Research Profile

Fidelma White

Biography

Fidelma White is a graduate of University College Cork (UCC), obtaining an LL.M. by research, on "The Irish Ombudsman" in 1990. In 1991, she graduated from the London School of Economics with an LL.M. in International Business Law and, in 2009, was awarded a Higher Doctorate based on Published Research (LL.D.) by the National University of Ireland. From 1991 to 1995 she taught Commercial Law and Public Law at the University of Sheffield. She has been a lecturer at UCC since 1995 and was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2004. She has acted as a consultant for government departments, the National Consumer Agency, and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, and, as a national legal expert for the European Parliament and the European Commission in various studies.   Her research interests include commercial law, e-commerce law; consumer law and public sector audit.

Research Interests

Commercial law, e-commerce, consumer law and public sector audit.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Consumer Protection and Information Provision re Digital Content websites (funded by CoBL Research Excellence Publication Fund)Other: Not Listed18-JUN-1818-DEC-18€3,000.00
Digital Market - website survey (funded by School of Law Strategic Fund).Other: Not Listed01-DEC-1601-DEC-17€2,000.00
Empowering Irish Consumers: Evaluating the Role of Complaints and Redress (Funding Awarded from Law Department Strategic Fund)Other: Not Listed01-JAN-1303-JUN-13€3,000.00
Reforming Consumer Law: Developing an Irish Consumer Perspective (Funding by Law Department Strategic Fund)Other: Not Listed01-JAN-1230-JUN-12€1,500.00
Consumers in the Electronic Marketplace: an examination of information based consumer protection in the context of distance selling over the InternetIrish Research Council01-JAN-0531-DEC-06€24,000.00
The Constitutional Role of Public Sector Audit ResearchLeverhulme Trust01-SEP-9531-MAR-98€35,000.00
The Constitutional Role of Public Sector Audit, interim funding from the University of Sheffield’s Law Department Research Fund,Other: Not Listed01-OCT-9431-AUG-95€12,000.00
The Constitutional Role of Public Sector Audit, funded by the University of Sheffield Research FundOther: Not Listed04-OCT-9303-SEP-94€10,000.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2015)Commercial and Economic Law - Ireland (Supplement 61).
White, F (2015) Commercial and Economic Law - Ireland (Supplement 61). Netherlands: Kluwer International. [Details]
(2014)Consumer Law: Rights and Regulation.
Mary Donnelly and Fidelma White (2014) Consumer Law: Rights and Regulation. Dublin: Round Hall Thompsons Reuters. [Details]
(2012)Commercial Law.
White, F., (2012) Commercial Law. Dublin: Thomson Round Hall. [Details]
(2012)Commercial Law (LPC).
Bradgate and White (2012) Commercial Law (LPC). Oxford: Oxford Univerity Press. [Details]
(1999)Audit, accountability and government.
F White and K Hollingsworth; (1999) Audit, accountability and government. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2017)'Directive 85/374/EEC concerning liability for defective products: in the name of harmonisation, the internal market and consumer protection'
White, F (2017) 'Directive 85/374/EEC concerning liability for defective products: in the name of harmonisation, the internal market and consumer protection' In: Professor Paula Giliker (eds). Research Handbook on EU Tort Law. Cheltenham, England, UK: Edward Elgar. [Details]
(2011)'Teaching Law with Technology'
Crowley, L., and White, F., (2011) 'Teaching Law with Technology' In: Thirty Years of Legal Scholarship - The Irish Association of Law Teachers. Dublin: Thomson Round Hall. [Details]
(2010)'Chapter 59A on Ireland'
White, F; (2010) 'Chapter 59A on Ireland' In: International Contract Law Manual. US: Thomson Reuters & Pace Institute for Internatinal Commercial Law. [Details]
(2009)'The Buyer, the Seller, the Producer and the Law in Ireland'
White, F.,; (2009) 'The Buyer, the Seller, the Producer and the Law in Ireland' In: European Perspectives on Producers' Liability. Germany: Sellier European Law Publisher. [Details]
(2008)'The Effectiveness of Information-Based Consumer Protection: Lessons from a study of the Irish online market'
Donnelly & White; (2008) 'The Effectiveness of Information-Based Consumer Protection: Lessons from a study of the Irish online market' In: Yearbook of Consumer Law. UK: Ashgate. [Details]
(2007)'Insolvent Sellers and Pre-Paying Buyer'
Bradgate & White; (2007) 'Insolvent Sellers and Pre-Paying Buyer' In: Yearbook of Consumer Law. UK: Ashgate. [Details]
(1995)'Chapter 3, Rejection and Termination in Contracts for the Sale of Goods'
Bradgate & White; (1995) 'Chapter 3, Rejection and Termination in Contracts for the Sale of Goods' In: Termination of Contracts. London: Wiley Chancery. [Details]
(1994)'Chapter 4, Marine Insurance'
White; (1994) 'Chapter 4, Marine Insurance' In: Encyclopaedia of Insurance Law: the United Kingdom. Netherlands: Kluwer. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2017)'Late Payment in B2B Commercial Transactions: legal regulation meets commercial reality'
White, F (2017) 'Late Payment in B2B Commercial Transactions: legal regulation meets commercial reality'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 24 (8):163-170 [Details]
(2015)'Selling Online: complying with the new consumer protection regime – cancellation and other rights'
White, F (2015) 'Selling Online: complying with the new consumer protection regime – cancellation and other rights'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 22 (3):63-72 [Details]
(2015)'The international summer school experience: a worthwhile challenge'
White, F. & Crowley, L. (2015) 'The international summer school experience: a worthwhile challenge'. The Law Teacher, 49 (1):39-59 [Details]
