About Shane

Shane is a partner in our employment & benefits team, specialising in all aspects of employment law, advising on contentious and non-contentious matters. Shane has particular expertise advising public and regulatory employers on employment issues arising during corporate transactions including due diligence, contract negotiation and post-completion. Additionally, Shane has extensive experience in the drafting of employment contracts, contractor agreements and HR policies & procedures. Shane also provides ongoing support to C-suite executives and HR managers on internal reorganisations and rationalisations, lay off, short-time, redundancies, terminations, audit of employment-related documentation and the transfer of undertakings.

Shane regularly represents employers in employment disputes including applications for injunctions, actions defending claims of unfair dismissal and all other claims arising under employment legislation before the Workplace Relations Commission, the Labour Court and the civil courts.

Shane acts for state and semi-state bodies, indigenous companies, multi-national corporate clients, statutory bodies, charities and NFP Organisations, international & domestic insurance companies, PLCs and financial institutions.

Relevant Experience

  • Representing a semi-state body defending injunction proceedings issued by an executive and negotiating a settlement.
  • Advising a large indigenous engineering firm on employment due diligence and contract negotiation during a €100m transaction.
  • Successfully representing a technological university in multiple WRC employment disputes including unfair dismissal claims, payment of wages claims, bullying and harassment claims, fixed-term work claims and contract of indefinite duration issues.
  • Advising a foreign direct investment company on its obligations as an Irish employer when first entering the Irish market including training and webinar-based knowledge sessions for its HR teams in various jurisdictions.
  • Advising an indigenous manufacturing company on a collective redundancy scenario.
  • Successfully representing a civil service employer before the WRC in multiple employment law and equal status disputes.
  • Advising a state body on interpretation of the relevant circular, the implementation of this circular and reporting to the parent department regarding an investigation which lead to a disciplinary process.