Melanie is a partner and head of our Employment Law & Benefits team. Her diverse practice covers the full range of employment law issues, both for employers and employees, as an advisor to clients on complex non-contentious workplace issues and as an experienced litigator before all employment related fora.
Melanie is the go-to employment lawyer for some of Ireland’s biggest domestic and multi-national companies and employers including the Legal Aid Board, the Health & Safety Authority, Facebook, Twitter, arvato, Activision, Zenimax, Accenture and Western Union.
Melanie has advised many large companies either entering the Irish market for the first time or increasing their market presence and on all matters relating to their workforces, often involving hundreds of employees. She assists clients in drafting bespoke employment contracts, agreements and HR policies and procedures. Melanie also provides on-going support to HR managers in relation to the management of day to day disciplinary issues, the handling of employee related complaints, internal reorganisations and rationalisations, terminations and transfer of undertakings.
“Has a depth of experience and is really commercial in her approach."
"Looks at the bigger picture."
"She demystifies employment law, and provides us with comfort and practical advice."
Melanie has contributed to several international publications such as the Irish chapter of the International Expatriate Employment Handbook, the Irish chapter of EU and International Employment Law, the Irish chapter of Employment and Labour Law – Jurisdictional Comparisons and the Irish chapter of Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law – An International Survey.
Co-Chair of the International Labor Law Subcommittee of the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Section of the ABA.
International Labor Law Committee
European Lawyers Association.
International Labor Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA).
American Employment Law Council (AELC).
Association of Employment Lawyers Ireland (ELAI).
University College Dublin , BBLS
University College Dublin, Dip Emp Law