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Employment & Benefits
Employment law has become extremely complex particularly in recent years. At Beauchamps we understand that clients need fast and practical advice, not just because the law is changing fast, but because employment problems in the workplace usually cannot wait.
  
We have a substantial employment and benefits practice staffed by lawyers who are committed to providing a rapid, commercially-oriented, value-added and cost-effective service to our clients.
  
The group consistently monitors changes in legislation and provides in-house training and seminars for clients.
  
In managing the employment relationship, in these difficult economic times, it is important that employers are able to manage costs and have flexible employment relationships, while at the same time staying within the law.  We believe that we can provide valuable assistance and support to clients in managing the employment relationship and help minimize risk and avoid litigation.
  
We have an extensive understanding of the needs of our clients and are proud of our excellent working relationships with clients.  Our approach is to provide an effective and supportive service. We appreciate that employee disputes can give rise to poor morale and serious disruption to day-to-day business. We try, where possible, to add value at an early stage to any anticipated employee-related issue. We have a very strong reputation in representing corporate and individual clients in the Equality Tribunal, Employment Appeals Tribunal, Labour Court, Circuit Court and High Court and our expertise and experience in this area is acknowledged by our clients and by leading international law directories.
 
The Employment and Benefits Group is headed up by Dermot Casserly a well known employment law specialist. Prior to joining Beauchamps Dermot was an Associate Director with KPMG.  Dermot qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and joined Beauchamps in 2004. 
  
 
Services
    
  • Employment Contracts/Policies and Procedures
  • Disciplinary/Grievance Procedures
  • EAT/Rights Commissioner Hearings
  • Managing Redundancies
  • Change Management
  • TUPE
  • Injunctions
  • Managing Absenteeism
  • Stress, Bullying and Harassment issues
  • Protection of confidential information and restrictive covenants
  • Employment due diligence
  • Immigration matters including secondments
  • Employee issues in outsourcing contracts
  • Temporary and agency workers
  • Data protection
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Trade union recognition and related issues
  • Pensions – winding up and restructuring pensions schemes
    
Rankings and recommendations:
     
The Employment & Benefits team is recommended in international legal directories for their work, including Chambers and Legal 500. Independent client comments include:
   
  • Head of employment and benefits Dermot Casserly "has got us through some challenging situations. He can clearly understand the risks and explains how to overcome them at a level we are comfortable with." Chambers Europe 2015
  • "The team talks you through the business issues and gives you real options - it lays out the commercial risks and gives you its point of view." Chambers Europe 2014
  • "The team is attentive, client-focused, available and gives practical advice; it approaches problems with a view to solving them efficiently." Chambers Europe 2014
  • Beauchamps Solicitors’ pension’s advice is ‘within budget, on time, and very competent’. Dermot Casserly’s team is advising a number of companies on establishing tailored performance bonus schemes, including performance share schemes and hurdle share schemes. Legal 500 2014
  • “The firm makes my job easier – it understands our business and what we need.” “The team provides commercially focused, strategic advice.” Chambers Europe 2013
  • Beauchamps Solicitors’ clients include The National Library of Ireland, BNP Paribas and Hertz, and the team also advised an international charity on its nationwide redundancy programme. Claire Callanan’s ‘nose for the truth is singularly exceptional’. Legal 500 2013
 
E-mail
  
Dermot Casserly
Head of Employment & Benefits  
 

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