Tá áthas ar an gCoimisiún um Athchóiriú an Dlí a fhógairt go bhfuil Coimisinéir nua páirtaimseartha, an Breitheamh Uasal Eileen Roberts ceaptha ag an Rialtas.
D’fhreastail an Breitheamh Roberts ar Ollscoil na Tríonóide agus ar an Dlí-Chumann Corpraithe na hÉireann agus is aturnae í ó 1991. D’oibrigh sí le A&L Goodbody, áit in mbíodh sí ag díriú ar dhlíthíocht trádála sular ceapadh mar Chathaoirleach ar an gcomhlacht í. Tá cuir amach fairsing aici ar dhíospóidí ag baint le maoin tráchtála, seirbhísí airgeadais agus árachas, chomh maith le dhíospóidí mhuirí agus eitlíochta.
Is idirghabhálaí cáilithe í le CEDR an Bhreitheamh Roberts agus iar-bhall de choistí an Chumann Dhíospóid Tráchtála agus Chumann Idirghabhálaithe Tráchtála na hÉireann. Ba chathaoirleach í ar an grúpa a scríobh na treoirlínte maidir le Follasú sna Cúirteanna.
Ceapadh an Bhreitheamh Roberts mar bhreitheamh Ard-Cúirte i mí Iúil 2022 áit ina shuíonn sí ar an gCúirt Trádála.
Tá an Bhreitheamh Niamh Hyland ag éirí as a ról mar Choimisinéir ag tús mí Feabhra agus ghabh an tUachtarán Frank Clarke buíochas léi as ucht a cuid oibre ar son an Choimisiún ó ceapadh í i mí Bealtaine 2021 i leith. Chuir an tUachtarán fáilte roimh an Coimisinéir nua, ag rá go mbeidh taithí an Bhreitheamh Roberts an-tairbheach don chlár oibre atá faoi bhráid ag an gCoimisiún.
The Law Reform Commission is very pleased to confirm that the Government has appointed a new Commissioner, Ms. Justice Eileen Roberts, as a member of the Commission (in a part-time capacity).
Ms. Justice Roberts is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (LL.B) and of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland. She was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 1991. She worked as a solicitor with law firm A&L Goodbody, specialising in commercial litigation and becoming both head of litigation and Chair of the firm. She specialised in large scale commercial disputes including property, financial services, insurance, maritime, and aviation disputes.
Ms. Justice Roberts was a committee member of the Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland (CLAI) and chaired the group which drafted the Good Practice Discovery Guide for use in court proceedings. She is a CEDR qualified mediator and a former committee member of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association.
Ms. Justice Roberts was appointed as a judge of the High Court in July 2022 where she sat in the chancery division until she was assigned as a judge of the Commercial Court in October 2023.
Ms. Justice Roberts will be replacing Ms. Justice Niamh Hyland, who has been a Commissioner since May 2021 and who will step down in February.
The president of the Commission, former Chief Justice, Frank Clarke, welcomed the appointment, stating that her experience in commercial law would be of great benefit to the Commission in its work programme and he also thanked Ms Justice Hyland for all of her work with the Commission.