TUPE Regulations

The application of the TUPE Regulations has always been fraught with difficulties and often gives rise to more questions than answers.

Our Employment Law & Benefits Team has significant experience advising companies planning the purchase or sale of a business as part of their corporate strategy, which may have implications for employees under the TUPE Regulations. We were the firm who successfully defended TUPE related advice to Symantec in the High Court, advice which went against what our peers in the market were saying.

Our team advises companies throughout the transaction on their obligations to inform and consult employees, the rights of employees and their obligations as either the transferor or transferee of the business.

Whether or not the TUPE Regulations are triggered as part of a transaction is highly fact specific and businesses are advised to take legal advice on the potential impact a transaction may have on its employees as early as possible.

Our team also advises businesses on any necessary rationalisation of the workforce and the implementation of redundancies as part of a transaction.

Our Services

  • Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE) Regulations
  • Rationalisation, Reorganisation and Redundancy
  • Outsourcing and Insourcing
  • Change of Service Provider

Please contact one of our team members listed adjacent for advice on how we can help your business. 


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Recent Work

  • Successfully defended an organisation in relation to TUPE claims on behalf of 34 claimants. 
  • TUPE advice to a global fund administrator in relation to the transfer of services from one EU member state to another. 
  • Advised a worldwide suicide prevention network on the TUPE implications and relevant process following a restructuring of branches across Ireland and the transfer from unincorporated association to a limited company.
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