Applied Employment Law at King’s Inns

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Improve your understanding of the law governing the employment relationship in Ireland and enhance your confidence in navigating the key stages of employment, from recruitment to termination.


Applied Employment Law at King’s Inns


A dynamic online Applied Employment Law course at King’s Inns provides a comprehensive practical knowledge of employment law, which equips participants to deal with the leading employment law issues arising in the workplace.


Presented by junior and senior counsel who are specialist legal practitioners of the Employment Bar Association, the course takes place online from October to April in 1.25-hour sessions allowing professionals from all corners of Ireland and beyond to participate.


Comprehensive practical knowledge and valuable insights


This advanced diploma provides participants with practical in-depth knowledge of the issues affecting the employment relationship from recruitment to termination. The course covers a wide range of topics, including the practical application in the workplace of matters such as disciplinary procedures, grievance procedures, remote working, protected disclosures and bullying and harassment in the workplace. 


Through King’s Inns’ Virtual Learning Environment, extensive course notes are provided on the ever-changing demands in the employment sphere. The assignment is based on solving problems and handling complex issues in workplace situations.


When one looks at how costly errors in the recruitment and employment processes can be for employers, investing in the Advanced Diploma in Applied Employment Law at King’s Inns is probably the best investment an organisation can make”, says the designer and lead lecturer of the course, Niamh McGowan BL. “Participants in the course report increased confidence in their roles having participated in the course. They particularly enjoy learning from people who practise in the area and who experience first-hand how badly situations in the workplace can go wrong when employment rights are not understood.”


The course attracts people in both public and private sectors: employers, company directors, regulatory bodies, trade union representatives, operation and business managers, team leaders, HR and IR professionals and legal practitioners. Having a diverse group of professionals studying this course together allows participants to learn from each other, especially during tutorials and Q&A sessions.


As well as being the designer and lead lecturer for this course, Niamh McGowan BL is a barrister based at The Bar of Ireland < Niamh specialises in labour, equality and employment law with particular expertise in workplace investigations and is also an accredited mediator with the Centre of Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR). 


The course will be delivered in an online format, with most lectures delivered via live Zoom with lecture recordings available for streaming after class is over. Interactive elements such as live question and answer sessions will take place via live Zoom and will not be recorded. In addition, there will be up to two opportunities during the academic year to attend live events at King’s Inns, in the form of a question and answer session and a live mock Labour Court hearing. The course takes place over 20 weeks from October to April, with lectures on Thursdays from 8.30 am to 9.45 am. 


King’s Inns is built on networking and engagement with your peers. Over the year, King’s Inns invite students to attend and participate in various social events, fireside chats and talks. Events take place either online or in-person at King’s Inns.


The course fee is €2,550. To be awarded the Advanced Diploma, a participant must complete one written assessment successfully. There are no admission requirements for this course. However, a place on the highly sought-after course is not secured until the course fee is received in full. 


The application deadline for the course is midnight on Sunday, October 2, 2022. To view the class schedule and the list of expert speakers for this course – and also apply for this Diploma, visit the King’s Inns website here < >


About King’s Inns


Based between Henrietta Street and Constitution Hill in Dublin 1, King’s Inns is an independent educational institution renowned for professional legal education and training. It is Ireland’s oldest School of Law and one of Ireland’s significant historical environments.


As well as educating future and qualified barristers, the School extends its reach to a diverse community of people from legal and non–legal backgrounds offering accessible part-time courses in specialist areas of the law.


With courses taught by expert law practitioners, King’s Inns students include leaders, advocates, innovators, and game-changers, from industries across Ireland and abroad. The School excels in promoting the use of the Irish language in the law. 


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Steven Galvin

Certificate In Supervisory Management at ATU
Diploma in Employment Law at City Colleges


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