Caroline Conroy, B.C.L. is a graduate of University College Cork. She was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors, Trinity Term 1985 and practiced as a Solicitor specialising in litigation in the firm of Ivor Fitzpatrick & Company Solicitors in Dublin for 5 years where she was the lead counsel in many commercial disputes. Caroline has represented her clients in judicial and quasi- judicial for a including courts, tribunals and inquiries.
Caroline is the founder of the leading Irish company, La Touche Training, which she established in Ireland in 1995. She ran the first ever specialised training programme for expert witnesses in Ireland and is now Ireland’s leading specialist trainer in Ireland in training experts about their role and duties; how to write expert witness reports and how to present expert oral evidence.
La Touche Training ran the first ever Expert Witness Conference in Ireland in 1997 and since then has run a number of Expert Witness Conferences. Due to her extensive work in the area of expert evidence, Caroline was invited to contribute to the Irish Law Reform Commissions’ Consultation Paper on Expert Evidence in 2009. She has also represented Ireland at EuroExpert conferences and regularly gives presentations and writes articles on the role and duties of expert witnesses.
With over 20 years’ experience in designing and presenting specialist legal training programmes for the public and private sector, regulatory bodies and professional bodies, Caroline’s client list includes the Health and Safety Authority, The EPA, the Central Bank, the Department of Health, the Department of Justice & Law Reform, the Department of Social Protection, the Central Bank, the Medical Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Board, the Medical Bureau of Ireland, the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, the RIAI, the EPA, the Irish Prison Service, the Chartered Surveyors of Ireland, the ICGP, the Mental Health Commission, Axa, Google, E-bay, Eircom, An Post and many more private and state bodies.
Combining her experience as a litigator together with her extensive experience as a trainer, Caroline is regularly asked to speak at conferences and give presentations.
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