Elizabeth specialises in the areas of commercial and employment litigation.

Elizabeth has experience in a wide variety of litigation including: injunctions, defamation, shareholders' disputes and breach of contract.

Elizabeth also has extensive experience in the area of employment law representing clients in maintaining and defending actions for breach of contract before the High Court. Bringing and defending actions for unfair dismissal and various other statutory breaches before the Employment Appeals Tribunal, the Labour Court and Rights Commissioner Service.

She regularly advises in respect of managing the exit of employees, underperformance, the conduction of disciplinary and grievance processes and complaints in respect of bullying and workplace stress. Elizabeth also advises in respect of non-contentious matters such as contracts, handbooks, severance agreements, restrictive covenants and data protection.

Experience

  • Advising in respect of large scale employer redundancy programmes.
  • Acting in both the bringing and defending of High Court employment injunctions.
  • Advising in respect of the bringing and defending of claims before the Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court.
  • Advising in respect of workplace investigations and grievance and disciplinary procedures.
  • Negotiating and advising in respect of severance agreements.
  • Advising in respect of unfair dismissal, discrimination, bullying and harassment and stress related employee claims.
  • Advising in respect of contracts of employment and employer handbooks/policies.
  • Carrying out employment related due diligence.
  • Advising in respect of employer consultation obligations on the formation of an SE.
  • 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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