The Hon. Mr Justice Michael Twomey
Patron of the Journal
The President of the Law Society of Ireland
Mr T P Kennedy
Matt is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. He graduated from UCD with a joint-honours degree in history and politics, before completing a Masters in Common Law at the same institution. While at UCD, he wrote frequently for the University Observer and was Editor-in-Chief of Volume 15 of the UCD Law Review. More recently, he was jointly-awarded the Conveyancing Prize for PPC1 (2018) and finished runner up in the Law Society’s Trainee Moot Court Competition in 2019. This is Matt’s third year with the Hibernian Law Journal and last year he served as Deputy Editor for Development.
Louise O’Callaghan — Deputy Editor (Editorial)
Louise is a trainee solicitor at McCann Fitzgerald. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2016 with an LLB, having completed an Erasmus year in Sciences Po, Paris. Louise holds an LLM in European Law from Leiden University, where she also worked as a research assistant for the Europa Institute. Prior to commencing her traineeship, Louise worked for a law firm in Brussels and spent five months working in the research department at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. Louise has had work published in the Trinity College Law Review (2018) and the Irish Law Times (2019). This is Louise’s second year with the Hibernian Law Journal.
Philip O’Leary — Deputy Editor (Management and Finance)
Philip is a trainee solicitor at ByrneWallace. He graduated from University College Cork with a BCL degree(2015), having received an Academic Scholarship to the College of Business and Law in 2013. Philip also holds an LL.M. in Business Law from University College Cork (2016). Philip is an active member of the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) in Dublin, advising on Employment Law and Family Law. During his studies, he held positions on the Editorial Board of Volume 14 and Volume 15 of the Cork Online Law Review. This is Philip’s second year with the Hibernian Law Journal.
Shay is a trainee solicitor at Arthur Cox. He graduated with a BCL (International) degree from University College Cork in 2018. Shay also completed an LLM (Information Technology Law) at the London School of Economics in 2019, where he received a Distinction grade and was awarded the Lara Devine Prize for the best performance in human rights. During his undergraduate, he held the positions of Letters Editor, Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the Cork Online Law Review. His article ‘Defamation Online – Defamation, Intermediary Liability and the Threat of Data Protection Law’ was published in Volume 19 of the Hibernian Law Journal.
Eamonn is a trainee solicitor at Arthur Cox. He graduated with a BCL (with History) from UCD (2017), receiving the Bank of Ireland Gold Medal for placing first in the undergraduate law year and the Adrian Hardiman Prize in Law and History. Eamonn completed an LL.M at the University of Cambridge (2018) where he was awarded the Master’s Scholar Prize from Homerton College and was an editor of the Cambridge Law Review.
Prior to commencing his traineeship, Eamonn worked as a clerk in the Federal Defender Program in Chicago and as a research assistant at St. John’s College, Cambridge. He has published articles in Volume 21 of the Irish Journal of European Law and Volume 18 of the UCD Law Review, which received the prize for best article. Most recently, Eamonn won the team prize at the Law Society Moot Court Competition in 2020.
Eithne is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. Eithne graduated from UCD with a Bachelor of Civil Law (Law with Philosophy), first class honours. While at UCD, Eithne worked as a Legal Advisor at the UCD Student Legal Service and contributed to publications such as “Law in the 21st Century”. Eithne also placed first runner up in the Morgan Stanley Mergers & Acquisitions Case Study Competition. While attending University of New South Wales for her year abroad, Eithne worked as a Tutor of contract law and land law. After completing university, Eithne worked as a paralegal at Allen & Overy and Herbert Smith Freehills in the UK, Australia and Singapore. Eithne is an active member of the Free Legal Advice Centres in Dublin, advising predominantly on issues of Employment Law.
Holly is a trainee solicitor at A&L Goodbody. Having graduated from UCC with a first class honours degree in Applied Psychology, she then went on to complete a Masters in Common Law at UCD where she graduated top of her class. During her time at UCD, Holly was awarded the Cothrom na Féinne scholarship. Prior to commencing her traineeship, Holly worked at A&L Goodbody as a paralegal as part of the firm’s dedicated Knowledge team where she carried out extensive research for fee-earners across a number of departments.
