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;

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

Senior In-House Counsel - Irish Organisation

Our client is a leading construction organisation based in Dublin. They have an established legal team and are now hiring for an additional In-House

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

Commercial Contracts Lawyer - Limerick

Our client is a Irish organisation based in Limerick. They are now keen to add an additional Legal Counsel to their legal team, This role will suit

Legal Operations Manager

Our client is a global organisation with a large legal team both in Dublin and overseas. They are now hiring for a Legal Operations Manager. This

Asset Management Lawyer

Our client is a leading, global investment manager with an established legal team in Dublin. This is an exciting time to join this highly regarded

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

Legal Counsel - 1-2 year pqe

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

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

Legal Counsel - 12-18 month contract

Our client is a leading international financial services organisation. They are now hiring for a Legal Counsel to cover a contract role that will run

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

Litigation - 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

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

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

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

Aviation Leasing Solicitor - 0-2 year pqe

Our client is a large commercial law firm based in Dublin. The aviation leasing department works with the top global lessors across all of their

Assistant Company Secretary - Semi-State Organisation

Our client is a leading semi-state organisation operating in a very commercial and dynamic sector. They are now keen to hire an Assistant Company

Funds Lawyer - Associate Director - Munster

**Munster based role** Our client is a leading financial services organisation operating in the investment funds space. They are now interested in

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

General Commercial Litigation - Associate

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

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

Legal Officer - Educational Institution

Legal Officer - Educational Institution Our client is an educational institution based in Dublin City Centre. Due to ongoing demand they are

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

Conveyancying Solicitor - North Dublin

Our client is a successful general practice based in North County Dublin. Due to ongoing business growth, they are now keen to hire an additional

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

Funds Lawyer - Senior Associate / Of Counsel

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

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