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We take great pride in what we do and how we do it.

Philip Lee, Managing Partner


Although no two law firms have exactly the same culture and outlook, differentiating between them can be a challenge.  At Philip Lee we place a premium not just on legal knowledge but on the ability to push, prod and provoke.  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.


Working at Philip Lee


Current Vacancies

Because we are a young, dynamic firm, we can give our trainees real responsibility, real 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.

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.


  • 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)

Application Process

Read our Philip Lee Trainee Booklet.

If you are interested in an internship or in our trainee programme, please send us:

    • Maximum 1-page cover letter
    • Maximum 3-page CV
    • An example of recent written work that you are particularly proud of (trainee applicants only)

Send your application and any queries to our HR Manager Nicola McKenna or call 01 2373700.

Closing application date: October 1st 2018

Philip Lee is currently looking for an ambitious solicitor recently or newly qualified to join its busy media and entertainment team. The ideal candidate will be newly qualified from a busy commercial law practice.

The role will be principally transactional in nature, including the drafting and negotiation of financing and other legal documentation for film and television projects and associated transaction management. It will involve the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts as well as the provision of non-contentious intellectual property and technology-related advice.

In order to be considered for this role it is essential that candidates be able to demonstrate the following attributes:-

  • Solid transactional experience gained within the corporate, commercial and/or finance department(s) of a busy commercial law practice;
  • An interest in working in the media sector;
  • Strong academic background;
  • Excellent drafting, negotiating and organisational skills, and attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload to ensure deadlines are achieved;
  • A progressive attitude to business development; and
  • Significant client contact experience.

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 manager: