Sarah Kelly

Partner
Legal & HR | Executive

Sarah Kelly, Partner Legal & HR | Executive

Sarah is the Partner responsible for running our Legal & HR recruitment practice at The Panel. Sarah joined The Panel in 2004 and has headed up this division since 2006.

Sarah has over 17 years’ experience recruiting Partners, Associates, General Counsel and HR Directors for leading international and Irish law firms, asset managers, fund administrators, insurance, banking and aviation leasing organisations. In addition, she manages senior assignments for leading technology and pharmaceutical organisations. She is highly networked in the legal and HR market.

Sarah is the Dublin Partner for the CLO Network, a global community of Chief Legal Officers.

Sarah is a member of 100 Women in Finance  and was actively involved in setting up the Dublin location.  She has spoken at the GAIM OPS conference in Dublin on the recruitment and retention of financial services talent and at the 100Women in Finance NextGen career event.

She is an active member of the Irish Management Institute and has participated in their Corporate Mentoring Programme. In addition, Sarah has completed the American Chamber of Commerce Peer Learning and Mentoring Programme in 2020.

Fun fact: Sarah has sailed across the Atlantic Ocean!!!

I am currently recruiting for the following positions;

Senior Associate - Professional Disciplinary (Solicitor or Barrister)

Our client is a leading law firm based in Dublin. They have an established and highly regarded litigation practice which services a number of areas.

Corporate Counsel (1-3 year pqe) - IN-HOUSE

Our client is a leading Irish plc with a substantial legal team based in Dublin. They are now keen to hire a Corporate Solicitor who will work

Senior Company Secretary - PLC

Our client is a high profile PLC with an established and well resourced Company Secretarial team. They are now looking to hire an experienced Senior

Legal & Contracts Manager - Insurance

Our client is an insurance company with an Irish HQ. They are now keen to hire an additional member to the legal function: Legal & Contracts Manager.

Legal Director - Manufacturing

Our client is a global organisation operating in the healthcare/pharma manufacturing industry. They are now hiring for a Legal Director with a strong

Senior Patent Counsel - Europe - Retained Search

*Exclusive Assignment* Senior Patent Counsel - Global Organisation Our client is a high profile, global organisation operating in the technology

Data Privacy Lawyer - Large Law Firm

Our client is a leading law firm based in Dublin city. They are now interested in speaking with Data Privacy Lawyers who are keen to join one of the

Senior Legal Counsel (Corporate/Commercial)

Our client operates a global business out of Dublin. Their established legal team is now ready to hire an additional Lawyer who will support the

Legal Counsel (Data Privacy) - Pharma/Medical Devices

Our client is a growing and dynamic Irish medical devices organisation operating the the pharma market globally. They are now keen to appoint a Legal

Senior Legal Counsel - Irish Business Focus

Our client is a global organisation operating in the services industry. They are now hiring for a Senior Legal Counsel who will take responsibility

Data Protection Manager (4 days or 5 days)

Our client is a successful Irish organisation with a significant presence in Ireland and the UK. They are now interested in talking to Data

Senior Talent Acquisition Partner (Europe) - Global Financial Services

Our client is an international financial services organisation with a large and growing presence in Dublin. They are now hiring for a Talent

HR Manager - Law Firm

Our client is an established and highly regarded litigation law firm in Dublin. They offer hybrid working and pride themselves in nurturing a

Civil Litigator (Solicitor or Barrister)

Our client is an established and highly regarded litigation law firm in Dublin. They offer hybrid working and pride themselves in nurturing a

Regulatory Solicitor (Professional Disciplinary)

Our client is a Professional Services body with an established regulation department. They are now interested in speaking with Regulatory Lawyers

Partner - Technology - Flexible Location

Our client is a mid-tier law firm with an established and highly regarded technology department. They are now keen to hire a Partner to join this

Funds Lawyer (Associate, 1-2 year pqe)

Our client is a highly regarded law firm with a significant Asset Management Department. Working with many of the leading investment managers, they

Head of Legal, Technology

Our client is a high profile organisation and is currently hiring for a Head of Legal, Technology , to lead its technology and procurement division.

