AIA Conference

Association of International Accountants
Event Date: 
05 December 2017
Event Time: 
10:00 to 14:30

John Eardly John Eardly is programme Director of the LLB (Hons) in Irish Law and BA in Law and Business in the Faculty of Law of Griffith College Ireland. He is a barrister whose experience in general practice includes employment and industrial relations law, chancery/injunctions, immigration/refugee law, judicial reviews, tort and contract. He is also a widely published author and guest speaker at many Professional Practice Conferences. 

In 2003, he was part of a team of authors published by the Law Society of Ireland in their ground-breaking book, "Discrimination Law in Ireland" which focused on the fast developing area of human rights and equality law in Ireland. 

In 2002, he wrote one of the seminal and leading publications on employment rights in Ireland, "Bullying and Stress at Work. Employers and Employees: A Guide." 

John was also Editor of the Employment Law Review Ireland from 2005.

He has extensive experience of teaching and lecturing at both student and professional practice level, including the Law School of the Law Society of Ireland and the Honourable Society of the King's Inns as well as professional practice training for legal practitioners at the Irish Centre for Commercial Law Studies and the Bar Council of Ireland.

John was educated at the University of Limerick, University College, Dublin and the Honourable Society of the King's Inns.

Recent Developments: Restrictive Covenants in Ireland

The need for restrictive covenants in employment contracts is more vital than ever for professional practices of every kind in Ireland. The recent case of P v D [2016] EWCA Civ 87 confirms this. Often, without legal protection, a practice is powerless to prevent the loss of confidential information, staff or clients when an employee leaves the practice. To make matters worse, many practitioners are sleep walking into this problem because they have failed to review and update their contracts. This issue has become even more important in recent times by the growing importance of online and social media causing particular difficulties for many practitioners.  The pitfalls involved can be serious causing significant financial and reputational damage to practitioners and their practices. In this presentation, John Eardly will set out a number of significant legal developments in relation to the use and application of restrictive covenants in Ireland and, in light of recent developments, how their use can now be maximised. This presentation will also deal with potential new legal rights for employers and professional practices who decide to enforce restrictive covenants in their businesses.


£85.00 AIA members (CPD653)
£95.00 Non-members (CPD654)

You must book and pay for your place prior to the event. This allows us to make appropriate arrangements, and ensures that we can keep you informed of any changes or cancellations. There are four different ways you can book:

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£272 AIA members (CPD 659)
£304 Non-members (CPD 660)


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