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12 APR 2012

EVENT: FLAC conference on Irish consumer bankruptcy bill - Thursday 19th April 2012 - Dublin

FLAC has made an announcement on their website about their conference next week on the Irish bankruptcy reform. See here. The site notes:

"FLAC will host a conference exploring various aspects of Ireland's forthcoming legislation on personal insolvency. Entitled 'Legislating for personal insolvency in Ireland: International developments and domestic issues', the full-day event will take place in Dublin on Thursday 19 April. It will feature a host of Irish and international experts on the issues surrounding personal insolvency such as bankruptcy, consitutional law, economics and public interest, ahead of 30 April when the government's proposed legislation is due.

The keynote address will be from Professor Jason Kilborn of John Marshall Law School, Chicago, who will compare and contrast European systems of consumer insolvency. Egil Rokhaug of Norway's Ministry of Children and Family Affairs will discuss two decades of Norwegian experience with mortgage debt in its personal insolvency regime. Athens-based consumer lawyer Melina Mouzouraki will present developments in the Greek 2010 debt adjustment legislation.

From the Irish perspective, FLAC's Paul Joyce will critique the draft scheme of Irish legislation. Consitutional law expert Professor Gerry Whyte of TCD will look at property rights implications and TASC's Tom McDonnell will consider the economic context. A panel of Irish and international contributors will debate the future of personal insolvency in Ireland in an extended session to close the day.

Background information and resources are available on our campaign page. Attendance is free but numbers are limited so it is essential that you register for the event: contact us for more information. Check back on our events page for updates on speakers and more details on how to attend."

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