William Fry

Who we are

William Fry is a leader in the legal profession in Ireland with a long-standing reputation for innovative advice and superior client service. As a top-tier firm whose clients are some of the world’s most successful and well known companies across a wide range of industry sectors at home and internationally, William Fry will provide you with the hands-on legal experience and training that will get your career off to the best possible start.

Our Dublin headquarters is based in superb modern offices in the south docklands. The building provides employees with excellent facilities and working conditions including a subsidised restaurant and barista service. Our on-site gym with free membership, including access to a personal trainer and regular gym and yoga classes are available to all staff.


What we do

Our client-focused service combines technical excellence with commercial awareness and a practical, constructive approach to business issues. We are one of Ireland’s premier law firms, ranked in the top tier by legal market commentators such as Chambers Global and Legal 500. We have offices in Dublin, London, New York, San Francisco and Silicon Valley demonstrating our ongoing commitment to the needs of our international clients. Our capability is enhanced by our alliance with Tughans, Northern Ireland’s largest law firm, through which we provide an all-island solution.

William Fry is the Irish member firm of Taxand, the only independent (nonaudit), multi-disciplinary global tax practice in Ireland. With more than 400 Tax Partners and over 2,000 advisors in almost 50 countries, Taxand is the world's largest organisation of tax advisors to multinational businesses.

Our open-door approach fosters learning and encourages and rewards initiative. Drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds and academic disciplines, our people welcome new ideas and want to make a difference – both in their work for clients and through their involvement in charitable, community and environmental initiatives. William Fry is proud to be ranked as the most Diverse Law Firm in Ireland, and 4th Most Diverse Law Firm in Europe by 'The Lawyer 100, 2016'.


The Trainee experience

Our success depends on our ability to attract, nurture and retain talented people who understand client requirements and can provide a high-quality legal service. We choose the best people from a wide range of backgrounds. We are looking for graduates who are bright and academically able, who can both see 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.

As a William Fry Trainee, you will benefit from a structured programme which provides opportunities to:

  • Build technical legal knowledge and gain hands-on experience on real cases.
  • Work in a number of our departments to help you decide which area of our Law or Tax practice suits you best on qualification.
  • Contribute to high-profile cases
  • Gain first-hand commercial insight through secondments to client organisations.


Become part of our future

For further information and to hear and view some of our current trainees experiences, please visit the careers section of our website

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