Alicia Compton

Partner

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Alicia is a Partner in William Fry’s Employment & Benefits Department. She advises on employment matters with particular experience in advising on the employment aspects of corporate restructuring, the termination of employment and in relation to employment issues in the public sector.

Recent significant matters include advising:

  • Advising Boots Ireland on the successful defence against a compliance notice issued in respect of alleged breaches of the Organisation of Working Time legislation.
  • Drafting several pieces of secondary legislation (now enacted) and Heads of Bill for a significant piece of proposed primary legislation.
  • Successfully representing SOLAS, Further Education & Training Authority, in a high Court challenge of aspects of  the statutory framework regulating  the construction industry in Ireland.

Alicia is the Practice and Procedure contributor to and a member of the editorial board of the Irish Employment Law Journal.

Alicia was listed in Best Lawyers 2019 under 'The Best Lawyers in Ireland' for work in Labour and Employment Law.  

One impressed client states: "She has extensive experience and knowledge of our business and can provide advice in a most practical and efficient way. She has an uncanny knack of being able to see through the mire and understand where the real problem lies."  Chambers Europe 2019

Legal 500 EMEA 2019 list Alicia as the "most trusted adviser".

A client notes: "She is outstanding: a lawyer you want to have on your side. She is extremely innovative with a sharp commercial mind," while another reports: "Her advice is always practical and to the point." Chambers Europe 2018

Alicia is  ‘extremely innovative’. Legal 500 EMEA 2018

According to Chambers Europe 2017 clients say: "She is very thoughtful, strategic and good at finding solutions to issues that are particularly complex." Legal 500 EMEA 2017 describe Alicia is ‘one of Ireland’s leading practitioners’.

In Chambers Europe 2016, clients comment that Alicia has "intricate knowledge of our business and backs us proactively at every turn. It's almost like she is a part of our company, rather than an external provider. Fantastic!". Legal 500 EMEA 2016 say Alicia's  "keen legal brain and common sense result in excellent outcomes".

In Legal 500 EMEA 2015 she is described as "practical and incisive". In Chambers Europe 2015 clients describe Alicia as "highly knowledgeable, and consistently willing to consider a variety of viewpoints to ensure that her advice is fit for the particular circumstances."     


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