The team at Michael J. Staines & Company were delighted to learn that we have been shortlisted for Criminal Law Team of the Year at the prestigious Irish Law Awards 2016. The firm has been shortlisted every year since the inception of the Law Awards and won the award in 2012 and 2014. This shortlisting is testament to the depth of skill, talent experience within the firm as well as to the provision of a service of excellence which is fitting to our profession, but above all, which is effected with humanity.
Our second nomination was in respect of the award for Litigation Case of the Year. This was in respect of the defence of the prosecution of a former director of Anglo Irish Bank in the trial of DPP v O Mahoney and others. This shortlisting is recognition of the specific expertise within Michael J Staines & Company in dealing with white collar and corporate crime. The case was a highly complex and difficult case presented largely electronically before the courts with extensive pre-trial disclosure. The convictions secured in the initial trial were recently overturned in the Court of Appeal.
The Irish Law Awards take place on 6th May 2016.