About Patrick

Patrick is an Associate on the employment & benefits team. He provides specialist legal and employment advices to a broad network of Irish and international clients ranging from corporate/public sector bodies to professional private clients.

Patrick advises on all aspects of the employment relationship, contentious and non-contentious, including recruitment practices, contract/policy review and provision, managing workplace disputes and absenteeism, employee and working time management, guiding internal HR processes, responding to DSAR and FOI requests, guiding industrial relations issues and representing clients before the Workplace Relations Commission, Labour Court and other judicial bodies. 
Patrick also offers trusted legal advice on the application of both Irish and European legislation in dealing with and responding to more complex employment litigation and contentious matters. 

Recent experience

  • Various clients on recruitment and business growth by advising on recruitment practices, the provision of contractual and policy documentation and on general HR and employee management
  • Public and private sector clients on contentious and non-contentious employment law issues, including compliance with employment, health and safety and data protection legislation and obligations, conducting internal HR processes (ranging from workplace grievances to disciplinary and / or protected disclosure investigations) and the favourable management of employee exits
  • Employers in complex and novel employment litigation before the Workplace Relations Commission, the Labour Court and other judicial forums