Ms Elaine Kelly > ByrneWallace LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

ByrneWallace LLP
88 Harcourt Street
Saint Kevin's
DO2 DK18

Work Department

Employment Law.




With over 17 years of experience in employment law, Elaine advises across the full spectrum of employment matters in both contentious and non-contentious issues. Elaine has particular expertise in contentious matters and routinely acts as an advocate on behalf of clients. She has significant experience in advising large domestic and national employers in relation to policy transformation and strategically significant matters. She also advises many public sector clients and has a strong understanding of the unique challenges faced by such clients both at strategic and day to day level.

Elaine has particular expertise in the law pertaining to atypical working and has acted in many of the leading reported cases in this area; authored the chapters on atypical working for the Irish Law Society’s textbook on Employment Law and the Law Society’s online Student Manual and lectures for the Law Society Diploma in Employment Law. She also lectures at many external conferences including for Public Affairs Ireland and Legal Island.


Dublin Solicitors Bar Association. Law Society of Ireland. •Employment Law Association of Ireland


Mediation and Negotiation Skills, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) LLB (Hons) Trinity College Dublin Diploma in Business Studies, Michael Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Employment

ByrneWallace LLP stands out in the Irish market for the wide variety of clients that it provides employment advice to, including state bodies, trade unions and prominent private sector companies. In addition to handling matters such as redundancies and employment disputes, the practice has recently been engaged in work related to the Covid-19 pandemic; this has included advising on immigration issues resulting from border closures and the impact of changes to regulations on employment. The sizeable team is led by Michael Kennedy. Other notable individuals include ‘pre-eminent practitioner’ Michelle Ní Longáin and the ‘highly experienced and competent’ Deirdre LynchLoughlin Deegan, Emmet Whelan and Elaine Kelly are also recommended.