Private Practice
  • Valuable opportunity to join the corporate practice of our flourishing Belfast office
  • Due to client demand we have grown from just 26 team members in 2011, when the office first opened, to over 240 in 2016
  • Working directly with clients, you will have an entrepreneurial mind-set and a flexible, responsive approach
  • Experience in M&A and/or capital markets transactions is particularly desirable
  • You will have 1+ year's PQE, gained in the corporate practice area, 3+ PQE is desirable

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