Join one of Ireland’s fastest growing corporate law firms.

At Philip Lee we place a premium not just on legal knowledge but on the ability to push, prod and provoke.

Although no two law firms have exactly the same culture and outlook, differentiating between them can be a challenge. We have talented lawyers, each among the best in their field.  Depth of experience and the innovative intelligence that creates not just insight, but foresight: these are the qualities we value in Philip Lee.

Read more about our firm culture here.

We are recruiting

Philip Lee welcomes highly motivated individuals who would like to develop their career in one of Ireland’s most progressive law firms. We are now recruiting legal professionals at associate and partner levels in:

      • Litigation
      • Corporate
      • Procurement
      • Construction
      • Finance
      • Tax
      • Planning and Environmental

Should you wish to learn more about our firm or current vacancies, please contact HR Director, Nicola McKenna
in confidence on +353 1 237 3700. Alternatively, CVs can be submitted confidentially to Nicola at nmckenna@philiplee.ie.

Training and knowledge management 

We have invested heavily in technological solutions to ensure developments in the law, thought leadership, legal practice and advice are captured and disseminated throughout the firm. A Knowledge Management (KM) system has been developed which is tailored to best meet the needs of our individual practice areas to ensure they can access latest legal developments. The KM system provides a common platform that streamlines the process of accessing and using essential “Know How” from a mixture of internal and online information resources. The solution integrates with our internal databases including a Know How database and Library Management system. It also delivers a common approach to searching over 30 online information resources including a large number of Irish resources.

Consistent with our ethos of recruiting and training “best in class lawyers”, we also operate an inhouse training programme managed by a dedicated training and knowledge management executive, Nicholas Makin. Under Nick’s stewardship, each department within the firm is required to develop and implement training for all team members, with individual topics typically being the subject of seminars delivered by individual team members on a regular and co-ordinated basis.

Current Vacancies

Trainee Programme - Applications now open for 2025/2026

Because we are a young, dynamic firm, we can give our trainees real responsibility, fast. Only then will you discover where your true potential lies. Our lawyers will keep you on your toes as you train and yet treat you as real team members.

We look for:

  • a sense of individuality
  • a love of learning
  • an excellent academic record
  • commercial awareness
  • strong writing and research skills
  • an engaging and optimistic character
  • interesting experience
  • great listening skills
  • an interest in the firm’s areas of expertise

Philip Lee is hiring trainees to join our Dublin office. We place a premium not just on legal knowledge but on the ability to push, prod and provoke. We recruit talented lawyers, each among the best in their field. Depth of experience and innovative intelligence that creates not just insight but foresight; these are the qualities we value. The firm’s culture of curiosity is infectious and creates a unique learning environment where talent and personality can flourish.

The Philip Lee Mentoring Programme pairs trainee solicitors with partners and associates on a rotational basis, providing a supportive environment for trainees to develop their professional skills. We offer our trainees real responsibility. So if you are self-motivated, show initiative and can work on projects with minimum supervision, we look forward to hearing from you. PPC1/PPC2 completion ideal but not essential.

Requirements

  • Be able to handle a diverse portfolio of cases and maintain a high standard of service to our clients;
  • Have strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Have the ability to work effectively under pressure and deliver results working to tight deadlines;
  • Excellent PC skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)

Read our Trainee Booklet here.

Application Process

If you are interested in applying, please fill out our application form available here and return the completed soft copy to HR Generalist, Niamh Kinsella at careers@philiplee.ie.

Summer Internship Programme 2024 – Applications are closed.

Philip Lee run very successful paid 10-week summer internship programmes. We are interested in all graduates and undergraduates. The programme itself gives students an excellent sense of what it is like to work as a trainee and ultimately as a lawyer in a leading commercial law firm. Interns will be introduced to the work of the firm and will be an involved member of the team on various projects. Our trainees, associates and partners give support and mentoring to help students make decisions about their future careers. Applications for the the 2024 programme are now closed.

Read our Intern and Trainee Booklet 2024.

If you are interested in applying, please fill out our application form available here and return the completed soft copy to HR Generalist, Niamh Kinsella at careers@philiplee.ie.

 

 

 

 

PA/Legal Secretary

We are now recruiting for PAs/Legal Secretaries to join our expanding practice groups.

