Current Opportunities

We directly hire for all areas of the business. For further details, please contact our dedicated recruiter, Kate Honan on kate.honan@mccannfitzgerald.com.

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The Role

McCann FitzGerald is one of Ireland’s premier law firms and comprises some 75 partners, 350 lawyers and professional staff.

We provide the highest quality legal advice and representation to Irish and overseas clients.  Our clients are principally in the corporate, financial and business sectors and we also advise government entities and many state bodies, pension funds, educational and charitable institutions and trusts.

We are seeking to recruit a further legal executive to join the firm’s Knowledge Team.

Based in our Dublin office, the successful candidate will report to the Head of the Firm’s Knowledge Team and will join a team of solicitors, barristers, legal executives and information professionals in delivering a first-class legal and regulatory current awareness service and practice support to practitioners in the Firm and to our clients.

Applications for appointment on a full-time basis or part-time basis (no fewer than four days a week) will be considered.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include:

  • assisting colleagues in the Knowledge Team and other practitioners in the Firm in researching legal and regulatory queries that arise
  • monitoring developments in legislation, regulation and case law (Irish and EU) relevant to the Firm’s practice areas
  • assisting in preparing client briefings and other business development materials and in populating the Firm’s Knowledge Hub, in respect of recent decisions of the courts and other legal, and regulatory developments
  • assisting the Knowledge Team in delivering timely updates, briefings and training to practitioners within the Firm on legal developments relevant to the Firm’s practice
  • assisting in preparing, and preparing and delivering, training within the Firm
  • submitting to the Firm’s knowledge database abstracts of research carried out, whether by the legal executive or others, and advice provided
  • assisting in maintaining, reviewing and updating the Firm’s collection of precedent and template documentation
  • working, as required, on specific projects related to legal resources, legal research, know-how, legal education and the Firm’s library
  • The person appointed to this role will work with some or all of the Firm’s practice groups, as the demands of the Firm’s practice may require and as allocated by the Head of the Knowledge Team

Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

Desirable skills and qualities:

  • a strong interest in maintaining, developing and sharing relevant legal and regulatory knowledge
  • strong legal research, drafting and presentation skills
  • strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • excellent organisational and prioritisation skills; the ability to manage a busy workload and meet the knowledge-related requirements of practitioners within the Firm on a consistent and timely basis
  • the ability to work on his or her own initiative

Education

The successful candidate will have::

  • a law degree from a university in Ireland or the UK, or
  • extensive experience in a relevant legal services environment

Applications

Applications should be accompanied by a full curriculum vitae and emailed to kate.honan@mccannfitzgerald.com

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Key Responsibilties:

  • assisting colleagues in the Knowledge Team and other practitioners in the Firm in researching legal and regulatory queries that arise
  • monitoring developments in legislation, regulation and case law (Irish and EU) relevant to the Firm’s practice areas
  • assisting in preparing client briefings and other business development materials and in populating the Firm’s internal and client Knowledge Hub, in respect of recent decisions of the courts and other legal and regulatory developments
  • assisting the Knowledge Team in delivering timely updates, briefings and training to practitioners within the Firm on legal developments relevant to the Firm’s practice
  • assisting in preparing, and preparing and delivering, training within the Firm
  • submitting to the Firm’s knowledge database abstracts of research carried out, whether by the legal executive or others, and advice provided
  • assisting in maintaining, reviewing and updating the Firm’s collection of precedent and template documentation
  • working, as required, on specific projects related to legal resources, legal research, know-how, legal education and the Firm’s library

Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

  • experience in two or more of the following practice areas: litigation and dispute resolution; real estate (conveyancing and landlord and tenant); environment and planning; construction law. Ideally, this will be with a leading Irish or international law
  • a strong interest in maintaining, developing and sharing relevant legal and regulatory knowledge
  • strong legal research, drafting and presentation skills
  • strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • excellent organisational and prioritisation skills; the ability to manage a busy workload and meet the knowledge-related requirements of practitioners within the Firm on a consistent and timely basis
  • the ability to work on his or her own initiative

Education:

The successful candidate will have:

  • a law degree from a university in Ireland or the UK, or
  • extensive experience in a relevant legal services environment

Applications

Applications should be accompanied by a full curriculum vitae and emailed to kate.honan@mccannfitzgerald.com

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Marketing & Business Development Executive

The market for legal services is changing rapidly and substantially, offering opportunities to those firms that take advantage of this new landscape.

