Graduate Opportunities


Trainee Programme

First-rate training is the bedrock for your future success as a legal professional. We take the responsibility of providing high quality training very seriously. All our trainees are actively 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 aim to retain all of our trainee solicitors on qualification and as a firm that recognises, encourages and rewards talent and ambition.

Our application process for trainee positions commencing in September 2025 is open. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 31 October.

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."

Graduate Opportunities

Cian O’Lionaird, Associate Solicitor

"The training strikes the right balance between being comprehensive whilst tailored to your own area of interest."

Graduate Opportunities

Alannah Shortt, Trainee Solicitor

"What truly sets LK Shields apart is the partner oversight. Continuous trainee ‘check-ins’ and dedicated trainee partners"

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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