A progressive workplace  

That supports success  


Our mission is to effect progress and support success. Guided by our values of access, inclusion and opportunity we actively seek ways in which we can assist to develop and improve our client’s businesses, our colleague’s professional advancement and our community.

Congratulations to our six newly qualified Associates

We are delighted that six of our trainees were admitted to the Roll of Solicitors this month.

Their dedication to client service and legal excellence has been self-evident throughout their traineeship.  They all have bright futures in their chosen areas of speciality and will be a great asset to the firm. Well done:

  • Ciara Doris
  • Stephen Gamble
  • Ruby McEntegart
  • Katie Linden
  • Katie Timmins
  • Emer Wilkie

The benefits of a career at LK Shields

  • A benefits package which includes:
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Christmas bonus vouchers
  • Access to group health insurance schemes
  • Tax saver travel scheme
  • Bike to work scheme
  • A supportive work environment:
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Health checks and wellbeing programmes
  • Agile and remote working arrangements
  • Training and development programmes
  • Subsidised events and healthy food options

Our Values


We open doors to new opportunities for our clients and colleagues. Underpinned by cutting edge technology, this ethos means we are always flexible in our approach and strive for innovative solutions.


We are committed to providing an environment where all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully. The diversity of our people contributes to our success, and we believe in equal opportunities across the board.


We are invested in the success and wellbeing of our clients, colleagues and community. Working together, we turn opportunity into commercial gain harnessing lessons learned so that we grow and develop our skills and expertise.

Business Support

Samantha Kelly, Secretarial Team Leader

"I have been given numerous opportunities to develop professionally and constantly feel challenged. As a team leader for the secretaries one of my favourite tasks is supporting new starters while they settle into their role."

Legal Specialists

Amy Bradley, Partner, Litigation and Dispute Resolution

"I’m one of the many partners who started their career as a Trainee at the firm. There is a strong focus on learning and career progression here and I think this is one of the reasons for strong retention of solicitors at every career stage. From the outset of my traineeship I felt part of the team and was heavily involved in complex cases for quality clients."

Corporate Social Responsibility

Partnership with Peter McVerry Trust

"Through our charity partnership, LK Shields assists Peter McVerry Trust in increasing awareness of the issue of homelessness in Ireland and raise vital funds to support their vision and efforts."

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people does LK Shields employ?

We employ 150 staff across our Dublin and Galway offices.

What does your recruitment procedure consist of?

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview where they will meet our HR Manager and their potential direct line manager.  Depending on the role and the level of seniority candidates may be called for a second interview.

What selection criteria are applicable?

Applicants are shortlisted on the basis of the eligibility criteria and essential requirements including specific competences and skills noted in the job listing.

Are all applications treated in the same way?

Yes. LK Shields is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. We extend the same opportunities to staff / potential staff through our recruitment and employment practices, policies and procedures.

Who is the main point of contact for further queries?

If you have any additional queries, please contact our HR Manager, Olwyn Downey at odowney@lkshields.ie.

Do LK Shields have a Candidate Privacy Policy?

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