Arthur Cox

Arthur Cox is a leading Irish commercial law firm, and has sponsored the TCLR since its inception. Their reputation is based on proven professional skills, a thorough understanding of client requirements, sound judgment and a practical approach to resolving commercial problems. The firm offers breadth and depth across every facet of corporate and business law and the resources to successfully manage and drive forward transactions on schedule. With over 350 legal staff and a total headcount of over 700, Arthur Cox provide a comprehensive service to an international client base ranging from multinational organisations, banks and financial institutions and established global leaders to government agencies and new players in emerging industry sectors. Arthur Cox offers summer internships and traineeships annually. For more, please visit their website.

Friends of the Law Review

The Law Review is dependent on the goodwill of our ‘friends’ – barristers, solicitors, law firms and judges who sponsor us each year. Below is the list of friends for Volume XVIII. To become a Friend of the Law Review, please see our subscription section.

Friends of Long Standing

David Altaras SC Mark de Balcam SC Marguerite Bolger SC Adrian P Bourke Mr Justice Nial Fennelly Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan Mr Justice Joseph Finnegan Mr Justice Hugh Geoghegan Christopher P Haviland Mr Justice Daniel Herbert Ronan Walsh Elizabeth Holden Brian Kennedy SC George V Maloney Murray McGrath SC Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness James O’Reilly SC David J O’Hagan Rt Hon Sir John Sheil John P Shortt SC Eugene Smartt Paul Sreenan SC Ms Justice Mary Laffoy


A&L Goodbody Rt Hon Lord Justice Coughlin Niamh Hyland William Prentice Maples LK Shields Philip Lee Solicitors Eileen Barrington SC Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell John Cronin Paul Gardiner SC Paul Gallagher SC Eileen Creedon Michael O’Connor Mr Justice Michael Peart

Prize Sponsors

Reddy Charlton

Reddy Charlton sponsor the prize for the best article and has generously done so for many years. Reddy Charlton was founded in 1908, making it one of the longest-established legal practices in Ireland. Despite its long heritage, the firm continues to adapt, thanks to a dynamic, proactive legal team with proven expertise across diverse sectors including finance, property, retail and manufacturing. The firm advises clients on both professional and personal matters with integrity, clarity and passion, providing the full range of legal services required by business and business people. In addition to its work in Ireland, Reddy Charlton places particular emphasis on its international practice, supported by close relationships with associate law firms overseas. Each summer Reddy Charlton welcomes students to work with them as interns and are particularly pleased to receive applications from Trinity law students. For more information on Reddy Charlton, please visit their website.


Matheson sponsors the TCLR prize for the best article on a topic of commercial law. They are a leading Irish law firm for business and tax law with offices around Ireland, in London and the US. Information about career opportunities can be found at their websiteFacebook and Twitter.

A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody sponsors the TCLR prize for the best article on a topic of IT or Intellectual Property Law. Recognised as one of Ireland’s leading law firms they advise national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and Government. More information about A&L Goodbody and career opportunities can be found on their website, Facebook and Twitter.

Trinity FLAC and the Mercy Law Resource Centre

Trinity FLAC is dedicated to raising awareness about the impact of the law on society and campaigning for reform, as well as providing legal services to Trinity students. The Mercy Law Resource Centre provides free legal advice and representation, in an accessible way, to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the areas of Social Housing and Social Welfare Law.

The German-Irish Lawyers and Business Association

The German-Irish Lawyers and Business Association is a charitable registered association under German law founded in 1988. It provides a forum for the exchange of information and expertise for lawyers, tax consultants, accountants and business people active both in Ireland and Germany. The Association sponsors the TCLR’s German language prize.

The Arthur Cox Foundation

The Arthur Cox Foundation is a charitable trust, set up over 50 years ago, as a memorial to the late Arthur Cox, Solicitor. The Foundation’s funds have been used to assist the writing and publication of Irish legal textbooks and the development of electronic databases of Irish legal materials. The Arthur Cox Foundation sponsors the TCLR’s Irish language prize.