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Senior Associate - Pensions

A&L Goodbody's Pensions group is seeking to hire an experienced Pensions Senior Associate and would welcome expressions of interest from Solicitors with 5+ PQE who have a significant amount of experience advising on pensions matters.

Our Pensions group in A&L Goodbody is a market leader and one of the largest Pensions practices in Ireland. We provide Irish and international, private and public sector clients with expert advice and experienced direction on every aspect of occupational pension schemes and pension products.

The Pensions group’s diverse expertise facilitates fully integrated advice on all facets of pension issues. In addition to operational and best practice advisory work, the successful candidate would work closely with other legal areas within the Firm to advise on pension issues related to:

Mergers and acquisitions

Restructuring and insolvencies

Banking structures

Employment retirement policy and terminations

Data protection

Complaints to the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman

High Court litigation and mediations



The ideal candidate will have:

  • 5+ years relevant PQE within a Large or Medium Corporate Law Firm in Ireland or the United Kingdom
  • A high level of intelligence
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong team and collaborative skills
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Strong managerial and supervisory skills and experience of overseeing and developing junior team members



  • 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.
  • Hybrid working policy
  • Flexible work practices


The firm

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 and the Pensions Practice Group has been ranked as a Tier 1 practice Group in the Legal 500 2023.

‘A strong team which can be relied upon to provide expert advice about all aspects of pensions and employee benefits.’

‘A&L Goodbody is a tremendous partner in legal advice for pension schemes. Their people are excellent, and they always provide practical and sensible advice.’

The Firm is consistently ranked number one in the Irish market and also 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 Legal500; 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.

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