Date01 January 2007
Mr Justice Michael Peart
Judge of the High Court of Ireland
When the Hibernian Law Journal was launched in the year 2000, the
founding editors introduced the f‌irst edition with the following statement of
“ … Through the medium of multidisciplinary scholarship, the Journal
aims to promote an increased awareness of the law and its related
disciplines among practising and academic lawyers alike, while also
encouraging increased scholarship by members of the legal commu-
nity. The Journal will address issues of interest and consequence to the
legal community and feature writings that traverse the traditional
boundaries of legal publishing in Ireland.
In recognition of the wealth of currently unpublished scholarship
on the law and its related disciplines in Ireland, the Journal seeks to
highlight specif‌ically, although not exclusively, the writings of trainee
and newly qualif‌ied lawyers, junior academics and students.”
Each volume which has been published since these aspirations were
announced has at least achieved these aims, if not exceeded them, and the
present volume is no exception.
The authors comprise distinguished practising lawyers and academics, as
well as trainee solicitors. The range of subject-matter addressed is diverse
and interesting to practising lawyers, academics and judges alike. Having
been afforded the opportunity to read the articles included in this volume
before its publication, I have no hesitation in commending the authors for
their scholarship, and congratulating the editors for their selection from
what I imagine was a large number of candidates hoping to be included in
such a worthy publication. No doubt hard choices had to be made, but I
hope that those whose work has not been included in this volume will not
be discouraged from submitting their work for future volumes.
Not surprisingly, given the importance of the subject in the lives of so
many lawyers these days, there are a number of articles of relevance to
commercial law.
Expressing concern about the capacity of domestic competition law to
properly and adequately address anti-competitive practices having an
international dimension, Deirdre Ann Kelly discusses the emergence of the
World Trade Organization in the development of a global policy to combat
anti-competitive practices at an international level. She looks at a number

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