Our award winning employment & benefits team, works with domestic, international and multinational companies – including large commercial businesses, firms setting up in Ireland for the first time, start ups, financial institutions, public sector bodies and charities.
The team is known for advising on the full range of legal issues that may arise during the employment relationship. The group has a strong reputation for resolving employment issues for corporate clients and public sector bodies and, where necessary, successfully defending their interests before the Courts and Workplace Relations Commission. The team also works with the corporate & commercial department putting in place share incentive schemes for our client's employees, a strategic tool in incentivising and retaining key personnel. To find out more please contact Edward Evans or Máire Cunningham.
We are commercially focused, accessible and responsive to our client's requirements.
Benefit from our employment law compliance review
Navigating employment law compliance has become increasingly complex with the considerable amount of employment legislation in place in Ireland and recent decisions of the High Court in relation to employees rights to due process and fair procedures. For organisations this poses a range of challenges.
Our compliance review service reduces legal risk and improves the efficient management of the employment relationship.
On a wide range of employment matters including on its employment contracts, HR policies, day to day employment issues and TUPE issues relating to business acquisitions
On all its employment law requirements including on employment best practice, equality issues at recruitment stage, compliance issues that arise on a day to day basis and HR due diligence in relation to recent acquisitions
On its day-to-day employment matters
On the employment aspects of its acquisition of an Irish manufacturing business from Hasbro
A number of Institutes of Technology
On all employment law issues including fixed term contracts, protected disclosures, grievance and disciplinary issues
A number of senior executives
In relation to exit negotiations and severance payments
A large corporate client
In High Court proceedings against an employee to protect confidential and commercially sensitive information
On a nationwide restructuring and integration process which concerned the transfer of projects funded by Pobal from Community Development Projects (CDPs) to Local Development Companies. The legal advice was provided to over 60 individual CDPs and included advice on the application of the Transfer of Undertaking Regulations
There is an acute awareness of the commercial dimension across a range of situations.
We found Beauchamps to be very strong at understanding our organisational culture and supporting our business aims with their legal expertise. Occasionally one finds a legal practice which maintains a distance from the client in business terms.
Their flexibility and professionalism stand out. They are always extremely professional to deal with at a level beyond my experience with other legal firms I have dealt with. They are always available and very good at meeting difficult deadlines.
Partner support across all advice. High level of due diligence together with maximum care and attention to our requirements, which were prioritised by Beauchamps across all advice given.
A full-service firm and very responsive to client needs. Partner support on all matters. Concise and well constructed advice provided at all times.
Very responsive, take time to develop a relationship with the client and get to know our business and issues.
Another source is satisfied with the team's "sound, knowledgeable and measured advice.
Always very helpful, timely in their responses and practical in their advice.
Beauchamps provides an excellent service and outstanding expertise
The level of responsiveness is excellent and the lawyers have a very good understanding of our business.
This team has strong technical expertise and is led by a strong partner, Sandra Masterson Power, who is professional, efficient, and technically very strong.
We use Beauchamps across a number of sectors, primarily property and employment law. The expertise and knowledge available across these disciplines is of the highest quality. In particular Beauchamps consistently ensure that the appropriate core professionals are available to us and consequently have built up a knowledge base and understanding of our business that ensures a practical approach to the commercial realities that pertain while supporting this with the appropriate legal expertise.
The team is dedicated to provide a quick and early response at all times. The advice from the Employment team has been authoritative, easy to understand and therefore disseminate. The case management has always been top-notch with no detail overlooked. Keeping us regularly and fully updated has avoided any surprises or misunderstanding as we have occasionally experienced elsewhere.
Always available to offer professional expert advice. The company is exceptionally thorough and dedicated to their clients.
The team at Beauchamps is wonderful to work with. They make you feel like you are their only client and concern when you know they have many clients they are working with. They treat your employment inquiries or concerns with the upmost confidentiality and explain processes, procedures and Irish law in easy to understand steps. For our company not being located in Ireland, they would take the time to have phone calls and follow-up with neat outlines notes and templates we may need for our own processes. They are extremely cordial and pleasure to work with.
The team is very knowledgeable about the subject matter, provides detailed and in-depth analysis and recommends practical solutions.
Beauchamps have built a good understanding of our business, our culture, the personalities in our organisation, and are therefore in a position to provide effective advice in a timely manner.
Everything was explained and we were fully informed.
Beauchamps have always been very quick, clear and easy to use.
'Excellent standard of work' produced by the employment department, adding that it is a 'very efficient and responsive service'.
Always accessible. When you need advice on the spot, the lawyers are on hand and more than obliging to meet at the drop of a hat.
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.
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.
Within budget, on time, and very competent.