Michael is a Partner in A&L Goodbody's Employment Law Group. He advises domestic and international employers across a wide range of sectors on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law and industrial relations matters. He provides employers with prompt and pragmatic advice on compliance with their legal obligations, the conduct of internal HR processes and the termination of employment. He also advises employers on data protection law and corporate immigration.
Michael has considerable experience of defending employers in complex employment litigation before the WRC, Labour Court and High Court. He also has particular expertise in advising on the employment aspects of corporate transactions and outsourcings.
Areas of Expertise
"Michael is incredibly responsive and brings a commercial lens to all of the people issues we have managed with him." (Chambers Europe 2022)
"A fantastic partner to our business. Always available and quick to assess any situation and provide clear direction and advice regardless of the complexity of the circumstances." (Legal 500 2021)
"You are in the hands of someone who is really committed to your case and qualified and experienced enough to make sure that you are getting the best advice possible." (Legal 500 2020)
"He always takes the time to get to know our operation, culture, leaders and our preferred approaches, and he uses this information to ensure he supports and guides us in a way that works best for our business." (Chambers Europe 2020)
Michael is a member of the Employment Law Association of Ireland and the Employment Lawyers Association (UK).
- Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland
- BBLS, University College Dublin
- Postgraduate Diploma in Finance Law, Law Society of Ireland
- Postgraduate Diploma in Employment Law, University College Dublin