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Unravelling the whistleblower’s role in regulatory investigations with Peter Leonard

This talk was presented at the Regulatory Investigations Conference 2024.

1 General CPD Hour
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This webinar dives into whistleblowers' rights with Barrister Peter Leonard. It explores the impact of the 2022 Protected Disclosures Act and how it updates previous legislation. The webinar also covers recent legal cases, the role of the Commissioner, and protections for whistleblowers.

Course Syllabus

Unravelling the whistleblower’s role

Peter Leonard, Barrister & Presenter of the Fifth Court Podcast, will discuss:

  • Dissection of Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 and how it affects the Principal Act (Protected Disclosures Act 2014).
  • Explainer of how the 2022 act implements Ireland’s obligations under EU Directive 2019/1937.
  • Overview of recent case law, particularly the Supreme Court’s decision in Baranya v Rosderra Irish Meats Group Limited [2021].
  • What constitutes ‘relevant wrongdoings’?
  • Impact on ‘medium sized companies’.
  • Understanding the role of the Protected Disclosure Commissioner.
  • Examination of the burden of proof in allegations of penalisation.
  • Overview of extra protections in respect of disclosures to ensure anonymity is preserved.

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31/12/2025 00:00 - 00:00

On-Demand Webinar €39.00 299

Meet the speaker – Peter Leonard

Barrister & Presenter of the Fifth Court Podcast

Barrister at The Law Library, specialising in Employment Law and Judicial Review. With over 18 years of experience in the legal profession, Peter has represented both State and Private Clients in...

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