Who we are 

With a long-standing reputation for innovative advice and superior client service, William Fry Partners are widely recognised as leaders in their areas of expertise, and the Firm is renowned for the strength and depth of its long-lasting client relationships.

The Firm's priorities are focused on the need to achieve results for our clients. We thrive on the Firm's capacity to take on the most complex challenges and on our dedication to finding practical, commercial solutions to legal problems.

Our main areas of work include Corporate & M&A, Banking & Finance, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Asset Management & Investment Funds, Real Estate, Insurance, Tax, Projects & Construction, Competition, Employment & Benefits and Technology. 

Our clients include leading Irish companies in all major sectors of the economy, Government departments and agencies, and household names in the FTSE 100 and Fortune 500.

We have over 450 people working in Dublin, Cork, London, New York, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, as well as a formal association with Tughans, Northern Ireland's largest commercial law firm.  

William Fry people welcome new ideas and want to make a difference – both in our work for our clients and through involvement in charitable, community and environmental initiatives.

What does this mean for you?

Our success depends on our ability to attract, nurture and retain talented people who understand client requirements and can work effectively with others to provide a high-quality legal service.

We are looking for candidates who are bright and academically able, who can see both the big picture and pay attention to detail, who have excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills, and who will thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic and challenging team environment. 

In return, we will give you a high level of responsibility within an environment that encourages and supports you as you reach the highest professional standards and develop both your technical skills and commercial instincts. You will be supported along your journey by our Learning & Development, Knowledge and Library teams. Mentored by our Partners, there will be plenty of opportunities to shine and to show that you want to become a leading lawyer.

From the outset, you will be working for high profile clients as a member of a team where each individual’s contribution is valued and encouraged. Our friendly open-door approach fosters learning and collaboration. It is a proven recipe for high achievement and makes for an exciting Trainee experience.

What We Offer

William Fry offers a dynamic Traineeship in a collegial, supportive environment. We want the best people as our future legal and tax professionals, and we offer an attractive compensation package which reflects our determination to attract the top talent.

Our compensation package includes the following:

  • Competitive salary which continues to be paid while you attend Blackhall Place
  • Your Law Society fees including reimbursement of FE-1 fees and full payment of indentures, PPCI and PPCII fees
  • Commission scheme for introducing new business to the Firm
  • Generous annual leave and paid study, paternity & maternity leave
  • Annual Trainee qualification dinner and funding for other Trainee social activities
  • Part-subsidised on-site restaurant and barista service as well as access to late-night food facilities
  • Access to an on-site gym with free membership, access to a personal trainer and discounted classes
  • A free towel service as well as access to bike racks, lockers, showers and a drying room
  • Opportunities to participate in and support a variety of Corporate Social Responsibility activities
  • Regular health and well-being events and initiatives
  • Firmwide social events including the Christmas Party and Summer BBQ
  • Opportunity to join social clubs including choir, book club, environmental, photography and many more
  • Generous subsidy towards your annual Travel Pass
  • Access to the 'Bike to Work Scheme'
  • Access to an on-site dry-cleaning service 


Owen OSullivan D&I"Our Trainees are incredibly important to us.  William Fry want to attract the very best people to train with us in a challenging and positive environment. 

We invest heavily in their training and development – after all, today’s Trainees are the Firm’s future Partners."

Owen O'Sullivan,
Managing Partner


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