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88 HARCOURT STREET, SAINT KEVIN'S, DO2 DK18, IRELAND
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Work +353 1 691 5000
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18 DUBLIN
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Byrne Wallace, Michelle Ní Longáin, Dublin, IRELAND

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Michelle Ní Longáin

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Byrne Wallace

Work Department

Employment Law.

Position

Partner.

Career

Michelle is a partner in the Employment Department and is the firm's Compliance Partner. She has extensive experience in employment, equality and administrative law. Michelle qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland practising there in employment and equality law from 1994, moving to England and Wales in 1996 and returning to Ireland in 1999 when she joined the firm. Michelle advises Public and Private Sector clients, primarily employers, on complex areas of employment, equality and administrative law.
As well as being head of the firm’s Public Sector Group, Michelle has been a member of Council of the Law Society of Ireland for over a decade and was a member of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland from 2007-2013. Michelle's membership of the Councils of two regulatory bodies and many of their committees inform her advices to clients, particularly in the public and regulatory sector. Michelle has strong experience in advising and representing clients in internal and external matters and in all legal fora. Michelle provides training to clients and in public lectures including the Law Society professional training and diploma programmes.

Member

Council of Law Society of Ireland. Council of Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. Dublin Solicitors Bar Association. Law Society of Ireland.

Education

Michelle Ní Longáin obtained her degree at Queens University Belfast and practised in both Northern Ireland and England and Wales before joining BCM Hanby Wallace in 1999, becoming a partner in 2001. Michelle is also co-author of the Law Society employment law manual, the Law Society's discrimination law manual and Tolley's employment law.


Ireland

Employment

Within: Employment

Byrne Wallace impresses with its ‘understanding of the client’s commercial needs’, thereby guaranteeing ‘continued successful outcomes’. The team acts for several of Ireland’s largest employers, with a particular focus on the public sector. Team head Michael Kennedy is known for his ‘strong experience of industrial disputes’; some of his case highlights included advising on an employment injunction, a whistleblowing matter and a boardroom dispute. Michelle Ní Longáin, who ‘combines detailed employment law expertise with a wealth of practical experience of industrial relations’, is acting as lead counsel to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on the implementation of a set of new HR policies, which were drafted by the firm. Loughlin Deegan, Emmet Whelan and newly promoted partner Deirdre Lynch are also acting on this matter.

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Public sector

Within: Public sector

Byrne Wallace stands out for the 'flexibility of the team and the depth and range of its knowledge': it advises public bodies in a range of sectors, including social care, agriculture, education, tourism and local government, with particular strengths in healthcare and employment. Group head Michelle NĂ­ LongĂĄin is advising the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on the implementation of new HR policies. Sinead Kearney specialises in health and social care matters; Jon Legorburu and SĂ©an O’Donnell handle litigation; Martin Cooney, who joined from Smyth & Son, advises on construction issues; and Joanne Finn advises on EU and competition law.

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