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Cian Moriarty



Cian is a senior associate in our employment and pensions group.


Cian has acted for a large number of employers and employees, on various employment law matters both contentious and non-contentious. He advises both public and private sector clients in relation to all aspects of employment law.


Cian’s experience in non-contentious employment matters includes:


  • drafting contracts of employment and employment policies for senior employees and large organisations;
  • advising employers in relation to redundancy processes and procedures;
  • advising employers in relation to workplace investigations, grievances and disciplinary matters;
  • assisting employers with cross border employment and jurisdiction issues; and
  • advising employers in relation to the transfer of undertakings protocols and procedures.


Cian also has significant experience in contentious matters advising and representing clients before the Workplace Relations Commission, the Labour Court and at all court levels.


This work often includes matters of unfair dismissal, equality and discrimination and bullying.


Cian also regularly assists employers and employees in relation to achieving severance packages and related agreements.


Cian’s recent work has included advising:


  • An Irish plc in high court litigation against one of its senior executives;
  • A large public sector body in mediation with a large cohort of employees represented by their Trade Union;
  • A large public sector body in transferring a cohort of employees to a private sector body in accordance with TUPE;
  • An international construction sector company in relation to employment laws and immigration requirements for their Irish operations;
  • A large semi-state body in high court litigation with one of its senior executives;
  • A prominent public sector body in relation to fair procedures in its dealings with various service providers under contracts of service.


Cian is a member of the Law Society’s Younger Members Committee and the Guidance and Ethics Committee and regularly lectures at the Law Society.


Prior to joining Philip Lee Cian worked in a prominent general practice in Cork city.


Law Society of Ireland
Law Society of England and Wales
City of London Law Society
International Bar Association
Employment Law Association of Ireland
Employment Lawyers Association (UK)
European Employment Lawyers Association


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