Arthur Cox partner Isabel Foley won “Best in Litigation” at the second annual Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe Women in Business Law Awards in London last week, the second year she has been honoured at the awards.
In 2011 Isabel was named ‘Best in Product Liability’ at the awards, which were this year held at the Savoy in London on Wednesday 20 June.
At the ceremony on Wednesday, Arthur Cox was also singled out amongst European firms, receiving the award for ‘Best National Firm Mentoring Programme’ in recognition of the firm’s mentoring programme for women.
The firm was also shortlisted for ‘Best National Firm for Talent Management’ and ‘Best National Firm for Women in Business Law’. Arthur Cox partner Deborah Spence was shortlisted for ‘Best in Environment’.
Commenting on the awards, Arthur Cox Managing Partner Brian O’Gorman said “this is a well deserved accolade for Isabel who is an outstanding lawyer. The mentoring award is important recognition of the firm’s focus on driving initiatives to support women. As a firm we are strongly committed to creating a workplace environment that develops and nurtures our female talent.”
The Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe Women in Business Law Awards celebrate female lawyers in individual practice areas and outstanding firms with the best initiatives for gender diversity, innovation, minority women, mentoring, work life balance, pro bono work and talent management. Individual winners are judged on their professional accomplishments over the last 12 months and advocacy and influence. The firm awards focus on rewarding not only the best initiatives but those initiatives which are most effectively implemented.
This year’s awards event was attended by over 300 of Europe’s leading female lawyers who gathered to celebrate the achievements of the firms setting the standard in terms of female-friendly work practices, and women leading the field in the legal sector across Europe. The Competition Commission’s Laura Carstensen and the Bar Council’s Kim Hollis QC delivered the keynote addresses to an audience of in-house and private practice lawyers.