Pensions Lawyer

Job Title:          Pensions Lawyer

Reporting to:   Head of Pensions

William Fry is a leading Irish law firm with over 320 legal and tax professionals and over 460 staff.  We advise domestic and international corporations, financial institutions and government organisations from our offices in Dublin, London, New York and Silicon Valley.  Strong client relationships and high-quality advice are the hallmarks of our practice.  Our priorities are firmly focused on achieving good results for our clients.


Role Profile

Our pensions team advise trustees, employers, consultants and insurers on all aspects of pensions law, from day-to-day rule interpretation and governance queries, to innovative restructurings, funding issues and M&A transactions.

Our clients include trustees, private and publicly held companies, consultancies and insurers and the role will offer the opportunity to work on:

  • pension aspects of large corporate transactions and restructurings
  • pension advisory work with some of the largest pension funds in Ireland
  • working with consultants and insurers on developing new pension products
  • reviewing commercial contracts in a pension context
  • collaborating with our insurance and funds teams on investment agreements


Qualifications, skills and experience

Applicants should be qualified Solicitors or Barristers and have:

  • pension experience in a large legal practice or similar environment
  • excellent drafting skills, attention to detail
  • commercial awareness
  • strong academic background
  • ability to communicate clearly, orally and in writing
  • experience managing multiple priorities and working to deadlines efficiently
  • desire to work as part of a team


Key Competencies

  • Good organisational skills
  • Robust legal knowledge and the ability to apply legal principles commercially
  • Flexibility - a problem solver who has the determination to seek answers to complex issues
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good relationship management skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative


This job description is a general guide. It is not intended to be definitive or restrictive and is subject to periodic review as our business evolves.

Business Area
Employment & Benefits
Job Group
Lawyers & Tax Consultants
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