Position: Senior Associate

Practice Area: Planning and Environment

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.

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.

The Role

We wish to recruit a Senior Associate to join our highly regarded Planning & Environment Team. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious candidate to work in a top tier firm with an enviable client base. Our Planning & Environment team has experience of advising on high profile projects and complex cases in Ireland. We advise state bodies, funders and developers on an extensive range of planning and environment matters.

Responsibilities of the Role include:

  • Acting for clients in contentious matters;

  • Advising on the preparation of applications for consents before the Irish planning authorities/An An Bord Pleanála ;

  • Advising on Environmental Impact Assessment and Appropriate Assessment including the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports and Natura Impact Statements.

Candidate Requirements

  • Qualified as a Solicitor in Ireland or England and Wales;

  • 5+ year’s relevant experience in Planning & Environment Law from a leading, mid-tier or boutique practice

  • Expert knowledge of relevant Planning & Environment regulations and practices;

  • Excellent communication and research skills;

  • Team player who can work with different teams and lawyers across the firm; and

  • Ambition to work in a growing, top tier international firm.

Why MHC?

At Mason Hayes & Curran, we are proud of our culture and our friendly and informal working atmosphere. We encourage staff involvement at all levels and are committed to fostering a climate of open communication across the firm. We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package aimed to reward high performance. We run a range of initiatives, such as our award-winning Green Month and our on-going employee wellness program Working on Wellness (WOW).

Benefits Include:

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

  • Enviable client base and strong career progression opportunities.

  • Flexible/hybrid working arrangements.

  • Friendly, open and informal working atmosphere.

  • 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 personal development.

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Are you qualified as a solicitor in Ireland?
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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