Ireland

Following the recovery from the Covid 19 Pandemic the Irish economy has witnesses significant bounce back with significant recruitment activity with the majority of the traditional law firms, in-house legal teams and new law firm entrants to the Irish legal sector. We currently see aggressive recruitment strategies once more to meet the demand across a broad range of legal disciplines. Ireland remains ‘optimistic’ about the impact of Brexit and Dublin is already benefiting from the impact of an increase in foreign investment and an expanding private legal practice market.

Legal Sector in Ireland

In Ireland, we expect to see a demand in practice for transactional lawyers with experience in banking, finance, asset finance, aviation finance, corporate M&A, construction, competition and litigation. Equally so, we are already seeing a rise in the number of in-house roles, notably within technology, social media, finance and pharma/life science.
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Ireland Market Survey and Salary Overview 2023/24

Legal Jobs in Dublin

The lion’s share of the commercial law firms and in-house legal teams remain in the capital and Dublin continues to be a location of choice for many European and international organisations.

Legal Jobs in Galway & Cork

Alternatively, we have seen a number of Irish law firms and in-house legal teams expand their operations outside of Dublin with expansion in other cities including Cork and Galway. We would also anticipate that flexible-working is here to stay and will allow a greater degree of flexible options for lawyers looking to work with a Dublin based company but with the flexibility to work from home or with reduced days in the office.

Returning to Ireland

During the pandemic we have spoken with many Irish lawyers considering a move home. We understand this can be daunting and Thomson Legal are happy to assist with market information and to discuss options if you are thinking about a return or a relocation to Ireland.

Take the Next Step with Thomson Legal

We regularly meet with candidates and clients across Ireland. Qe will come to you wherever you may be based. For a confidential discussion about your options or about current legal jobs and the market at the moment, please get in touch via the Contact Us page.

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