The Role

McCann FitzGerald LLP 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 LLP 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 5 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 2-5 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.


The successful candidate will have:

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


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

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