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CPD seminars



On Thursday, 18th October 2018, 6.30pm, 1 Burlington Road, Dublin 4 (off Mespil Road)



Kindly sponsored by

Morgan McKinley, Specialist Recruitment Consultancy


The DSBA YM committee is delighted to announce the MC and speakers at its next seminar, “From Private Practice to In-House: Tips for Solicitors Making the Change” which will take place at Morgan McKinley’s offices at Connaught House, Number One, Burlington Road, Dublin 4 from 6.30pm on Thursday, 18th October 2018.

The aim of the event is to offer insights to solicitors considering moving in-house and to advise solicitors on career progression generally.   The seminar will also touch on how in-house solicitors deal with increased regulation in the sports and betting industry, and the management of data protection compliance.


MC, Barry O’Neill, former partner of Eugene F. Collins solicitors

Barry O’Neill practiced as a solicitor for over forty years, mainly as a partner in Eugene F. Collins, Solicitors. Barry now runs his own business as a Professional Mentor.

Niamh Flood, Director of Legal Services and Head of Data Protection, CRH plc

Niamh qualified as a solicitor with McCann FitzGerald in 2008 and was a senior associate with Arthur Cox before joining CRH plc.  Niamh’s career highlights include advising CRH on its award-winning (Global M&A Deal of the Year: Europe 2015) €6.5 billion acquisition of assets from Holcim and Lafarge, the largest ever acquisition by an indigenous Irish company and supporting CRH with its recent €1 billion share buyback programme, currently in its second phase. Niamh was identified as a “Rising Star 2017” by the Legal 500 EMEA; was included in the GC Powerlist: Ireland 2017; and was a finalist in the “Lawyer of the Year” category at the Early Career Awards 2017

Clíodhna Guy, Head of Licensing, Legal and Compliance Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board

Cliodhna Guy has focused her career in the in-house area working for sports federations at a national and international level. After qualifying in January 2009 from ByrneWallace Solicitors she worked in private practice. In 2010 she joined the disciplinary and legal department in the Football Association of Ireland under the Legal Director becoming Legal Manager. In 2014 she left the FAI and moved to Lausanne, Switzerland to take up a senior legal manager role with the International Boxing Association (AIBA) becoming Legal Director in 2015. In February 2017 she returned to Ireland and became the Head of Licensing, Legal and Compliance for the Turf Club which later became the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board.

Emma Storan, Senior Legal Counsel Paddy Power Betfair plc

Emma Storan joined Paddy Power Betfair plc in April 2016. In her role as Senior Legal Counsel, she is responsible for advising on domestic and international legal matters for the FTSE 100 PPB Group which operates under several brands including Paddy Power, Betfair, Sportsbet, TVG and Fanduel. Prior to joining PPB, Emma trained and worked with leading Irish law firm A&L Goodbody before moving to an in-house role. Her other in-house experience include roles as Legal Counsel for Irish financial services organisations and with Verizon in the U.S.


This seminar will qualify for 2 hours CPD management and professional development skills.


The event is set to take the form of introductory remarks followed by a panel discussion


Date:               Thursday, 18th October 2018

Start:               6.30pm (reception) to start at 7pm, discussion to finish at 8.30pm

                        A short reception will follow until 9 pm

Location:         Morgan McKinley, Connaught House, One Burlington Road, Dublin 4

(off Mespil Road)

CPD:               2 hours management and professional development skills

All members invited to come along.  Admission is free but please register by email to



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