LEGAL PROFESSIONALS CONTINUE TO RAISE THE BAR AT THE CLINCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT

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LEGAL PROFESSIONALS CONTINUE TO RAISE THE BAR AT THE CLINCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT

IRISH LAW AWARDS 2018

 

The Irish legal profession raised the bar last night, as over 90 Irish law firms, legal practitioners and in-house legal teams descended upon the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, for the seventh annual black tie gala Clinch Wealth Management Irish Law Awards.

Opened by Minister for Justice Mr. Charlie Flanagan and hosted by RTE’s Miriam O’ Callaghan, the awards set out to identify, commend and honour excellence and achievement in Irish Law. The Awards showcase the best of Irish law firms, legal practitioners and in-house legal teams throughout the four provinces of Ireland.

‘Law Firm of the Year’, sponsored by Clinch Wealth Management was awarded to Beauchamps, one of Ireland’s top commercial law firms. Founded in 1803,  Beauchamps has been part of the fabric of Irish business for over 200 years. This year’s ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, sponsored by the Institute of Legal Research & Standards was presented to The Hon. Ms. Justice Susan Denham, in recognition of her remarkable contribution to the legal profession in Ireland over the last 30 years.

In this year’s Awards, new categories included provinces – Connacht/Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Dublin with recipients gaining a regional victory before winning the overall category in which they took part, such as Richard Grogan from Richard Grogan & Associates in Dublin for ‘Employment Law Firm/Lawyer of the Year’.

Michael Monahan Solicitor, from Sligo, brought home the Award for ‘Excellence in Client Services’ sponsored by Ormond Meeting Rooms, while Dillon Solicitors Dublin were presented the ‘Excellence in Marketing & Communications’ Award sponsored by the Financial Times. Property, Planning, Probate Firm/Lawyer of the Year, Sponsored by ENKI, was awarded to Reddy Charlton Solicitors also from Dublin.

The distinguished title of ‘Solicitor of the Year’, sponsored by MedLaw was awarded to Stuart Gilhooly from H.J. Ward & Co.

Tom Clinch, Head of Clinch Wealth Management, who sponsor the prestigious awards said, “Clinch Wealth Management is proud to support the Irish Law Awards 2018. We are fortunate to count some of Ireland’s leading solicitors as our clients so we are keenly aware of the extraordinary commitment required to achieve success in the legal profession. These awards are an opportunity to honour the excellence of Ireland’s solicitors and in-house legal counsels over the last year.”

Commenting on the award, John White, Managing Partner of Beauchamps said: “We are delighted to have been recognised as Law Firm of the Year 2018. This award is recognition of the diverse and comprehensive nature of our client base and the trust our clients place in us. One of the most satisfying aspects of advising some of Ireland’s leading companies is addressing, first-hand, the variety of issues and challenges faced by business leaders in an expanding economy. I am particularly pleased that we continue to experience increased activity across almost every practice group and sector. This is the result of a sustained and deliberate strategy focused on our core practice areas.”

 

Katherine O’Riordan, Event Director said, “The Irish Law Awards has become a huge success over the past 6 years. The event has grown exponentially and  this year we are delighted to have the support of Clinch Wealth Management in recognizing excellence within the legal sector. The standard this year was exceptionally high.”

The Awards reception and proceedings were hosted by RTE’s Miriam O’Callaghan and charity partners for 2018 include the Solicitors’ Benevolent Association, The Barristers’ Benevolent Society and the Peter McVerry Trust.

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For a full list of finalists and award recipients and further information on the Clinch Wealth Management Irish Law Awards 2018 visit irishlawawards.ie.

For media enquiries including imagery from the event Sherwood, please contact Ann-Mare Sheehan, Aspire PR, T : 01 8275181 / 087 298 5569 or E:  [email protected]

 

Editor’s Notes

Full list of categories, recipients and sponsors of the Clinch Wealth Management Irish Law Awards 2018:

Banking, Finance/Restructuring & Insolvency Firm/Lawyer of the Year (Sponsored By RSM Ireland) ByrneWallace (Dublin)

Criminal Law Firm/Lawyer of the Year Shalom Binchy & Co. (Dublin)

Employment Law Firm/Lawyer of the Year Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors (Dublin)

Munster & Connacht/Ulster Employment Law Firm/Lawyer of the Year Alastair Purdy & Co. (Galway)

Leinster (incl. Dublin) Employment Law Firm/Lawyer of the Year Richard Grogan (Dublin)

Excellence in Client Service (sponsored by Ormond Meeting Rooms) Michael Monahan Solicitor (Sligo)

