Position: Senior Associate

Practice Area: Employment Law

Position Type: Permanent

The Firm

Mason Hayes & Curran LLP is a leading Irish law firm based in Dublin with representative offices in San Francisco, New York and London. The firm has been the fastest growing law firm in Ireland over the last decade. We are a business law firm with extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of Irish business-related law and with particular focus on the Energy, Technology, Financial Services, Built Environment, Healthcare, Life Sciences and Charities sectors.

The Team

Mason Hayes & Curran is home to the best employment law practice in Ireland. We are ranked Tier 1 and Band 1 by Chambers and Legal 500. The quality of what we do is driven by the incredible people we have on the team. Our team offers comprehensive commercial and strategic guidance to organizations, addressing a wide spectrum of workplace matters, ranging from the recruitment process to retirement planning. Our esteemed clientele encompasses both prominent domestic companies and multinational corporations.

The Role

We are now looking to further grow the team by adding a further experienced senior associate. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious candidate to join an industry leading practice in a top tier firm with an enviable client base. Our ideal candidate will have a proven track record of technical essence and also be someone driven and motivated with aspirations towards partnership.

Duties will include:

  • Advising on all aspects of Irish employment law.

  • Managing the employment aspects of corporate transactions and advising on commercial issues involving, in particular, agency and outsourcing contracts.

  • Managing employment related litigation both before the WRC and the civil courts.

  • Advising clients on strategic HR issues including absence management, performance management, disciplinary and grievance processes; complaints of bullying and harassment, restructuring and redundancies, dismissals.

  • Managing client relationships and client development.

  • Leading, managing and training associates and other team members.

Candidate Requirements

  • Qualified Solicitor in Ireland or England and Wales.

  • 4+ years PQE with specific experience in management side, employment legal advisory work and employment litigation.

  • Strong focus on client services and the ability to a manage multiple clients.

  • Be pro-active, working collaboratively within a team environment.

  • Excellent academics and superior oral and written communication skills.

Why Mason, Hayes & Curran?

  • Excellent remuneration and benefits package; pension, healthcare & bonus.

  • Enviable client base and strong career progression & development opportunities.

  • Friendly, open and informal working atmosphere.

  • Flexible / hybrid working arrangements.

  • Focus on employee involvement, wellbeing and success.

  • Social events, clubs and initiatives (Green Team, Working on Wellness, subsidised fitness classes, MHC RISE, Diversity, Sports & Social and Art Committee).

  •  MHC knowledge and education programme to facilitate major development as a lawyer.

  •  Strong track record in CSR programmes, pro bono work and charitable efforts.


Learn more about Mason Hayes & Curran

  • Learn more about a Career at Mason Hayes & Curran HERE

  • See more about Mason Hayes & Curran and our teams on our YouTube HERE

  • Visit our LinkedIn HERE 


So, if you like challenge, value autonomy, work well within a team, enjoy partnering with senior business stakeholders and love working with top notch clients, then apply to join us @MASON HAYES & CURRAN. We invite you to grow your career with us!

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I have never been subject to any adverse outcome arising from any regulatory or disciplinary process carried out by the Law Society of Ireland, the Legal Services Regulatory Authority, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal or any other regulator.
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