This year has been yet another successful one for Gibraltar’s oldest law firm. World-renowned international legal directory, Chambers & Partners, ranked ISOLAS as a tier 1 law firm as they celebrate their 125th anniversary in Gibraltar. ISOLAS was formed in 1892 by Horace Parody, great grand uncle to Senior Partner Peter Isola and has gone from strength to strength ever since.
It is ISOLAS reputation for combining expert legal advice with commercial pragmatism that cements their high-ranking position within their jurisdiction.
Chief Executive Officer, Marcus Killick OBE, stated “We are very happy to be recognised as one of two leading law firms in Gibraltar in this, such an important milestone in the history of the firm. We have been operating at the highest level of the profession locally and have, in recent years, invested time and resource in coordinating and organising central functions in a way that has complemented the hard work put in by our lawyers in developing their profiles as experts in their fields, so offering an ever improving service to our clients and partners. We believe our team approach, in working with our clients, allows us to deliver a service that brings the strength of the entire firm in meeting their requirements.
This recognition represents an independent validation of our efforts in this regard as well as recognition of the continuing high level of service being provided by the firm across the full range of legal services in Gibraltar. We look forward to celebrating our 125th anniversary through a series of events here and in London with our clients and business partners in the coming weeks and months.”
To celebrate the occasion, a dinner and reception was held at The Caleta Hotel in October, attended by Lieutenant General Edward Davis and Chief Minister Fabian Picardo. The Chief Minister noted that in the 125 years gone by not once has ISOLAS looked back, but rather they have “looked beyond”.
Peter Isola, when speaking of the role he believes the ‘family firm’ plays within the community articulated: “Our friends are our clients and our clients are our friends. We’re big enough and have the expertise, but at the same time were small enough to have personal relationships and develop together with our clients.”
ISOLAS, who are proud to have as many as 5th generation workers in their team, took the initiative to this year become Gibraltar’s first Limited Liability Partnership, once again proving themselves to be at the forefront of Gibraltar’s legal field.