The Sole Principal of the Year Award honours an outstanding firm of solicitors headed by a sole principal (a sole principal is the only owner of the firm and has other solicitors working in the firm). The firm will have demonstrated in an exemplary manner an exceptional achievement or achievements in the 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.

Nominations for this category will be based on/in the regions and recipients of awards will be announced for each region: Dublin (incl. City and County), Leinster (excluding Dublin), Munster and Connacht/Ulster, who will then go forward for consideration for the overall national award

To nominate a firm in these categories, the principal practice office of the relevant firm must be based within the selected region.