The role:

We are recruiting in the areas of real estate, litigation and corporate.

Must have:

We require at least 2 years experience in a similar role.

If you wish to apply for this role please email a CV and cover letter to HR Generalist Niamh Kinsella at careers@philiplee.ie.

Contracts/Disputes NQ

We are a leading commercial law firm recognised as top tier in a range of sectors. We value talented professionals who would like to develop their career in a rapidly growing firm.

We are seeking an ambitious disputes lawyer who will work with our construction team on a wide range of contract and construction law matters. Experience of ADR processes and dispute forums is preferable.

Description:

Working with senior team members on a variety of construction law and contract matters including contentious and non-contentious work.

Profile:

Ideally 1-5 years’ PQE with an interest in contract law and contractual disputes.

Suitable candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  • A strong background in contract law.
  • An interest in the conduct of contractual disputes.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Excellent drafting skills.
  • An ability to analyse legislation and provide practical advice.
  • An ability to communicate effectively at all levels with our clients.
  • A high level of motivation and an ability to act on one’s own initiative.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • An ability to work effectively as part of a team.

 

Please send CV with a short cover note in confidence to HR Director, Nicola McKenna at nmckenna@philiplee.ie.

Company Secretary

We are seeking a company secretary as part of the firms expansion within the corporate/commercial department.

Description

  • Preparation and filing of statutory and company secretarial / corporate compliance related documents, including annual returns, resolutions, and minutes of meetings.
  • Managing and assisting with a large volume of client companies, ensuring that their annual compliance and statutory filing obligations are attended to.
  • Advising on, and dealing with, queries relating to all matters of company law, including the Companies Act 2014 and Companies Act 2006 (UK) from internal colleagues and external clients.
  • Keeping up to date on all company secretarial related legal developments and advising colleagues and clients on same in a timely manner.
  • Assisting the head of Co Sec in growing and developing the company secretarial unit, demonstrating high levels of client service and specialized company secretarial knowledge.
  • Managing company incorporations, dissolutions, board changes, shareholder changes, share capital restructurings, and re-registrations.
  • Working with colleagues from all departments of the firm, assisting on a diverse range of transactions, utilising expertise in all aspects of company secretarial law and practice / corporate governance.
  • Register of Beneficial Ownership filing and upkeep.
  • Maintenance and upkeep of Statutory Registers and managing client files generally.
  • Assistance with certifying and arranging for documents to be notarised and apostilled.
  • Keeping clients updated on their upcoming annual return and RBO filing deadlines.
  • Drafting board minutes / general meeting minutes and related documentation.
  • Occasional attendance at board meetings.
  • Liaising with auditors, accountants and / or financial services providers in relation to the filing of the annual returns and financial statements; and/or with routine queries or requests for information and documentation as they arise.

Profile

  • Experience in a company secretarial related role is preferred.
  • Very high level of attention to detail, analytical and organisation skills.
  • Experience and ability to deal with a large volume of clients and work, and the ability to switch priorities depending on client needs / deadlines.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize workload to comply with filing deadlines.
  • Ambition and drive to work within and contribute to a growing unit.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships across different departments / external stakeholders and communicate in a professional manner at all levels within the firm.
  • Chartered Governance Institute qualified or part qualified is desirable but not essential.

If you are interested in finding out more about us we would like to receive your application.

Please send CV with a short cover note in confidence to HR Director: nmckenna@philiplee.ie.

Commercial Litigation Lawyer

We are recruiting a lawyer with between 1-4 years’ PQE to join our commercial litigation team.

The team handles commercial litigation work across a number of specialist practice areas.

Description

  • Working with senior department members on a range of commercial litigation matters.

Profile

Ideally 1-4 years’ PQE gained in a firm with exposure to commercial litigation.

Suitable candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  • Commercial awareness.
  • Excellent drafting skills.
  • An ability to analyse legislation and provide practical advice.
  • An ability to communicate effectively at all levels with our clients.
  • A high level of motivation and an ability to act on one’s own initiative.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • An ability to work effectively as part of a team.

If you are interested in finding out more about us we would like to receive your application.

Please send CV with a short cover note in confidence to HR Director: nmckenna@philiplee.ie.

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