The 2017 finalists for the AIB Private Banking Irish Law Awards have been announced!

Thanks to all those who entered and nominated and congratulations to all of the shortlisted finalists.

With a 36% increase in entries this year, and now in its sixth consecutive year, the highly prestigious awards commend excellence in Irish law and recognise the outstanding achievements and exemplary practices of the Irish business law community.

 

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2017 Finalists

Banking, Finance/Restructuring & Insolvency Law Firm of the Year
Sponsored by CBL Insurance

Beauchamps
ByrneWallace
Eversheds Sutherland
Orpen Franks Solicitors
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Sweeney McGann Solicitors

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Connacht/Ulster Law Firm of the Year

Blake & Kenny Solicitors
Callan Tansey Solicitors
Geraghty & Co Solicitors
J.V. Geary Solicitors
MacSweeney & Company Solicitors
Purdy Fitzgerald Solicitors

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Connacht/Ulster Solicitor of the Year

Jason O’ Sullivan – J.O.S Solicitors
John Geary – J.V. Geary Solicitors
Paul MacCormack – Paul MacCormack & Co.
Breege McCaffrey – DM O’Connor and Co Solicitors
Alastair Purdy – Purdy Fitzgerald Solicitors

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Criminal Law Firm of the Year

Michael Hennessy Solicitors
KOD Lyons Solicitors
John M. Quinn & Co.
Michael J Staines & Company

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Dublin Law Firm of the Year

Sponsored by Lincoln Recruitment

Richard Grogan & Associates
Lavelle Solicitors
Orpen Franks Solicitors
OSM Partners
Reddy Charlton
Noel Smyth & Partners 

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Dublin Solicitor of The Year

Sponsored by Bonhams

Anthony Fay – Anthony Fay & Company Solicitors
Richard Grogan – Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors
Jeanne Kelly – Mason Hayes & Curran
Rachael Liston – Orpen Franks Solicitors
Ronan Hannigan – Noel Smyth & Partners
Roddy Tyrrell – Tyrrell Solicitors

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Employment Law Firm/Lawyer of the Year

Sponsored by Sunday Business Post

Beauchamps
ByrneWallace
Philip Lee
Richard Grogan – Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors
Breege McCaffrey – DM O’Connor and Co Solicitors
O’Mara Geraghty McCourt
Purdy FitzGerald
Ronan Daly Jermyn 

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Excellence in Client Service

Sponsored by Financial Times

ByrneWallace
Cahir & Co Solicitors
Carmody Moran Solicitors
Douglas Law Solicitors
McCarthy + Co.
James McSweeney Solicitors
Orpen Franks Solicitors
Tracey Solicitors 

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Excellence in Marketing & Communications

Sponsored by Kantar Media

Cahir & Co Solicitors
FitzGerald Solicitors
Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors
Lynch Solicitors
McCarthy + Co.
Ronan Daly Jermyn

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Family Law Team/Lawyer of the Year

Deirdre Burke – DMBurke Solicitors
Annette Sheehan – Fitzgerald Solicitors
KOD Lyons Solicitors
Avril Mangan – Mangan & Company Solicitors
Keith Walsh Solicitor
Susan Webster – Susan Webster & Company 

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In House Legal Team/Lawyer of the Year
Sponsored by Thomson Reuters

Change Implementation Unit Team – Chief State Solicitor’s Office
Justice and Crime Section – Chief State Solicitor’s Office
FEXCO Group
Hugh Hannigan – News Ireland
Aine Lyons – VMware International Limited

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Irish Language Practitioner of the Year
Sponsored by Foras Na Gaeilge

Maura Butler – Education Department, Law Society of Ireland
Seán Ó Cearbhaill – O’Carroll & Company
Samantha Geraghty – P. O’Connor & Son 

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Law Firm Innovation Award
Sponsored by Documatics

