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Lavelle Partners Recognised as a Leading Firm in The Legal 500 EMEA 2024 Guide

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Lavelle Partners LLP have once again been recognised as a leading firm in The Legal 500 EMEA 2024 Guide.

The latest rankings are a testament to the firm’s extensive legal services offering having been acknowledged across each of the following practice areas: Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring and Real Estate.

Client Feedback

The firm is highly commended in The Legal 500 editorial commentary with praiseworthy client testimonials including as follows:

  • “Lavelle Partners offer pragmatic, tailored and effective advice to their clients. Their team advocates passionately for their clients and ensures that swift solutions are achieved to any legal issue. The partners are approachable and provide their legal advice in clear terms. The firm understands the Irish market intimately and understands how to arrive at the desired outcome in a cost and time-effective manner.”
  • “The team at Lavelle Partners are innovative and helpful in every way, from the point of contact to the final draft of work completed. Always looking for the best way forward.”
  • “With Lavelle, they fully understand your business from the ground up, which allows them to always provide the best expert advice.”
  • “Lavelle Partners are one of the top Irish firms for contentious Insolvency and Litigation. They have achieved excellent results for me in High Court actions in recent years and I really rate their input.”
  • “The Property team is very responsive and successful in achieving desired outcomes.”
  • The partners in the firm are commercial, attentive, reactive, approachable and highly knowledgeable. Also, inventive and can be formidable opponents.”

Individual Lawyer Feedback

Client feedback was effusive in its praise for the firm’s solicitors where a number of individuals are highly recommended as follows:

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

  • Gríana O’Kelly is exceptional, with an eye for detail and laser focus on the end goal.”

Dispute Resolution 

  • Michael Lavelle brings his significant market experience to the forefront and advocates passionately for his clients. Michael knows the Irish commercial market intimately. Michael is a strong strategist and assists his clients to place themselves in a position of strength from the outset of proceedings.”
  • Ciarán Leavy displayed all the characteristics that I would say encompasses a top-class legal professional. Diligent and innovative.”
  • Ciarán Leavy is top notch and a pleasure to deal with. Always prompt with advice and replies.”
  • Ciarán Leavy stands out for me due to his extensive litigation experience and in-depth knowledge on commercial matters. Ciarán is very personable and ‘goes the extra mile’ for his clients. I found Ciarán to be very approachable, down-to-earth and easy to work with. I would highly recommend Ciarán Leavy.”
  • Ciarán Leavy is highly-knowledgeable, dedicated and extremely astute. Ciarán anticipates issues before they arise and presents his clients with carefully crafted solutions. Ciarán is able to distil his legal advice into clear and understandable language.”


  • “Very commercial and pragmatic.”

Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring  

  • Michael Lavelle has been a top insolvency lawyer for years. He has a wealth of experience and legal expertise. He is excellent on litigation strategy and tactics.” 
  • Dermot McClean is an excellent lawyer. He is considered and calm in litigation which is a great attribute.”

Real Estate

  • Nicola Walsh has an ability to find pragmatic solutions in complex transactions and to bring the legal advisers of a range of other parties along in the transaction. Her hands-on, forthright, collaborative and pragmatic approach gets deals successfully over the line.”
  • Nicola Walsh is very hardworking, efficient and flexible with her time. She is professionally adept and a pleasure to work with.”

About The Legal 500

For over 30 years, The Legal 500 EMEA Guide has been analysing the capabilities of law firms and lawyers across the region, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market.

The Legal 500 research is based on submissions from law firms, interviews with leading private practice lawyers and feedback from over 300,000 clients worldwide.

Read more about Lavelle Partners in The Legal 500 EMEA 2024 Guide

Further Information

For further details or for advice on any legal matter, please contact Michael Lavelle, Managing Partner or your usual Lavelle Partners contact.