Ronnie Neville


Ronnie is a partner in our Employment Law and Benefits team, advising a broad range of clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Ronnie has a strong focus on the hospitality, retail and luxury goods sectors, but also acts for various public sector clients. Ronnie develops strong working relationships at the highest level with clients and provides strategic advice on restructuring, re-organisation and general employment-related matters. He also regularly advises on industrial relations issues. He is an experienced litigator in the various employment law fora, including the Workplace Relations Commission and the Civil Courts.

Ronnie is the go-to employment lawyer for various international clients like Ralph Lauren, Boyne Valley, Dell, Xilinx, Transitions Optical (Essilor Group), BOC Gases, Danaher Corporation and Whirlpool/Indesit. He is recognised both by his clients and by international legal directories and as a leading employment lawyer who provides strategic, pragmatic and proactive advice.

Ronnie is a fluent speaker of French and advises numerous French companies with subsidiaries in Ireland in relation to employment law issues. He heads up the office’s “French Desk” advising French clients on all legal issues arising in the Irish jurisdiction.  


  • Employment law
  • Industrial relations law
  • Litigation

Representative Matters

  • Instructed by the Irish Hotels Federation to represent a member hotel in an appeal to the High Court on a point of law in respect of Sunday Premium.
  • Defended a British multi-national grocery retailer in a Circuit court gender discrimination claim, where the basis for the claim related to maternity absence and where court had unlimited financial jurisdiction.
  • Acted for an international construction contractor in injunction proceedings issued against a number of departed senior executives who set up in competition with our client and unlawfully used company confidential information.


Chambers & Partners, 2019

Ronnie is a well-regarded practitioner. Clients describe him as “timely and responsive."

Legal 500, 2019

Ronnie is a “Recommended Lawyer”.

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

  • Moderated for the Diversity and Equality Committee at the International Bar Association’s Annual General Meeting in Rome, October 2018.
  • Regular speaker and moderator at International Bar Association conferences – moderated at IBA mid-year employment law conference in Montreal in April 2018 and moderating in Paris in April 2019.
  • LinkedIn

Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution Département Français Employment Law & Benefits Law Employee Incentives & Benefits French Desk Food, Agriculture & Beverage TUPE Regulations

Professional Memberships

Senior Vice-Chair Diversity and Equality Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA)

European Lawyers Association

Association of Employment Lawyers Ireland

France Ireland Chamber of Commerce


University of Limerick, (BA)

Law Society of Ireland , (Dip Legal French)

University College Dublin , (Dip Emp Law)