Mr Justice Twomey to launch 18th Volume of Hibernian Law Journal

Mr Justice Twomey
Mr Justice Twomey

Mr Justice Michael Twomey will launch the 18th Volume of the Hibernian Law Journal at the Law Society of Ireland next week.

The High Court judge, who has served as the Journal’s judge-in-residence since last October, will chair the launch on Tuesday 23 July in the Blue Room at Blackhall Place.

The 18th Volume will encompass a wide variety of legal topics including the duty to disclose genetic information, the future of the Common Travel Area, ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation orders, the doctrine of equivalents in patent law, and the recent decision of the Supreme Court in SPV Osus -v- HSBC, in addition to several book reviews. 

Speeches given by the 8th President of Ireland, Dr Mary McAleese, and former Supreme Court judge, Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness, on their receipt of the Hibernian Law Medals in March have also been incorporated into the 18th Volume.

It will also include the proceedings of the Journal’s annual lecture last November, titled “One Island, Two Systems: The Future of Rights Post-Brexit”. This includes contributions made by the Attorney General of Ireland, Séamus Woulfe SC; Eilis Barry, CEO of FLAC; and Professor Conor Gearty, professor of human rights law at LSE.

Editor-in-chief Ciarán Donohue will join with Mr Justice Twomey in addressing the launch and in announcing this year’s prize-winning articles.

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Journal, T P Kennedy, director of education at the Law Society and a founding member of the Journal, will also make remarks at the launch to offer reflections on the development of the Journal since its establishment in 1999.

The launch will commence at 6:30pm with a wine and canapés reception to follow the formal launch and the Journal has asked that any interested attendees confirm their attendance by emailing

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