While the impact of the Covid 19 Pandemic has impacted the Irish economy, we expect to see significant bounce back with the majority of the traditional law firms, in-house legal teams and new law firm entrants to the Irish market aggressively recruiting once more to meet demand across a broad range of legal disciplines. Ireland remains ‘optimistic’ about the impact of Brexit and Dublin is already witnessing the impact of an increase in foreign investment and an expanding private practice market.
Legal Recruitment 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.
Ireland Market Survey and Salary Overview 2021/22
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- we 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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