The Role 

McCann FitzGerald LLP 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.

McCann FitzGerald LLP’s Construction Group is the largest specialist construction practice 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.

We are currently recruiting an Associate (between 1+ and 4 years PQE) to join our team.

Key Responsibilities 

The successful candidate will form part of a high performing team and have the opportunity to become involved in advising clients on the full spectrum of construction activities from the initial drafting and negotiation of contracts, mid-stream construction advice through to final resolution of disputes post-construction, which include:

  • Drafting and negotiation of construction contracts, professional appointments, bonds, guarantees, collateral warranties and associated documentation
  • Contracting alternatives such as framework and partnering arrangements
  • Construction insurance
  • Risk analysis and management/mitigation
  • 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 1 years PQE in a construction related practice


The successful candidate will have: 

  • Be qualified as a solicitor or barrister  in Ireland or England and Wales


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

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