LONDON CALLING – why Irish Solicitors should consider the move? Magic Circle Firms to £165k+ US Law Firms to £255k

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LONDON CALLING – why Irish Solicitors should consider the move? Magic Circle Firms to £165k+ US Law Firms to £255k

Do you find yourself bored of Dublin life? Are you ready for a new career challenge and a chance to move up the corporate ladder? You’ve landed on the right article. London is well and truly calling and it has a reason to brag given the numerous advantages it holds over other cities right now – even with Brexit looming.

Why Move to London? 

Better Pay & Stronger Bonus Potential

Irish Qualified Solicitors in London benefit from far stronger base salaries and bonus potential than those employed in similar areas of law in commercial firms in Dublin. It is good for your career. Securing a role in London has always been seen as a way for Irish Lawyers to fast track their careers. As one of the world’s leading financial centres you will be guaranteed more complex and higher value work.

Leading firms in Dublin are always particularly interested in meeting lawyers with experience of working in London and will pay a premium for doing so not including re-location packages, sign on bonuses and guaranteed bonuses.

In the last 18 months we have been able to help Lawyers move from London to Dublin and “jump the Partner queue”.

Lower Taxes

According to the Irish Tax Institute you will pay considerably less income tax in UK than you will in Ireland.

The levels are as follows:

Base Salary                  Ireland              United Kingdom

75,000                          -25.511               -21,978

100,000                         -38,511               -32,479

150,000                         -64,511               -59,057 

Lower Cost of Living   

The recent cost of living survey, commissioned by ECA International, placed Dublin as more expensive to live in than any other city in the UK including London.

Easy to get home

Living in London also makes it incredibly easy to come home, with a number of airports served by low-cost airlines that will get you home quickly and cheaply. 

What roles are we currently working on?

On behalf of our Magic Circle & US client firms in London, Red Tree Recruitment are currently seeking expressions of interest from Irish Lawyers with between 0-6 years’ PQE for a number of leading practice groups.

Magic Circle Firm, Corporate, 1-5 years’ PQE, £115k-£160k+

  • Our client has a leading reputation within the corporate market in London, with clients ranging from FTSE 250 Companies to Sports Teams/Transfers. They operate in small team, to provide an opportunity to work on a wide range of matters. They run a generalist practice, meaning that you will get to work with multiple partners.

Magic Circle Firm, Corporate, 1-5 years’ PQE, £115k-£160k+

  • Our clients have a leading reputation within the corporate market in London. They work with a lean structure and offer the chance to work across multiple partners. The role is part of Global Transactions team, so the practice has a good international network with potential for international secondments/work from other offices.

Magic Circle Firm, Corporate IP/IT, 3-6 years’ PQE, £113k-£165k+

  • Our clients have a leading reputation within the corporate IP/IT market in London. They work with a lean structure and offer the chance to work across multiple partners. The role is part of Global Transactions team, so the practice has a good international network with potential for international secondments/work from other offices.

Magic Circle Firm, Finance, 0-5 years’ PQE, £85k-£150k+

  • Our client has a leading reputation within the finance market in London, with a diverse range of clients. They run a generalist practice, meaning that you will get to work with multiple partners.

Magic Circle Firm, Litigation, 2-5 years’ PQE, £103k-£150k+

  • Our client operates in small teams which will provide you with an opportunity to work on a wide range of matters. They run a generalist practice, meaning that you will get to work with a number of partners.

US Firm, Corporate M&A, 3-5 years’ PQE, £148k-£240k

  • Our client has an excellent reputation for their Corporate M&A practice. They operate with a lean team, providing hands on training and development opportunities.

US Firm, Commercial Litigation, 2-6 years’ PQE, £133k-£255k

  • The practice is known for its global reach and reputation for doing a broad range of international litigation & arbitration work.

US Firm, Restructuring, 2-4 years’ PQE, £133k-£223k

  • The practice has an excellent team with a global reputation. They put a heavy focus on on-going training, it a close-knit team which is expanding.

US Firm, Project Finance, 2-6 years’ PQE, £133k-£255k

  • The practice has a global reach having represented clients in the development and financing of projects located in the United States and throughout the world.

You can view the full list of jobs here.

What are the next steps?

To find out more about re-locating to London, please contact Justin Loughnane Solicitor – Associate Director, Head of Legal on + (353) 1 5541291 / 00353 86 8105755 or email justin@redtree.ie (All applications and discussions will be treated in strict confidence)

At Red Tree we have been recruiting Solicitors & Lawyers for over 15 years.In that time, we have worked with Legal Firms, Accountancy Firms, International Trust & Corporate Service Providers, Fund Governance Firms, Global Financial Services Organisations, PLC’s, Large Technology Organisations, Telecoms, Banking & Insurance Companies. 

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