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Our experience includes:

  • Advising market leaders in almost all industry sectors including DCC, B&Q, Marsh Ireland Ltd, CPL, Hitachi, Boots, Diageo, Digital Realty Trust and Smurfit Kappa Group
  • Represented Boots Retail (Ireland) Limited in its successful defence of regulatory action involving pharmacists and working time legislation;
  • Acted for SOLAS (the Further Education and Training Authority) in successfully obtaining an infrequently granted Isaac Wunder Order before the High Court;
  • Represented B&Q Ireland Limited before the High Court in the leading Irish case in respect of Payment of Wages legislation and the withdrawal of bonus and allowance entitlements;
  • Acted on behalf of Kilsaran Concrete in the leading Irish decision on sentencing in workplace health and safety actions.
  • Advised J&E Davy on all employment legal and incentives aspects of its acquisition by Bank of Ireland/IQ-EQ;
  • Advised Uniphar in the context of its purchase of the NAVI Group;
  • Advised Nordic Aviation Capital DAC on various contentious and non-contentious employment matters in the context of a highly publicised complex restructure;
  • Advised Irish privately held “unicorn” fintech company Fenergo on its acquisition by London-based Bridgepoint and French group Astorg;
  • Advised Clayton, Dubilier & Rice on employment legal matters and the treatment of outstanding employee share options in its $4.1 billion acquisition by way of scheme of arrangement) of UDG plc;

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Advising on all legal issues relating to the employment relationship
  • Representing clients before the civil courts and the Workplace Relations Commission in employment disputes such as discrimination claims, unfair dismissal cases, breach of contract actions, injunction proceedings and prosecutions
  • Industrial relations
  • Employment aspects of business sales, group reorganisations, corporate recovery, insolvencies and outsourcings
  • Employee share plans
  • Bespoke employment law training sessions for HR personnel
  • Corporate immigration
  • Health & Safety 


Our ‘Age in the Workplace, Employment Report 2019’ looked at some of the current issues around two well debated topics – an ageing workforce and mandatory retirement. Click here to download a full copy.