(2015)'Selling Online: complying with the new consumer protection regime – application and information obligations'
White, F. (2015) 'Selling Online: complying with the new consumer protection regime – application and information obligations'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 22 (2):31-39 [Details]
(2013)'Irish Consumer Law: Asserting a Domestic Agenda'
M.Donnelly & F.White (2013) 'Irish Consumer Law: Asserting a Domestic Agenda'. Dublin University Law Journal, 36 :1-34 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2013)'Sale of Goods Law Reform: an Irish perspective'
White, F (2013) 'Sale of Goods Law Reform: an Irish perspective'. Common Law World Review, 42 (2):172-199 [Details]
(2012)'Report on the Legislation Governing the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services: something old; something new'
White, Fidelma (2012) 'Report on the Legislation Governing the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services: something old; something new'. Commercial Law Practitioner, Vol. 19 (Issue No. 1):23-35 [Details]
(2012)'The meaning of ‘merchantable quality’'
White, Fidelma (2012) 'The meaning of ‘merchantable quality’'. Irish Jurist, Vol. XLVII (No. 1):255-233 [Details]
(2008)'EGovernment in Ireland: An Evaluation of the Legal and Policy Framework in Ireland'
McDonagh & White; (2008) 'EGovernment in Ireland: An Evaluation of the Legal and Policy Framework in Ireland'. Administration, 56 (1):19-56 [Details]
(2007)'Webtraders' Obligations under the Distance Selling Regulations 2001: From Legal Standards to Best Practice'
Donnelly, Mary and White, Fidelma ; (2007) 'Webtraders' Obligations under the Distance Selling Regulations 2001: From Legal Standards to Best Practice'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 14 :172-179 [Details]
(2006)'Regulation and Consumer Protection: a study of the on-line market'
Donnelly & White; (2006) 'Regulation and Consumer Protection: a study of the on-line market'. Dublin University Law Journal, :27-52 [Details]
(2005)'An Update on the Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services: the EC (Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2005'
Donnelly & White; (2005) 'An Update on the Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services: the EC (Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2005'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 12 :83-85 [Details]
(2005)'The Distance Selling Directives: a time for review'
Donnelly & White; (2005) 'The Distance Selling Directives: a time for review'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 56 :1-36 [Details]
(2005)'The European Communities (Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services) Regulations 2004: legal obligations and regulatory compliance'
Donnelly & White; (2005) 'The European Communities (Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services) Regulations 2004: legal obligations and regulatory compliance'. Commercial Law Practitioner, :41-51 [Details]
(2004)'Selling On-line: business compliance and consumer protection'
White; (2004) 'Selling On-line: business compliance and consumer protection'. Hibernian Law Journal, 5 (1):223-250 [Details]
(2003)'Electronic signatures: the legal framework and the market reality in Ireland'
McDonagh & White; (2003) 'Electronic signatures: the legal framework and the market reality in Ireland'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 10 :228-236 [Details]
(2001)'Commercial Agents in Irish Law: a Privileged Position'
White; (2001) 'Commercial Agents in Irish Law: a Privileged Position'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 8 :259-269 [Details]
(2001)'Public finance reform - the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000'
White & Hollingsworth; (2001) 'Public finance reform - the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000'. Public Law, :50-61 [Details]
(2000)'The EC Directive on certain aspects of consumer sale and associated guarantees: one step forward, two steps back?'
White; (2000) 'The EC Directive on certain aspects of consumer sale and associated guarantees: one step forward, two steps back?'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 7 :3-13 [Details]
(1998)'Audit, accountability and independence: the role of the Audit Commission'
Hollingsworth, White & Harden; (1998) 'Audit, accountability and independence: the role of the Audit Commission'. Legal Studies, 18 :78-100 [Details]
(1997)'Resource Accounting and Budgeting: Constitutional Implications'
White & Hollingsworth; (1997) 'Resource Accounting and Budgeting: Constitutional Implications'. Public Law, :437-445 [Details]
(1996)'The Control and Audit of European Community Spending'
Harden, Hollingsworth & White; (1996) 'The Control and Audit of European Community Spending'. Auditorium, 23 :8-11 [Details]
(1996)'Value for Money and Administrative Law'
Harden, White & Donnelly; (1996) 'Value for Money and Administrative Law'. Public Law, :661-681 [Details]
(1995)'Agitating for Part-time Workers' Rights'
Villiers C., & White, F.,; (1995) 'Agitating for Part-time Workers' Rights'. Modern Law Review, :560-574 [Details]
(1995)'Under Instruction'
White & Bradgate; (1995) 'Under Instruction'. Law Society Gazette, 92 (33) [Details]
(1995)'The Court of Auditors and Financial Control and Accountability in the European Community'
Harden, White & Donnelly; (1995) 'The Court of Auditors and Financial Control and Accountability in the European Community'. European Public Law, 1 (4):599-632 [Details]
(1994)'No Protection for Banks against Fraud and Folly: The Future Express'
Bradgate & White; (1994) 'No Protection for Banks against Fraud and Folly: The Future Express'. Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, :350-356 [Details]
(1994)'Judicial Review of The Colliery Closures'
Villiers & White; (1994) 'Judicial Review of The Colliery Closures'. Utilities Law Review, 5 (1):39-43 [Details]
