Professional Support Lawyer (Part-time locum role maternity cover Feb to Oct


To provide professional legal support services to real estate fee earners in one of Ireland’s leading law firms


  • Qualified Solicitor with experience in private practice preferably in a larger firm
  • Minimum 6 years relevant experience
  • Commercially aware with a good understanding of business issues faced by corporate clients
  • Target driven individual with strong organisational and project management skills
  • Understanding of the importance of effective knowledge management in a law firm
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent research skills and comprehensive understanding of Irish legislation
  • Excellent communication skills with a track record of presenting to a senior level 

Key Tasks

Research & Current Awareness

  • Monitoring new and proposed property related legislation, Irish/UK case law and Law Society, Revenue and PRA Practice Notes and Bulletins
  • Researching the implications of legal developments for Irish law and practice and producing detailed briefings for Property Department
  • Producing internal legal bulletins for firm-wide circulation
  • Assisting with the production of briefings papers and presentations for clients
  • Assisting fee earners with ad hoc legal research

Know How, Precedents & Knowledge Management

  • Developing and managing collections of valuable knowhow
  • Contributing to development of "house views" and agreed positions on technical issues
  • Developing, reviewing and updating precedents and practice tools on an ongoing basis
  • Designing and delivering training materials
  • Communicating know how and precedent developments to the firm
  • Promoting a good knowledge culture

Client Bulletins

  • Convening the editorial team to discuss key areas for inclusion
  • Compiling the draft bulletin for review and acting on feedback
  • Assisting in the research, drafting and editing of articles
  • Working with the web team to publish and distribute the bulletin


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