David Fennelly appointed chairperson of FLAC

David Fennelly appointed chairperson of FLAC

David Fennelly BL

Legal rights group FLAC has announced the appointment of David Fennelly BL as its new chairperson.

Mr Fennelly, who succeeds Peter Ward SC, is a practising barrister and assistant professor in law at Trinity College Dublin (TCD).

He specialises in public law, with a particular interest in EU and international law, including in the fields of human rights and equality.

Mr Fennelly first became involved with FLAC as a student in Trinity and has served as a volunteer adviser at FLAC’s legal advice clinics for many years. He joined FLAC Council in March 2019.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Fennelly said: “With colleagues on the Council, I hope to build on the great work that’s been done in FLAC in recent years and ensure that FLAC is well placed to face the challenges of the years ahead.

“The outgoing chair, Peter Ward, has made a huge contribution to FLAC over many years, leaving big shoes to fill! Most of all, I am looking forward to supporting the work of our fantastic staff, volunteers and supporters.”

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