Current Opportunities

We directly hire for all areas of the business. For further details, please contact our HR & Recruitment Executive, Danielle Fulham on Danielle.Fulham@mccannfitzgerald.com.

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The Role  

McCann FitzGerald is one of Ireland’s premier law firms employing approximately 600 people. 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, and educational institutions.

We currently seek to recruit an experienced Graduate Recruiter to join our Professional Development, Training & Human Resources department.

The successful incumbent will ideally have previous recruitment experience in the Legal sphere and will be responsible for effective and dynamic graduate recruitment, in particular the Internship Programme and Traineeship Programme.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:  

  • Lead the planning and delivery of all graduate recruitment activities;
  • Liaise with universities, careers offices and societies regarding engagement, sponsorship opportunities, careers fairs, presentations, internships and other activities with a view to supporting our recruitment initiatives and our on-campus presence;
  • Plan, run and review the graduate recruitment and selection processes with particular emphasis on the annual high-volume recruitment drives for Trainees and Summer Interns;
  • Attend and present (internally and externally) at graduate events, to ensure all practical arrangements are in place and liaise with Business Development regarding merchandise, slides, brochures, stands etc.;
  • Partner with HR and Business Development to continuously develop the Firm’s graduate brand to the external graduate and post graduate employment market;
  • Maintain the Firm’s graduate website pages and manage appropriate social networking platforms;
  • Coordinate and run the Firm’s internship and Law First programmes;
  • Develop and execute our graduate recruitment activities, with a focus on talent diversity, early engagement and innovative ideas;
  • Develop and plan campus activities, with an emphasis on new and innovative ideas;
  • Ensure that the work placement programmes are successfully rolled out across targeted Universities;
  • Continuously review all graduate recruitment programmes and make recommendations for improvements;
  • Assist with other recruitment and administrative tasks and ad hoc projects as requested. 

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

The successful candidate will have:

  • Previous University Graduate Recruitment experience, ideally within Law/ professional services;
  • A minimum of three year’s relevant experience;
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills and an ability to engage with people at all levels within the firm;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and decision making;
  • Ability to work in pressurised situations;
  • Ability to work in a flexible and agile way;
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills; the ability to manage a busy workload and meet deadlines on a consistent basis;
  • A very high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

Education

The successful candidate will have:

  • A degree level qualification in a relevant discipline, ideally Law or HR.

Applications

Applications should please be made by email, attaching full curriculum vitae, and should be sent to Danielle.Fulham@McCannFitzGerald.com. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion or for more information about this role, please contact Danielle on 01 5425200.

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The Role

McCann FitzGerald is one of Ireland’s premier law firms employing approximately 600 people. We have offices in London, New York and Brussels. 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, and educational institutions.

We are currently recruiting a Legal Secretary for our pre-eminent Aviation Finance Group. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing secretarial and administrative assistance to the partners(s) and fee-earner(s) within the group and to assist them in providing a professional service to our clients.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Secretarial support to fee-earners as required, ensuring that documentation and correspondence are produced to a high standard, in accordance with house style and to tight deadlines.
  • Assisting with weekly time entry on Aderant for fee-earners.
  • Billing: drafting narratives from Work in Progress Reports (Aderant) and producing reports. Preparation of transaction invoices to client and fee earner specifications.
  • Credit Control: following up on late payments as appropriate.
  • Preparing status update reports for clients on open matters.
  • Handling the consularisation and apostilling of documents.
  • Dealing with telephone queries and ensuring that such queries are handled in a professional, courteous and prompt manner.
  • Regular updating of electronic calendar for fee earners for both external and internal meetings and room bookings and occasional event management.
  • Organising travel arrangements.
  • Ensuring electronic and hard copy filing is up to date.
  • Other secretarial and administrative tasks and ad hoc projects as requested.

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

The successful candidate will have:

  • 5 years + experience as a Legal Secretary.
  • Very strong Microsoft Office skills –proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is essential.
  • Excellent numerical skills and attention to detail.
  • A high degree of discretion and the ability to work with sensitive and confidential data.
  • Good time management skills, the ability to manage a busy workload and meet required deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively in a professional manner with all levels of the business.
  • A positive attitude, the ability to take ownership and responsibility for the completion of tasks and the ability to take and demonstrate initiative.

Education

The successful candidate will have:

  • Leaving Certificate and preferably a Secretarial Course or Legal/Admin course (one year duration).

Applications

Applications are made through email and should be accompanied by full curriculum vitae and sent to Danielle.Fulham@mccannfitzgerald.com. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion for more information, please contact Danielle Fulham on +353 1 542 5200.

