Torts law book named legal book of the year

Prof William Binchy: co-authored leading text on the torts law. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A leading text on tort law has won a top prize at the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association law book awards. Law of Torts (fourth edition), by Mr Justice Bryan McMahon and Prof William Binchy, published by Bloomsbury, was named the Byrne Wallace law book of the year.

The Peter Fitzpatrick and Co practical law book of the year award went to Civil Procedure in the Circuit Court (second edition), written by Karl Dowling and Karen McDonnell and published by Roundhall.

The Skillnets special merit award was given to solicitor Bill Holohan, nominated for two books: Buying and Selling Insolvent Companies and Businesses in Ireland (with Ger O'Mahoney and Ted Harding, published by Bloomsbury) and Consolidated Bankruptcy and Personal Insolvency Legislation (with Keith Farry, published by Roundhall).

The awards were presented by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald.