18th October 2023 – Takeaways from the Agnew Supreme Court Decision

Wednesday 18th October 2023 – 4:00pm-5:00pm
Hybrid event – in-person at Law Society House, Belfast, and remote via Microsoft Teams
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About the Event
Welcome to our October Employers Lawyers Group NI (ELG NI) Event where David McMillen KC and Peter Hopkins BL will be giving us their takeaways from the Agnew decision recently published by the Supreme Court.

You have the option to attend in person at Law Society House Belfast (4th Floor Lecture Room -tickets limited) or join us online via Microsoft Teams.

For those attending in person tea/coffee and refreshments will be available after the meeting at 5pm.

About the Speakers
David McMillen KC
David McMillen KC was called to the Bar in 1985. He has been involved in a broad range of high-profile civil actions. In over seven years as Junior Counsel to the Attorney General he acted for Government Departments and other public bodies in major judicial review applications. These included a broad spectrum of Human Rights issues, from adoption to prisoners’ rights and freedom of the press. He also advised Ministers and Government Departments on the lawfulness of proposed actions and legislation. In addition, he acted in many procurement cases of great complexity and very high value. Further he has appeared for public bodies and private clients in a variety of commercial and construction cases. Since taking Silk he has continued to act in these areas for a broader range of clients. His practice has expanded to encompass personal injury actions, particularly those with a high value or particular complexity.

Peter Hopkins BL
Peter Hopkins BL was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2007; Bar of the Republic of Ireland in 2016; Bar of England and Wales in 2017. He previously worked as a Solicitor for seven years both in London (Gouldens; Jones Day) and Northern Ireland (L’Estrange & Brett). A General civil practitioner with a particular focus on Commercial and Chancery actions. Ongoing representation of Facebook Inc. in interim and final proceedings as to privacy/defamation/data protection claims. He has significant experience in the Fair Employment and Industrial Tribunals, as well as having appeared before the Information Tribunal in matters relating to Freedom of Information and Data Protection. Particular interest in insolvency-related proceedings, intellectual property claims and construction disputes.

Whilst there will be a live Q&A function during the meeting, we would welcome questions in advance. Please email any questions by midday on 17th October to employmentlawyersgroupni@gmail.com.