Expertise

Employment Law & Benefits Law

We are Ireland's leading dedicated employment law team with 20 lawyers who are consistently rated as thought leaders and experts in their field. Major companies rely on our experience and commercial awareness to advise on all aspects of workplace legal issues, both contentious and non-contentious in nature.

We understand that employment law has a profound impact on our clients and their operations on a daily basis. Accordingly, all team members are recognised specialists in the area of employment law. We deliver a seamless service of strategic, commercial and practical employment law advice to national and international businesses.

With extensive experience advising a broad mix of clients from a variety of sectors including technology, financial services, manufacturing, retail, healthcare and professional services, our team provides a ‘cradle to grave’ service to businesses.

We pride ourselves on tailoring our services to each of our clients. Whether we are providing general employment law advice, business immigration support or advice on dispute resolution, we ensure that each client has access to a team of lawyers who know and understand their business and legal needs.

Our team ensures that our clients are kept up-to-date on the important developments that will impact their businesses and employees by providing regular employment law insights, workshops, top tips seminars, podcasts and bespoke on and off-site training.

Employment & Benefits Law Services

  • Employment Contracts, Policies and Procedures
  • High Court litigation and employment injunctions
  • Unfair Dismissals
  • Employee Benefits Law
  • Equality
  • Business Immigration and employment permits
  • Health and Safety
  • Industrial Relations and dealing with Trade Unions
  • Pensions Law
  • Post-termination restrictions, non-compete and non-solicitation provisions
  • Recruitment
  • Re-organisation and Redundancy
  • TUPE Regulations and outsourcing arrangements
  • Whistleblowing / Protected Disclosures
  • Protective leave
  • Atypical work arrangements (part time, fixed term, agency, flexible working)
  • Payment of Wages
  • Working Time
  • Bullying, Harassment and Victimisation
  • Absence Management
  • Investigations, disciplinary action and mediation
  • Termination of Employment
  • Severance Packages
  • Employment Law in Education

Recommendations

Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, 2017

“Very commercially and solution-focused "

The Legal 500, 2017

 "Tactically astute’"

Recent Work

  • Advised a large financial institution in defending High Court injunction proceedings and the full hearing of the action regarding the suspension of an employee. The case considered the law in relation to suspension and when, if ever, a suspension could become unlawful due to delay.
  • We recently advised a large financial institution on a proposed change to their compulsory retirement age from 60 to 65. We provided legal advice on the proposal and amended all scheme documentation to take account of the change. The project involved negotiations between employer and unions, and we advised on the process to be adhered to.
  • Acted for a global public food company in High Court proceedings to restrain picketing on its plant following an industrial dispute.
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