Current Opportunities Litigation/Planning & Environmental - Associate/Senior Associate
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Litigation/Planning & Environmental - Associate/Senior Associate

The ByrneWallace LLP Disputes and Regulatory team is one of the largest in Ireland. We advise a broad range of private, semi-state and public sector clients on strategically important and organisationally critical mandates.  We are market leaders for contentious public sector advices and mandates.

What makes us unique is the range of industry sector-specific and specialist knowledge which we have developed in our practice offering. Due to continued, consistent growth – our Disputes and Regulatory Team are seeking to appoint a lawyer with subject matter expertise and experience in planning and environmental law.

If you have 3-8 years relevant PQE from a top or mid-tier law firm, we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for agile and adaptable candidates that have both contentious and advisory experience who can handle working a varied and/or complex workload at Associate and/or Senior Associate level.  Candidates should also have a strong academic track record.  

With a contemporary approach to how a professional services firm can operate, we can offer a collegiate environment and supportive infrastructure within which to develop your career. 

The successful Associate/Senior Associate to work in the litigation and disputes department with a primary focus on the following:

  • Contentious and non-contentious planning and environmental law.
  • Representing clients in planning and environmental related High Court judicial review actions. 
  • Legislative interpretation and advices. 
  • Monitoring and responding to developments in planning and environmental law. 
  • Providing support to other business units as required.
  • Providing ongoing training and support to clients. 

The successful candidate will have: 

  • 5+ years’ experience with a background in litigation and planning and environmental law. 
  • Experience of defending judicial review proceedings on behalf of public bodies and managing litigation case load. 
  • Familiarity with the workings of the Commercial Planning and Environmental List.
  • Strong commercial awareness.
  • Excellent technical/drafting skills, an ability to communicate with clients clearly and concisely and to tailor advices to fit specific client requirements.
  • Strong legal research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organisational, financial and time management skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team. 
  • A high level of motivation and the ability to work on one’s own initiative and a willingness to engage in the ongoing learning and development of the team. 

If you are interested in being considered for the above position, please submit your CV in confidence to by email at For further information on ByrneWallace LLP, please see our website

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