Eversheds Sutherland recognised for pro bono work

Eversheds Sutherland recognised for pro bono work

International law firm Eversheds Sutherland has won a Chambers Ireland award for its pro bono work on a case concerning a visually impaired man’s right to vote by way of secret ballot.

The firm was recognised at the Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility Awards ceremony in Dublin’s Clayton Hotel.

Representatives of the firm were presented with a specially commissioned trophy designed by Waterford Crystal.

Julie Galbraith, associate solicitor at Eversheds Sutherland, told Irish Legal News: “It’s an honour to receive this award, particularly because of the fundamental reasons behind it.

“Eversheds Sutherland had the wonderful opportunity to work with Robbie Sinnott, a visually impaired individual, on a pro bono basis to secure his legal right to vote by way of secret ballot in a general election.

“A team of experienced lawyers from Eversheds Sutherland was carefully selected, hand-picked to ensure Robbie received the very best support and advice throughout the complex High Court litigation.

“After several years, a great deal of hard work and determination, the litigation was successful. Being part of a team that has helped to pave the way for a new Irish declaration that allows visually impaired persons to vote without assistance, is an honour in itself. We couldn’t be more delighted.”

Ian Talbot, chief executive of Chambers Ireland, said: “The CSR Awards showcase the exciting CSR practices taking place within Irish business. Over the past fourteen years we have witnessed the growth of socially responsible business practices.

“Businesses can flourish when time is dedicated to engaging with the community, improving the environment and supporting employees.”

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