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MF rolls out bespoke advanced learning for trainees
Stephen Fuller (partner), Patricia Lawless (former partner and external examiner), Hannah Collins and James Spring (trainees), Emma Crowley (head of legal professional training) and partner Garreth O'Brien

14 May 2024 / corporate law Print

MF rolls out bespoke learning for trainees

McCann FitzGerald LLP has launched a bespoke in-house learning programme for its trainees.

MF Advance offers four advanced elective learning modules:

  • Corporate transactions, 
  • Advanced real estate and construction, 
  • Advanced dispute resolution and legal technology, and 
  • Banking, finance, and financial services.

Training firm reputation

McCann FitzGerald has an established reputation as a training firm and supports an average of 40 trainee solicitors each year.

The courses will be delivered by McCann FitzGerald partners with specialist subject matter expertise.

The curriculum has been developed to provide relevant and practical grounding in key practice areas relevant to today’s requirements for corporate solicitors. 

The Law Society has approved and will oversee programme delivery in conjunction with McCann FitzGerald LLP. 

Quality of people

Commenting, managing partner Stephen Holst said: "What sets McCann FitzGerald apart is the quality of our people, and the introduction of MF Advance is a significant development in how we provide exceptional development opportunities for our trainee solicitors.

“This programme will focus on areas where we see growth and need for highly developed expertise and advice for Irish businesses, and offers the opportunity for participants to gain practical skills and knowledge crucial for their professional growth."

Emma Crowley (head of legal professional training) added: "MF Advance presents new learning opportunities within the firm for our trainees to complete their Law Society training requirements, offering highly focused and relevant electives for professional development.

“Each elective is carefully crafted to align with the demands of the modern legal marketplace and offers a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application.

“We look forward to rolling the programme out over the course of May and continuing to develop new ways to support learning and knowledge-sharing within our firm".

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