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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can register for this event?
    This event is intended for practising barristers. If you are unsure of eligibility to attend, please contact us at
  • What are the venues and timings?
    Wednesday 15th May, 6.30pm Evening Welcome Reception The Bar of Northern Ireland, 91 Chichester Street, Belfast. Includes tour of the Great Hall, Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast. Thursday 16th May Registration 8.30am Conference Sessions 9.00am – 4.30pm Titanic Hotel, Belfast Transport will be provided by coach from Belfast to Dublin after the Belfast Conference Sessions Thursday 16th May Traditional Irish Night & Drinks Reception, 8pm The Sheds, Distillery Building, Dublin city centre Friday 16th May, 8.30 – 4.15pm Registration 8.30am Conference Sessions 9.15am to 4.15pm Dublin Castle, Dublin city centre Gala Dinner, 7pm Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin city centre
  • How do I avail of discounted accommodation rates?
    Preferential accommodation rates can be found on our Accommodation Information page.
  • Which airport is closest to the venue?
    The conference begins in Belfast on the evening of 15th May 2024. The closest airport to the venue is Belfast International Airport. The conference concludes in Dublin on the evening of the 17th May 2024. If flying out from Dublin, the closest airport is Dublin Airport. Full information is available on the Accommodation Information page.
  • What is the dress code?
    Business attire / business casual is the dress code for this conference, with the exception of the Gala Dinner for which the dress code is black tie.
  • What weather is expected?
    Weather in May tends to be mild with average highs of 15°C/59°F and lows of 9°C/48°F. Weather can be changeable so having some rain protection is advisable.
  • How many CPD points are available for this event?
    There are 10 CPD points available for this event.
  • I have a dietary requirement. How can I inform the event organisers of my preference?
    As part of your ticket registration, you will have the opportunity to inform us of any dietary requirements. If you have further queries, contact
  • I have an accessibility requirement. How can I inform the event organisers?
    At the Bar of Northern Ireland and The Bar of Ireland, we wish to make our events as welcoming and inclusive as possible. As part of your ticket registration, you will have the opportunity to inform us of your accessibility requirements. If you have further queries, please contact
  • What currency do I need to bring?
    The first part of the conference takes place in Belfast, Northern Ireland before travelling to Dublin, Ireland. Northern Ireland uses Pound Sterling (GBP), while the Republic of Ireland uses Euro (EUR). Cashless transactions are widely accepted across the island of Ireland.
  • I didn’t receive a confirmation email. Am I registered?
    All attendees should have received a confirmation email upon registration. If you have not received this, please contact the Events Team at, who will check if you are registered and get back to you.
  • I can no longer attend and wish to transfer my ticket to a colleague. How can I do this?
    If your colleague is a practising barrister, they can attend. Please forward their full name and email address to the Events Team at and a member of the team will reach out to reassign the ticket to them.
  • I only want to attend one day of the conference. Is this possible?
    At present, tickets are available to purchase for the entire conference in Dublin & Belfast and it is not possible to buy tickets to attend the conference in one city. Any changes to this will be communicated on the homepage of this website.
  • Are there luggage storage facilities in Belfast?
    Yes, there will be a facility to store your luggage in the Titanic Hotel. Please remember, check-out from the Titanic Hotel is 11am.
  • If my availability changes and I can no longer attend, can I get a refund?
    Please contact to discuss this with the Events team. Cancellations/ refunds are considered on a case by case basis and a strict cancellation policy applies from Friday 26 April 2024.
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