The Criminal Law Firm/Lawyer of the Year Award honours a criminal law firm, team or lawyer who has demonstrated excellence in the provision of legal services in the context of the criminal law during recent times and in particular, since April 2023.

The criterion set out in the foregoing paragraph should be reflected in submissions and such submissions should also refer to the following:

● Significance of an achievement or achievements relevant to the category;

● Quality of legal services offered and legal expertise relevant to the category; and

● Delivery of excellence in client service and effective communication with clients

A submission in this category may (but it is not necessary to do so) focus on a single case that may be characterised as being of significance in the legal ‘landscape’ of Ireland.