Legal Specialists


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Legal Specialists

Established in 1988 and with offices in Dublin, Galway and London, our firm has over 100 legal professional staff and a total of 150 employees.  We are a full-service commercial law firm and we act for some of the largest and most reputable businesses operating in Ireland.

We help our clients achieve their strategic commercial objectives and proactively advise them on harnessing new opportunities as they arise.  We are committed to adding value in terms of business success and through superior service to our national and international clients.

We provide learning and training supports, tailored to the individual’s career stage, needs and development goals.  Our various business support teams will ensure you are equipped to fulfil the commercial as well as legal aspects of your role to the best of your ability.

Work can be challenging at times, but we acknowledge the need for work-life balance and support this via access to our social events, our Wellness Programme, volunteering opportunities and a flexible work environment.

Our supportive culture and collegial environment fosters career advancement based on individual merit.  If you are ambitious, keen to develop and advance your career in a dynamic and supportive environment we would love to hear from you.

Legal Specialists

Karla Macken – recently qualified solicitor in our Banking team

"LK Shields has lived up to its reputation as being on the pre-eminent training firms in the country. While there is a lot of hard work involved, there’s also a lot of support. I really felt that I was part of a focused and inclusive team."

Legal Specialists

Darragh Killeen – recently qualified solicitor in our Litigation department

"The moment I joined the firm it was clear that I had made the right decision. I received top-class bespoke training that reflected my particular interests and was given invaluable exposure to blue chip clients and challenging, high quality work."

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."

Legal Specialists

Stephen Gamble – Trainee solicitor in our Corporate and Commercial department

"The Trainee programme has offered me a chance to develop in-depth knowledge and expertise in various practice areas tailored to my interests. I have gained valuable hands-on experience working for top clients alongside market-leading experts."

Our Values

Access

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.

Inclusion

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.

Opportunity

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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