2012 marked the introduction of the inaugural Irish Law Awards and we are grateful to everyone who participated, as the event exceeded all expectations. The sold-out event left a lasting mark on the Irish legal sector and it was apparent that the select judging panel, chaired by Dr Eamonn Hall, ensured that the successful nominees were those at the forefront of the profession.

The awards aim to identify, honour, and publicise outstanding achievements, while also recognising those who have dedicated their lives to serving in the legal profession. This annual event is designed to recognise excellence in the legal profession of Ireland, commending the achievements of lawyers. Similar events have been hosted across Europe for many years, and this prestigious ceremony allows Irish legal professionals to be recognised alongside their international peers.

For information on the 2021 Irish Law Awards, please contact Jill on (01) 6401700, or email Jill.Thornton@ashvillemediagroup.com


  • Open for Entries: May 2021
  • Nomination Deadline Extended: Third-Party Nominations: Friday 18th June: Self Nominations: Friday 2nd July
  • Finalists Announced: A date will be announced soon
  • Awards Day: Friday 29th October 2021


Once again, the charity partners for the Irish Law Awards 2020 are The Solicitors Benevolent Association and The Benevolent Society of the Bar of Ireland.

The Benevolent Society of The Bar of Ireland gives temporary financial assistance to barristers and their families who are experiencing severe financial hardship. The work done by the Society is conducted in strict confidence.