Ian is a partner and head of our Education Law team. He has over 25 years’ experience advising public and private sector employers on both contentious and non-contentious employment law issues.
Ian is regularly involved in employment-related litigation and appears frequently in all Employment Law Fora, including the Labour Relations Commission, the Labour Court, the Equality Tribunal, the Employment Appeals Tribunal, the Circuit Court, the High Court and the Supreme Court and has been involved in many leading employment cases in recent years.
Ian advises a broad range of employer clients on drafting and reviewing workplace procedures and employment contracts, on dealings with trade unions and professional organisations and advises widely on investigation of complaints and the conduct of disciplinary investigations and hearings.
Ian acts for all the main education management organisations in the primary and secondary sectors and for several hundred education institutions at primary, secondary and third levels. In addition he acts for the HR Departments in a number of large voluntary hospitals.
Ian is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association (UK), Employment Law Association of Ireland, the European Employment Lawyers Association and Education Lawyers Association (UK), and lectures widely on employment law and educational law throughout the education sector. Ian regularly provides comment on current employment issues in the national media.
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