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Our most successful lawyers display a wealth of qualities and attributes.

At ALG, we don’t just look for people who are academically high achievers or limit applicants to those who have studied law. We recruit across a range of academic disciplines, skills, abilities and backgrounds. Below are some of the key qualities and attributes we recruit for.


Effectively prioritises multiple demands through good time management and organisational skills. Stays calm under pressure, dealing with ambiguity and repetition. Consistently produces a high standard of work, with a continuous approach to learning.

Effective Communication

Articulate. Confident and engaging. Expressive and concise. Logical and clear thinking. Forthright and honest.

Motivation & Initiative

A top performer in a range of areas. Takes initiative and ownership and accepts responsibility enthusiastically. Seeks to understand the big picture, thinking one step ahead. Naturally ambitious and inquisitive seeking challenging experiences.

Ability to Build Relationships

Approachable and open. Builds rapport easily. Energetic and positive. Presents professionally. Can work effectively in a team, to accomplish a task or goal. Personal presence. Leadership.

Intellectual Ability & Judgement

Strong and consistent academic performance. Seeks to understand the big picture. Strategic thinking. Good judgement.

Commercial Awareness

Interest in and understanding of business and current affairs. Appreciates the relationship between a corporate law firm and the business community. Clear knowledge of what ALG does.

Commitment to a Career in Corporate Law

Understands what a corporate law firm does and what differentiates ALG. Clear, specific reasons for career choice. Understands the role of a trainee solicitor. Appreciates the commitment required to succeed in a corporate law firm.

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  • A&L Goodbody Irish Law Firm of the Year

    Irish Law Firm of the Year 2022

  • A&L Goodbody Tier 1 Law Firm - Legal 500 UK

    Tier 1 Law Firm - Legal 500 UK 2022

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