John Macklin

Director Legal & Compliance

+ 353 ( 1 ) 661 0444



Specialist Area

I specialise in the recruitment of legal partners across top tier firms, mid-tier firms and boutique practices across Ireland and further afield.

My Advice

It costs nothing to talk.

Even if you are not actively looking for a new position, you should not automatically close yourself off to listening to new opportunities. You might meet with a prospective employer and just click with them and end up in your dream job. Even if the meeting comes to nothing, at least you have made a new contact in your market.

My Background

I hold a Law Degree from Trinity College Dublin, a Masters in Commercial Law from University College Dublin, an M.B.A. from Trinity College Dublin, and I am a qualified New York State Attorney.

Having worked in Irish legal recruitment area for over 10 years, I established Macklin Sterling Ltd, a specialist legal recruitment company, in 2010. Macklin Sterling was acquired by Lincoln Recruitment Specialists in May 2013. I have successfully worked with many national and multi-national companies in Ireland, who were either establishing new legal departments or expanding their in-house teams. I have also worked with International Law firms setting up in Ireland, and has been involved in the sale of a number of private practices.