(1994)'Sale of Goods Forming Part of a Bulk: Proposals for Reform'
Bradgate & White; (1994) 'Sale of Goods Forming Part of a Bulk: Proposals for Reform'. Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, :315-322 [Details]
(1994)'Audit, accountability and accounting officers: the Pergau Dam Affair'
White, Harden & Donnelly; (1994) 'Audit, accountability and accounting officers: the Pergau Dam Affair'. Public Law, :526-534 [Details]
(1993)'Conference Report: Utilities and their customers - whose quality of service is it?'
White; (1993) 'Conference Report: Utilities and their customers - whose quality of service is it?'. Utilities Law Review, 4 (3):151-152 [Details]
(1993)'The Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992'
Bradgate & White; (1993) 'The Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992'. Modern Law Review, :188-207 [Details]
(1993)'The Survival of the Brandt v. Liverpool Contract (The Gudermes)'
White & Bradgate; (1993) 'The Survival of the Brandt v. Liverpool Contract (The Gudermes)'. Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, :483-489 [Details]
(1993)'ICSTIS News: R v. ICSTIS ex parte Firstcode'
White; (1993) 'ICSTIS News: R v. ICSTIS ex parte Firstcode'. Utilities Law Review, 4 (2):59-61 [Details]
(1993)'The Office of Telecommunications: Licence Compliance and Consumer Protection - NAO and the aftermath of privatisation'
White; (1993) 'The Office of Telecommunications: Licence Compliance and Consumer Protection - NAO and the aftermath of privatisation'. Utilities Law Review, 4 :53-59 [Details]
(1993)'Bills of Lading - Reform at Last'
White & Bradgate; (1993) 'Bills of Lading - Reform at Last'. Law Society Gazette, 90 (23):23-24 [Details]
(1992)'An Update on ICSTIS'
White; (1992) 'An Update on ICSTIS'. Utilities Law Review, 3 (4):145-147 [Details]
(1992)'Into the 21st Century'
Bradgate & White; (1992) 'Into the 21st Century'. Law Society Gazette, 89 (41):19-23 [Details]
(1992)'Domestic Connection Charges - Determination 523/R/014/(B)'
White; (1992) 'Domestic Connection Charges - Determination 523/R/014/(B)'. Utilities Law Review, 3 (1):54-56 [Details]
(1992)'The Consequences of Electricity Privatisation'
Villiers & White; (1992) 'The Consequences of Electricity Privatisation'. Utilities Law Review, 3 (1):13-17 [Details]
(1992)'ICSTIS and the New Code of Practice'
White; (1992) 'ICSTIS and the New Code of Practice'. Utilities Law Review, 3 (1):3-6 [Details]
(1992)'Disconnections in the Utility Sector - electricity, gas and water'
Villiers & White; (1992) 'Disconnections in the Utility Sector - electricity, gas and water'. Utilities Law Review, 3 (4):175-182 [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2018)Consumer Protection in the Digital Market & Trader Compliance: information provision and redress - final report.
Mary Donnelly & Fidelma White (2018) Consumer Protection in the Digital Market & Trader Compliance: information provision and redress - final report. School of law, UCC, Cork, IRELAND. [Details]
(2018)Consumer Protection in the Digital Market & Trader Compliance.
Mary Donnelly & Fidelma White (2018) Consumer Protection in the Digital Market & Trader Compliance. School of Law, Cork. [CORA Link] [Details]
(2013)Report on Irish Consumers' Awareness and Knowledge of Legal Rights.
Donnelly, M & White, F (2013) Report on Irish Consumers' Awareness and Knowledge of Legal Rights. Faculty of Law, Cork. [CORA Link] [Details]
(2011)Report on the Legislation Governing the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services.
Sales Law Review Group (2011) Report on the Legislation Governing the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services. Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Dublin. [Details]
(2009)Position Paper on the proposal for a Directive on Consumer Rights.
Sale Law Review Group (F.White member); (2009) Position Paper on the proposal for a Directive on Consumer Rights. Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment, Dublin.   [Details]
(2009)The Evolution of the Sale of Goods Act 1893 in other Jurisdictions and Lessons for the Reform of Irish Sales Law.
White, F; (2009) The Evolution of the Sale of Goods Act 1893 in other Jurisdictions and Lessons for the Reform of Irish Sales Law. Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Dublin. [Details]
(1995)Consumers in the Electronic Marketplace: an examination of information based consumer protection in the context of distance selling over the Internet.
Donnelly, Mulcahy & White; (1995) Consumers in the Electronic Marketplace: an examination of information based consumer protection in the context of distance selling over the Internet. Law Faculty, UCC.   [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2015)Review of Bergin-Cross, “Electronic Funds Transfers in the Republic of Ireland, (Blackhall Publishing, Dublin, 2015).
F.White (2015) Review of Bergin-Cross, “Electronic Funds Transfers in the Republic of Ireland, (Blackhall Publishing, Dublin, 2015). Dublin: Book Reviews [Details]
(1997)Review of Cornish, Intellectual Property Law, 3rd ed for Irish Intellectual Property Review.
White; (1997) Review of Cornish, Intellectual Property Law, 3rd ed for Irish Intellectual Property Review. Book Reviews [Details]
(1992)Review of Oraá, Human Rights in States of Emergency in International Law in British Yearbook of International Law.
White, F; (1992) Review of Oraá, Human Rights in States of Emergency in International Law in British Yearbook of International Law. UK: Book Reviews [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2013)Irish Report on Mandate Contracts.
Loos et al (2013) Irish Report on Mandate Contracts. Munich: Edited Books [Details]
(2008)Irish Report for Consumer Compendium.
Schulte-Nolke et al (2008) Irish Report for Consumer Compendium. Munich: Edited Books [Details]

