Kevin O’Loughlin pens winning essay

Article Posted: 22nd Dec 2015

Congratulations to Kevin O’Loughlin on being awarded the 2015 George Johnson Law Prize.

Presenting the award His Honour Deemster Doyle said Mr O’Loughlin’s submission dealt with a difficult subject “in a mature way” and went on to say, “the author had studied the relevant law in details and the objective of the prize had been satisfied.”

The winning essay was called Is insolvency different? A discussion of the decisions of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Singularis Holdings Limited v PwC.

Founded in 1943 in memory of George Sayle Johnson, a former president of the Isle of Man Law Society, the award seeks to encourage the study of law and establish a bank of authoritative Manx jurisprudence through the submission of an academic paper.

Kevin said “The essay topics were very interesting this year, and I am very pleased to have been selected for this award.”

With so many entrants for this award, and given the high standards, Kevin’s achievement is very well earned.  It is pleasing to see this competition growing from strength to strength and I now look forward to the 2016 George Johnson Law Prize.

Click here to read the winning entry 2015 Kevin O’Loughlin