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7 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP

Our combined experience gives us a unique understanding of the challenges faced by employers in all sectors and industries.

We provide a tailored approach to meet the individual needs of each client. We empower employers to confidently make the right decisions. Employers rely on our comprehensive and integrated service offering.

We provide commercial and strategic advice on all workplace issues from recruitment to retirement. Our clients include leading domestic and multinational corporations. We also have a deep understanding of the legal and constitutional issues faced by government and public sector bodies.

Our services include:

  • Employment contracts, policies and procedures
  • High Court litigation and injunctions
  • Unfair dismissals
  • Equality
  • Business immigration and permits
  • Industrial relations
  • Re-organisations and redundancies
  • TUPE and outsourcing
  • Whistleblowing/Protected disclosures
  • Protective leave
  • Atypical working arrangements
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Absence management
  • Investigations, disciplinary action and mediation

Chambers Review

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Employment - Ireland
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Band 1
What the team is known for

Mason Hayes & Curran has a highly regarded employment law department with an extensive base of prominent domestic and international clients, particularly in the technology and education sectors. The law firm demonstrates considerable activity in contentious and injunctive proceedings, including equality and discrimination cases. The team also has experience in outsourcing projects and M&A-related labour mandates. It has a 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.

Work Highlights

Provided by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP
  • Mason Hayes & Curran defended the National Museum of Ireland in the cases before the Labour Court in connection with the application of the incremental credits to its employees.

Notable Practitioners

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Ian O'Herlihy
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Ian O'Herlihy
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Senior Statespeople

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

Melanie Crowley
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Melanie Crowley
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Band 1

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. One interviewee describes her as "deeply pragmatic and expert in her field," further adding: "We are very happy with her support."

Stephen Gillick
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Stephen Gillick
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Band 3

Stephen Gillick advises employers and trustees on the update of defined contribution pension schemes and retirement benefit policies. A client praises his handling of complex pension issues, saying: "He is a pleasure to work with. He provides us with thorough responses to our questions and needs."

Peggy Hughes
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Peggy Hughes
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Band 3

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.

Elizabeth Ryan
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Elizabeth Ryan
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Band 3

Elizabeth Ryan has experience in restrictive covenants enforcement proceedings and collective redundancy issues.

Ronnie Neville
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Ronnie Neville
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Band 4

Ronnie Neville regularly handles contentious employment matters, his practice covering data protection breaches and discrimination claims. Clients praise his performance as "absolutely brilliant," and another client reports: "He is very responsive, practical and overall a go-to partner on employment law matters."

Julie Austin
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Julie Austin
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Band 4

Julie Austin has experience advising clients on a range of labour law topics, including protected disclosure issues, immigration matters and disciplinary processes. "She is easy to work with and practical," comments a client.

Ranked Lawyers at
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Employment

Ian O'Herlihy
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Ian O'Herlihy
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Senior Statespeople
Melanie Crowley
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Melanie Crowley
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Band 1
Elizabeth Ryan
3
Elizabeth Ryan
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Band 3
Julie Austin
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Julie Austin
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Band 4
Ronnie Neville
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Ronnie Neville
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Band 4
Employment: Pensions

Peggy Hughes
3
Peggy Hughes
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Band 3
Stephen Gillick
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Stephen Gillick
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Band 3