The Role

McCann FitzGerald LLP 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


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

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