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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.

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

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

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.

  • 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.

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

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 our 2025 programme will open in December 2024.

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

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.

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

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:

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

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

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

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