Working Paper

 YearPublication
(1996)The Audit Commission.
White, F.; (1996) The Audit Commission. Sheffield: Working Paper [Details]
(1994)Should the NAO serve Departmentally Related Select Committees?.
White, F; (1994) Should the NAO serve Departmentally Related Select Committees?. Sheffield: Working Paper [Details]
(1994)Audit and Government Accountability - a framework for comparative analysis.
White, F.; (1994) Audit and Government Accountability - a framework for comparative analysis. Sheffield: Working Paper [Details]

Research Report

 YearPublication
(2018)Evaluation of the Consumer Programmes 2007-2013 and 2014-2020.
F.White (2018) Evaluation of the Consumer Programmes 2007-2013 and 2014-2020. Research Report [Details]
(2017)National Report on Business-to-business transactions: a comparative analysis of legal measures vs. soft-law instruments for improving payment behaviour.
F.White (2017) National Report on Business-to-business transactions: a comparative analysis of legal measures vs. soft-law instruments for improving payment behaviour. Research Report [Details]
(2016)National Study on how an EU lifespan guarantee model could be implemented across the European Union.
F.White (2016) National Study on how an EU lifespan guarantee model could be implemented across the European Union. Research Report   [Details]
(2014)Irish National report on Application of consumer protection rules in national judicial systems.
F.White (2014) Irish National report on Application of consumer protection rules in national judicial systems. Research Report [Details]
(2009)Preparatory Study on the Rapid Information Exchange on Counterfeiting and Privacy.
M.McDonagh & F.White (2009) Preparatory Study on the Rapid Information Exchange on Counterfeiting and Privacy. Research Report [Details]
(2009)Study on Mutual recognition of eSignatures - update of Country Profiles.
M. McDonagh & F.White (2009) Study on Mutual recognition of eSignatures - update of Country Profiles. Research Report [Details]
(2009)Spam and Spyware Study.
M.McDonagh & F.White (2009) Spam and Spyware Study. Research Report [Details]
(2008)National Correspondent for EU Consumer Compendium: Part II.
White, F.; (2008) National Correspondent for EU Consumer Compendium: Part II. UCC & University of Bielefeld, Germany: Research Report [Details]
(2008)National Report on Implementation of Article 8 of the Services Directive.
M.Mcdonagh & F.White (2008) National Report on Implementation of Article 8 of the Services Directive. Research Report [Details]
(2007)EU funded study eProcurement - Electronic Certificates and Attestations in Ireland.
McDonagh, M. & White, F. ; (2007) EU funded study eProcurement - Electronic Certificates and Attestations in Ireland. Research Report [Details]
(2007)EU funded Study on the interoperability of electronic identity management solutions in Europe (eIDM) - Irish report.
McDonagh, M. & White, F. ; (2007) EU funded Study on the interoperability of electronic identity management solutions in Europe (eIDM) - Irish report. Research Report [Details]
(2006)EU funded Report on Legal and Administrative Practices regarding the Validity and Mutual Recognition of Electronic Documents (ELDOC) - Irish report.
McDonagh, M. & White, F. ; (2006) EU funded Report on Legal and Administrative Practices regarding the Validity and Mutual Recognition of Electronic Documents (ELDOC) - Irish report. Research Report [Details]
(2006)EU funded Preliminary Study on Mutual Recognition of eSignatures for eGovernment applications (IDABC) - Irish report.
McDonagh, M. & White, F. ; (2006) EU funded Preliminary Study on Mutual Recognition of eSignatures for eGovernment applications (IDABC) - Irish report. Research Report [Details]
(2005)National Correspondent for EU Consumer Compendium: Part I.
White, F; (2005) National Correspondent for EU Consumer Compendium: Part I. UCC & University of Bielefeld, Germany: Research Report [Details]
(2005)National Reporter to the Working Group on Representation: Agency and other Intermediaries.
White, F; (2005) National Reporter to the Working Group on Representation: Agency and other Intermediaries. UCC and University of Amsterdam: Research Report [Details]
(2003)EU funded Study on Legal and Market Aspects of the Application of the Electronic Signatures Directive in Ireland (eSign).
McDonagh, M. & White, F. ; (2003) EU funded Study on Legal and Market Aspects of the Application of the Electronic Signatures Directive in Ireland (eSign). Research Report [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2009President's Award for Excellence in Teaching University College Cork
1994Partnership Award for Innovative Teaching The Partnership Trust & Slaughter & May, Solicitors
1989Student Scholarship, UCC Faculty of Law, UCC
1986Honourary Citizenship of Texas The State of Texas

