Law encompasses a huge variety of industries, from business and commercial law to personal injury and labor law. Legislation in Ireland is expected to continue growing over the next five years, making internships in Law in Ireland a highly coveted experience. Several international legal firms have opened offices in Ireland in recent years, further boosting the sector’s appeal.
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Responsibilities at Law Internships in Ireland may include:
- advising clients of their legal entitlements and obligations as relevant to their area of activity
- writing and reviewing legal contracts and other legal documents
- overseeing and executing corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions
- advocating for a client over disputed matters in a court of law
Internships in Law in Ireland
Here are a few examples of roles that our Law Interns have taken on before:
A solicitor is a general term encompassing all those with a professional qualification who are licensed to practice law. In Ireland, all interns wishing to practice as a solicitor must complete the exams set by the Law Society at Blackhall Place in Dublin. Solicitors offer legal advice in one or more specialized areas of law.
Tax Consultants are advisors to clients on matters of business, including mergers and acquisitions, demergers, and tax planning structures. Interns will gain first-hand experience in the daily duties of a Tax Consultant, who typically possess a combined skill set of accounting and law, often found in both industries respectively. Some solicitors may also qualify as tax consultants.
A barrister is also known as a counsel – an area of legal practice involving court advocacy and representation. Shadowing a barrister may see one undertake the responsibilities of a barrister including the provision of legal opinions and advice for clients, writing legal documents for cases, and representing clients in court or out-of-court settlements.
Internships in Law in Ireland may lead you to the insurance industry as an alternative to the more well-known solicitor or barrister professions. Shadowing a lawyer working in insurance may involve broker consulting, loss adjusting, claims, underwriting, and financial consulting.
The Law Industry
To be successful in the law industry, there are several skills required, from attention to detail, analytical thinking, logical reasoning, and a great competency in jurisprudence literature. All areas of law will also require confident and accurate communication abilities, both written and oral. The Irish legal sector promises growth over the coming years, largely due to rising business and property transactions, there is no better time to start your internship.
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Learn More About our Law Internships in Ireland
Whether your interests lie in family, business, or property law, completing a law internship in Ireland just may be the experience you need to kick-start a lucrative career in the legal sector. As this industry continues to grow, we ensure that all of our interns are placed with top-tier organizations. Learn more about our internship program in Ireland here.
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