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Workplace Relations Commission Mock Adjudication Hearing


Workplace Relations Commission - Mock Adjudication Hearing


Date: Tuesday 17th April 2018

Location: Chartered Accountants Ireland, Dublin 2


Take a look at our previous Mock WRC Adjudication Hearing


Do you know how the Adjudication process works?

Adare Human Resource Management leading experts in Employment Law, Industrial Relations and best practice Human Resource Management, are delighted to invite you to our upcoming Workplace Relations Commission Mock Adjudication Hearing.

This event will provide you with a unique opportunity of first-hand experience from the comfort of your seat to learn directly from an Adjudication Officer and Senior ER/IR Practitioners. It will equip all attendees with the framework needed to navigate the adjudicating process and the confidence to effectively manage claims.

   Book Now

Limited places available, to book your place email:


or call (01) 5613594 


Adjudicating Participants:

Opening Address:

There will be an opening address from Kieran Mulvey (Former Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission and current Chairman of Adare Human Resource Management).

Adjudication Officer:

Eugene Hanly - Adjudication Officer at the Workplace Relations Commission

As an adjudicator for the Workplace Relations Commission since 2015 Eugene’s role involves dispute resolution in the form of investigations, adjudication and arbitration. Adjudication Officers have the responsibility of hearing cases from parties at the WRC and deciding whether the complaint is well founded. Eugene also worked as a Rights Commissioner in the Labour Relations Commission since 2007.

Eugene has 35 years’ experience in Human Resources and Development in the Public and Private sector. Eugene has completed a number of studies which include a M.Sc (HRM) Masters Degree in Human Resources Management from Sheffield Hallam University specialising in Partnership, a F.C.I.P.D. Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and a M.I.I.T.D. Member of the Irish Institute of Training & Development

Eugene also operates as an independent HR Consultant under Hanly HR Solutions concentrating on investigations, arbitration and conflict resolution.


Katie Ridge- Head of Employer Relations, Adare Human Resource Management

Katie Ridge, Chartered MCIPD, Barrister at Law, has practical Human Resource experience combined with substantial employment law knowledge and workplace investigation know how. She has supported many Organisations by providing practical legal and professional advice and guidance.

Katie has a broad range of employment law experience specialising in workplace investigations, grievance and disciplinary matters, as well as representing Organisations in the Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court.

Prior to joining Adare Human Resource Management, Katie has supported a diverse range of private, not-for-profit and public sector Organisations. She has worked as a barrister for 15 years in addition to her 10 years working within HR roles. 

Katie’s role is to support Adare Human Resource Management clients in the provision of timely and practical employment law advice and guidance.


Tommy Cummins - Head of Industrial Relations, Adare Human Resource Management

Tommy Cummins advises Adare Human Resource Management clients on significant and large scale industrial relations issues. Tommy regularly represents Organisations in the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court.

In his role of Head of Industrial Relations, Tommy assists unionised and non-unionised Organisations in the design, development and delivery of Organisational change through an Employee Relations framework, including redefinition of established IR processes and introduction of Pay and Reward structures to drive tangible productivity gain within the Organisation.

Prior to working with Adare Human Resource Management, Tommy worked for over 25 years in a senior HR capacity within diverse multinational organisations such as Fujitsu Microelectronics, IBM and AXA Insurance.

Tommy’s achievements have been recognised within the fields of IR and HR when he was an invited speaker at previous IRN Conferences and also a Winner of the CIPD Watson Wyatt HR Innovation Award.


Book Now
Limited places available, to book your place email:


or call (01) 5613594

Details of the event are as follows:

Date: Tuesday 17th April 2018


1.30pm – Registration and Refreshments

2.00pm – Welcoming address presentation

2.15 - 3.30pm – Workplace Relations Mock Adjudication Hearing

3.30 - 4.00pm – Q & A with Adjudicator, Senior IR and ER Practitioners

4.00pm – Networking and Refreshments

Location: Chartered Accountants Ireland, 47 - 49 Pearse St, Dublin 2


Invitation: Click here to view the full invitation. 



  Clients: (Adare HRM Current Clients)   For Non-Clients: 
Full rate    €215  €255
Early Bird (book by 9th March)  €195  €235
Charity Rate  €195  €195

Getting there:

There is no parking available at Chartered Accountants House however there are a number of public car parks in the city centre area all within a 10-15 minute walk. For a list of car parks close by, please click here.

Further information in relation to travel information such as DART and bus routes, click here.


Feedback from 2017 Workplace Relations Mock Adjudication Hearing:

“Thank you for a brilliant event last week!”

“I found the mock WRC hearing very interesting and authentic.”

“Thank you for inviting me to the event yesterday. It was superb. It was so well organised and Eugene and the other participants were fantastic.”

“Thank you for the invitation to the meeting yesterday afternoon. It is very interesting to have the opportunity to witness the WRC live in action!”


Cancellations will incur the following charges:

Over 28 days – full refund

15-28 days - 50% of event fees

1-14 days - 100% of event fees

Cancellations must be received in writing prior to the event. Substitute delegates can be used and names changed on the day. No transfer to future events is permitted. No refund of fees or credit note allowed for withdrawal from the event for any reason.

 €195  €235