Ronan Daly Jermyn wins top accolade at AIB Irish Law Awards

Richard Martin from Ronan Daly with David McLaughlin, Head of AIB Private Banking
Pictured (l-r): Richard Martin from Ronan Daly Jermyn and David McLaughlin, head of AIB Private Banking

Ronan Daly Jermyn was named Ireland’s Law Firm of the Year at the sixth annual black tie gala AIB Private Banking Irish Law Awards.

Staff at Irish law firms, legal practitioners and in-house legal teams from all corners of Ireland descended upon the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin for the awards ceremony on Friday.

The Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by the Institute of Legal Research & Standards, was presented to Mr Justice Ronan Keane in recognition of his contribution to the legal profession in Ireland.

The judge said: “It has been an honour to serve with Ireland’s strong and credible judicial system, and a greater honour to be acknowledged for mine and my family’s dedicated work for the system over the years.”

Pictured (l-r): Mr Justice Ronan Keane and guest of honour, M. Justice Frank Clarke
Pictured (l-r): Mr Justice Ronan Keane and guest of honour, Mr Justice Frank Clarke

New categories this year included Dublin Solicitor of the Year, sponsored by Bonhams, which was awarded to Rachel Liston of Orpen Frank Solicitors, for her excellence in dealing with clients, hospitals and patient bodies in improving the systems and protocols in place for patients and victims of medical and professional negligence.

Other new awards included Excellence in Client Services, sponsored by the Financial Times, awarded to ByrneWallace, and Excellence in Marketing and Communications, sponsored by Kantar Media, awarded to McCarthy + Co.

Reddy Charlton Solicitors picked up Dublin Law Firm of the Year Award, sponsored by Lincoln Recruitment, for the second consecutive year and Gillian Moore from Keating Connolly Sellors was presented with Legal Executive of the Year Award.

Clara Hurley from UCC Cork was named Bloomsbury Professional’s Law Student of the Year, and University of Limerick was named Law School of the Year.

The full list of winners is available from the Irish Law Awards website.

David McLaughlin, head of AIB Private Banking, said: “Many of our valued customers are in a legal profession, so we are delighted to be associated with an event that recognises their excellence and continued dedication to Irish law.

“The awards received a 36 per cent increase in entries this year – proof that the legal professional continues to grow and influence much of Irish society.”

Tracey Carney, event director, added: “In their sixth consecutive year, the AIB Private Banking Irish Law Awards are now renowned as a platform that brings together, acknowledges, and rewards significant legal talent under one roof.

“The event itself is a must-attend for everyone in the legal profession, and the calibre of nominations are continuously growing in quantity and standard, making the panel’s judging process a very tough one!”

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