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Litigation and Commercial Leases

03 April 2019

The Radisson Hotel

Golden Lane

Dublin 8

2.00pm – 5.00pm


The aim of this seminar is to inform practitioners about litigation in commercial leases and the associated pitfalls and traps.

Chaired by Judge John O’Hagan (retired)



Susan Martin Solicitor

Susan will speak on the procedures and practice in bringing or defending commercial lease applications in the courts. Susan is a solicitor practising on her own account since 2004. She is a Council Member of DSBA, Litigation Committee Member and Rules of Court enthusiast. She is a Notary Public, Adjudicator, holds a Diploma in Professional Regulation Law and is a Commandant in the Army Reserve. She recently wrote a textbook on the rules of court -  “Civil Procedure in the Circuit Court” with Karl Dowling BL.


Fionnuala Ní Dhúgáin BL

Fionnuala will speak to the topic of the ‘Termination of Tenancies and the Right to Renew - proofs and pitfalls’. Fionnuala is a barrister practising in Dublin. She has a general civil practice specialising in Chancery, Landlord and Tenant law, conveyancing and banking. She has a degree in law from Trinity College and was called to the Bar of Ireland in 2005 and to the Bar of England and Wales in 2013. 


Angela McCann Solicitor

Angela will speak on the topic of making application to Court on ground rent. Angela qualified in 1967 and worked with McCann FitzGerald until she set up to her own general practice, A. McCann & Co, in Dun Laoghaire where she is Principal. Angela has wide general experience as well as specialising in Property Law with a particular interest in enlarging the title to leasehold lands under the provisions of The Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rent) Acts.  She lectured as the consultant on the Law Society Landlord and Tenant Ground Rents module for over 20 years


Michelle Linnane Solicitor

Michelle will speak on the topic of Pre-Lease Enquiries. Michelle was a partner in McCann FitzGerald for 15 years and subsequently was consultant for 5 years with the legal division of the ESB primarily advising their pension fund in relation to their commercial property portfolio. She currently provides consultancy services to colleagues in all property related matters. Michelle is a lecturer and tutor on the landlord and tenant and conveyancing modules of the Professional Practice Courses at the Law School. She has been a co-author of the Oxford University Press Manual on Landlord and Tenant Law since its first edition in 2000. She was external examiner to the Law School 2000-2015. Michelle lectured in 3 universities in Vietnam in 2014 under the International Rule of Law programme.



Conference Information

Date:                03 April 2019

Time:                2.00 – 5.00pm

Location:          The Radisson Hotel

                                Golden Lane

                                Dublin 8

Fees:                € 150.00 Member

€ 245.00.00 Non Member

Registration:    1.30pm

                        2.00pm Presentations followed by questions and answers

                        5.00pm Conclusion


CPD:                3 Hours Group Study




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