Kate is a trainee solicitor at Arthur Cox. Kate graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2017 with an LL.B degree. While at TCD, Kate was awarded the Honorable TC Kingsmill Moore Prize and the Julian Prize. Kate completed an LL.M at NYU where she was awarded a Dean’s Graduate Award. Previously, Kate completed the Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship in Public Interest Law, run by FLAC in conjunction with the University of Washington. Before commencing her traineeship, Kate worked as a Judicial Assistant in the High Court and as a legal research assistant for the TCD Covid-19 Law and Human Rights Observatory.
Eógan is a trainee solicitor at William Fry. In 2016 he graduated from University College Cork with a BCL (International) degree and in 2019 he obtained an LLM in EU law from the University of Amsterdam. He has previously worked as a judicial researcher at the Court of Appeal and the High Court and as a research assistant at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law & Governance. This is Eógan’s second year with the Hibernian Law Journal.
Julia is a trainee solicitor at Eversheds Sutherland. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an LLB in 2019. Whilst at Trinity, she was on the Trinity College Law Review for four years, including one year as Managing Editor. She has recently published an article in the King’s Student Law Review on hyperlinking and copyright infringement in the EU.
Luke is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an LL.B. degree in 2016, and spent a year of his degree on Erasmus at Sciences Po, Paris. Prior to commencing his traineeship, Luke completed an internship in the legal department of a leading aircraft leasing company and, most recently, worked for a year and a half as the judicial assistant to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Kate is a trainee solicitor at Mason Hayes & Curran. Kate graduated top of her class from University College Dublin (BCL (International)), having spent a year studying in DePaul College of Law, Chicago. Kate previously worked as a research assistant in UCD and interned in the Prosecution Policy and Research Unit of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. During her time in UCD, Kate served as treasurer, training officer and clinic coordinator of the UCD Student Legal Service and contributed to publications such as “Law in the 21st Century”. Kate was also formerly a member of the Editorial Board for Volume 13 of the University College Dublin Law Review. More recently, Kate has represented the Law Society of Ireland in international mediation and negotiation competitions in Austria and India. This is Kate’s second year with the Hibernian Law Journal.
Katie is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. She graduated from the University of Limerick with an LL.B Law Plus (Law and Maths), where she received a President’s letter in recognition of academic excellence, and also read for an LLM at the Irish Centre for Human Rights. Prior to commencing her traineeship, Katie completed an internship with a defence team as part of the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia. She also spent a year working in a law firm in Australia and also worked as a research assistant on two editions of the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Reports (Europe and North America).
Dr Seán Smith is a trainee solicitor with John Feaheny and Company Solicitors. He holds a Moderatorship in European Studies from Trinity College Dublin (First Class) and a Ph.D. from NUI Galway. Prior to entering the legal profession, he held positions at Trinity College Dublin and DePaul University, Chicago, thereafter winning a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCD (2015-2017). He has authored a monograph, co-edited a volume of essays and written numerous peer-reviewed articles on European and global history.
Tara is a trainee solicitor at A&L Goodbody. She studied Law & French in Trinity College Dublin and graduated in 2016. Having been awarded a Cambridge Trust Scholarship, she completed her LL.M. specialising in European Law at the University of Cambridge in 2017. Tara has been a Senior Editor for both the Trinity College Law Review as well as the Cambridge International Law Journal. This is Tara’s third year with the Hibernian Law Journal and last year she served as Deputy Editor for Editorial.
Raaj is a trainee solicitor at Matheson. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an LL.B degree (2014), before completing a Masters in Innovation, Trade and Competition Law in the London School of Economics (2015). He subsequently spent just under three years working between Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School as a research associate with a primary focus in the areas of negotiation strategy and corporate governance mechanisms. During this period he was involved in several publications including co-authoring multiple Harvard Business School Case Studies and providing research and editorial support for publications in academic journals (e.g. Journal of Financial Economics). More recently, Raaj represented Ireland in the International Negotiations Competition in Tokyo in July 2019 where Raaj and his partner placed second in the world.