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McCann FitzGerald

Work Department

Employment, Disputes


Stephen advises clients on critical workforce issues, transactional and contentious issues in the workplace; in particular, on senior executive appointments and terminations; investigations; employee engagement; and the drafting and negotiation of key employment documentation. Stephen’s dual qualification as a Chartered Tax Adviser provides an additional perspective in employee remuneration matters.

Stephen has significant experience before the various employment law tribunals and the High Court (including the Commercial Court), as well as through mediation. He also assists clients in conducting complex employee investigations and Stephen’s work has a particular focus on whistleblowing (including the Protected Disclosures Act 2014).

Stephen has  significant expertise in the employment and industrial relations aspects of acquisitions, mergers, outsourcings, procurement and restructurings; including on redundancy law, union issues, consultation and TUPE.

Stephen regularly advises employers establishing in Ireland and has particular expertise in Irish employment permit and immigration matters.


Qualified 2010


BCL (Int) UCD (2006), Adv. Dip. in Corporate, White Collar and Regulatory Crime (King’s Inns, 2013), AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (2015)

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Ireland > Employment

(Next Generation Partners)

Stephen HolstMcCann FitzGerald

McCann FitzGerald handles the employment aspects of corporate transactions, and on the contentious side, it represents employers in mediations, as well as matters before the Workplace Relations Commission and the High Court. The team’s clients include both public and private sector employers. The practice is led by highly experienced litigator Terence McCrannMary Brassil advises on employment issues arising from M&A, outsourcings and restructurings. Whistleblowing expert Stephen Holst is another key partner. Senior associate Donal Hamilton is active in contentious matters.