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Provided by Orlagh O'Neill

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Orlagh heads up the Employment team at Carson McDowell, which is an employer focussed team representing a diverse client base including Ulster University, Royal Mail Group, Translink, Belfast Harbour Commissioners, and Phoenix Natural Gas. She is also involved in the firm’s education and charity law practice.

Career

Orlagh completed her professional training as a Solicitor with Carson McDowell in 1998. Since qualification, Orlagh has specialised in employment law and has advised some of Northern Ireland’s largest and best known employers. Orlagh became a Partner at Carson McDowell in 2009.

Professional Memberships

Orlagh is Chair of the Employment Lawyers Group of Northern Ireland, a member of both the UK and Irish Employment Law Groups (ELA and ELAI) and a regular speaker at annual employment law and education law update conferences. Orlagh also sits on the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commercial Council.

Personal

Orlagh graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast in 1995 with an honours degree in Law.

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Education: Institutions - Northern Ireland
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Orlagh O'Neill is noted for her ability in contentious matters, including discrimination claims and disputes involving the discipline of students. As head of the firm's employment team, she is particularly adept at handling employment matters on behalf of higher education institutions and governing bodies.


Employment - Northern Ireland
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Orlagh O'Neill heads the employment department at Carson McDowell. She stands out for her work on employment disputes and regularly assists clients with unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.

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