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Society of Legal Scholars (formerly, the Society of Public Teachers of Law). Member01-OCT-91 /
Irish Association of Law Teachers Member01-OCT-95 /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2017)EdTech 2017, TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity - Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies,
White, F. & Rice, P. (2017) Video capture as a enhancement to student learning. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], EdTech 2017, TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity - Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies, Sligo , 01-JUN-17 - 02-JUN-17. [Details]
(2016)Research Colloquaim,,
White, F. (2016) The Directive on Liability for Defective Products – the Cinderella of the consumer acquis. [Oral Presentation], Research Colloquaim,, School of Law, UCC , 08-DEC-16 - 08-DEC-16. [Details]
(2016)Competition and Consumer Protection Commission training,
White, F. (2016) Sale of goods and supply of services: the regulatory framework and consumer protection. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Competition and Consumer Protection Commission training, Dublin , 07-DEC-16 - 07-DEC-16. [Details]
(2015)Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference,
White, F (2015) “Simplifying Consumer Law: not so simple after all”,. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Galway , 27-NOV-15 - 29-NOV-15. [Details]
(2014)Consumer Law: Compliance and Protection,
White, F (2014) B2C online transactions: the new regulatory regime. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Consumer Law: Compliance and Protection, Law School, UCC , 11-DEC-14 - 11-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)European Consumer Centre Training,
White, F (2014) European Consumer Law – what’s new. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], European Consumer Centre Training, ECC, Belfast, Northern Ireland , 01-OCT-14 - 01-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014)Ionad Bairre lunch-time Teaching and Learning seminar,
White, F. (2014) Engaging students in large classes: some hi-tech and low-tech strategies. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ionad Bairre lunch-time Teaching and Learning seminar, Cork , 26-FEB-14. [Details]
(2013)Presentation to Competition Authority,
White, F. (2013) Consumer R ‘n R:consumer rights and remedies in relation to the sale of goods and supply of services. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Presentation to Competition Authority, Dublin , 16-DEC-13. [Details]
(2012)Law Faculty Research Colloquium,
White, F. (2012) A new Sale of Goods Act for Ireland: are we there yet?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Law Faculty Research Colloquium, University College Cork , 23-NOV-12. [Details]
(2010)NAIRTL and LIN Annual Conference,
White, F & Crowley, L.; (2010) Technology Based Teaching and Learning: the eLaw Summer Institute. [Oral Presentation], NAIRTL and LIN Annual Conference, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin , 07-OCT-10 - 07-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)Second Annual Conference of the Irish Society of Comparative Law,
White, F; (2010) Lessons from Abroad: Reforming the Law of Sale of Goods in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Second Annual Conference of the Irish Society of Comparative Law, Queens¿ University, Belfast , 05-MAR-10 - 06-MAR-10. [Details]
(2010)Fourth Legal Education Symposium,
White, F. & Crowley, L.; (2010) E-Law Summer Institute 2005-10: reflections on teaching and learning. [Oral Presentation], Fourth Legal Education Symposium, Univerity of Limerick, , 14-MAY-10 - 14-MAY-10. [Details]
(2009)Websites: Navigating the Legal Minefield,
White, F; (2009) Consumer protection and online transactions: avoiding the pitfalls. [Invited Oral Presentation], Websites: Navigating the Legal Minefield, University College Dublin , 08-JUL-09 - 08-JUL-09. [Details]
