A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody

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About Us

A&L Goodbody is internationally recognised as one of Europe and Ireland’s leading corporate law firms. The combined Dublin and Belfast team advise on the most challenging and complex assignments, for national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and Government.

The firm has acted for more than 600 of the world’s leading corporations and advisors interacting with Ireland. This includes investment into and out of Ireland, cross border transactions, and a range of other complex international assignments.

With over  800 people, led by 95+ Partners, A&L Goodbody has a long-standing history of working closely with the international legal and business community. This is supported by offices in London, New York, San Francisco and Palo Alto. The lawyers based in these offices provide Irish legal advice to multi-national corporations and the international business community. We also have initiatives in place with China and other international jurisdictions.

At ALG we offer four programmes, all of which give you the opportunity to experience life in a corporate law firm - whether you’re curious to know if a career in corporate law is for you or you’ve made your mind up that it is!

Trainee & Intern Programmes

Our LawStart, Student Placement and Summer Intern Programmes help us to identify candidates for our Trainee Solicitor Programme and give undergraduates a realistic job preview before accepting a position on our Trainee Solicitor Programme.

We see our trainee solicitors as key future members and leaders of the firm but also as valuable and much relied upon support for our legal teams during the trainee solicitor, summer intern or work placement period. Our trainee solicitors, summer interns and placement students assist us in successfully delivering for our clients, time and time again.

Summer Intern Programme 2019

The deadline for our Summer Intern Programme has now passed. The closing date for receipt of applications was 17 February 2019.

Programme Dates:

  • Programme 1: Tuesday, 4 June - Friday, 28 June 2019
  • Programme 2: Monday, 1 July - Friday, 26 July 2019
  • Programme 3: Monday, 12 August - Friday, 6 September 2019

LawStart Programme 2019

The recruitment for our May LawStart Programme will open on 14 January 2019 and the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5 April 2019.

LawStart Dates 2019

  • Friday, 24 May 2019
  • Monday, 27 May 2019

Trainee Solicitor Programme 2019

The deadline for our Trainee programme has now passed. 

Trainee solicitors commence their traineeship in April of each year. 

Applications will open again in August 2019.

If you have any queries in relation to any of our programmes, please contact us at


Graduate profiles

    • Conor Bell – Trainee Solicitor

      I am a first year trainee in A&L Goodbody. I studied Law at Queen’s University Belfast and worked as a paralegal at another firm before applying for a traineeship with ALG. I didn’t... Read more

    • Alexandra Spain – Trainee Solicitor

      I studied Law in Trinity College Dublin and did the Summer Internship Programme (SIP) in A&L Goodbody in 2015 from which I was offered a training contract. SIP was a great way to experience... Read more

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