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Lavelle Partners recognised again as a leading firm across all practice areas by the Legal 500 EMEA 2022

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Lavelle Partners has been recognised again as a leading firm by the Legal 500 EMEA 2022 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

Ciarán Leavy is the outstanding partner. Ciarán is, without doubt, the best solicitor I have encountered in my 45 years dealing with that profession. He is extraordinarily shrewd and sharp in respect of the pertinent legal issues but he is also exceptionally discerning about the related human and ethical dimensions of those issues as they apply ab initio and in the context of unfolding circumstances. In short, he combines efficiency and effectiveness with thoughtful considerateness, along with being both approachable and an especially clear communicator.’

‘Ciarán Leavy gains excellent insight into the matter and is excellent at correspondence such that it gets the point across to the other side and can narrow the issues at hand or move the process forward.’

Ciaran Leavy stands out as an excellent lawyer who always seems to find a solution no matter what the problem is.’

Michael Lavelle has great grasp of issues and wealth of practical experience. Exudes confidence.’

Comprehensiveness, thoroughness, lucidity, candidness and trustworthiness are the main attributes I associate with the Lavelle Partners team based on my experience with them to date. They excel at (a) setting out and contextualising the legal concerns associated with disputed issues, as well as (b) exploring alternative engagement and resolution options, and (c) skillfully advising and expeditiously following-through on appropriately selected courses of action.’

Expert advice and the priority they gave, in particular their attention to detail.’

The firm listen to the issues, make sure they understand the precise problems and then accurately summarise the situation with suggested remedies. They make you feel comfortable and you dont feel you are “on the clock”.’

I have immediate access to their advices via email/telephone and it’s always friendly and professional. I can rely on their recommendations at all times.’

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

‘Griana O’Kelly has great listening skills, really makes sure she understands the brief before launching into the work … also very open to client input at the drafting stage so that legals reflect the nuances of the commercial arrangements agreed.’

‘Griana O’Kelly is very good to deal with and she is very efficient in getting transactions closed.’

‘The process was lead by Griana O’Kelly who led her team at all times. It was also very comforting to see that Griana had full oversight of the complete process and her five colleagues who complemented each other in delivering a comprehensive and complete conclusion to the process.’

‘Great breadth of expertise. If a particular partner doesn’t have the expertise then effective handover to the appropriate partner who does. Very much a can-do attitude.’

‘Lavelle Partners bring a very partner led and hands on approach to transactions which is why I like using them.’

‘Direct and prompt access to the “right” person in the practice was a major feature of the process, particularly as we did not have any internal experience of the process. Lavelle Partners provided us with the advice and comfort we needed to complete the same.’


‘Nicola Walsh was very responsive, diligent, committed to the delivery of the transaction and flexible with her time.’

‘Nicola Walsh is exceptional in her support, advice and knowledge. She regularly goes above and beyond to deliver for us as the client.’

‘Lavelle Partners have an excellent understanding of our business and requirements. They provide expert legal advice and a very speedy turnaround. The team are very collaborative and innovative in providing solutions to any issues which arise.’

‘Lavelle Partners have offered us outstanding service on a daily basis. Their knowledge and advice has been integral to the achievement of our strategic objectives across our varied and many projects.’

‘I was impressed that the transaction, which was quite complex, was handled entirely at partner level, giving a high degree of efficiency and excellent continuity in the collation of information.’

‘Lavelle’s real estate team have experience and knowledge that will assist in complex transactions.’

‘Very knowledgeable team with a broad base of expertise in legal and conveyancing matters. I have always found great comfort in dealing with Lavelle Partners as I can rely on their advice and they deal with all issues in a very professional manner. We have regular contact with their team, who provide updates on all cases on a monthly basis and ensure that we can chat to them at any other time we require advice. Pre-Covid, they were always open to group meetings in their offices where they also had counsel attend to give legal updates and advice on specific cases, and this was of great assistance to our teams working on both legal and conveyancing matters.’


Marc Fitzgibbon has done an excellent job. He is extremely responsive and very commercial and pragmatic.’

The folks in Lavelle partners will always go the extra mile for you and have a solution to every challenge we face. They are a pleasure to deal with in particular Marc Fitzgibbon & Nikita Kelly.’

Very knowledgeable and very responsive to client’s needs.’

I have always been impressed with the expertise, diligence and client focus I have received from Lavelle Partners. I have found their solicitors have a way to cut through complex problems to offer comprehensive but easy to understand legal advice.’

The team works seamlessly, providing expert practical advice.’

I find that the team in Lavelle Partners have expertise right across the spectrum to satisfy any work we need to be done.’

I chose Lavelle Partners for their competence with regard to the specifics of employment law. All of my issues have been thoroughly dealt with during the short period that I have engaged them and I am confident that all future needs will be dealt with in the same manner.’


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

‘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.’

We’d like to thank our clients for their feedback and continued support, and congratulate the whole team for a brilliant performance once again over the last 12 months.