Recent initiatives of McCann FitzGerald such as the establishment of the Legal Technology Solutions Group, investment in new technologies such as HighQ, Kira Systems and Neota Logic, as well as the recent launch of the first in a series of new Digital Services – the McCann FitzGerald GDPR Gap Analysis Application – positions the firm at the forefront of these developments domestically and internationally.

There now exists an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified candidate to work as part of a newly created division - McCann FitzGerald Digital Services - to support the marketing and sales of a range of new products and services that will be rolled-out over the coming months as part of the division’s ambitious business plan.

Within the existing McCann FitzGerald business there are a number of different business divisions including McCann FitzGerald Digital Services, Project Services and People Services.  For each of these divisions the successful candidate will be required to prepare detailed marketing, sales and communications plans with particular focus on selected client segments and jurisdictions. Each plan will need to include detailed business objectives and strategies to achieve those objectives and execute programmes along with budget summaries to achieve the desired outcomes.

The successful candidate will have full responsibility for the oversight and delivery of the agreed plans.

This role will report to the Director of McCann FitzGerald Digital Services and will work closely with the existing Marketing and Business Development team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing the marketing and sales plan for each of the business divisions with responsibility for executing them within agreed time and budget commitments
  • Liaising closely with the firm’s existing Marketing and Business Development function who will deliver many of the requirements of McCann FitzGerald Digital Services such as brand management, graphic design, website development and delivery
  • Contribute to the content marketing strategy for each of the divisions, writing high quality material and input into the firms’ social media conversation calendar
  • Oversee the day to day operations of the soon-to be-appointed external sales support function which will act as the main sales support tool for each of the business divisions
  • Liaise closely with the firm’s Partners on identifying opportunities to achieve client acquisition, retention and development targets
  • Create and deliver all tender and pitch documentation and attend and deliver pitches as required
  • Oversee the sales pipeline of target clients throughout the pitch process to ensure a full understanding of client requirements so as to identify further opportunities
  • Attend relevant industry events for PR, networking and information purposes
  • Collaborate with the legal solutions architects to ensure development and delivery of digital services solutions in line with the clients’ needs
  • Design, develop and deliver regular management information reports so as to provide visibility of the success or otherwise of the marketing and sales efforts of each of the business divisions

Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong content writing skills and understanding of social media channels
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills both written and verbal, with the ability to build rapport and form relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • The ability to listen to clients, identify their needs and clearly communicate issues to the broader team to help us perfect our service offering
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills; the ability to manage a busy workload
  • Advanced Excel, Word & PowerPoint. Adobe InDesign a plus
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced technology company and of the B2B sales process
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, start-up companies
  • Experience in the legal sector and in legal services tendering a distinct advantage
  • Experience in managing successful bids, devising strategy and creating convincing content for proposals, statements of work and pitches
  • Keen analytical skills with experience in monitoring performance and building and interpreting performance metrics

Education

The successful candidate will have::

  • A Business related third level degree ( minimum 2.1)
  • 4-5 years’ experience in a marketing and/or business development role ideally, but not necessarily in a professional services environment

Applications

Applications are made through email and should be accompanied by full curriculum vitae and sent to Kate.Honan@McCannFitzGerald.com. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion for more information, please contact Kate Honan on 01-611 9141.

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Solicitor

McCann FitzGerald’s Construction Group is one of the largest specialist practices in Ireland, encompassing both commercial and contentious expertise.  We have advised leading public and private sector clients on a wide variety of projects ranging from construction schemes to highly technical engineering projects that often have a strong project finance element.

Recognised by clients and peers as a market leader, our team provides expert advice through every stage of the construction cycle from procurement strategy, contract structures and negotiation of construction contracts through to professional appointments, PFI/PPP project agreements and development/funding arrangements.  In addition, we deliver proactive advice on risk management, problem solving and all forms of dispute resolution. Our procurement team members advise on non-construction-related procurement, including outsourcing, service and supply contracts of all kinds.

