Insolvency practitioners


BRIEFS:A partner at William Fry’s insolvency and corporate recovery department, Barry Cahir, has been appointed chairman of the Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners.

Mr Cahir said specialists in the area “are playing a vital role in stabilising Ireland’s economy by providing effective counsel in the area of insolvency. ISIP was instrumental in advocating for aspects of the recently enacted Personal Insolvency Bill.”

The ISIP, founded in 2004, has a membership of almost 400.

Philippe Sands to give UCC lecture

Philippe Sands QC will deliver the 7th Annual Distinguished lecture of the centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, UCC, on Wednesday in the Aula Maxima, UCC (6-7.30pm). His theme will be: “The Origin of International Crime: A Personal History”. Prof Sands is a member of Matrix Chambers, and director of the Centre for International Courts and Tribunals at University College London.

He has extensive experience litigating cases in English courts, the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes and the European Court of Justice.

Free analysis on website

Arthur Cox has established a free micro-website with an analysis of the new Companies Bill, the largest single piece of legislation in the history of the State. If passed, the Bill will transform company law, consolidating 30 laws into one Act and reforming many existing provisions. The micro-site is accessed from