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In house Solicitor

Ref: 9219621

  • €80,000 - €90,000
  • 09 Jan 2020
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Perm

Our client a top tier law firm is seeking to recruit a solicitor to work in their In-house team with a strong focus on commercial contracts, data protection, risk and professional standards. The role is in the firm’s Risk and Professional Standards team reporting to the General Counsel and Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in the strategic development of a risk and compliance function, working closely with senior stakeholders from around the firm as well as conducting day-to-day responsibilities. Advising partners, solicitors, senior management and business services functions on a wide range of compliance and regulatory issues. Responsible for advising on day-to-day queries as well as taking the lead on new projects as new regulations or legislation come into force. Required to react to new and pressing situations, provide clear and commercial advice with a proactive and solutions orientated approach.

Key Duties

• Reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts with the firm’s suppliers in line with the firm’s supplier management process • Advising on data protection law and terms with suppliers and clients • Assisting in responding to client questionnaires and audits relating to the firm’s processes, policies and procedures • Assisting in the further development and maintenance of policies and professional standards, including training and rolling out best practice across the firm • Collaborating with other departments in the firm, including HR, Finance, Facilities, Marketing and Business Development to provide a co-ordinated and consistent service to colleagues and clients • Conducting planned / random file audits to ensure compliance with firm policies, professional standards and regulatory requirements • Reporting on file and theme audits and advising the Risk and Professional Standards team on areas for improvement • Assisting the Risk and Professional Standards team in updating and managing the firm’s Risk Register

Key Requirements

• You are a lawyer with relevant compliance / regulatory and commercial contracts experience and knowledge of data protection law • Currently working in practice or in-house • Demonstrable understanding of compliance and regulatory issues • Methodical, process driven approach to audit and review • Excellent communicator • Client focussed and responsive, used to working in a dynamic and high performing role

Learning and Development

• The firm believe that training is integral to everyone's career development at the firm. Their Learning and Development department organise a comprehensive training programme for everyone working in the firm. The sessions are delivered by a mixture of internal and/or external presenters, depending on the topic and area required.


• The benefits we currently offer include: • Discretionary bonus scheme • Pension scheme • Agile working • Life assurance • Income protection scheme • Confidential employee assistance programme • On-site gym • Subsidised restaurant and coffee bar If you’re interested in this or other legal jobs, please contact Michael Minogue on 021 422 1000 or email