Amorys Solicitors, the Judiciary and the Courts Service recently hosted a visit by a delegation of 7 senior legal advisers and researchers from the Legislative Affairs Office of the Shanghai Municipality People’s Government.

The purpose of the Chinese visit was to meet members of the Judiciary and lawyers at Amorys and to discuss and observe the availing of public law remedies against the Irish State under Irish law, in particular judicial review.

The delegation, led by Mr Liu Ping Vice Director of the Legislative Affairs Office of the Shanghai Municipality People’s Government, was welcomed by the Honorable Mrs Justice Susan Denham, Chief Justice of Ireland (pictured below).

Over the course of the morning the delegation was taken on a guided tour of the Four Courts led by highly knowledgeable and entertaining researchers from the Courts Service and members also observed several courts in session after having been welcomed by the presiding Judges.

The delegation then met the Honorable Mr Justice John MacMenamin (Supreme Court), the Hon. Mr Justice Peter Charleton (Supreme Court), the Hon. Mr Justice Patrick Mc Carthy (High Court)  Judge John O’Neill, District Court and Noel Robotham, Head of Reform and Development, Courts Service, and when a lively discussion took place over a light lunch.  Judge Charleton surprised many by engaging in communication with the Chinese visitors in excellent mandarin.

Mr Liu Ping advised that legal reforms are under active consideration in Shanghai and his team have been tasked with the objective of exploring western legal systems including the Irish common law system.

Sharon Scally, Davnet O’Driscoll, Deirdre Farrell and Wendy O’ Brien of Amorys Solicitors would like to thank the Judiciary, Noel Rubotham and Elisha D’Arcy, Protocol Officer, Courts Service for hosting what was a very enjoyable and informative event.


Back row (from left to right): Davnet O’Driscoll, solicitor Mr Wang Feng Ping, Division Chief, Mr Wu Wen Tao, Division Chief, Mr Xiang Ye Ping, Researcher, Elisha D’Arcy, and Mr Qian Yan Qing, Researcher

Front Row (from left to right): Deirdre Farrell, solicitor, Sharon Scally, solicitor and principal Amorys Solicitors, The Honorable Ms Justice Susan Denham, Chief Justice of Ireland (Supreme Court), Mr Liu Ping, Vice Director, Ms Shen Zhu Wen, deputy researcher and Ms Tang Jia, translator

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this article, it has been provided for information purposes only and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Amorys Solicitors is a boutique commercial and private client law firm in Sandyford, Dublin 18, Ireland.
For further information and advice in relation to “Amorys hosts Official Visit of Legislative Affairs Office of Shanghai Municipality People’s Government”, please contact Deirdre Farrell, partner, Amorys Solicitors, telephone 01 213 5940 or your usual contact at Amorys.

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