NEW ROSS legal practice Coghlan Kelly Solicitors have won the top legal firm in Leinster award at the 2022 Dye & Durham Irish Law Awards.
The winners of the 10th annual awards were revealed at a gala awards ceremony at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Employing a large staff, the New Ross practice scooped the coveted award beating off stiff competition from their peers fro across the region.
With over 400 entries for this year's awards, the competition was stronger than ever. After intense deliberation from the judges, over 180 companies made it as finalists with a possibility of winning an award this year. New categories such as Banking & Finance Legal Team / Lawyer of the Year, Pharma / Life Science Law Firm / Lawyer of the Year, and ADR Firm Team / Lawyer of the Year (sponsored by Ormond Meeting Rooms) were introduced and were highly competitive.
The awards aim to identify, honour, and publicise outstanding achievements, while also recognising those who have dedicated their lives to serving in the legal profession. The annual event is designed to recognise excellence in the legal profession of Ireland, commending the achievements of lawyers. A special Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to human rights lawyer Noeline Blackwell, chief executive of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC). The Special Merit Award was presented to Maeve O’Rourke.