Current Opportunities

We directly hire for all areas of the business. For further details, please contact our dedicated recruiter, Liz Giltinane on Liz.Giltinane@mccannfitzgerald.com.

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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.

McCann FitzGerald’s Construction Group is one of the largest specialist practices in Ireland, encompassing both commercial and contentions 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.

We are currently recruiting an Associate with 2+ years PQE to join our team.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will advise clients on the full spectrum of construction activities from the initial drafting and negotiation of contracts, mid-stream construction advice through to resolution of disputes post-construction, which include:

  • Procurement strategy including EU procurement issues;
  • Contract structures and drafting;
  • Drafting and negotiation of construction contracts, professional appointments, bonds, guarantees, collateral warranties and associated documentation;
  • Contracting alternatives such as framework and partnering arrangements;
  • Risk analysis and management;
  • Bonds and securities;
  • Project insurance;
  • Project administration;
  • Construction dispute management (including litigation, arbitration, conciliation, mediation and adjudication and other ADRs).

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 2 years PQE in a construction practice;
  • A strong analytical ability;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication 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 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;
  • 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 liz.giltinane@McCannFitzGerald.com . Alternatively, for a confidential discussion for more information, please contact Liz Giltinane on +353 1 511 1552.

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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.

Our New York office opened in February 2016 and mainly specialises in the areas of M&A, aviation and asset finance, venture capital/private equity, and foreign direct investment. Operating a full working office in New York allows us to grow the services we offer clients and increase our focus on this important market.

We currently seek to recruit an experienced Legal Secretary to join this busy office. This is a permanent, full-time role.

The successful incumbent will be responsible for providing secretarial and administrative assistance to two resident Partners and one Associate and to assist them in providing a professional service to the client. 

In addition, the Legal Secretary will be responsible for day to day office management duties.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Coordinating and overseeing operational and administrative duties in the office, and ensuring that the office operates efficiently and smoothly;
  • Keeping the office well stocked with necessary equipment and ordering supplies when required;
  • Liaising with the building management team on issues around facilities;
  • Creating, amending, preparing legal documents – Typing speed 65 wpm;
  • Supporting the business development activities of the office, including liaising with the Business Development Group to prepare marketing materials and co-ordinating networking events hosted by the firm;
  • Accounting: preparing expense reports and all accounting administrative requirements of the office;
  • Technology: liaising with local and HQ technology teams to ensure smooth operation of all technology in office;
  • Diary management;
  • Billing: Drafting narratives from Work In Progress Reports (Aderant Expert) and computing figures. Following up with relevant Fee Earners to ensure all time is captured. Processing signed off bills with Accounts;
  • Preparing transaction bills to clients’ specifications;
  • Administrative 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;
  • Dealing with telephone queries and ensuring that such queries are handled in a professional, courteous and prompt manner;
  • Organising events, conference and travel arrangements;
  • Ensuring electronic and hard copy filing is up to date;
  • Scanning documents to finalise post-closing process on projects;
  • Drafting letters to clients for signing of documents; and
  • Other secretarial and administrative tasks and ad-hoc projects as requested.

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 4 year’s relevant experience ideally in an AmLaw 100/multi-jurisdiction firm;
  • Experience in office management;
  • Valid work authorisation;
  • Strong MS Office skills;
  • 65+ wpm typing speed;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and decision making;
  • Ability to work in pressurised situations and across different time zones;
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills; the ability to manage a busy workload and meet client needs on a consistent basis; and
  • A very high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

Education

The successful candidate will have:

  • Secretarial or Legal/Admin course qualification; and
  • A minimum of 4 years relevant work experience.

Applications

Applications are made through email and should be accompanied with full curriculum vitae and sent to liz.giltinane@mccannfitzgerald.com

Apply Now