Ronnie Neville


Ronnie is a partner in our Employment Law and Benefits team, advising public and private sector employers on both contentious and non-contentious matters. 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 is an experienced litigator and regularly appears before various employment law fora, whether in the Workplace Relations Commission or before the Civil Courts.

As well as acting for a diverse range of indigenous clients on a wide range of employment and industrial relations issues, Ronnie has a significant number of international clients and he is recognised 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

  • Defended a British Multi-National grocery retailer in anti-sexual harassment injunction proceedings brought by a staff member – it is believed these are the first proceedings of their kind in this 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.
  • Act for a state sponsored body in the defence of injunction proceedings arising out of an internal disciplinary investigation.


Chambers and Partners, 2018

Ronnie Neville is well regarded by a client who says: "He always takes the time and makes the effort to understand our business and particular needs, which gives a greater level of insight into the nuances of the issues which arise. He is an energetic, enthusiastic, diligent and personable lawyer." 

Legal 500, 2018

Clients praise Ronnie Neville for his “infectious enthusiasm”.

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

  • Lecturer in Employment Law on the Law Society’s Diploma in Employment Law - Ronnie lectures on this course on an annual basis since 2011.
  • Delivered a talk to the Irish Association of Pension Funds AGM, October 2016.
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn

Areas of Expertise

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

Professional Memberships

Chair Disability Working Group - International Bar Association (IBA)

Officer of Discrimination Committee of 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)