The Hon. Mr Justice Max Barrett
Patron of the Journal
The President of the Law Society of Ireland
Mr TP Kennedy
Garret is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 2011 with an LL.B. in Law and French and in 2012 with an LL.M. from the College of Europe, Bruges. He previously worked as a researcher at the High Court of Ireland.
Aoife Mac Ardle – Deputy Editor
Aoife is a trainee solicitor with McCann FitzGerald. She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with a degree in Law and completed LL.M degrees at the the University of Cambridge and the University of Chicago Law School. Aoife was part of the Law Society team that represented Ireland and won the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition in 2015. She previously worked as a Judicial Researcher for the High Court.
Mark Aherne – PRO
Mark is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2011 with an LL.B. in Law and French, and completed his MSc degree in Philosophy and Public Policy at the London School of Economics in 2013. Before commencing his traineeship, Mark worked at the House of Commons and the European Commission.
Darran Brennan – Conference Convenor
Darran is a trainee solicitor at William Fry. He graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2010 with a B.A. in Law, Politics and Sociology and completed his LL.B. specialising in EU and International Law in 2011. Before commencing his traineeship, Darran worked at the European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg, the Ibec EU policy team in Brussels and specialised in environment policy in Ibec HQ before working as advisor to the Ibec CEO.
Emily Cunningham is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. She completed a B.A. History and Political Science at Trinity College, Dublin and spent time in France at the Institut d’Études Politiques. She also holds an LL.M Law and Governance from Queen’s University Belfast, where she was the founding editor of the Queen’s Political Review journal. Emily spent two years as part of a research group in Trinity College called ACLED, tracking African political violence and worked for HealthyFutures.eu mapping historic climate change and health risk in Africa.
Andrea is a trainee solicitor with Arthur Cox. She graduated from University College Cork with a BCL (International) degree in 2013 and completed her LL.M in Corporate and Securities Law at the London School of Economics in 2014. Since commencing her training contract, Andrea has obtained a Professional Diploma in Arbitration from University College Dublin. In 2016, she was a member of the Law Society team that won the national round and represented Ireland in the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington DC.
Glen Rogers is a graduate in Law of Trinity College Dublin (LL.B., 2013) and is currently in training at McCann FitzGerald. He was formerly Managing Editor (vol. 16) and Senior Editor (vols. 14 and 15) of the Trinity College Law Review, and a finalist at the Irish National Law Debates (Galway, 2013). His article, The Chaos of Reasonable Doubt (2014) 17 TCLR 182, was Highly Commended at the Undergraduate Awards. Glen also represented Ireland on the Law Society team which placed second at the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition (The Hague, 2017).
Daniel Griffin is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. He was educated at Castleknock College and holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from University College Dublin, where he served as Chairperson of the Student Legal Service and co-founded the Student Legal Convention.
Hannah Garvey is an trainee solicitor at Mason Hayes & Curran with extensive professional experience and training in Tech, IP/IT and Corporate matters. She also has in-house experience advising on Privacy and Commercial Contracts matters at a leading multinational tech company. Hannah studied Law at UCD and got a diploma in European Law through French while studying in Toulouse on the Erasmus programme. She represented the Law Society of Ireland in a commercial moot court competition in 2015 in Vienna.
Sinéad is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an LL.B. in 2011 before graduating from the University of Oxford with a BCL in 2013. Sinead represented the Law Society of Ireland in the 2015 William Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot held in Vienna.
Audrey is a trainee solicitor at Ronan Daly Jermyn. She graduated from University College Cork in 2014 with a BCL (Law and Irish) degree and completed an LLM in Banking Law and Financial Regulation at the London School of Economics. Audrey was formerly Managing Editor of the LSE Law Review and Editor-in-Chief of the Cork Online Law Review. Before commencing her traineeship, Audrey worked as a Legal Researcher at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.
Sean is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. He graduated from University College Dublin in 2011 with BCL Maitrise degree in Irish and French law, and completed an LLM in European Law the College of Europe in 2012. Before commencing his traineeship, Sean worked at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton and in the European Commission’s Legal Service. His research interests include EU and antitrust law.
Naomi is a trainee solicitor with Mason Hayes & Curran. She graduated from Trinity College in 2013 with an LL.B and in 2015 with an LL.M (European law) from the University of Leuven. During her LL.M she worked as a legal researcher for ECSDA. Naomi studied for a year at the University of Helsinki, where she participated in the European Law Moot Court Competition. She also has experience working in immigration and human rights law.