(2008)The New Consumer Protection Regime, Product Liability and Aspects of Consumer Contracts,
White, F; (2008) Consumer Sales: exploring the boundaries of liability for quality defects. [Oral Presentation], The New Consumer Protection Regime, Product Liability and Aspects of Consumer Contracts, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 14-APR-08 - 14-APR-08. [Details]
(2007)Second Annual Legal Education Symposium,
White, F; (2007) www.ucc.ie/law/educationsymposium2007. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Second Annual Legal Education Symposium, UCC , 07-DEC-07 - 07-DEC-07. [Details]
(2006)Law and Society Association Conference,
White, F. & Donnelly, M; (2006) Information Based Regulation in the European Online Sales Environment. [Oral Presentation], Law and Society Association Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, USA , 06-JUL-06 - 09-JUL-06. [Details]
(2006)First Annual Society of Legal Scholars Seminar,
White, F. & Donnelly, M; (2006) Regulation and Consumer Protection: a study in the online market. [Oral Presentation], First Annual Society of Legal Scholars Seminar, Trinity College, Dublin, , 18-FEB-06 - 18-FEB-06. [Details]
(2005)Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference,
Donnelly, Mary and White, Fidelma; (2005) Information-Based Consumer Protection: Myth or Reality?. [Oral Presentation], Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland , 06-SEP-05 - 09-SEP-05. [Details]
(2004)Legal Issues in the Electronic Age,
White, F; (2004) Selling On-Line. [Oral Presentation], Legal Issues in the Electronic Age, UCC , 07-MAY-04 - 07-MAY-04. [Details]
(2003)EU law: what's new?,
White, F.; (2003) EU Consumer Law. [Oral Presentation], EU law: what's new?, Law Society, Dublin , 01-OCT-03 - 01-OCT-03. [Details]
(2003)The Legal and Market Aspects of Electronic Signatures,
White, F; (2003) National Correspondent to Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Legal and Market Aspects of Electronic Signatures, Brussels , 03-JUL-03 - 04-JUL-03. [Details]
(2003)Fair Commercial Practices Workshop,
White, F; (2003) Department of Enterprise and Employment Representative. [Other], Fair Commercial Practices Workshop, Brussels , 01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-03. [Details]
(2001)Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Law Teachers,
White, F; (2001) The Commercial Agent in Irish Law: a particularly civilian concept. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Law Teachers, Dublin , 20-OCT-01 - 20-OCT-06. [Details]
(2001)Intensive Programme in Commercial Law,
White, F; (2001) Agency Contracts: the Irish position. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Intensive Programme in Commercial Law, Rome , 26-SEP-01 - 26-SEP-01. [Details]
(1996)CPD Seminar,
White, F; (1996) Enforcement of Competition Rules in Domestic Law. [Oral Presentation], CPD Seminar, Southern Law Association, Cork , 21-MAY-96 - 21-MAY-96. [Details]
(1996)CPD Seminar,
White, F; (1996) The Principles and Policies of Competition Law. [Oral Presentation], CPD Seminar, Southern Law Association, Cork , 14-MAY-96 - 14-MAY-96. [Details]
(1994)Quangos and Accountability,
White, F; (1994) Public Sector Audit and Quangos. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Quangos and Accountability, Political and Economic Research Centre, University of Sheffield , 01-MAR-94 - 01-MAR-94. [Details]
(1993)The Audit Society,
White, F; (1993) Constitution Role of Public Sector Audit. [Other], The Audit Society, London School of Economics , 01-MAY-93 - 01-MAY-93. [Details]
(2010)NAIRTL/LIN Conference on Flexible Learning,
White, F., & Crowley, L. (2010) Technology Based Teaching and Learning at the eLaw Summer Institute, UCC. [Oral Presentation], NAIRTL/LIN Conference on Flexible Learning, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin , 07-OCT-10 - 07-OCT-10. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Advisory Committee on Consumer Legislation Invited Member2012 / 2015
Sales Law Review Group Ministerial Appointee2008 / 2011

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Faculty of Law, UCC Senior Lecturer01-SEP-04 /
Faculty of Law, UCC College Lecturer-in-Law01-OCT-95 / 30-DEC-04
Faculty of Law, University of Sheffield, UK Lecturer-in-Law01-OCT-91 / 30-SEP-95
Law Department, UCC Tutor and Assistant Examiner01-OCT-89 / 30-SEP-90

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2009National University of Ireland Higher Doctorate in LawLaw
1990University of London LL.MMasters in Law
1990University College Cork LL.M
1989University College Cork LL.B.Law
1988University College Cork B.C.L.Law

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
EU Comission: DG Justice and Consumers
EU Consumer Law Database: Invited to join EU-wide Network (co-ordinated by Mainstrat, Spain) as national expert for Ireland responsible for the updating and developement of the EU Consumer Law Database, part of the Commission’s e-Justice portal. The Consumer Law Database covers 9 key consumer and marketing law Directives, and follows on from earlier work done for the Consumer Compendium.
EU Commission: DG JUST
Evaluation of the Consumer Programmes 2007-2013 and 2014-2020: invited to act as national reporter on the study to evaluate the EU Commission's Consumer Programmes 2007-2013 and 2014-2020.
EU Commission: DG GROW
Business-to-business transactions: a comparative analysis of legal measures vs. soft-law instruments for improving payment behaviour: invited to act as national legal expert in study on B2B late payment by Milieu Ltd
JURI Committee of the European Parliament
Study on how an EU lifespan guarantee model could be implemented across the EU - acted as national expert to explore interrelation between the Consumer Sales and Guarantee Directive and the Ecodesign Directive and how the legal guarantee of products could be coordinated with the notion of products’ expected lifetime, with institut für finanzdienstleistungen (iff),
EU Commission DG JUST
EU Study of impact of national procedural laws and practices on free circulation of judgments and on the equivalence and effectives of procedural protection of consumers under EU law: invited to complete questionnaire as national legal expert
Competition and Consumer Protection Commission
Engaged to provide Observations and further feedback on draft Guidelines for Mobile Phone Traders on Mobile Phone Sales
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Invited Member of Ad hoc Advisory Group on Consumer Law, to advise on the formulation of new consumer legislation. The Heads of a new Consumer Contract Rights Bill were finalised in 2015 and published as part of a consultation process.
Competition and Consumer Protection Commission
Opinion invited regarding unfair commercial practices and distance selling obligations
National Consumer Agency
Opinion invited on the legal nature and enforceability of certain common terms in mobile phone contracts
EU Commission: DG Justice
Application of consumer protection rules in national judicial systems: Submitted interim reports on court system for consumer law disputes, and, frequency, duration and costs related to consumer disputes before national judicial systems, as well as acting as national advisor for this study.
European Commission: DG Justice and Consumers
Consumer Market Study on the functioning of legal and commercial guarantees in the EU - Invited to act as national legal expert in a stakeholder consultation process as part of the above study by Deloitte.
EU Commission (DG Market)
2009-2010: National Report on Piracy and Counterfeiting - Participated as a national correspondent and produced a national report (with a colleague) in an EU funded study to identify and assess a wide range of existing e-government systems and initiatives at national and European level for the exchange of information and or intelligence on counterfeiting and piracy.
EU Commission (Informatics DG)
2009: E-Signatures in eGovernment - Participated as a national correspondent and produced national report (with a colleague) in an EU funded study updating an earlier report (2006) on the use of eSignatures in EGovernment applications.
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
2009: Evolution of the Sale of Goods Act 1983 in Six Jurisdictions - Following a competitive tender process, F.White was selected to produce a Report on the Evolution of the Sale of Goods Act 1983 in six common law jurisdictions, with a view to identifying lessons for reform of the Irish law.
EU Commission (Informatics DG)
2009: eIDM - Participated as a national correspondent and produced a national report (with a colleague) in an EU funded study updating an earlier report (2007) on national development regarding electronic identity management systems.
EU
2008-2012: EU Consumer Compendium Part 2: invited to continure to act as the national correspondent on this EU Commission funded project which is charged with keeping up to date the Consumer Compendium database produced under Part I of this project
EU Commission (DG INFSO)
2008-2009: Spam and Spyware National Report: Participated as a national correspondent and produced national report (with a colleague) in an EU funded study on activities undertaken by Member States' authorities and industry to address threats that undermine the confidence in the Information Society such as spam, spyware and malicious software.
EU Commission (DG Market)
2008: (Services Directive: Participated as a national correspondent (with a colleague) in an EU funded study of the implemtentation of Article 8 of the Services Directive, Directive 2006/123/EC (with particular reference to electronic single points of contact), in Ireland.
EU Commission (DG Enterprise)
2007: eIDM (IDBAC) - participated as a national correspondent and produced a national report (with a colleague) in an EU funded study of eIDM (electronic identity management systems), in Ireland.
EU Commission (DG Market)
2007: eProcurement - Participated as a national correspondent and produced a national report (with a colleague) in an EU funded study of eProcurement (with particular reference to the electronic provision of certificates and attestations in public procurement procedures), in Ireland.
EU Commission (DG Enterprise)
2006: ELDOC - participated as a national correspondent and produced national report (with a colleague) in an EU funded study of the national legal and administrative practices regarding the validity and mutual recognition of electronic documents with a view to identifying the existing legal barriers for enterprise.
EU Commission (DG Enterprise)
2006: eGovernment (IDBAC) - participated as a national correspondent and produced a national report(with a colleague) in an EU funded study of the eGovernment services, in particular the use of eSignatures, in Ireland.
European Civil Code – Working Group on Representation
F.White was the national reporter to the Working Group Representation (Agency and other Intermediaries), under the Chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Marco B.M. Loos of Amsterdam Institute for Private Law. This work fed into the drafting of a codified set of Principles of European Law for the law of obligations and core aspects of the law of property. This research was funded within the EU’s Sixth Framework Program. Results were published in Loos et al, Mandate Contracts, (Munich: Sellier European Law Publishers, 2013) xxxiv + 549 pages.
EU
2005-2006: EU Consumer Compendium Part 1: acted as the national correspondent on this EU Commission funded project which reviewed 8 consumer law directives as part of the Commission’s wider projects in the European Contract Law field. The project involved creating a database which brings together all the domestic rules on consumer law which were adopted to implement the various EC consumer law directives, followed by a comparative analysis of these rules.
EU Commission
2003: Participated as a national correspondent and produced national report (with a colleague) in an EU funded project to examine the legal and market aspects of the Electronic Signature Directive.
Law Society of Ireland
1996-2006: Consultant