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The Role

McCann FitzGerald is looking for an EU competition lawyer to join its Competition, Regulated Markets, EU & Trade Law team.

McCann FitzGerald is one of Ireland’s premier law firms employing approximately 600 people. We have offices in London, New York and Brussels. 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, and educational institutions.

McCann FitzGerald’s Competition, Regulated Markets, EU & Trade Law Group combines comprehensive experience and wide-ranging expertise in merger clearance, 'dominant firm' issues, cartel defence, State aid and sector regulation (e.g., telecoms, gas, media), as well as in other areas of EU law (including free movement and customs law). We can offer you a high performance culture of team work and mutual support, and a broad diversity of work and clients. McCann FitzGerald’s Competition, Regulated Markets, EU & Trade Law Group are recommend Top Tier 1 Ranking in The Legal 500 Guide 2021.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate would be part of a team advising on:

  • Advising on EU and Irish merger control, as well as other regulatory approval processes, in M&A transactions across multiple sectors.
  • Advising existing clients from across the public and private sectors on application of EU and Irish competition law to their businesses
  • Assisting clients in responding to regulatory/competition law inquiries including in response to enforcement action such as dawn raids and witness summonses
  • Advising businesses and senior executives on potential civil and criminal liability and prosecution risk for corporate crimes
  • Advising on EU State aid rules
  • Advising on Irish communications, broadcasting, and other sector specific regulatory regimes
  • Advising on EU law generally and international trade law

Experience, Knowledge and Skills

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years PQE with a particular focus on EU and National Competition Law. Experience of State aid law and sectoral regulation desirable but not required.
  • A strong technical and academic interest and ability in the area
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and decision-making with an ability to push through projects
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
  • A 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 record
  • Be qualified as a solicitor Ireland and / or England and Wales

Applications

Applications are made through email and should be accompanied by a full curriculum vitae and sent to Danielle.Fulham@McCannFitzGerald.com. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion for more information, please contact Danielle Fulham on +353 1 542 5200

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The Role

McCann FitzGerald is one of Ireland’s premier law firms employing over 600 people. 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, and educational institutions.

We currently seek to recruit an Associate to join our team of experts in the Dispute Resolution & Litigation Group. The Group acts for a broad spectrum of clients, particularly those in the corporate and financial sectors.  We are often the first port of call for major corporates who find themselves in a dispute or who want advice on a matter that might become contentious.  Understanding legal, commercial and reputational risk we devise optimum strategies that focus on the commercial objectives of clients. With significant large-scale legal and technological resources, McCann FitzGerald is a leader in enabling the fast-tracking of complex commercial disputes through Ireland’s Commercial Court, the dominant force in Irish business litigation.

The successful candidate will become part of a group with a high performance culture of team work and mutual support which maintains a balanced mix of public and private sector clients, giving rise to a diverse range of contentious work.

We currently seek to hire an Associate and would welcome applications from those who have between 2 and 4 years post qualification experience in dispute resolution and litigation in a commercial firm.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include:

  • Advising on all aspects of contentious commercial matters in a variety of sectors, both advisory and in a range of forums such as civil proceedings, inquiries and investigations and other ADR processes.
  • Advising public and private sector clients in contentious regulatory matters.
  • Developing and advising on strategies to achieve client objectives and manage risk.
  • Using analytical and research skills to formulate legal arguments and identify evidence in support clients’ positions.
  • Negotiating to achieve client objectives.
  • Advising on and coordinating large scale discovery and other document review exercises.
  • Participating in the business development and knowledge management activities of the group.

Experience, Knowledge and Skills

The successful candidate will have:

  • Ideally 2-4 years post qualification experience in Litigation, within a commercial law firm.
  • Experience of commercial regulatory disputes, administrative law and working with clients in regulated sectors will be an advantage but not essential.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and decision making
  • Proven communication and analytical skills with a high degree of commercial awareness
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills; the ability to manage a busy workload and client needs on a consistent basis
  • A 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:

  • Be qualified as a solicitor in Ireland and/or England and Wales
  • Have an excellent academic background.

Applications

Applications are made through email and should be accompanied by a full curriculum vitae and sent to Danielle.Fulham@mccannfitzgerald.com. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion or for more information, please contact Danielle Fulham on 01-542 5200

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The Role

McCann FitzGerald is one of Ireland’s premier law firms employing approximately 600 people. 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, and educational institutions.

We are recruiting for an Associate to join our pre-eminent Real Estate Group. The Group, which is renowned nationally and internationally, advises across the complete spectrum of property-related matters. We are particularly known for acting on the most significant, complex, high value deals and work collaboratively with specialists across the firm to ensure all of our clients’ requirements are met to the highest of standards.

