Employment Department

Northern Ireland
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What the team is known for Experienced representing clients in tribunal proceedings, as well as providing advice on due diligence with regard to mergers and acquisitions, industrial relations and a wide range of non-contentious matters. Acts for local authorities, businesses and third sector organisations.

Strengths A source says: "They are down-to-earth, commercial and pragmatic."

Another comments: "They are all very dedicated and respond to client queries, often on complex matters, extremely promptly. They have excellent analytical skills."

"The team is highly efficient and a pleasure to work with. They are extremely responsive and offer practical, commercial advice catered to our needs. They do so in a friendly manner and instil confidence in their ability to navigate even the most sensitive employment matter," reports one client.

Work highlights Successfully represented North West Regional College in defending an unfair dismissal claim.

Notable practitioners

Louise McAloon
heads the firm's employment team and is highly experienced in handling tribunal and other contentious proceedings. She is additionally well placed to advise clients on restructuring and TUPE issues. One source says: "Her depth and breadth of knowledge is outstanding. She has an excellent manner when addressing difficult and challenging issues with clients."