Employment Law & Benefits Law

We understand that employment law has a profound impact on our clients and their operations on a daily basis.

Our Employment Law and Benefits Law team is one of the largest and most dynamic in Ireland, delivering 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, in both contentious and non-contentious employment law issues. Our team is also regarded as the go-to firm for professional services disputes around Dublin.

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


Chambers Europe, 2016

"everything you'd expect from a top firm" 

Chambers Europe, 2015

"The lawyers quickly identify the legal merits of a case."

Recent Work

  • Retained employment counsel to major US groups including Activision, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Xerox, PayPal, Intel, Accenture, Liberty Insurance, MacAfee, Zenimax, Western Union, Arvato Financial Services, Renault and Yahoo!
  • Advised a large multinational company on the removal of its CEO and his subsequent replacement, including issues in relation to fitness and probity.
  • Involvement in several multijurisdictional projects in relation to works councils, employee representation and general employment law issues for clients such as LinkedIn, Adobe, Leopold Kostal, CIENA, Verizon and Accenture.
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Melanie Crowley