Benson & Associates

Established in 1996, we are the pioneer of specialist legal recruitment services in Ireland.

Benson & Associates remains the leading agency specialising in the sourcing of high calibre lawyers from newly qualified to partner level. Our clients include pre-eminent legal practices, SMEs and large corporate entities in Ireland, the United Kingdom and international markets.

We also assist with legal executive and key non-fee earner appointments including finance directors, human resource managers and marketing professionals.

Our substantial database of lawyers qualified to practice in Ireland, the UK and in other major jurisdictions is backed up by advanced IT and is continually updated through research and our extensive network of contacts.


Michael Benson – Founder
Michael is a law graduate of University College Dublin and qualified to practise as a solicitor in the Republic of Ireland (1985) and in England & Wales (1991).

With 10 years experience in the City of London, working both in private practice and in-house with KPMG, coupled with 20 years expertise in legal recruitment, Michael fully understands the personal qualities and technical skills which our clients are searching for in prospective candidates.

Jane Olden – Senior Legal Research Associate
A graduate of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland, Jane is our senior legal research associate. A key member of Benson & Associates for the past 15 years, Jane is a highly motivated and experienced professional with first rate interpersonal skills.

Prior to joining Benson & Associates, Jane was employed as PA to a leading planning and environmental consultant advising on many of Ireland’s high profile commercial developments.