Graduate Opportunities


Trainee Programme

First-rate training is the bedrock for your future success as a legal professional. LK Shields Solicitors' recognises and rewards talent and ambition.

All trainees have input regarding their training rotations and are directly supported and mentored by a highly experienced partner during each rotation.

As a full service corporate and commercial law firm we offer our trainees exposure to an impressive portfolio of national and international clients across a wide variety of sectors.

We are now closed for trainee solicitor applications for the 2024 intake.  If you applied for a position, we will be in touch with you in the coming weeks if you are to attend an interview.  Should you have any questions regarding your application, please contact Lisa Delahunt at

Graduate Opportunities

Kate Dundon, Recently Qualified Associate Solicitor,

"“From the outset, I was given great exposure to a variety of clients and really interesting and challenging work. The support received from partners throughout my traineeship was second to none.”"

Graduate Opportunities

Sinead Byrne, Recently Qualified Solicitor

"I started my career at LK Shields as a paralegal and continued with the firm as a trainee as I knew that the supportive and challenging environment was the right fit for me. From an early stage, I have been involved with high profile corporate transactions and litigation matters. I continue to learn every day and the mentoring and guidance I receive means that even though the learning curve is steep, it never becomes overwhelming."

Paralegal Programme

Our paralegals primarily support our litigation department but also assist across our wide ranging practice teams.  During the programme, paralegals can expect to advance their procedural knowledge and gain real insight into the operations of a progressive commercial law firm.  The programme will appeal to those who are ambitious, personally driven and passionate about pursuing a career as a solicitor.

The next in-take for Paralegals will begin in December 2022 with the aim of having individuals commence in February or March 2023.

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.

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

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