Tax Director - Leading Law Firm

Our client is a leading firm based in Dublin. They are now interested in hiring an additional Tax Director to their established tax team. This

Associate / Senior Associate - Real Estate

Our client is a dynamic, expanding and highly regarded law firm with a successful and established Real Estate Unit. They are now keen to add an

Senior Contracts & Commercial Manager - Legal/Engineering background

Our client is a leading operator in the energy and renewables sector. They are now hiring for a Senior Commercial and Contracts Manager to join the

Commercial Counsel - 12 month contract

Our client is a hugely successful construction company with an established legal team. They are now interested in speaking with Commercial Lawyers

Corporate Partner, Boutique Firm

Our client is a very successful boutique Irish law firm. Due to ongoing growth across the business they are now keen to hire an additional Partner to

Legal Director

Our client is a leading financial services organization based in Dublin. They are now interested in speaking with Senior Lawyers (solicitors or

Senior Legal Counsel - Technology Organisation

Our client designs and produces cutting edge technology products that impact businesses on a global scale. They have operated out of Dublin for a

Professional Support Lawyers - Flexible Working

Professional Support Lawyers Flexible Working Our clients are leading commercial law firms with established and well supported Knowledge Departments.

Corporate Governance Lawyer - Excellent W/L balance

Our client is a leading corporate law firm with a unique opportunity for a Corporate Lawyer to join their Corporate Governance team. There are

Senior Commercial Property Lawyer - Boutique Firm

Our client, a boutique but very established law firm in Dublin, is recruiting for a Senior Commercial Property Solicitor with min. 5 years pqe.

Legal Counsel - 1-3 year pqe

This is a fantastic opportunity for a junior lawyer to join an established and growing in-house legal team. Our client operates in a number of

Insolvency - Senior Associate / Of Counsel

Our client is a leading firm with an impressive client base. They are now interested in hiring an additional Senior Associate or Of Counsel to the

Senior Employment Lawyer (4 day week option)

Our client is a very successful and established boutique employment law firm based in Dublin. They now have an opportunity for a senior employment

Investment Funds Lawyer - In-House

Our client a leading investment manager is hiring for an Investment Management Lawyer to work with their legal team in Dublin. This role sits with

Employment Lawyer - 4 days per week

Our client is a leading international law firm with a long standing presence in the Irish market. They are now keen to hire an additional member to

Commercial Counsel - 12 month contract

Our client is a hugely successful construction company with an established legal team. They are now interested in speaking with Commercial Lawyers

Commercial (Project) Counsel- 6 month contract

Our client is a very successful technology organisation based in Dublin. Option to work remotely (4:1). This position will run for 6 months and will

Legal Counsel (Transactional)

A wonderful opportunity for a 2-3 year pqe solicitor with a transactional background (either banking/finance, corporate or asset finance) has opened

Assistant Company Secretary - Financial Services

Our client is a leading financial services organisation based in Dublin. They are currently hiring for an Assistant Company Secretary to join the

Head of Employment Law - In-House

Our client is a high profile organisation based in Dublin city. They are now keen to speak with senior employment lawyers (solicitors) who are

Commercial Property Solicitor - Boutique Firm

Our client is a highly regarded boutique law firm based in Dublin city. They have an established commercial property team (1 partner and 3

HR Director - Professional Services Firm

Interim Position - 18 months Newly Registered, 20th July 2021. Our client is a leading professional services firm based in Dublin city. They are

Tax Associate, International Firm

Our client is an international law firm based in Dublin city. They are now keen to hire an additional Tax Associate to their established Tax

Partner - Litigation

Our client is a leading firm with an impressive client base. They are now interested in hiring an additional Partner to the Litigation Team. This

Corporate Partner (Law Firm) - Cork

Our client is a successful law firm who are now interested in establishing a presence in Cork. They are keen to speak with Corporate Partners

Partner - Real Estate - Locum Position

Our client is a leading firm with a busy real estate offering. They are currently interested in speaking with experience Commercial Property Lawyers

Commercial Property Solicitor

Our client, a top 20 firm, is recruiting for an additional team member to join their established Property Department. This will suit solicitors with

Construction Lawyer - In-House

Our client is a leading property development organisation based in Dublin. With over 50 people in the company, they are now keen to add to the legal

Construction Lawyer - Associate/Senior Associate

Our client is a leading firm based in Dublin, but operating in a number of jurisdictions. They are now keen to hire an additional Construction Lawyer

Corporate Associate - 1-3 year pqe

Our client is a progressive medium sized firm with an impressive list of corporate clients. They are growing their Dublin corporate team (currently

Litigation Lawyers - 0-5 years pqe

Our client is a leading commercial law firm. Their large and established Dispute Resolution team are now keen to hire additional solicitors to the

Employment Law Counsel - Technology Organisation

Our client is a global technology organisation with over 10,000 employees. They have a long established legal team who cover all elements of

Corporate Associate - Mid-Tier Law Firm

Our client is a leading mid-tier law firm based in Dublin. They have a very established and highly regarded corporate department. Their clients

