Ulster law award for NW solicitors

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The well-known law firm VP McMullin, with offices in Derry, Letterkenny, Ballybofey and Ballyshannon, was named Ulster Provincial Law Firm of the year at the inaugural National Irish Bank Irish Law Awards 2012 in Dublin last week.

Partners James Sweeney and Brian McMullin accepted the award on behalf of the firm.

The awards honoured innovation and excellence in legal practice. The ceremony took place in the Shelbourne Hotel and was hosted by leading current affairs broadcaster, Miriam O’Callaghan.

 Over 100 legal firms, individuals, law schools, and legal departments were nominated for the Awards.

The nominations were judged and the winners were selected after deliberation by an adjudication panel of leading national and international legal experts.

Six categories were confined to Law Firms and VP McMullin Solicitors were the winners in the Ulster category.

Founded in 1923 by Vincent McMullin, VP McMullin Solicitors is now one of the largest Law firms in west and northwest of Ireland.

Speaking of the firm’s success, Managing Partner James Sweeney commented; “We are absolutely delighted to be honoured with this very prestigious award. We have worked tirelessly over many years to maintain a high quality service and feel certain that our practice can now rival any in the country. The award also recognises the hard work and dedication of all of the Solicitors and support staff at McMullins. We would like to think that we provide not only value for money to our clients but also a suitable level of professionalism mixed with a personal touch.”

Tracey Carney, Event Director stated “The Irish Law Awards is the first event of its kind in Ireland, and we are delighted to have the support of National Irish Bank in partnering us in recognising excellence within the legal sector.”