The Irish Judges at the Center of the English Commercial Court:
Mr. Justice Mathews (1830 - 1908) and Lord Russell of Killowen (1832 - 1900)
Countries across the world are seeking to promote their law and legal service professionals to the international business community. The role of the English Commercial Court and its judges in promoting English law and England as a jurisdiction for dispute resolution around the world has not gone unnoticed. As Ireland joins this legal competition, this lecture will look at the two Irish judges who were instrumental in setting up the now famous English Commercial Court in the 1890s and reflect on the opportunities that Brexit presents to the Irish legal industry.
The lecture is free and open to all. Registration is required.
About the Speaker
Clare O’Hare is a lawyer and doctoral candidate at the University of Notre Dame Law School. Clare’s research focuses on the growth of specialized commercial courts in the context of cross-border commercial litigation. Clare is a Graduate Fellow at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, an active member of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies’ Graduate student Working Group, and a Kellogg Institute Doctoral Student Affiliate. Clare spent the majority of her career in legal practice with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London and Dubai, where she worked on complex international financial transactions and insolvency matters. Prior to joining the Law School, Clare received an M.A. in Political Science from Notre Dame in 2019 and has graduate degrees from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and the University of Cambridge. Clare completed her undergraduate degree in Law & French Law at Trinity College Dublin.