Launch of the fourth “From Pillar to Post” paper on critical issues arising in consumer debt, in the context of Covid 19 and the aftermath

On November 17th, from 5.00 – 6.15 p.m. at the FLAC offices, 85/86 Dorset Street Upper, Dublin 1, Free Legal Advice Centres will launch the fourth and final paper in its series, “From Pillar to Post”, work which focuses on critical issues arising in consumer debt, in the context of the Covid 19 pandemic and the troubled aftermath.

This final paper to complete the series critically reviews the debt resolution mechanisms available to borrowers in financial difficulty and the support services in place to access those resolution mechanisms and makes a wide range of recommendations for reform.

The paper will be launched by Colin Daly, Judge of the Circuit Court and former Solicitor-in-charge at Community Law and Mediation (CLM). FLAC CEO, Eilis Barry and the authors of the papers, Paul Joyce, FLAC Senior Policy Analyst and Dr Stuart Stamp, Independent Social Researcher and Research Associate, NUI Maynooth will speak on the work.

Responses to the paper will be provided by Dr Joseph Spooner, Associate Professor at London School of Economics Law School, principal researcher in the (Irish) Law Reform Commission’s personal debt management and debt enforcement project and internationally recognised insolvency expert and Gwen Harris, Regional Manager, North Dublin Region, Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS).

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