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William Fry’s Nora Lillis named Irish Private Client lawyer of the year


Nora Lillis, Partner and Head of William Fry’s Private Client Group, has won ‘Irish Private Client Lawyer of the Year’ at the Client Choice Awards 2017. 

The award was given in recognition of Nora’s expert legal and taxation advice in the area of trusts and estates including the law of charity. Her practice is split between providing private client advice to high-net worth business families and providing technical trusts, estates and charity advice to William Fry’s commercial clients. This is the second international award that Nora has received in the last 12 months – in June she was awarded the Best in Trusts and Estates Lawyer in Europe award at the Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2016. She was also named on the Citywealth IFC Power Women Top 200 List 2016.

Bryan Bourke, Managing Partner at William Fry, said, “We are delighted that Nora continues to be recognised as Ireland’s top Private Client lawyer. This is just the latest in a number of awards for Nora, reinforcing her reputation as the pre-eminent legal authority on trusts, estates, and charity law in Ireland. This award is further testament to the breadth and depth of expertise that William Fry offers our clients.”

Established in 2005, the Client Choice Awards recognise those partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client service they provide. The criteria for the awards focus on the ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond other players in the market. Uniquely, these awards survey senior corporate counsel only, with this year’s winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments.