Holmes O'Malley Sexton was named the Munster Provincial Law Firm of the Year at the inaugural National Irish Bank Irish Law Awards at a ceremony at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin on 4th May 2012. These prestigious awards were introduced this year in order to recognise and celebrate excellence in the legal profession in Ireland. Holmes O'Malley Sexton is honoured to be recognised for its outstanding performances during 2011. More than 100 legal firms, individuals, law schools and departments in the corporate sector were nominated for the various awards.
Commenting on the accolade, Managing Partner Harry Fehily said ‘We are delighted to be named as the National Irish Bank Munster Provincial Law Firm of the Year. We continually strive for excellence in everything we do. I would like to pay tribute to the dedication, technical excellence and the calibre of our staff. This award is recognition from clients of our consistent commitment to client service. We hope that our expertise, experience and ability to adapt to changing circumstances will continue to help clients in the business and legal challenges which they face in this challenging economic climate'. Our aim is to develop a brand of quality, knowledge, experience and value which epitomises a timely friendly cost efficient service.
The esteemed panel of judges for the awards included chairman Dr. Eamon G Hall, Maurice Gaffney SC, solicitor Kevin O'Higgins and legal academic Dr. Elaine Fahy. Holmes O'Malley Sexton would also like to recognise the generous sponsorship of these awards by National Irish Bank as well as acknowledging the charity partners for The National Irish Bank Irish Law Awards 2012, namely the Solicitor's Benevolent Association, The Barrister's Benevolent Society and the Peter McVerry Trust.
This award reaffirms Holmes O'Malley Sexton's status as one of the leading national full service law firms. The firm is committed to diversifying and recently expanded its operations by opening an office in Dublin. Having been honoured with the accolade of Munster Provincial Law Firm of the Year, Holmes O'Malley Sexton will continue to focus on their ability to add real value to their clients' business.
Photograph: Joseph O'Meara, Partner (right), and Alice Lanigan (centre), Solicitor, accepted the award on behalf of the firm which was presented by the Chairman of the Judging Panel, Dr Eamonn Hall (left), Solicitor and Notary Public.