We are currently recruiting for a solicitor and we are open as to level of post qualification experience. The role does have a focus on public procurement so the successful candidate will need to have experience of, and interest in this area.

Candidates on a part-time basis will also be considered, depending on the level of post qualification experience.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be involved in advising public and private sector clients on the full spectrum of public procurement law, including:

  • advising on the applicability of public procurement rules (whether EU or national guidelines)
  • advising on appropriate procedures, and guiding public sector clients in designing a process that meets applicable law
  • drafting and reviewing competition documentation including pre-qualification stage documentation and tender stage documentation
  • advising on permissible award criteria and selection criteria
  • providing advice during the procurement process, including on issues such as permissible clarifications, responses to tender queries, exercise of discretion etc.
  • advising public sector clients on the standstill process, and assisting in managing correspondence with disappointed tenderers in order to avoid disputes
  • advising private sector clients where they have not been successful in a procurement competition
  • defending and pursuing legal challenges to public procurement processes

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience of working in a busy Construction department, with some experience of public procurement
  • A strong analytical ability
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and decision making
  • Ability to work in pressurised situations
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills; the ability to manage a busy workload and meet client needs on a consistent basis
  • A very high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • A strong interest in maintaining, developing and sharing relevant legal knowledge

Education:

The successful candidate will:

  • Have an excellent academic background
  • Hold at least a 2.1 honours degree in any discipline
  • Be qualified as a solicitor or barrister in Ireland or England and Wales

Applications

Applications are made through email and should be accompanied by a full curriculum vitae and sent to kate.honan@mccannfitzgerald.com Alternatively, for a confidential discussion or for more information, please contact Kate Honan on 01-611 9141 .

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with registrations, client and 3rd party correspondence
  • Managing straightforward sales transactions
  • Involvement in contract and documentation drafting, together with daily correspondence and reporting to client in respect of significant property development and building estate transactions
  • Registration of title following completion of a transaction by another fee-earner including all correspondence with land registry and registry of deeds, completion of all necessary forms and applications
  • Confirmation of registration completion to client and fee earner
  • Completion of all necessary billing and file closure documentation
  • Responsibility for file archiving and communication of same to fee earner
  • Responsibility for ad hoc transactional commercial property documentation
  • Preparation of documents and materials in connection with conveyancing including new houses and new apartment developments
  • Updating spreadsheets
  • Other administrative tasks and ad hoc projects as requested

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

The successful candidate will have -

  • Legal executive experience; ideally with a leading law firm
  • A strong interest and ability in the area
  • The relevant candidate should require little supervision
  • Able to analyse and solve problems
  • Good organisational skills
  • Aptitude for working with computers and case management systems
  • Discretion when dealing with confidential information
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and decision making
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • A positive attitude and be a team player

Education

The successful candidate will have:

  • N/A

Applications

Applications are made through email and should be accompanied by a full curriculum vitae. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion for more information, please contact Kate Honan on +353 1-611 9141.

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Legal Review Analyst

We provide the highest quality legal advice and representation to Irish and overseas clients. Our clients are principally in the corporate, financial and business sectors and we also advise government entities and many state bodies.

The Data Investigation Group within McCann FitzGerald is a core team responsible for managing legal projects. These projects include e-discovery, due diligence, data access requests, verification, employment investigations and other work that involves volume data review and other work arising. The Group incorporates excellence in data review and analysis, with first class process efficiency and best in class technology.

The Data Investigation Group is seeking to hire full time, highly motivated solicitors who can work well as part of this core team or on their own, who will work under the supervision of the designated senior associate and/or the Director of Data Investigations. This is a unique opportunity to join an innovative group which we expect to be regarded as a centre of excellence and a market leader in the Irish Market.

Responsibilities will include

  • Document review and analysis
  • Project support and preparation and execution of project plans, under supervision

Experience,Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Technical ability i.e. familiarity with document management software a plus
  • Excel proficiency
  • Strong organisational and coordination skills

Education

The successful candidate will have:

  • A law degree
  • Be a qualified solicitor 1 year plus PQE

Applications

Applications should be accompanied by a full curriculum vitae and emailed to Kate Honan via the application link below:

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