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Solicitor - Construction

The team

A&L Goodbody's Construction team works on Ireland's largest and most complex construction projects. We advise on project origination and financing, mid-stream construction issues, and dispute resolution. We are known for being technically excellent, collaborative, and solution-focused in our work. On contentious matters we help clients resolve disputes successfully by early intervention, and through mediation, conciliation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation. On transactions and non-contentious matters we take a commercial and pragmatic approach to negotiation and service delivery. This role will be predominantly non-contentious construction with the opportunity to get involved in contentious construction if that is desired.

Our team is the largest dedicated construction team in the market and we pride ourselves on being a high performing, cohesive and supportive team that is dedicated to continuous professional development. Our clients include developers, contractors, funders, institutional investors and procuring authorities involved in some of the largest and most high-profile projects in the State. We advise on projects across a diverse range of sectors including property development, housing, transport, utilities, telecommunications, and PPP. We also advise on joint-ventures, acquisitions (forward sales and forward funding), and M&A transactions in these sectors.

The role - background and experience

We are looking for ambitious solicitors who have a real interest in growing their career within the construction-law sector. They should be self-motivated, driven, have strong and demonstrated technical competencies, and excellent interpersonal skills. We ask all team members to bring enthusiasm, resilience, and ambition in finding solutions to clients' legal challenges and requirements.

Other key requirements

  • Qualified Solicitor (in Ireland or another Common Law jurisdiction), or the holder of a Barrister-at-Law degree
  • 1 -3 year qualified

The firm

A&L Goodbody (ALG) is a leading Irish law firm with six international offices in Dublin, Belfast, London, New York, San Francisco, and Palo Alto. There are currently 116 partners and over 900 employees. The strong international and domestic business community in Ireland forms a valuable part of the ALG client base.

ALG is incredibly proud to be recognised as the leading Irish law firm in the Chambers and Partners Europe 2024 Guide with the highest number of Band 1 practice area rankings. ALG is also ranked as a 'top tier' law firm in The Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2024 and the IFLR1000 Guide 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:

  • Law firm of the year - Republic of Ireland 2023 at The Lawyer European Awards
  • Irish Law Firm of the Year 2023 at the Chambers Europe Awards
  • One of the top 50 most innovative law firms in Europe 2023 by the Financial Times
  • Best client support 2023 by the Managing Partners Forum
  • Business Working Responsibly Mark 2023
  • Ireland's top 25 best places to work by LinkedIn's Top Companies list for 2022
  • Most Popular Graduate Recruiter in Law 2023 by GradIreland (for 12 consecutive years)

ALG 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, innovative use of technology and marketing-leading business service teams.