Excellence in Client Service Connacht/Ulster (Sponsored by Ormond Meeting Rooms) Michael Monahan Solicitor (Sligo)

Excellence in Client Service Leinster (Sponsored by Ormond Meeting Rooms) Tim Kennelly Solicitors (Kildare)

Excellence in Client Service Munster (Sponsored by Ormond Meeting Rooms) PG McMahon Solicitors (Limerick)

Excellence in Client Service Dublin (Sponsored by Ormond Meeting Rooms) ByrneWallace (Dublin)

Excellence in Marketing & Communications (Sponsored by Financial Times) Dillon Solicitors (Dublin)

Family Law Firm/Lawyer of the Year Keith Walsh Solicitors (Dublin)

Connacht/Ulster Family Law Firm/Lawyer of the Year Berwick Solicitors (Galway)

Leinster Family Law Firm/Lawyer of the Year Susan Webster & Company(Kildare)

Munster Family Law Firm/Lawyer of the Year Annette Sheehan – FitzGerald Solicitors (Cork)

Dublin Family Law Firm/Lawyer of the Year Keith Walsh Solicitors (Dublin)

In-House Legal Team of the Year Clúid Housing (Dublin)

Law Firm Innovation Award (Sponsored by Documatics) Tracey Solicitors (Dublin)

Law Student of the Year (sponsored by Institute of Legal Research & Standards) Claire Juliette Joyce – University College Cork

Legal Executive of the Year Jennifer Weafer – Lavelle Solicitors (Dublin)

Litigation Law Firm/Lawyer of the Year Philip Lee (Dublin)

Connacht/Ulster Litigation Law Firm/Lawyer of the Year P. O’Connor & Son (Mayo)

Munster Litigation Law Firm/Lawyer of the Year Pierse Fitzgibbon Solicitors(Kerry)

Leinster (incl. Dublin) Litigation Law Firm/Lawyer of the Year Philip Lee (Dublin)

Property, Planning, Probate Firm/Lawyer of the Year (Sponsored by ENKI) Reddy Charlton Solicitors (Dublin)

Connacht/Ulster Property, Planning, Probate Firm/Lawyer of the Year (Sponsored by ENKI) Blake & Kenny Solicitors (Galway)

Munster Property, Planning, Probate Firm/Lawyer of the Year (Sponsored by ENKI) Sweeney McGann Solicitors (Limerick)

Leinster (incl. Dublin) Property, Planning, Probate Firm/Lawyer of the Year (Sponsored by ENKI) Reddy Charlton Solicitors (Dublin)

Public Sector Law Firm/Lawyer of the Year Judicial Review Team, Chief State Solicitor’s Office (Dublin)

Service Provider to the Legal Profession (Sponsored by 3M) Diploma Centre Law Society of  Ireland (Dublin)

Sole Practitioner/Sole Principal of the Year Deirdre Burke – D.M. Burke & Co. (Wicklow)

Connacht/Ulster Sole Practitioner/Sole Principal of the Year Jason O’ Sullivan – J.O. Solicitors (Galway)

Leinster Sole Practitioner/Sole Principal of the Year Deirdre Burke – D.M. Burke & Co. (Wicklow)

Munster Sole Practitioner/Sole Principal of the Year Kieran Mulcahy Solicitor (Limerick)

Dublin Sole Practitioner/Sole Principal of the Year  Sharon Scally – Amorys Solicitors (Dublin)

Solicitor of the Year (sponsored by MedLaw) Stuart Gilhooly – H.J. Ward & Co. (Dublin)

Connacht/Ulster Solicitor of the Year Shane MacSweeney – MacSweeney & Company Solicitors (Galway)

Leinster Solicitor of the Year Alvaro Blasco – Blasco Solicitors (Kildare)

Munster Solicitor of the Year Flor McCarthy – McCarthy & Co. (Cork)

Dublin Solicitor of The Year Stuart Gilhooly – H.J. Ward & Co. (Dublin)

Law Firm of the Year Beauchamps (Dublin)

Connacht/Ulster Law Firm of the Year MacSweeney & Company (Galway)

Leinster Law Firm of the Year Hanahoe and Hanahoe Solicitors (Kildare)

Munster Law Firm of the Year JRAP O’Meara Solicitors (Cork)

Dublin Law Firm of the Year Beauchamps (Dublin)

Lifetime Achievement Award (Institute of Legal Research & Standards) The Hon. Ms. Justice Susan Denham (Dublin)

Special Merit Award Michael Irvine

 

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