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Mason Hayes & Curran LLP

Employment

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded employment law department with an extensive base of prominent domestic and international clients, particularly in the technology and education sectors. Demonstrates considerable activity in contentious and injunctive proceedings, including equality and discrimination cases. Also has experience in outsourcing projects and M&A-related labour mandates. Capable pensions practice often assists employers or trustees with a range of pensions issues, including scheme establishment and closure or questions arising from corporate transactions.

Strengths

One respondent finds the team's members to be "terrific people to work with as they are down to earth and give very practical advice."

"They offer sound, practical advice based on a lot of experience of dealing with similar scenarios for other clients," states another interviewee.

Work highlights

Assisted the Robert Walters Group with obtaining a High Court injunction against two of its former senior executives to prevent them from setting up a competitor business.

Notable practitioners

According to sources, Elizabeth Ryan offers "sound and practical advice based on a lot of experience." She has experience in restrictive covenants enforcement proceedings and collective redundancy issues.

One of the most esteemed figures in the employment field in Ireland, Ian O'Herlihy receives endorsements for his longstanding presence in the market. He has notable experience working for clients in the education sector.

Melanie Crowley maintains a position at the forefront of the market. She has a strong track record in handling M&A-related employment considerations. She also advises on issues around health and safety at work or equality-related complaints. Sources find that "she is very practical, good to deal with and knows her stuff."

Peggy Hughes has experience in a range of topics, handling pension scheme updates and advising on the pensions aspects of M&A transactions. She also advises trustees and employers on regulatory topics.

Respondents find Ronnie Neville to be "incredibly responsive" and appreciate that "he goes above and beyond" for his clients. He regularly handles contentious employment matters, his practice covering data protection breaches and discrimination claims.

Interviewees describe Stephen Gillick as "very approachable and knowledgeable." He advises employers and trustees on the update of defined contribution pension schemes and retirement benefit policies.

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Overview

We recognise that issues encountered by employers can be unique to their organisations and specific to the sector in which they operate. We provide a tailored approach to meet the commercial and legal needs of each individual client. Our clients rely on our comprehensive and integrated service offering covering all aspects of national and EU employment law, industrial relations and employee benefits.

Our lawyers give more than just quality technical advice. Our advice is commercial and strategically informed. It is grounded in wisdom gained through our team’s combined experience and detailed knowledge of all workplace legal issues, both contentious and non-contentious. This allows us to give employers a clear understanding of their options and empowers them to confidently make good informed decisions.

We are consistently recognised as one of Ireland’s leading employment law practices. Our team comprises 20 skilled employment and pensions specialist lawyers with extensive experience across a variety of industries and sectors.

We advise public and private sector employers on all aspects of employment law including corporate immigration, incentive schemes and health and safety matters. We provide clients with valuable support on the range of general workplace issues encountered across the employment relationship, from recruitment to retirement.

We have market-leading experience of managing all forms of complex and contentious employment disputes. 

Employment

Mason Hayes & Curran LLP

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Location

South Bank House

Barrow Street

Dublin

County Dublin

Ireland

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Ireland

Employment


Elizabeth Ryan
Band 3
Ian O'Herlihy
Senior Statespeople
Melanie Crowley
Band 1
Ronnie Neville
Band 4

Employment: Pensions


Peggy Hughes
Band 3
Stephen Gillick
Band 3