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Lavelle Partners recognised as a leading firm again by the Legal 500 EMEA 2021

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Lavelle Partners has been recognised again as a leading firm by the Legal 500 EMEA 2021 edition.

The Legal 500 is internationally recognised as the clients’ guide to the best law firms, solicitors and barristers in over 150 jurisdictions.

Take a look at the rankings here.

Here’s a taste of what our clients had to say across the five practice areas:

Dispute Resolution

‘They provide a clear recommended strategy to best assert client’s position rather than being given range of alternatives and being asked to decide on preferred strategy.’

‘They offer assertiveness in deciding the appropriate strategy and follow through in proactive fashion.’

‘Lavelle Partners has a focus on their people and delivering for clients, particularly in comparison to competing firms. We have been successful in a number of disputes with Lavelle Partners, with the legal process completed within short timeframes.’

‘Ciaran Leavy is a strong performer, providing pragmatic and results focused advice. Dermot McLean is a diligent associate, always available and pragmatic in his approach.’

‘Ciaran Leavy is a very responsive point of contact who is always up to speed with matters. he provides effective and commercial solutions to progress matters.’

‘Lavelle Partners always provide a top class service at a competitive price compared to other firms. You get the feeling that they really value their clients and will go ‘the extra mile’ for the client.’

‘Ciaran Leavy really stands out as a top class litigator and an expert in his field. Ciaran displays great commercial acumen and always seems to find solutions for a problem. I would highly recommend Ciaran Leavy for representation in commercial litigation matters.’

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

‘The team at Lavelle Partners are always available to assist in all matters with a collaborative approach between the respective disciplines.’

‘Gríana O’Kelly is an excellent commercial lawyer with experience in a range of different sectors.

‘The team is accessible and quick to respond and complete work to deadlines.’

‘We have worked with Gríana O’Kelly for a number of years and found her to be a good business partner, offering practical advice on any matters.’

‘Gríana O’Kelly was outstanding. Very knowledgeable about pharmacy transactions.’

‘The team are very approachable and provide a personal service from the managing partner and all the staff we met.’

‘Michael Lavelle and Gríana O’Kelly are the two partners we mainly deal with and both are very committed to providing a professional and relevant service to match our needs.’

Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring

‘The senior insolvency partner has very significant insolvency experience, combined with clear communications and commercial acumen makes for excellent advice.’

‘Significant specialised insolvency experience and clear communications.’

‘The team at Lavelle Partners are among the very best when it comes to strategy. They have a wealth of experience in insolvency litigation.’

‘Michael Lavelle is excellent on litigation strategy. He has a great ability to identify good cases and how they will play out.’


‘The biggest stand out for me is the response time from everyone we deal with. Too often in the past I have experienced long delays for small matters, but with Lavelle Partners they are always prompt even in the often slow world of real estate.’

‘Nicola Walsh has helped get a number of projects over the line in a timely and very professional manner. The big standouts are not bothering us with the little stuff (all the time) but still including it as it’s being signed off, and giving clear impartial advice when a decision has to be made. Exceptional service.’

‘Solid practical advice, with good support in other areas of law. The practice is very approachable and maintains good contact during all transactions.’

‘Nicola Walsh provides down-to-earth, practical, and very efficient advice and actions.’


‘Led by Marc FitzgibbonLavelle Partners advises clients on dismissals, disciplinary matters and the preparation of contracts. The team has also recently been active in advising on redundancies and restructurings as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Fitzgibbon has more than 30 years of experience in both contentious and non-contentious employment law, which includes representing clients before the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court.’

We’d like to thank our clients for their feedback and continued support, and congratulate the whole team for a brilliant performance, despite a global pandemic!