Law & Legal


In simple terms the law determines what we can and cannot do. But in life things are rarely so simple, the jobs in this profession help determine what is and isn’t legal. Solicitors and barristers will advocate for the affected parties, judges and juries will impartially guide the process and determine outcomes. The profession is divided into two professional practice areas: solicitor and barrister, along with judges and various administrative support roles. A degree in law is also well regarded by non-legal employers and many opportunities exist for law grads who do not wish to practise law.


  • communication
  • critical thinking
  • decision making
  • developing relationships
  • enforcing laws and regulations
  • adaptability
  • independence
  • initiative
  • leadership
  • managing resources
  • negotiation
  • people management
  • persuasion
  • prioritising work
  • problem solving
  • public speaking
  • recording information
  • teamwork

Key Facts

About This Sector

Labour Market & Jobs

There are approximately 13,500 professionals working in the Law and Legal setor in Ireland.

No shortages have been identified for Barristers, judges, solicitors & related professionals.

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