We can offer you a high performance culture of team work and mutual support, and a broad diversity of work and clients.  We boast one of the largest real estate teams in the state, with a dedicated senior professional support lawyer, resources at legal executive level and a huge emphasis on professional development and training for all of our lawyers to ensure you have the best possible professional experience.

Key Responsibilities

You will be part of a team working on innovative deals at the leading edge of real estate practice. You will have an opportunity to work on the full range of practice areas, including:

  • Traditional work for institutional clients (Irish and international) such as purchase, sale and refinancing, letting, joint ventures, as well as gaining leading experience in landlord and tenant matters.
  • Mandates involving close collaboration with our market-leading construction practice, on substantial developments of offices, multi-use schemes and projects.
  • Working with our market-leading real estate finance team, acting for banks and non-bank lenders and borrowers on a range of transactions.
  • Advising on newer asset classes in new sectors, such as student accommodation, private rented sector (PRS) and health care.
  • Working as part of wider teams within the firm on significant projects in the green energy space.
  • Mentoring Trainees and Associates

Experience, Knowledge and Skills

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A team player attitude
  • Extensive experience in commercial real estate

Education

The successful candidate will have:

  • Be qualified as a solicitor (ideally 3-4 years PQE) in Ireland, or England and Wales and;
  • Have an excellent academic background

Applications

Applications are made through email and should be accompanied by a full curriculum vitae and sent to Danielle.Fulham@mccannfitzgerald.com. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion and for more information, please contact Danielle Fulham on +353-1-542 5200.

Apply Now

The Role

McCann FitzGerald is a premier corporate law firm, employing over 600 people. 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, and educational institutions.

We are currently recruiting for an Associate to join our Pensions and Incentives Group.

The Group is renowned for delivering exceptional legal advice to clients across a wide range of sectors.  This is a unique opportunity to join a collegiate team where you can expect to advise on a broad range of pension and incentive issues.

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

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include:

  • drafting and updating pension scheme documentation
  • drafting legal documents and negotiating on complex transactions with the chance of being involved in contentious work
  • providing legal advice in relation to pension schemes from day-to-day benefit queries and member complaints to large scale restructuring projects
  • advising on pension scheme mergers and reorganisations
  • dealing with the pensions aspects of corporate finance transactions
  • providing guidance to sponsoring employers, trustees and committees on compliance and interpretation of legislation and scheme rules
  • advising on the establishment and amendment of various types of employee incentive plans

Experience, Knowledge and Skill

The successful candidate will have:

  • trained and gained post qualification experience 2 years + at a firm well respected for work in the area of pensions
  • a strong analytical ability
  • excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • ability to exercise sound judgement and decision making
  • proven 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:

  • have an excellent academic background
  • be qualified as a solicitor or barrister in Ireland or another common law jurisdiction

Applications

Applications are made through email and should be accompanied by full curriculum vitae and sent to Danielle.Fulham@McCannFitzGerald.com. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion for more information, please contact Danielle Fulham on 01 542 5200

Apply Now

The Role

McCann FitzGerald is one of Ireland’s premier law firms employing approximately 600 people. 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, and educational institutions.

We currently seek to recruit an associate to join our team of experts in the Corporate Banking Group.  This group advises banks, borrowers and a number of alternative finance providers operating in the Irish market in relation to debt transactions. The group has a particular current specialisation in the area of real estate finance.

We can offer you a high performance culture of team work and mutual support, and a broad diversity of work and clients.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will form part of a well-established team which engages in a wide variety of transactional and advisory work, including advising in relation to:

  • Construction and real estate finance;
  • Acquisition financing;
  • Fund financing;
  • Restructuring and insolvency;
  • Mezzanine financing; and
  • Financing transactions involving qualifying investor alternative investment funds and limited partnership structures.

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 2 - 4 years PQE with a particular focus on Corporate Banking;
  • Strong drafting skills;
  • Proficient research skills;
  • A strong analytical ability;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and decision making;
  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills;
  • The ability to manage a busy workload and meet client needs on a consistent basis; and
  • A keen interest in maintaining, developing and sharing relevant legal knowledge.

Education

The successful candidate will:

  • have an excellent academic background; and
  • be qualified as a solicitor Ireland and / or England and Wales.

Applications:

Applications are made through email and should be accompanied by a full curriculum vitae and sent to Danielle.Fulham@mccannfitzgerald.com. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion and for more information, please contact Danielle Fulham on +353-1-542 5200.

Apply Now