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ByrneWallace LLP named top public sector legal firm
Partner and head of ByrneWallace LLP public sector group Michelle Ní Longáin with managing partner Feargal Brennan

06 Oct 2021 / corporate law Print

ByrneWallace LLP named top public-sector legal firm

ByrneWallace LLP has been chosen by the Excellence in Business Awards as Ireland's top legal firm to the public sector for the fifth consecutive year.

Presented annually by Public Sector Magazine, the Excellence in Business Awards are given to companies and organisations that demonstrate outstanding service, continuity, track record, and general excellence in business as key providers to the Irish public sector.

Commenting, managing partner Feargal Brennan said: “ByrneWallace LLP is honoured to be recognised once again as Ireland’s top legal adviser to the public sector.

“For over 40 years, ByrneWallace LLP has been advising the public sector on their full range of legal needs, from advising on complex strategic projects, legal developments and novel litigation, to major public inquiries, legal proceedings, administrative law, and governance matters."

Pressurised environment

He added that, in a highly-regulated and pressurised environment, transparency and good decision-making were key.

Michelle Ní Longáin, head of the firm's public sector group, said: “The public sector is one of our most significant practice areas across the firm with a strong, active and expanding client base.

“Our clients span the entire breadth of the public sector. We place huge value on the depth of the knowledge and relationships which we have built up over many years, and which we can draw upon to inform how we advise upon new opportunities and matters, as they arise.”

The pandemic had increased the demands and challenges on the public sector, Ní Longáin said.


“The post-pandemic period will also involve significant transformation for the public sector in terms of what it does and how it operates. We in ByrneWallace LLP will be working closely with our clients in anticipating, designing and addressing how they meet the legal challenges that will arise.”

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