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Gala Dinner

The Spring Gala and Law Society Skillnet Symposium takes place on Friday 24 March 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel (formerly Four Seasons) in Dublin.

 

24 March 2017 InterContinental Hotel, Dublin

In designing this new event, we have reimagined what a Law Society event can be, one that is both enriching and entertaining. With your support, we think it’ll be one of the standout events in the legal calendar. The event takes place in two parts, which can be purchased separately or together.

  1. The day begins with the Law Society Skillnet Symposium, which will feature speakers from around the world who will address our theme, Miscarriages of Justice. From Making a Murderer to Serial, this is a topic that is gaining a good deal of international focus right now.
  2. Later that evening, the Law Society Spring Gala will take over the ballroom of the InterContinental Hotel for a black-tie dinner where we will entertain clients and catch-up with colleagues. A high-profile, international, special guest speaker will mark a high point of the evening.

All profits from the Spring Gala will be donated to the Solicitors Benevolent Association, which assists members or former members of the solicitors’ profession in Ireland and their families who are in need.

Gala Dinner Speaker

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell will speak at the Spring Gala dinner and will address issues related to Brexit. Alastair is a writer, communicator and strategist; he is the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy.

Spring Gala Dinner Packages

Member packages are as follows:

Table package €2000*

  • Table at the dinner (10 guests) to include welcome reception, three course dinner, wine and entertainment

Individual seats €200*

  • €200 per person to include welcome reception, three course dinner, wine and entertainment

Member Sponsorship package €5000*

Avail of a reduced-rate sponsorship package exclusively for our members:

  • Prominent branding on all event communications
  • VIP table at the dinner (10 guests)
  • Half page advertisement in the Gazette Magazine
  • Full page 4-colour advertisement in the Dinner Booklet
  • Full page 4-colour advertisement in the Law Society Skillnet Symposium Programme
  • Two delegates at the Law Society Skillnet Symposium.

* prices quoted exclude VAT

Book now

If you have any queries about your online booking, please contact webmaster@lawsociety.ie.

If you have any dietary restrictions, please send details by email including your booking reference to springgala@lawsociety.ie.

Hotel accommodation

A limited number of rooms are available at the InterContinental and Talbot hotels on a first come, first served basis. Please book directly quoting the relevant reference - see hotel prices.

Gala Dinner queries

For more information, please contact Orla O’Malley at springgala@lawsociety.ie or (086) 807 5383.

Law Society Skillnet Symposium

The theme of the one-day Law Society Skillnet Symposium on Friday 24 March 2017 is Miscarriages of Justice.

 

Miscarriages of Justice - 5.5 CPD hours

The Law Society Skillnet Symposium will take place on 24 March, 9:30 - 4:30, at the InterContinental Hotel. The theme for the day-long CPD event is “Miscarriages of Justice”. Five lawyers from around the world will address attendees on some of the most important and high-profile cases globally that demonstrate a miscarriage of justice.

Speakers 

Speakers and topics include the following:

  • 'Fighting for Justice from Portland to Peshawar - A Public Defenders Inside Account' Steven Wax, Award Winning US Attorney and Author. See bio for Steven Wax.
  • 'Miscarriages of Justice - The UK Perspective - The Hillsborough Tragedy and Others' Judy Khan QC,  Award Winning QC at the Legal Aid Lawyers of the Year Awards 2016. See bio for Judy Khan.
  • 'A Judicial Perspective on Miscarriages of Justice - 75 Years After Japanese-American Internment', Judge Susan Graber, United States Court of Appeal Judge. See bio for Judge Graber.
  • Technology's response when the law fails - The Future Legal Landscape for the Protection of Electronic Data for EU Citizens & BusinessMatti Neustadt Storie, Microsoft, Corporate, External & Legal Affairs. See bio for Matti Neustadt Storie.

  • More speakers to be announced shortly.

Booking the Symposium

Pricing for the Symposium is €176 per person (€150 discounted fee for Skillnet members) which includes 5.5 CPD hours, lunch and tea/coffee breaks. 

If you have any questions about the Symposium, the Law Society Skillnet team can be reached on 01- 8815727 or skillnetsymposium@lawsociety.ie.

If you have any queries about your online booking, please contact webmaster@lawsociety.ie.

Need a hotel?

A limited number of rooms are available at the InterContinental and Talbot hotels on a first come, first served basis. Please book directly quoting the relevant reference - see hotel prices.

 

 

Our Sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors for their support.

Platinum Sponsor - Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton is Ireland’s fastest growing professional services firm, comprising over 1000 people operating from offices in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway, Kildare, Limerick and Longford.

 

Bronze Sponsor - KPMG

Book online

It's easy to book and pay for a table or seat online for the 2017 Gala Dinner. Members can also book a reduced-rate sponsorship package.

 Choose from the following options to book now. If you have any dietary restrictions, please send details by email after making your booking to springgala@lawsociety.ie.

Gala Dinner/Sponsorship

If you have any queries about booking online, contact webmaster@lawsociety.ie.

Alternatively, to make a dinner or sponsorship booking, contact Orla O’Malley at springgala@lawsociety.ie or call Orla on (086) 807 5383.

Accommodation

A limited number of rooms are available at the following hotels on a first come, first served basis.

 

Booking is made directly with the hotel. Quote Law Society Spring Gala when booking the InterContinental hotel and in the case of the Talbot Hotel please quote the reference number 204936.

InterContinental Dublin

www.intercontinental.com/Dublin

4 Simmonscourt Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Phone : +353-1-665-4000

B&B Single room rate: €270 B&B

B&B Double room rate: €290 B&B

Payment to be made directly by guests to the hotel - reference Law Society Spring Gala.

 

Talbot Hotel (former Stillorgan Park Hotel)

http://www.talbothotelstillorgan.com/

Stillorgan Road, Co. Dublin, A94 V6K5

Phone: +353-1-200-1800

B&B Single room rate: €109.00

B&B Double/Twin room rate: €119.00

Payment to be made directly by guests to the hotel - reference number 204936.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship packages are available for the Spring Gala. All packages include a table at the dinner, which will be attended by up to 430 of the top solicitors in Ireland.

 

By supporting the Spring Gala, your reach will extend far beyond those who attend; you will have the opportunity to promote your organisation to more than 11,000 law Society members nationwide.

Some of the sponsorship packages include a full page advertisement in the award-winning Law Society Gazette, with distribution of over 12,000. Packages include the opportunity to be featured on lawsociety.ie (reached over 500,000 unique visitors with 5.5 million page views in the first half of 2016).

Gold Package €15,000*

  • Prominent branding on all event communications
  • VIP table at the dinner (10 guests)
  • Half page advertisement in the Gazette Magazine
  • Full page 4-colour advertisement in the Dinner Booklet
  • Full page 4-colour advertisement in the Law Society Skillnet Symposium Programme
  • Two delegates at the Law Society Skillnet Symposium.

Silver Package €10,000*

  • Branding on all event communications
  • Table at the dinner (10 guests)
  • Full page 4-colour advertisement in the Dinner Booklet

Bronze package - €5000*:

  • Branding at the event 
  • Table at the dinner (10 guests)

To book a sponsorship package, contact Orla O’Malley at springgala@lawsociety.ie or call Orla on (086) 807 5383.

*Prices quoted exclude VAT

Brochures

Click on the links below to view the Spring Gala & Symposium brochure and also our Sponsorship packages.