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Legal Studies Referee01-NOV-18 - 12-DEC-18
Cork Online Law Review Referee01-FEB-17 - 03-DEC-17
Legal Studies Referee04-JAN-16 - 04-FEB-16
The Irish Jurist Referee04-NOV-14 - 04-DEC-14
Dublin University Law Journal Referee03-DEC-13 - 03-DEC-13
Cork Online Law Review Referee04-JAN-13 - 04-FEB-13
Hibernian Law Journal Referee04-NOV-12 - 04-DEC-12
Public Administration Referee04-JAN-10 - 04-FEB-10
Hibernian Law Journal Referee04-JAN-09 - 04-FEB-09
Cork Online Law Review Referee04-JAN-07 - 04-FEB-07
Public Administration Referee04-NOV-96 - 04-DEC-96
Utilities Law Review Editor01-JAN-92 - 31-DEC-96

Other Activities

 Description

External Examiner to Law School, Dublin City University (2011-2015)

External Examiner to University of Limerick (2005-2009)

External Examiner to Cork Institute of Technology (2002-2006)

External Examiner to Dublin Business School / John Moores Liverpool University (1999-2002)

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Introduction to Business Law; Commercial Law; E-Commerce Law, and Consumer Law.

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2018Anthony O'Dwyer University College CorkPHDThe Artists’ Resale Right Directive 2001/84/EC: a Socially Orientated Reconceptualisation – Fomenting Social Inclusion and Remunerative Parity
2012Ella O' Sullivan University College CorkPhDReconciling restrictive traditions with broadening horizons: The evolution of the ordre public and morality exclusion in relation to biotechnological inventions in European patent law
2009Eltin Ryle University College CorkLLMInsurance Intermediaries – new challenges, new environments; a Study in Governance
2000Anne Walley University College CorkLLMDefects in GoodLegislative Protection of the Consumer Buyer in Ireland in sale of goods contracts

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Introduction to the Legal System LW1108Introduction to the Legal System
2020Business Law in Practice LW6595Business Law in Practice
2020Consumer Rights: Law and Policy LW6578Consumer Rights: Law and Policy
2020Electronic Commerce and Data Protection Law LW6541Electronic Commerce and Data Protection Law
2020Commercial Law LW2254Commercial Law
2020LLM (Business Law) Dissertation LW6594LLM (Business Law) Dissertation
2020Introduction to Business Law LW1109Introduction to Business Law

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