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70 SIR JOHN ROGERSON'S QUAY, DUBLIN 2, IRELAND
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Work +353 1 232 2000
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Matheson, Niall Pelly, Dublin, IRELAND

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Niall Pelly

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Partner in Employment, Pensions and Benefits Group

Position

Niall is a partner in the Employment, Pensions and Benefits Group. Niall has substantial litigation experience and corporate expertise, focusing on employment law. Niall works with a variety of large national and multinational clients in many different sectors including technology, pharmaceuticals, financial services and manufacturing, providing pragmatic, commercially focused advice in relation to both contentious and non-contentious issues.

Niall advises clients in relation to all matters arising out of the employer-employee relationship from appointment to termination, while advising on complex internal investigations, disciplinary, change management and redundancy processes. Niall works proactively with clients on a day-to-day basis, in order to deliver practical, commercial and concise advice within tight deadlines.

Niall has amassed substantial High Court and employment tribunal experience, with particular expertise in whistleblowing claims and employment injunctions. Niall has successfully handled a variety of claims up to, and beyond, the hearing stage. He also regularly advises on the employment aspects of corporate transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, outsourcing projects and disposals (whether by share sale or asset transfer), including structuring, drafting and negotiating employment warranties and indemnities in commercial agreements, and assessing the applicability and / or impact of the TUPE Regulations. Niall advises on all aspects of equality law including more recently gender pay gap reporting and analysis. Niall also advises on corporate immigration queries and assists clients in identifying and securing the most appropriate work permit for non-EEA employees.

In addition to his expertise in Irish law, Niall has significant international experience. Prior to joining Matheson, Niall worked for a number of years in London, with globally recognised US-firm McDermott Will & Emery, and latterly with Herbert Smith Freehills.

Niall is actively involved in the Employment Lawyers Association and the European Employment Lawyers Association.  He has written articles on a variety of topics and regularly delivers presentations and training, both internally and externally.

Education

Trinity College Dublin, Bachelor in Laws (LLB); University College Dublin, Diploma in Employment Law; Law Society of Ireland, Admitted as a Solicitor; New York State Bar Association, Admitted as an Attorney (non-practising); Law Society of England and Wales, Admitted as a Solicitor (non-practising)


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Within: Employment

Very strong in advisory and litigation matters’, Matheson’s internationally oriented employment practice is ‘going from strength to strength’ and is considered a ‘go-to for anything which could reach the High Court because it has the depth, experience and resource to look after these types of claims’. In addition to handling major High Court cases, whistleblowing claims, industrial actions and workplace investigations, the team has particular expertise in European Works Councils and Brexit-related employment issues. ‘Absolute standout adviserNiall Pelly acted for fashion retailer Forever 21 in a sensitive high-profile collective redundancy. Department head Bryan Dunne provides an ‘excellent level of service’, and Russell Rochford is also ‘excellent’. 'Very experienced' litigator Geraldine Carr was promoted to partner in January 2019.

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