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Mark Emery and Deemster David Doyle

Mark Emery and Deemster David Doyle

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MARK Emery, a trainee advocate with offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services firm, Appleby, has been awarded the George Johnson Law Prize 2012.

The award was established in 1943 in memory of George Sayle Johnson, former President of the Isle of Man Law Society, with the object of encouraging the study of law.

Sean Dowling, managing partner of Appleby Isle of Man said: ‘I would like to congratulate Mark on his achievement.

‘The George Johnson Law Prize has a long and distinguished history and it is a great honour to win it. It takes a large amount of dedication outside of work hours and Mark should be proud of his success.’

The adjudicators including the First and Second Deemsters, the High Bailiff, and the Vicar-General, reached the unanimous conclusion that Mark’s essay entitled ‘What effect does legal precedent from other jurisdictions have on the courts in the Isle of Man?’ should be awarded the prize.

Deemster Doyle said: ‘Mark Emery has shown an in-depth knowledge of legal precedents in the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and England and Wales. He has studied the relevant law in detail and has displayed well reasoned argument. His essay was a real pleasure to read.’

Further information on Mark’s essay can be found at

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