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Knowledge Lawyer - Corporate and M&A

The successful applicant will work closely with the group's partners, the Knowledge partner and the Knowledge team to maintain and update the group's current awareness and know-how resources, develop relevant training programmes for fee-earners and assist with the group's client knowledge function.

The success of our Corporate and M&A practice is driven by the practical application of up-to-date technical legal knowledge. Your role will be crucial in maintaining that success. You will be given the freedom and flexibility to innovate and strategically develop the group's knowledge function in an open and supportive environment. Ideally, you will have an interest in the use of technology to improve the group's knowledge offering. You will have the benefit of working alongside a large group of knowledge lawyers and the broader Knowledge team.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Working with the Knowledge partner and fee-earners on appropriate knowledge management initiatives as they arise, for example, the capture of tacit knowledge in significant corporate and M&A transactions.
  • To assist fee earners (and clients where appropriate) in respect of technical and/or practical legal issues raised by clients, and to assist in the development of position papers, toolkits and other legal know how.
  • To take responsibility for the development and production of new precedents (to a standard that is partner sign-off level) and the maintenance generally of precedents.
  • To play a significant role in exploiting the business development opportunities presented by knowledge, and, in particular, to focus on developing a strong client-facing knowledge lawyer role through seminars, publications and client training and supporting Knowledge Plus, our online client knowledge resource.
  • To play a proactive role in bringing knowledge BD ideas to the Corporate partner group and to collaborate with the Corporate partners in implementing these ideas.
  • To capture and disseminate relevant legal knowledge so as to ensure that the collective expertise and knowledge of the group is understood and shared.
  • To develop appropriate knowledge tools for the Corporate team that are aligned with and informed by the business needs of the team and its client base.
  • To play a significant role in aligning Corporate knowledge with other departments, as appropriate.
  • To collaborate with the client tech team and (data team), as appropriate, so as to ensure that Corporate is on top of relevant emerging technologies which might support the delivery of Corporate knowledge and legal services more generally.
  • Participation in other knowledge management initiatives and projects, as appropriate and providing assistance to the knowledge partner and other knowledge lawyers regarding specific Know How or Knowledge Management initiatives.
  • Working with the Knowledge partner and fee-earners on appropriate knowledge management initiatives as they arise, for example, the capture of tacit knowledge in significant corporate and M&A transactions.
  • Input and participation in internal and external training initiatives.
  • To develop and promote the expertise of our Corporate and M&A team in the market including presenting to, and engaging directly with clients and at industry events as appropriate.


  • Qualified solicitor/lawyer with ideally 4+ years of post-qualification Corporate/M&A experience.
  • Strong academic background.
  • Keen interest in legal knowledge, learning and development.
  • Commercial focus and business acumen.
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to present at client seminars, conferences and workshops.
  • IT literacy and an interest in leveraging technology to improve knowledge offering.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically and to drive innovation and change.
  • Ability to establish credibility with, effectively engage with and influence diverse teams of senior individuals.
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to develop and work in a dynamic, intellectually rigorous environment.


  • A competitive remuneration package
  • Access to the firm’s marquee training and development programmes, delivered through the ALG School of Business and Law
  • Discretionary sign-on bonus and/or relocation bonus
  • Discretionary performance bonus
  • Pension and health insurance contribution, clubs and subs contribution, marriage/civil partnership gratuity and leave, life insurance, complimentary conveyancing allowance and a subsidised restaurant and coffee shop

About us

A&L Goodbody (ALG) is a leading Irish law firm. It has 6 international offices in Dublin, Belfast, London, New York, San Francisco, and Palo Alto. There are currently 115 partners and over 900 employees. The strong international and domestic business community in Ireland forms a valuable part of the A&L Goodbody client base.

We are incredibly proud that A&L Goodbody has been ranked as a 'Top Tier' firm in The Legal 500 EMEA Guide for 2023. The firm is consistently ranked number one in the Irish market and on a European level. A sample of other recent notable awards include: listed as one of Ireland's top 25 best places to work according to LinkedIn's Top Companies list for 2022; Irish Law Firm of the Year (2022) by Chambers Europe; Irish Law Firm of the Year (2021) by Who's Who Legal; Most Popular Graduate Recruiter in Law (2023) by GradIreland; Rank 1 in 19 practice areas (2023) by Chambers & Partners; Tier 1 in 24 practice areas (2023) by The Legal 500; Tier 1 in all 11 practice areas (2022) by IFLR; Outstanding Firm for Pro Bono (2021) by Chambers Europe; and Diversity & Inclusion Firm of the Year (2021) by EMEA Tax Awards.

A&L Goodbody has a reputation for leading the way in continuously developing its service to clients and internally to its business. This is delivered through the use of new processes, ways of working and technologies and marketing-leading business service teams.