Our team’s success is due to the strength of the relationships we develop with our clients, combined with the high-quality of our lawyers at all levels.  We take a practical, ‘hands-on’ and commercial approach, which translates into accessible, decisive and strategic advice, with client focused solutions.

We have significant experience advising on all aspects of the employment relationship - from recruitment to the termination of the employment relationship.  We also work closely with the firm’s Corporate and Commercial department advising on the employment implications of mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings.   

We have significant experience acting in contentious employment related matters such as disputes involving directors and shareholders and employment injunctions.  We also regularly advise clients in respect of disputes related to unfair/wrongful dismissal, redundancy, restrictive covenants, discrimination, harassment and work-related stress.

For more information on Employment contact Aoife Bradley

Articles by the Employment, Pensions and Employee Benefits team regularly feature on Legal-Island’s Employment Law Hub.

Experience

  • Advising a luxury fashion brand on its employment law requirements, employment contracts, HR policies and day-to-day employment issues.
  • Advising a large multinational corporation on a complex, sensitive and high-profile protected disclosure/whistleblowing investigation involving senior management personnel.
  • Advising a public company in relation to a disgruntled employee who had unauthorised access to our client’s confidential information and valuable intellectual property.
  • Advising an established health services provider in respect of gross misconduct allegations against a senior individual.
  • Advising a multinational corporation on an alleged data breach of sensitive employee data and on our client’s obligations under data protection legislation.
  • Representing a multinational corporation on the employment aspects of an acquisition of an Irish business in one of the most significant corporate transactions in recent years.
  • Supporting a number of clients, including a high-profile retailer, in relation to compliance with their gender pay gap reporting obligations.
  • Supporting an international tech company on its expansion into this jurisdiction by advising on all aspects of employment law including interview and recruitment processes, terms and conditions of employment, service contracts, HR policies and corporate immigration matters.
Head of Practice
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Aoife Bradley

Partner
Employment, Pensions and Employee Benefits

abradley@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1583


More from our Employment, Pensions and Employee Benefits team

Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Pensions and Employee Benefits.

Legal 500 2022
Awards &
Recommendations

‘Excellent client service. Comprehensive coverage of all areas relating to employment law matters. Highly regarded legal practice in Irish market. Very experienced team working in employment and pension issues division.’ Recommended for Employment.

Legal 500 2022
Awards &
Recommendations

"Their performance is excellent, they always give thorough advice and outline the implications."

Chambers Europe 2022
Awards &
Recommendations

"The experience and skills are of the highest quality I have encountered They have huge patience dealing with an often very difficult client and maintaining genuine, firm guidance in extremely challenging conditions. I believe many practices would have underachieved in such circumstances, but LK Shields overachieved." Recommended for Employment and Pensions and Employee Benefits.

Legal 500 2021
Awards &
Recommendations

"They are very skilled negotiators with a lot of experience; they know how the other side is going to react." Recommended for Employment.

Chambers Europe 2021
Awards &
Recommendations

'There is no chance the team will be swayed by ill-informed client demands in return for a quiet life and short term favour – the team always has the long term benefit of the client, not themselves, as the goal.' Recommended for Employment.

Legal 500 2020
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Pensions and Employee Benefits.

Legal 500 2020
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Employment. Clients describe the team as "very easy to deal with. We are always given sound advice and very clear support and guidance."

Chambers Europe 2020
Awards &
Recommendations

"Established commercial firm with notable strength in transactional, contentious and day-to-day employment issues" Recommended for Employment.

Chambers Europe 2019
Awards &
Recommendations

"Excellent at building that trusting rapport from the outset, thereby giving clients the feeling that they are ‘working with the right people" Recommended for Employment.

Legal 500 2019
Awards &
Recommendations

The ‘very efficient team’ are recommended for Employment.

Legal 500 2018
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Employment.

Chambers Europe 2017
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Employment.

Chambers Europe 2016
Awards &
Recommendations

Michael Kavanagh and his team at LK Shields Solicitors take ‘a practical and straightforward approach’.

Legal 500 2016
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Aoife Bradley

Partner

abradley@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1583

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Ciara O’Kennedy

Partner

cokennedy@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 638 5870

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Jennifer O’Neill

Consultant

joneill@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1527

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