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Professional Support Lawyer - Banking & Capital Markets

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October 24, 2019

Role Description

We are seeking to recruit a Professional Support Lawyer to support the work of practitioners in our Banking and Capital Markets department. The role will involve the development of the department’s know-how and precedents as well as assisting in effective marketing initiatives including the production of articles, brochures and other marketing materials.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Know-how and training;
  • Monitor and update the department on relevant developments including changes to legislation, regulatory codes, guidance from industry stakeholders and relevant case law;
  • Monitor news media and social media for relevant content, and updating the department;
  • Provide training and updates to the department to assist in meeting continuing professional development requirements;
  • Create and manage the department’s legal know-how database to include research carried out and advices provided;
  • Draft, develop and manage the department’s precedent documentation database;
  • Coordinate the preparation of client updates/newsletters;
  • Coordinate regular briefings/workshops for the members of the department.


  • Prepare articles on relevant topics and developments for publication by the department;
  • Update and maintain all banking and/or other capital markets related content on the firm’s website;
  • Assist in the preparation of brochures about the various sub-specialties within the Banking and Capital Markets department;
  • Assist fee earners in the preparation of client presentations;
  • Work with the partners on various business development initiatives;
  • Update and maintain the department’s database of contacts;
  • Assist with preparation for attendance at conferences, and with follow up afterwards;
  • Assist fee earners in the preparation of tenders and monitoring publications for relevant tenders.

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Qualified solicitor or barrister in Ireland and/or another common law jurisdiction, with a strong academic background;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ pqe in practice and/or as a professional support lawyer;
  • Significant experience in banking and/or capital markets practice – ideally with leading Irish or international law firm(s) or at the Irish or UK Bars;
  • A strong interest in maintaining, developing and sharing relevant legal knowledge;
  • Excellent drafting skills;
  • Excellent legal research and presentation skills;
  • Familiarity with relevant sources such as news media websites, social media websites, legal websites etc;
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills; the ability to manage a busy workload and meet the legal support requirements of practitioners within the department on a consistent and timely basis;
  • The ability to work on his/her own initiative.


Applications should be accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae and sent by email to Patricia Barr at by latest Friday 1 November 2019.