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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.


We have always taken a holistic approach to the working week. The firm is a huge advocate of employee wellbeing. We have a dedicated Wellness Committee that has created a programme of activities to make sure to counterbalance the realities of deadlines with opportunities for reflection.  The concept of the programme is to promote physical, mental and nutritional health in the firm.

Specific initiatives include:

Sport also plays a significant role in our lives here at Philip Lee.  Our sport group advise many public and private entities in the health and sport sectors.  We are very conscious of the relationship between sport and better physical and mental health. Our people are avid sport supporters and the firm engages in many sporting activities.  Rugby being a particular favourite!

Read the Philip Lee Sport Report. It provides a snapshot of sport in Ireland.

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 & 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 teams members on a regular and co-ordinated basis.


Working at Philip Lee


Current Vacancies

Philip Lee is a leading commercial law firm recognised as ‘Top Tier’ across general areas of law. We value talented professional specialists who would like to develop their talents in a rapidly growing firm.

A position has arisen within Philip Lee’s IT Department for an IT System Administrator who will work alongside the existing IT Team to manage and support the firm’s ICT infrastructure, services and software portfolio.

This position will be a 6 month fixed term contract.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:

  • A background of IT support and systems management in a mid-sized company, preferably in the legal services sector;
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and administrative skills;
  • Ability to interact professionally with staff at all levels of the organisation, both verbally and in writing;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Reliability and attention to detail;
  • A good customer facing ability is essential.


Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Day to day support of the ICT Infrastructure including mobiles, desktop, laptops, printers, servers, switches, phones, storage, and security;
  • Desktop and application support: Windows 10, and associated software applications;
  • Installing, configuring and troubleshooting computer hardware, operating systems and applications;
  • Managing 1st and 2nd level support calls (both local and remote) from end users via helpdesk system, telephone or in person;
  • Administration and support of Hyper-V, Window Server, Active Directory, Group Policies, DNS & DHCP;
  • Administration and support of Office 365;
  • Assisting the IT Manager with any technical task;
  • Working with 3rd party vendors;
  • Taking charge on assigned IT projects reporting in directly to the IT Manager.

Required Skills

  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with the ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language;
  • Good problem solving and decision making skills;
  • Good analytical skills to effectively plan appropriate corrective action and escalation of support issues;
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Strong PC and computer peripheral equipment skills;
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills;
  • Good team work and organisational skills.

Required Technical Ability

  • Experience with Windows server;
  • Experience with Windows server protocols such as DHCP, DNS, Group Policy;
  • Experience supporting Exchange & Active Directory;
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office suite;
  • A professional IT Certification such as the MCSE/CCNA is an advantage;
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience within IT;
  • Experience with networking TCP/IP an advantage;
  • Experience working in a legal background an advantage.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to HR Manager Nicola McKenna.


The Philip Lee Summer Internship Programme 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We thank you for your interest in the programme.

Philip Lee run very successful 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.

Read our Intern and Trainee Booklet 2020.

If you are interested in applying, 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)

Applications can be sent to HR Manager: Nicola McKenna.

View our summer intern video:

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.

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.


  • 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 2020.

Application Process

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)

Applications can be sent to our HR Manager: Nicola McKenna.

Applications  will close in February 2021.