The Public Sector Legal Team/Lawyer of the Year Award honours a public sector / Civil Service law team or individual lawyer (within the Civil Service or the Public Service (including semi-State Services, public bodies, local authorities, et cetera) in Ireland that has demonstrated excellence in the provision of services to the internal client(s) of the state/semi state agency 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:

● Demonstration of the provision of effective, strategic, and timely legal advice within the organisation; and the awareness of cross-disciplinary inputs (where relevant);

● Awareness of developments in the law and other related issues affecting the ‘internal client’ and the communication of such developments to the internal client(s) on a regular basis; and

● A result-focused professionalism demonstrating the necessity of providing legal but practical solutions expressed with great clarity in relation to the ‘issues’ (legal work) presented by the internal client.

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 firm must be based within the selected region.