The Public Sector Legal Team/Lawyer of the Year Award honours a public sector law team or individual lawyer (within the Civil Service or the Public Service i.e. Semi-State Service of Ireland) that has demonstrated a sense of excellence in the provision of services to the internal client(s) of the state/semi state agency during recent times and in particular, since January 2018.
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.