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McCarthy + Co Wins Law Firm of the Year at the Irish Law Awards

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Irish Law Firm of the Year 2024 - McCarthy + Co Solicitors LLP

Our team attended the 12th Annual Dye & Durham Irish Law Awards on June 14th at the Convention Centre in Dublin. The event was a remarkable gathering of the legal elite, filled with an electric atmosphere as distinguished broadcaster and former politician Ivan Yates hosted the evening’s proceedings.

This annual event is dedicated to identifying, honouring, and publicising outstanding achievements in the legal field, while also recognising those who have devoted their lives to the profession.

Among the many winners that night, we are proud to share that the most prestigious award, the overall national “Law Firm of the Year”, was proudly claimed by McCarthy + Co. Solicitors LLP, a significant achievement that highlights our exceptional contributions to the legal field.

Based in Clonakilty, we provide specialist nationwide services in medical negligence and personal injury through our online platform, Our new state-of-the-art headquarters in the West Cork Technology Park are custom-designed to offer exceptionally well-appointed, ergonomic, and high-tech facilities. This environment enables our growing team to deliver an extraordinary customer experience to clients across Ireland.

Since our founding by Ann McCarthy as a sole pioneering female solicitor in 1987, our young and vibrant team has grown to over 20 members. We’ve already added three new members since moving to our new home at the start of the year.

The McCarthy + Co team collecting our

The McCarthy + Co team collecting our “Law Firm of the Year” award

Speaking at the awards, our Managing Partner Flor McCarthy said, “We are honoured and humbled to accept this award on behalf of an amazing team at McCarthy + Co. Solicitors LLP. We are privileged to be able to work with and help wonderful clients every day, and this recognition means a huge amount to us as we continue to do that.”

In addition to the “Law Firm of the Year” award, we were also honoured with the “Munster Excellence and Innovation in Client Service” award, recognising our dedication to exceptional client care and innovative legal solutions. Furthermore, we were named “Munster Law Firm of the Year,” highlighting our significant impact and outstanding service in the Munster region.

The Irish Law Awards celebrate the remarkable contributions of lawyers across various categories to Irish society. These awards are a testament to the hard work, dedication, and exceptional talent within Ireland’s legal sector. Each nominee and winner exemplifies the highest standards of practice and professionalism, showcasing the vital role we play in upholding justice and the rule of law.

Among the distinguished winners were leading firms, individual practitioners, and emerging talents who have demonstrated excellence in their respective fields. These awards not only recognise their achievements but also inspire future generations of legal professionals to strive for greatness.

More than just a celebration of individual accomplishments, the event reflected the collective spirit and resilience of the Irish legal community. As we honoured those who have made significant contributions to the profession, we also acknowledged the evolving landscape of law in Ireland, adapting to new challenges and embracing opportunities for growth and innovation.

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is a seasoned solicitor with almost 20 years of experience, specialises in personal injury and medical negligence claims, focusing particularly on high-value compensation cases. His extensive litigation experience spans Circuit Court, High Court and Supreme Court levels. John's practice involves a diverse range of cases, from personal injury and wrongful death to property damage, defective products, professional negligence and judicial reviews.


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