Law firms honoured at European awards
Law firms William Fry and McCann FitzGerald shared the honours at the 'The Lawyer European Awards 2018' in London.
William Fry's Bryan Bourke was named European Managing Partner of the Year at the awards, which judges said was in recognition of his strategic vision, leadership, innovation and creativity and how this has contributed to William Fry's recent successes.
They also noted that William Fry had taken on 1,000 new clients since Mr Bourke took over as managing partner in 2014.
William Fry chairman John Larkin said the firm was "delighted" that Mr Bourke had been recognised.
"Under his leadership, the firm has gone from strength to strength and his appointment for a second term last year means that he will lead the firm in the coming years in what will continue to be an exciting, profitable and successful period for William Fry," he said.
Also at the awards, McCann FitzGerald took the honours as Republic of Ireland Law Firm of the Year.
"2017 was all about digital [for McCann FitzGerald]," the judges noted.
"Building on the data investigations group it launched last year, the firm ramped up its investment in technologies and resourcing models to offer compliance solutions to clients."