Bríd Nic Suibhne is a partner in A&L Goodbody's Employment Law group. She supports employers globally across a range of sectors including tech, pharma, finance, manufacturing, professional services, healthcare and retail. She frequently advises clients on their most challenging and sensitive employment and HR related issues, both contentious and non-contentious.
Bríd brings technical excellence, commercial acumen and a practical, common sense approach to complex and nuanced employment issues.
Areas of Expertise
- Bríd has acted for a number of multinational tech companies on the egress of large volumes of confidential and proprietary data by employees/former employees. This involves the provision of complex advices on the employment relationship and its termination, on potential data breaches and related reporting requirements under data protection legislation as well as practical and immediate guidance on securing the retrieval of the data.
- Brίd is a skilled litigator and has litigated unfair dismissal claims, bullying, discrimination and harassment claims, industrial relations disputes, personal injury actions, judicial reviews and injunctions. She has represented employers in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Circuit Court, Labour Court and the Workplace Relations Commission.
- Bríd very regularly advises clients on every type of HR process, such as employee investigations and disciplinary issues, including those with regulatory implications. She specialises in complex investigations into allegations of bullying and harassment and is also very experienced in advising on whistleblowing and related investigations.
- Bríd has a large number of regulated clients and is adept at managing and advising on the complex intersection between employment law and regulation, including remuneration, fitness and probity issues, disciplinary investigations and the Individual Accountability Regime.
- Bríd supports employers carrying out change programs (redundancies, reorganisations, harmonisations) and regularly advises on the employment aspects of corporate and commercial transactions, including complex TUPE matters.
- Bríd advises a number of clients on their relationships with trade unions, including union recognition campaigns and related matters and various types of industrial action and disputes.
- Bríd has advised extensively on employee competition issues, including the drafting and enforcement of restrictive covenants and confidentiality obligations.
'Recommended lawyer' (Legal 500 2022)
Bríd is a member of the Employment Law Association of Ireland, the Employment Lawyers Association (UK) and the European Employment Lawyers Association. She is a frequent speaker and commentator, with a particular interest in workplace change and people management in the context of hybrid and remote working.
- BA, LLB University of Galway
- LLM, Trinity College Dublin
- Diploma in Employment Law, Law Society of Ireland
- Diploma in Mediation, Independent College Dublin
- Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland
- Masters in the Business of Law, Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin