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Employment and Pensions

We are experts in employment, pensions and equality law and act for some of the largest employers operating in Ireland. Further afield, large US and international clients regularly come to us for advice when setting up their Irish operations.

quotes Clients appreciate "their ability to provide information in simple terms and their availability to discuss issues."Chambers Europe, 2019

Our employment partner, Patrick Walshe, is independently recommended as a top-tier employment law expert by Chambers Europe and Legal 500.  In this often complex and fluid area, Patrick’s role  as the Law Society of Ireland’s In-House Counsel employment law lecturer means our clients stay up to date with the latest developments.

Clients come to us for non-contentious issues that range from drafting contracts of employment and employment policies to advising on industrial relations.  We also advise clients on employment rights and terms and conditions of employment, statutory and contractual issues.

This experience is matched by our active contentious employment law practice. It is our experience that potential problems with employees can often be avoided with the right advice about precautionary steps.   Should a dispute escalate, we will help you to move quickly to resolve it. We have extensive experience representing clients in the Labour Court and the EAT and are very conscious of acting fast and keeping costs to a minimum.

Advising on the implications of the TUPE Regulations arising from the acquisition of three smaller undertakings by a major international pharmaceutical company operating in Ireland;

Advising on the collective redundancy implications of an employer disposing of 38 retail units in Ireland;

Advising on the merger of two significant semi-state entities;

Representing one of Ireland’s largest retailers in a complex and long-running high court action concerning employees’ property rights;

Advising Ireland’s largest employer on the employment status of third-party service providers and representing our client in the LRC in connection with this claim;

Advising a major public body on an unprecedented reorganisation of its pension scheme.

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Patrick Walshe

Maria Gallagher