Elizabeth specialises in the areas of commercial and employment litigation.

Elizabeth is a Senior Associate on the Employment, Pensions and Employee Benefits team.  Elizabeth advises on a broad spectrum of complex and senstive employment issues (both contentious and non-contentious) ranging from employment injunctions, unfair dismissal, bullying and harassment and sexual harassment investigations to redundancy programmes and exits of senior management.  Elizabeth has extensive experience representing clients before the Workplace Relations Commission, the Labour Court and the High Court.  Elizabeth also advises in respect of non-contentious matters such as drafting contracts, handbooks, policies, severance agreements and restrictive covenants. She also carries out due diligence and provides TUPE advice in mergers and acquisitions.

Elizabeth regularly delivers employment law training workshops to clients on a range of topical issues such as bullying and harassment, immigration and employment permits, WRC hearings,  and changing workplace practices.

Experience

  • Acting for a global communications company in respect of a complex grievance investigation.
  • Acting for a multinational online recruitment company in a bullying investigation.
  • Advising a leading multinational car rental company on an ongoing basis in respect of a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters and in particular in defending unfair dismissal claims and guiding and assisting them through complex and sensitive employment investigations.
  • Advising employers in respect of complex employee grievances, bullying and harassment, sensitive sexual harassment and whistleblowing complaints.
  • Advising a group of multinational luxury goods companies in respect of the formation of a Special Negotiating Body for the purposes of information and consultation with employees on the establishment of a Societas European.
  • Operating a helpdesk advice service to a leading multinational luxury goods company on a wide range of employment queries. Some recent queries included the use of body scanners in the workplace, temperature checks, background checks, grievance issues, falsification of time records, termination of employees, disciplinary processes, contractual documentation and policies.
  • Guiding national and international employers in restructuring workforces, collective redundancies and non-collective redundancies.
  • Advising on TUPE, conducting due diligence, drafting warranties and indemnities.
  • Acting for a number of semi state bodies in respect of recruitment processes, fixed term contracts and bonus entitlements.
  • Representing a former senior executive in a financial institution in a regulatory investigation.
  • Acting for receivers in respect of enforcement proceedings to recover property.
  • Acting for financial institutions in the enforcement of loan agreements.
  • Acting in the defence of various commercial claims to include product liability disputes.
  • Defending solicitors and other professionals on the instructions of their professional indemnifiers.

Contact Elizabeth

+353 1 638 5836
emara@lkshields.ie

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  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland.
    Law Society of Ireland
    2010
  • Diploma Commercial Litigation.
    Law Society of Ireland
    2009
  • Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies
    University College Dublin
    2005
  • Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association

  • Committee Member of the Employment Law Association of Ireland

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