MLRC training in social welfare law, delivered by Professor Gerry Whyte, Associate Professor, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin – July 2017

In July, Professor Gerry Whyte, Associate Professor, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin, and Director on the MLRC Board of Directors, will deliver a comprehensive training course on social welfare law.  The course will provide a detailed overview of social welfare law. The purpose of the course is to provide participants with an up to date comprehensive review of social welfare law, to help them in their advocacy and work for their clients in respect of social welfare law issues.

The topics covered in the course will include:

  • Sources of social welfare law
  • Claims and appeals
  • Social Insurance
  • Social Assistance
  • Rates of payment
  • Supplementary Welfare Allowance
  • Unemployment and low pay
  • Illness, incapacity and caring
  • Family payments
  • The elderly and survivors


MLRC, 25 Cork Street, Dublin 8

Course dates and times:

The workshops will be held over three weeks in July.  Participants would be expected to attend all five workshops to receive maximum benefit from the training. The training schedule is:

  • Tuesday 4 July 2017: 9.45am to 1pm
  • Thursday 6 July 2017: 9.45am to1pm
  • Tuesday 11 July 2017: 9.45am to 12 noon
  • Thursday 13 July 2017: 1.45pm to 4pm
  • Tuesday 18 July 2017: 9.45am to 12 noon


Among the feedback from participants who attended this course last year:

“The training sessions were excellent in content, presentation and venue. Thank you. And great value for money.”

“’Well pitched.  Gerry was excellent but also got great insight from the comments and questions of other course participants.”

“Very clear, structured and concise notes – really useful for further reference.”

“Found it very useful, will be using it in my day-to-day work.”

All participants noted it would make a large difference and improvement to the way they do their job. 

How to book a place on this course:

The cost per participant is €60 for all five workshops.

The spaces for this training are limited so please do book early if you wish to attend.  If you are interested in booking a place(s) for this social welfare law training please contact Danielle Curtis, MLRC Administrator, at Mercy Law Resource Centre on 01 4537459 or by email by 5pm on Thursday 29 June.

We would be very happy to hear from you!


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