Dates and Times:
1 Day Seminar
Tuesday 24 September 9.30 – 4.30
About the Course
This advanced FOI course provides an in-depth view into the main aspects of the 2014 legislation and how it applies to public bodies and their records. As well as sharing the valuable experience of a FOI practitioner and the legal expertise of a barrister, it includes case studies so that participants will see how to apply the FOI Act to sample FOI requests.
The course equips FOI Decision Makers and Internal Reviewers with the skills, knowledge and competencies needed to take a pragmatic approach and focus on practical FOI tasks using the relevant law and guidelines. Participants get the opportunity to share their own experiences and get a valuable insight into issues highlighted by an expert in the field, as well as an understanding of best practice. Sessions incorporate time for Q&A.
Claire Hogan is a barrister with a mixed Civil and Public Law practice.She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Law and French, and was elected a Trinity Scholar in her Senior Freshman year. She went on to attain a Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M.) from the University of Cambridge, for which she was awarded a Cambridge University European Trust Scholarship. In 2009, Claire qualified as a barrister with the highest overall degree mark and became a John Brooke Scholar of the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. Claire returned to the Law School in Trinity College Dublin to complete a Ph.D. on the theme of constitutional freedom of religion.
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