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Ms. Caterina Gardiner
| "Having always been interested in the area of commercial and consumer sales law, I have recently focused my research on e-commerce and the challenges presented by the huge growth of online retailing in recent years, especially as far as protection of the online consumer is concerned."
Caterina Gardiner graduated in law from Trinity College Dublin in 1990. In 1994, she was admitted as a solicitor to the Law Society of Ireland and practiced as a solicitor, specialising in commercial law. In 1996, she was awarded the degree of LLM in Commercial Law from University College Dublin. She joined the School of Law in the National University of Ireland, Galway in 1996. She has lectured in many subjects including international trade law, company law, business law and commercial law. Her primary research interests are in the area of commercial and consumer contracts and commercial and consumer sales law. She is currently director of the BCL programme in the Law School.
Caterina Gardiner’s main research interests are in the area of sales law,
consumer law and electronic transactions. She has also worked in the field of International sales law and the Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods.
November 2008 - October 2011: Academic Member of the Sales Law Review Group, an expert group established by
the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, to review
the legislation governing the sale of goods and supply of services. The Group
prepared a position paper on the draft Consumer Rights Directive which was published in April 2009. In October 2011, the Group issued its final report, Report on the Legislation Governing the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services, a comprehensive document containing extensive recommendations for reform of consumer and commercial sales law.
Project: AUSTRIAN FUND FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH C GARDINER ( RIN926)
Start/End Dates: 01-JAN-06 / 26-NOV-07
|Gardiner, C. (2009) 'National Report on the Transfer of Movables in Ireland' In: Faber; Lurger (eds). National Reports on the Transfer of Movables in Europe. Sellier European Law Publishers. [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Gardiner, C (2013) 'The Proposed Common European Sales Law: A New Direction for European Contract Law?'. Dublin University Law Journal, 36 :183-216. [Details]|
|Gardiner, C. (2007) 'The EC (Commercial Agents) Directive: Twenty Years After its Introduction, Divergent Approaches still emerge from Irish and U.K. Courts'. Journal of Business Law, :412-441. [Details]|
|Gardiner, C. (2006) 'The Meaning of Negotiate under the Commercial Agents Directive. Just who is a Commercial Agent?'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 13 . [Details]|
|Gardiner, C. (2006) 'Compensating Commercial Agents: Uncertainty Continues'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 13 . [Details]|
|Gardiner, C. (2001) 'The State Claims Agency; a New Role for the National Treasury Management Agency'. Irish Law Times, 19 . [Details]|
|Gardiner, C. (2000) 'Corporate Manslaughter'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 7 . [Details]|
|Gardiner, C. (1999) 'U.S. and E.C. - Banana Split at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) - Implications for the future of Dispute Settlement at the WTO'. ILT, 17 . [Details]|
|Gardiner, C. (1998) 'Trade and Environment in the GATT/WTO'. ILT, 16 (1). [Details]|
|Professor Robert Clark, Tony Burke, Caterina Gardiner, Michael Kilcoyne, Roderick Maguire, Sean Murphy, Kevin O'Higgins, Dr. Nathan Reilly, Dr. Fidelma White (2011) Report on the Legislation Governing the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services. Government Publications, Dublin. [Details]|
Non Published Reports
|Gardiner, C. (2009) Position Paper on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Consumer Rights . Sales Law Review Group. Non Published Reports [Details]|
|Gardiner, C (2000) Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated, The National Treasury Management Act 2000. Annotations/Encodings [Details]|
|Gardiner, C (2001) Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated, The Waste Management (Amendment) Act 2001. Annotations/Encodings [Details]|
|Association: Irish Association of Law Teachers, Function/Role: Member|
|Caterina Gardiner (2013) Opting into the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. [Invited Paper], ABA Section of International Law 2013 Fall Meeting, London , 16-OCT-13 - 17-OCT-13.|
|Gardiner, C (2013) Cross-Border Sales: The View from Ireland. [Invited Paper], International Commercial Transactions: Sales of Goods and Cross-Border Financing, New England Law, Boston, New England Law School, Boston, U.S.A , 21-FEB-13 - 21-FEB-13.|
|Caterina Gardiner (2012) Reform of Consumer Sales Law in Ireland: Modernisarion,Simplification and Integration. [Invited Paper], Re-orientating Consumer Law:Simplification, Conceptualisation and Subsidiarity. Duo-colloquium DeMontford University Leicester and University of Exeter, University of Exeter , 17-DEC-12 - 17-DEC-12.|
|Caterina Gardiner (2012) The Proposed Common European Sales Law: A New Direction for European Contract Law?. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference;Legal Scholarship and Judicial Reasoning: A Mutual Interaction, Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Dublin , 17-NOV-12 - 17-NOV-12.|
|Committee : Advisory Committee on Consumer Legislation|
|Committee : Examination Security Goup|
|External Examiner for Exeter University LL.M in International Commercial Law 2013 to date|
External Examiner for Griffith College in Company Law and Revenue Law from 2010 to 2013