ByrneWallace
Change Implementation Unit – Chief State Solicitor’s Office
Gareth Noble – KOD Lyons
O’Donnell McKenna
OSM Partners
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Paul W Tracey – Tracey Solicitors
Kevin McLaughlin – Hugh J Ward & Co Solicitors

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Law School of the Year

Faculty of Law, Griffith College
The Honorable Society of King’s Inns
Maynooth University Department of Law
University of Limerick
WIT Law Faculty 

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Law Student of the Year
Sponsored by Bloomsbury Professional

Clara Hurley – UCC
Eva McQuaid – DCU
Kate Moloney – UCD
Mark O’Reilly – Maynooth University

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Legal Book of the Year

A Practical Guide to Medical Negligence Litigation, Michael Boylan
Law and Finance in Retirement, John Costello
The Law of Companies (4th Edition), Dr Thomas B Courtney
Keane on Company Law (5th Edition), Brian Hutchinson
Murdoch and Hunt’s Dictionary of Irish Law (6th edition), Brian Hunt
Sentencing Law and Practice, (3rd edition), Thomas O’Malley
Walsh on Criminal Procedure, (2nd edition), Dermot P.J. Walsh

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Legal Executive of the Year

David Ivers – Peter Doyle & Company
Julie Murphy – Eversheds Sutherland
Barry Brady – Hibernian Legal
Gillian Moore – Keating Connolly Sellors
Denis Shelly – Legal Costs Accountants Limited
Adrina Conlon – James McSweeney Solicitors
Anthony Rath – John A Sinnott & Co
Karen Dowdall – Hugh J Ward & Co Solicitors

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Leinster Law Firm of the Year

Byrne Carolan Cunningham Solicitors
Hanahoe and Hanahoe Solicitors
Moloney & Co Solicitors
John A. Sinnott & Co Solicitors
Susan Webster & Company

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Leinster Solicitor of the Year

Deirdre Burke – DMBurke Solicitors
Luke Hanahoe – Hanahoe & Hanahoe Solicitors
Tim Kennelly Solicitors
Susan Murphy – MakeMyWill Solicitors
Liam Moloney – Moloney & Co Solicitors
Susan Webster – Susan Webster & Company 

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Litigation Law Firm/Lawyer of the Year

Sponsored by Hibernian Legal

Philip Lee
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Alaina Hogan – Cian O’Carroll Solicitors
John M. Quinn & Co.
Sherwin O’Riordan Solicitors
Michael J Staines & Company 

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Munster Law Firm of the Year

FitzGerald Solicitors
Keating Connolly Sellors
Lynch Solicitors
McCarthy + Co.
O’Flynn Exhams Solicitors
Sweeney McGann Solicitors 

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Munster Solicitor of the Year

Sharon Cahir – Cahir and Company
Flor McCarthy – McCarthy + Co.
Rossa McMahon – PG McMahon Solicitors
Kieran Mulcahy – Kieran Mulcahy Solicitors

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Property, Planning, Probate Law Firm of the Year
Sponsored by ENKI

Beauchamps
ByrneWallace
Eversheds Sutherland
Orpen Franks Solicitors
Reddy Charlton
Ronan Daly Jermyn 

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Service Provider to the Legal Profession

Sponsored by Ashville Media

Bloomsbury Professional
CMOS
Diploma Centre, Law Society of Ireland
ENKI
Finders International
Interleaf Technology
LawOnline
Prosalis

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Sole Practitioner/Sole Principal of the Year Award

Sponsored by AIB Private Banking

Anthony Fay & Company
Richard Grogan – Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors
Tim Kennelly Solicitors
Liam Moloney – Moloney & Co Solicitors
Paul W Tracey – Tracey Solicitors
Susan Webster – Susan Webster & Company

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Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored by The Institute of Legal Research & Standards
(Recipient announced at the awards on 12 May 2017 )

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Law Firm of the Year
Sponsored by AIB Private Banking
(Recipient announced at the awards on 12 May 2017)