Oral Presentation], 'The Residential Mortgage: Fundamental Right or Fungible Security in EU Regulation and Governance Frameworks?', Washington D.C , 30-MAY-19 - 02-JUN-19 [Details]
2018 Cambridge Centre for Property Law Conference - ‘Regulatory Issues in Property Law'.
Lynch Shally, Karen (2018) Cambridge Centre for Property Law Conference - ‘Regulatory Issues in Property Law'. [Oral Presentation], ‘The Eternal Potency of Property Law’, University of Cambridge , 25-MAY-18 - 26-MAY-18 [Details]
2017 Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference 2017 - 'The Diverse Unities of Law'.
Lynch Shally, Karen (2017) Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference 2017 - 'The Diverse Unities of Law'. [Oral Presentation], ‘The Interaction of Public and Private Law in Residential Mortgage Regulation’, University College Dublin , 05-SEP-17 - 08-SEP-17 [Details]
2013 European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) 25th Annual Conference ‘Overcoming the Crisis – Integrating the Urban Environment’.
Lynch Shally, Karen (2013) European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) 25th Annual Conference ‘Overcoming the Crisis – Integrating the Urban Environment’. [Oral Presentation], ‘Regulatory Lessons from the Financial Crisis', Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), Tarragona, Spain , 19-JUN-13 - 22-JUN-13 [Details]
2012 Centre for Housing Law, Rights and Policy NUI Galway (CHLRP) International Housing Conference - ‘Key Contemporary Housing Issues in a Changing Europe’.
Lynch Shally, Karen (2012) Centre for Housing Law, Rights and Policy NUI Galway (CHLRP) International Housing Conference - ‘Key Contemporary Housing Issues in a Changing Europe’. [Oral Presentation], ‘The Consumer Protection Code and the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears: The Irish Regulatory Response in Perspective’,, National University of Ireland Galway , 20-APR-12 - 21-APR-12 [Details]
2010 Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference 2010 - 'Human Rights Act Ten Years On'.
Lynch Shally, Karen (2010) Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference 2010 - 'Human Rights Act Ten Years On'. [Oral Presentation], ‘The Evolution of EU Mortgage Policy 2003-2010’, University of Southampton , 13-SEP-10 - 16-SEP-10 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2014 'Comparing Mortgage Law in Ireland and Spain'
Lynch Shally, Karen (2014) 'Comparing Mortgage Law in Ireland and Spain' In: Contemporary Housing Issues in a Globalised World. Abington, Oxfordshire: Routledge. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2013 IRCHSS Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences
2011 Hardiman Research Scholarship National University of Ireland Galway
2006 Postgraduate Research Fellowship National University of Ireland Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
European Law Institute (ELI) ELI /
Law and Society Association (LSA) LSA /
Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) SLS /
Irish Association of Law Teachers (IALT) IALT /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Memebers Consultative Committee - Accessto Digitial Assets Project European Law Institute (ELI) 2020 /

Teaching Interests

Karen is module co-coordinator and lecturer on LW453 Banking and Financial Law, LW491 Financial Services Regulation, LW480 Law and Governance and LW296 Aspects of Commerical Law.