SOLICITORS from across Limerick have picked up a series of nominations for the upcoming Irish Law Awards.
Holmes O’Malley Sexton solicitors, based on Henry Street, and Sweeney McGann, O’Connell Street, are finalists in the category of Munster Law Firm of the Year.
Holmes O’Malley Sexton solicitors is also a finalist in the categories of banking, finance/restructuring and insolvency lawyer/law team of the year.
Company partner Harry Fehily has also been named as a finalist in the category of public sector lawyer/law team of the year, while Jacci Fox of the same firm is in the running for Legal Executive of the Year.
Now in their third year, the Irish Law Awards commend excellence in Irish law and honour innovative legal practitioners.
They offer a unique opportunity for those working at the forefront of the Irish legal profession to be recognised alongside their European and international peers.
Hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan, the awards will take place in The Four Seasons hotel in Dublin on Friday, May 2.
They recognise the outstanding achievements of leading law firms, legal practitioners and in-house legal teams across the country.
This year’s awards received a total of 360 nominations across 25 categories, which marks a 20% increase on last year.
New categories for 2014 include Legal Website of the Year and Litigation Case of the Year.
Chairman of the judges Dr Eamon Hall said: “It is heart-warming and an immense privilege to witness the outstanding achievements, expertise and capabilities of lawyers in Ireland as evidenced by the finalists of the Irish Law Awards 2014.”
Event director Tracey Carney added: “The shortlisted finalists are evidence of the exemplary quality and professionalism in the Irish legal profession”.