Around 650 representatives from Ireland’s leading law firms, legal practitioners and in-house legal teams assembled at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on the evening of October 28 for the black-tie event, hosted by broadcaster Ivan Yates.
With more than 400 entries for this year’s awards competition was stronger than ever, and it was only after hours of intense deliberation by the judging panel that 180 companies were selected as finalists in over 30 different award categories.
Richard Hammond SC, chairperson of the Irish Law Awards judging panel, hailed the overwhelming support for the event as an indicator of its status within the legal sector. He said: “This was the highest attendance ever and is testament to the strong reputation that the Irish Law Awards has developed within the legal community since its inception in 2012.”
Describing the atmosphere on the night as “energetic and convivial”, he saluted the diversity of firms represented and the key role played by the evening in honouring and acknowledging the work carried out in the sector and the talent within it.
The accolade of Leister Lawyer of the Year was awarded to our principal Alvaro Blasco.