20 November 2019
Emily Johnson, Trainee Advocate at Simcocks, has been awarded the George Johnson Law Prize 2019.
The prize was established in 1943 in memory of George Sayle Johnson, a former President of the Isle of Man Law Society, with the objective of encouraging the study of law.
The winning essay was on the subject of legal aid, entitled, “Does the system of legal aid in the Isle of Man require reform and if so in which respects?”
Emily joined the firm earlier this year and is due to qualify later this month. She is the second member of the current Simcocks team to win the George Johnson Law Prize in recent years, joining Kevin O’Loughlin who won in 2015 with “Is Insolvency Different?”.
The prize was presented to Emily by Deemster Corlett at the IOM Law Society in the presence of her colleagues.
Phil Games, CEO of Simcocks Advocates commented:
“I was delighted to attend the presentation of this esteemed award. We’re enormously proud of Emily, who we already know to be a very talented person and who has great potential to be an outstanding advocate.”