Associate Solicitor

McKenna & Co Solicitors is one of Ireland’s leading law firms. We are innovative, diverse and an ambitious company. We are proud of our growth, our culture, and our client base, made up of international and domestic companies. 

We are currently seeking to recruit a full time Associate Solicitor. This is a great opportunity to work in a progressive professional organisation. 

Key Responsibilities:

Minimum 6 years relevant post qualification experience in a corporate and property team working on residential and commercial conveyance and have an ability at interview to demonstrate same.
Have outstanding excellent written and communication skills;
Have experience both working in teams and in managing components of transactions independently, with specific experience in a broad range of corporate and transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions transactions
Have experience working on large property transactions to include mergers and acquisitions.
Be highly motivated with a strong work ethic and self-motivation
Excellent time management skills with the ability to work to the deadlines associated with conveyancing transactions
Be commercially astute with a strong business sense;

Have the ability to effectively manage internal and external client relationships

Required Experience:

  • Comfortable with all stages of commercial property transactions;
  • Exposure to related security documentation;
  • Banking property experience would be an advantage;
  • Excellent drafting skills;
  • Ability to work on own initiative but also as part of a team;
  • Strong commercial focus and business acumen required;
  • A sociable person, capable of communicating at all levels with an ability to communicate points clearly in a non-confrontational manner;
  • A calm and measured approach to problem solving; and
  • A willingness to work hard above and beyond normal office hours if required.

The Candidate:

Ideal candidates will be 6+ years qualified, with work experience in the relevant areas. He or she should have strong organisational and interpersonal skills as well as a good work ethic, energy, enthusiasm and be highly motivated.

Key Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills;
  • Commercial acumen;
  • Attention to detail/accuracy;
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, and dedicated;
  • Adaptable, positive, and pro-active; and
  • Committed self-starter

Competitive salary and compensation package offered including:

  • Pension
  • Travel Saver Incentive Scheme
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Wellness Programme
  • Commission Scheme – 10% on new business to the Firm
  • Professional Subscriptions Paid
  • Annual Flu Injection
  • Free fruit daily
  • Fully paid yoga, Pilates, and mindfulness on site 
  • Charity and corporate social responsibility contributions


Please contact Bethany Youngson, Office Manager of McKenna & Co in the first instance if you are interested in this position. Email: Bethany Youngson and 014854563

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Admin Assistant

McKenna & Co Solicitors is one of Ireland’s leading law firms. We are innovative, diverse and an ambitious company. We are proud of our growth, our culture, and our client base, made up of international and domestic companies. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Receptionist and Office Administrator to join our team in Mc Kenna & Co team on a full time basis.

Key Responsibilites:

  • Answering telephones, screen/direct calls, message management
  • Meet and Greet visitors in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Organising and scanning post, scheduling couriers, organising packages to be sent in a timely manner.
  • Opening new files and ensuring all relevant documentation is received
  • Scheduling of appointments in fee earners’ calendars and booking meeting rooms

The candidate:

  • Must be fluent in English, both written and oral.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft suite of products.
  • Excellent attention to detail and Organisational skills, with an ability to stay focused on assigned tasks.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and self-motivated
  • A positive, Professional outlook and a friendly approach to clients and colleagues, and can-do attitude
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Attention to detail 


  • Bike to work scheme
  • Wellness Programme
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Private medical insurance
  • Sick pay
  • 10% commission on new business introduced to the firm
  • Annual Flu Injection 
  • Free fruit daily 
  • Fully paid yoga and mindfulness on site 


Please contact Bethany Youngson, Office Manager of McKenna & Co you are interested in this position. 

Email: and 014854563


Salary will be commensurate with experience.

25 days annual leave per annum

Health Insurance Package

Performance related bonus

The cycle-to-work scheme

Tax- Saver Commuter Benefits

Casual dress days

Sports and Social Events

Coffee Dock

Conveyancing Services

Flexible working policy

Remote working options

See what our staff have to say

Melissa Donegan-Legal Intern

“I joined McKenna & Co Solicitors in the Summer of 2022 as a legal intern and consider it the best decision I have made in my career to date. Looking back, what stands out to me, is the on-going training, support and guidance that I received. Such supports include regular mental health check ins, career progression opportunities, monthly entertainment events, and an enthusiastic team who supported me throughout my internship. I particularly enjoyed the opportunity that all team members are given to complete a workshop in positive leadership, as this is an important skill that will serve as extremely beneficial throughout my career.

The passion and motivation that all team members have in delivering excellence in client service is an admirable quality that is unique to McKenna & Co Solicitors and a driving force behind the success of the company. From working with a team of motivated, determined and passionate individuals, I learnt the importance of these transferable qualities, which I will take with me throughout my career path. The work we do for these clients are extremely varied and include a good mix of property law transactions, litigation, commercial law transactions and personal injury claims. I completed many exciting tasks throughout my internship with the firm, whereby I developed and built on my communication, research, IT, listening and leadership skills.
I also was taken aback by the number of charity events that the firm continue to support, including their annual sleep out for the homeless, which the team will be participating in again on October 14th.
Finally, I worked with enthusiastic, determined, motivated and bubbly personalities, which really enriched my experience. The success of any company is down to its team and the team at McKenna & Co Solicitors are committed, optimistic, and supportive characters who guided and supported me throughout my internship journey. Lisa is the principal Solicitor at the firm and is a truly admirable and inspiring woman to any young person looking to establish a career in law. I couldn’t have asked for better support, guidance or opportunities for career progression. My experience with the firm was so beneficial for me because it has made me realise that becoming a solicitor is the path I would like to go down. I can’t recommend the firm enough.”

Jack Duhig-Trainee Solicitor

“I joined McKenna & Co Solicitors in 2020 and commenced my traineeship with the firm in 2021. The support and guidance I have receive from the firm ensures that my traineeship is dynamic and I have been exposed to and worked on a wide variety of matters. McKenna & Co places the client’s needs first and foremost which is a work ethos that drives commitment in the firm and that I have found to correspond strongly to my own values.
The firm is also committed to charity and to social initiatives with their being a social event planned every month which makes it a great place to work.”