Emily Johnson, an associate within Cains’ Litigation team, has once again been awarded the prestigious George Johnson Law Prize for the third consecutive year.

The essay competition was established in 1943 in memory of George Sayle Johnson Esquire, a past President of The Isle of Man Law Society, with the object of encouraging the study of law.

The 2021 accolade was awarded to Emily for her winning essay titled: What changes (if any) do you recommend to the 2009 Rules of Court which govern civil proceedings in the Isle of Man?

The prize is scheduled to be presented to Emily by Deemster Corlett at the IOM Law Society in the presence of Kathryn Clough, President of the Law Society. She was previously presented the award in 2019 and 2020.

Emily, who qualified as a Manx Advocate in 2019, joined Cains’ top tier Litigation team in July 2021, having gained her legal experience in England & Wales before relocating to the Isle of Man in 2017.

Emily, commented on her achievement: “I am delighted to have won the Law Prize for a third year. It is a fantastic opportunity for junior and trainee advocates to develop their research skills and have the ability to put forward thoughts and opinions on topical issues. I would strongly encourage junior members of the Manx Bar to enter this competition if they are able to do so.”

Robert Colquitt, director and joint head of Cains’ Litigation team commented: “We are extremely proud of Emily having been awarded such a prestigious prize for the third year running. The George Johnson Law Prize has a long and distinguished history and it’s a great honour to win it. It not only showcases her knowledge and expertise of the Isle of Man Court system but her intellect and passion for law, which is an asset to our litigation team.”

Click here to read Emily’s essay in full.