Legislation Society congratulates solicitors granted patents of priority


Law Society congratulates solicitors granted patents of precedence

The Legislation Society of Eire has congratulated the six solicitors granted patents of priority this week. In a historic first, the variety of girls solicitors named is larger than the variety of males.

President of the Legislation Society, Michelle Ní Longáin, stated: “We’re proud to congratulate our six colleagues who’ve been recognised for his or her in-depth data of a specialised space of observe.

“The 4 girls solicitors granted the patents of priority this 12 months have made historical past. For the primary time, the variety of girls named is larger than the variety of males. Girls are at present within the majority of practising and trainee solicitors in Eire and this range in our occupation is mirrored among the many newest senior counsel listing.

“Solicitors’ shut connectedness with shoppers as trusted advisors is exclusive within the authorized occupation. We’re happy that their many contributions to the administration of justice within the State has once more been recognised.”

The six solicitors are:

  • Deborah Spence (Arthur Cox LLP)
  • Terence McCrann (McCann FitzGerald LLP)
  • Sinéad Kearney (ByrneWallace LLP)
  • Aisling Gannon (Eversheds Sutherland LLP)
  • Helen Kelly (Matheson)
  • Alastair Purdy (Alastair Purdy and Co).

That is the third time within the historical past of the State that solicitors might apply for patents of priority. Thirty-five solicitors, 11 girls and 24 males, have been granted the patents of priority since 2020.



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