Funds Lawyer - NQ - In-House

Our client is an international fund services organisation based in Dublin. A position is now available for an NQ or recently qualified funds lawyer

Contracts Manager - Aircraft Leasing

Our client is a leading aircraft lessor based in Dublin. Due to growth across the group they are now keen to recruit a Contracts Manager. This

Legal Counsel, Manager

Our client is a global player in the pharmaceuticals industry. They have a large established legal team based out of Dublin and are now keen to

Commercial Counsel - Maternity Cover Contract

Our client is a global technology organisation employing close to 200 people in Ireland. This is a dynamic company that is operating in a very

Legal Counsel - 9 month contract

Our client is a leading investment manager with a significant presence in Ireland. They have a large established legal team and are currently keen to

Employment Law Associate

Our client is a leading law firm with a highly regarded and established Employment Law Dept. They are now keen to speak with Employment Lawyers with

Technology Lawyer - In-House

Our client is a global organisation operating in the data management / big data space. They have a large established legal group and are now keen to

Healthcare Solicitor (Associate, 5 year pqe)

Our client is a leading law firm with one of the largest healthcare services departments in the city. They are now keen to speak with experience

NQ - Corporate Law Associate

Our client is a top tier law firm based in Dublin. They are now keen to speak with newly qualified solicitors for a position in their corporate

NQ Property Solicitor

Newly Qualified Solicitor required for a leading Commercial Property Department. This role reports to a lead partner and works on the transactional

Solicitor - Commercial Property

Commercial Property Solicitor Our client is a leading law firm with an established commercial property department. They are keen to speak with 2-4

Financial Regulation Associate - Top Tier Firm

Our client is a leading law firm based in Dublin. They operate the most established financial regulation department in the city. Currently, they are

Partner - Financial Services (Funds)

Our client is a leading international firm based in Dublin. Due to growth across the firm, they are keen to hire an additional Partner to the team.

Partner, Intellectual Property

Our client is a leading firm based in Dublin city. They are now hiring for a Intellectual Property Partner to join the team. This opportunity will

Tax - Senior Associate/Partner - Global Law Firm

Our client is a leading firm based in Dublin city centre. They are now interested in hiring an additional Tax Partner to their established tax team.

Partner, Asset Management

Our client is a leading law firm based in Dublin city. Over the past few years their asset management and funds practice has grown significantly and

Legal Tech & Innovation Team - Projects Solicitor

Our client is a leading law firm based in Dublin city. An opportunity for a Solicitor has arisen on their Legal Projects Team (Technology &

Senior Regulatory Lawyer, Financial Services

Our client is a leading commercial law firm based in Dublin. They are now keen to hire an additional Financial Services Regulatory Lawyer to their

Litigation Associate - Large Firm

Our client is a leading law firm with a highly regarded litigation department. They are now keen to add an additional Associate to the team and are

Employment Lawyer - Dublin or Cork

Our client is a leading law firm with a highly regarded and established Employment Law Dept. They are now keen to speak with Employment Lawyers at a

Partner, Banking

Our client is a leading international law firm based in Dublin. They operate across all areas of financial services and have a long standing client

Banking and Finance Associate - Leading Law Firm

Our client, a global law firm based in Dublin, is currently expanding their banking and finance team . If you are looking to join a truly

Senior HR Manager (Regional Director) - Galway

Our client is a highly regarded organisation working across a number of sectors. They are now keen to hire a Senior HR Manager in Galway. As a HR

Corporate Lawyer - Boutique Law Firm

Our client is highly regarded, long established boutique law firm based in Dublin 2. They are now keen to hire an additional Corporate Lawyer and are

Corporate Partner - Boutique Law Firm

Our client is highly regarded, long established boutique law firm based in Dublin 2. They are now keen to hire an additional Corporate Partner and

Funds Counsel, MANCO

Our client is a long established MANCO based in Dublin city centre. Due to ongoing growth across the business they are now keen to hire an additional

In-House Counsel - Technology Organisation

​​​​​​Our client is a global technology organisation that has been operating in the Irish market for over 15 years. They have an

IT/IP Solicitor 4-5 years pqe – Leading Law Firm

This is an opportunity for a 4-5 year pqe IT/IP Lawyer to join a leading Law Firm. You must have experience in IP Law, Data Protection and Commercial

IT/IP Solicitor – 1-2 years pqe – Leading Law Firm

This is an opportunity for a 1-2 year pqe IT/IP Lawyer to join a leading Law Firm. You must have experience in IP Law, Data Protection and Commercial